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Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters #3)

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A terror born of Jack the Ripper

The details of the crime scene are no coincidence. The body—a promising starlet—has been battered, bloodied and then discarded between two of Manhattan's oldest graveyards.

One look and Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau:

A re–creation of Jack the Ripper's gruesome work. But he also sees som
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Mira
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Tina
3.5 stars. I like this one a tick more than the first two in the series. In this one the Krewe are dispatched to NYC to help the police investigate a series of murders that are an exact replication of the murders attributed to Jack the Ripper. The lone eye-witness even describes the perp as a man in a cloak with a top hat and medical bag.

Like the other books, the modern day murder mystery also runs side-by-side with a long unsolved murder mystery that includes restless ghosts helping the intrepi
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Matt Hinojosa
I am not a Ripperologist, but I have somehow always been fascinated by Jack the Ripper stories. This one is better than others I have read. And true to form, Graham delays the identity of the killer until the very end allowing readers ample time to piece together the clues which are sprinkled throughout the story.

The difficulty of having an ensemble cast of characters is giving them balanced time in the story. This does not occur. This book features Whitney as the main Krewe of Hunters member. H
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Lauren
Sacred Evil
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Synopsis
Following the discovery of a mutilated corpse, NYPD detective Jude Crosby is forced to admit that this murder and two previous deaths may be the work of a Jack the Ripper copycat. When a unique FBI unit specializing in the unexplained is called in, Jude must work with Agent Whitney Tremont and accept that their are some things fact and logic cannot explain including his undeniable attraction to the spunky special agent.

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I originally decided to discontinue the seri
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AvidReader47
Jack the Ripper is alive and stalking young actresses in Modern Day New York City. This is the premise of Heather Graham's latest Krewe of Hunters novel "Sacred Evil." Virginia Rockford is working as an extra on director Angus Avery's latest film set in the late 1880's New York. Leaving the set late one night she is hunted down and killed by a shadow man in a long black cape and stove top hat. The last person to see her is old Captain Tyler who is a homeless vet. Detective Jude Crosby is on the ...more
Chibineko
If you were like me & was disappointed in the previous book in the series, take an easy breath: this book is better. It's not as fun as the first book was, but it's still much more intriguing than Heart of Evil.

It's really hard to write a book with Ripper themes to it & not have the book be incredibly interesting. What really intrigued me about the book is how much Graham took from past events. I was surprised to know that there were a series of murders in New York that closely mirrored
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Rebecca
A lot of people know about Jack the Ripper. I know about Jack the Ripper, but I didn’t know too much about him other than he plagued the streets of London in the 1800s. Sacred Evil features a killer who is determined to copy Jack the Ripper’s kills, on the streets of New York.
Not knowing much about JTR I found Sacred Evil to be really fascinating on that front. It definitely captured my interest from page one and kept me reading. I ended up finishing Sacred Evil in two sittings.
I really loved th
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Sue
This is another novel by Heather Graham involving the Krewe of Investigators; a group of FBI agents that solve "unsolvable" murders using paranormal techniques. This was my favorite of the four I have read. Someone in New York City is killing women and imitating Jack the Ripper. Has Jack come back? Jude Crosby, an investigator who is firmly a non-believer in all things ghostly, is in charge of the investigation. Whitney Tremont is the Krewe investigator sent ahead to help solve the murders. Can ...more
Vivian
The Krewe of Hunters is at it again in Sacred Evil by Heather Graham. This time the Krewe is in New York working with the NYC Police Department on a series of Ripperesque style murders. The question arises is this work of a homicidal, possibly crazy, Jack the Ripper fan or are there supernatural elements at work? Whitney Tremont, one of the Krewe, is working beside Jude Crosby to make this determination. Whitney, as a Krewe member, has some paranormal abilities but will this help her in this par ...more
Saturnus
När Jack The Rippers dyker upp och börjar mörda igen efter 100 år sätts New York i skräck.
Polisen Jude Crosby får lov att ta hand om fallet, men tvingas få med sig paranormala utredningsgruppen Krewe of Hunters.
Först ut är Whitney Tremont, film makerskan. Konstigt nog har dom bara varit i varandras sällskap i knappt ett dygn men ändå vet dom att någonting är på gång mellan dom.
Men när nästa offer dyker upp tvingas dom lägga känslorna på hyllan för att hitta seriemördaren.
Whitney letar igenom
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Ursula Gorman
This is the third installment of the Krewe Series, and it is as good as the first two. Whitney and Jude are the perfect leading characters; with plenty of repeat characters that are all part of the Krewe. There are also plenty of new character introduced.
Unlike the first two books, this one does leave some questions unanswered that I felt should have. I would love to explain what I mean, but it would be a spoiler and I wouldn't do that to anyone.
With that being said, this book is still well wor
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Theresa Mckean
I had started reading this book awhile ago and got distracted by a few other books, I finaly sat down and finished it tonight. It was an ok book I wouldnt recomend it to anyone, there were alot of typos and the author had a bad habbit of mixing up charecter names and randomly changing them, it was frustrating. The story was so-so, kind of predictable and at times the author went into great detail about things that didnt matter and skipped over key parts with little explination at all, over all i ...more
Pete
Sacred Evil is book 3 of Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham. Yet another great book of the, Krewe of Hunters. This books includes a ghost of a shaggy dog which not only became an element in the overall mystery, horror thriller, but even survived through the epilog contributing to the wealth of this story.

Jack the Ripper history and mythology by just the name engender outrage, fear, and gruesome recollections. The combination of the Krewe of Hunters and the NYC police join together to unr
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Beanse
Alright, this series is AWFUL! I am so sorry I started this series and even more sorry that I now have to finish it. I am just the kind of person who needs to see things to the end! No matter how painful that may be.

