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The Unholy
Krewe of Hunters Trilogy, Book 1
Heather Graham

June 26, 2012 / ISBN 978-0778313496
Romantic Suspense / Fantasy- Horror / Ghost

Reviewed by Linda Morelli

Eddie Archer's studio is remaking the classic horror film, "The Unholy." Eddie's son, Alistair, is in the cinema next door when Jenny arrives. Alistair gives the beautiful starlet a tour of the studio via the connecting underground tunnel where a tableau of the old film is located, when a robed killer-the evil priest from the original film-leaves the tableau and slits Jenny's throat. Alistair faints and is later charged with the crime.

Madison Darvil designs costumes for the film. Her assistant calls to inform her of the murder and Eddie's urgent request to see her. Eddie knows from experience that Madison can talk to ghosts, and hopes she can discover the true identity of the killer from Jenny's ghost.

Eddie wants Madison to work with an ex-studio employee, Sean Cameron, who is now a special FBI agent. Sean and the members of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters have special abilities used to solve esoteric crimes. After Madison and Sean arrive at her apartment, Sean converses with her ghostly resident: Humphrey Bogart. Bogie accompanies them to the tunnel and to soothe Jenny's frightened spirit, and soon learns that Jenny didn't see her killer. Neither ghosts nor humans are aware that someone named Vengeance has planned the murder, and the revenge is just beginning.

Heather Graham has written an intriguing mystery with just the right touch of the paranormal and romance to keep me reading well into the night. I loved the growing physical awareness between Madison and Sean as they work together to prove Alistair's innocence. The plot moves fast with solid writing that makes this an enjoyable read, and the killer's identity remains a mystery until the very end. I definitely can't wait for the next two novels in the series.

Reviewer's Note: Previous releases in the Krewe series are Phantom Evil, Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil, The Evil Inside, and The Unseen. This new Krewe of Hunters Trilogy features The Unholy, followed by The Unspoken (July 31, 2012) and The Uninvited (August 28, 2012).

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2012