This book is better than the first, just as bead as the second... I can only hope worse than the forth in the series. Cross your fingers for me???


The ending is just Stupid! Save yourself the trouble... get another book! Any book!!!!!!!!!!


Save yourself while you can.
Linda
Picked this up in the "Murder Mystery" section of the library.

It is a murder mystery. It is a paranormal suspense. It is a romance.

I liked the murder mystery aspect best. There were a few good red herrings - left me guessing until the end on who really "dunnit".

I am usually not a huge fan of paranormal storylines - they end up being used as a plot device. I liked the ghost dog in this one - at least it behaved like a dog should and didn't have super powers or anything (even though it was a ghos
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Dorothy Love

Readers of paranormal/horror will probably like this book more than I did. The writing is crisp and taut, the red herring had me guessing the identity of the killer incorrectly, but I thought the revelation of the killer was insufficiently set up earlier in the book. The ghost element didn't add much to the storyline, but it added to the creepy setting and will appeal to Ms. Graham's legions of fans.

The trope of a killer who eviscerates young women and leaves their mutilated bodies on the street
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Kiki
With this third book in Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunters miniseries, again the history of the area, very rich and very detailed, is a big part of the story. I have really enjoyed this aspect of the series especially since the history deals with lore and ghost and
mysteries which still exist into modern day.

Back to the details, something I have come to expect now from Ms. Graham’s stories, the crimes and investigative work were obviously very well researched in this story dealing with Jack the Ri
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Lynn
The Krewe is at it again- this time in New York City. Great book, some nice crime and New York City history built in.

NYC Detective Jude Crosby quickly recognizes his latest crime scene as a copy of a Jack the Ripper scene. He calls in for extra help and the Krewe arrives. They establish their base at Blair House, an old home located next door to a partially demolished building associated with witchcraft and black magic. Whitney Tremont, a member of the Krewe, is the first to arrive on the scene.
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Pam
I'd give it a 4.5
This is by far my favorite of the series so far. Using a Jack the Ripper copy cat as the killer backbone of the story was a great idea. It added a wealth of historical details and speculation to the story. After all the classic Ripper murders are still talked about in crime circles and you still see new TV programs produced about him and his victims all the time.

Whitney and Jude are great characters, whether individually or together.Their personalities are strong, the plot flow
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Charlotte
Unimpressed. This was my first Heather Graham novel and I do not think I will be reading (or listening) to another.

The good:

* I liked the mystery aspect of the story. Even though the killers were pretty obvious.
* I liked the setting and the historical facts about the ripper killings.

The Meh:

* The supernatural aspect was almost cool at times, but felt like an awful convenient plot device at others.
* The whole "fame whore" thing.

The Bad:

*The character descriptions, interactions and dialog in t
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Kelsey
Has Jack the Ripper risen from the grave and continued his reign of terror but this time instead of the East End of London it is the East End of New York. Or has someone researched very meticulously and is now exacting his carefully laid plans to strike fear into the hearts of woman and show the NYPD what fools they are.

Jude Crosby, detective for the NYPD, is baffled by the latest murders and knows they need help solving this case. They seem to be linked and they don’t. The only thing in common
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Anna
You can't go wrong with any of the Heather Graham books out there (seriously, read them all) so it should come as no surprise that the Krewe of Hunters series is one of my favorites. Each character is unique and every relationship feels believable and relevant. I wish I could know these people~ they are amazing. They all share in some sort of supernatural ability, whether it's communicating with ghosts or reliving a person's last moments before death, and what makes them so wonderful to read abo ...more
Kristi
Never, or hardly ever, read a series back to back to back. What is unique in one book becomes humdrum in the second if it follows the first too quickly. With no breathing room between titles in a series, they just sort of run together and create of a feeling of been there, done that. Though technically this series was started on Book 2 (Heart of Evil) and this book (Sacred Evil) is actually #3. And there is a fourth, though a review probably be written here.

The new ideas on paranormal minds is
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Melbourne on my mind
Plot summary: Someone in New York City is replicating Jack the Ripper's deeds. Women are being brutally murdered, and NYPD Detective Jude Crosby is tasks with catching the killer. When Jude's boss calls in a specialist FBI unit to investigate, Jude finds himself working with Whitney Tremont, a paranormal investigator. Together, they must search New York for the killer, before it's too late.

Thoughts: Predictable. No, seriously. I guessed who the killer was about a hundred pages into the story, an
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Sandy
I really liked this book and I intend to read everything by Heather Graham that I can! The Krewe of Hunters is a group of FBI investigators put together by Adam Harrison, a paranormal investigator. All six members of the Krewe have some psychic abilities of their own. In this book, Whitney, one of the Krewe, arrives first when the group is called in to assist the New York police with a murder that calls to mind Jack the Ripper. Detective Jude Crosby is not happy that a special FBI investigative ...more
Olimpia
Another amazing novel from Heather Graham. Has Jack the Ripper come back to terrorize New York from the grave? This mystery goes deeper and deeper as the Krewe of Hunters work with NYPD to solve this horrifying mystery.

Jude Crosby and Whitney Tremont work well together, even though Jude has his doubts to the Krewe of Hunters.

Each murder seem to escalate and emulate the original Jack the Ripper murders. Both the NYPD and the Feds are struggling to find out if this is in fact Jack coming back or
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Saadia
Well written contemporary thriller featuring team of federal agents who are in tune with extra-sensory perception working with New York police.
The story revolves around a modern-day Jack the Ripper killing spree - reminiscences of the killer's Victorian history in England, mixed with possible turn of the century evil doings in New York City - and revived for current horror.
Lovely agent Whitney Tremont comes from New Orleans mixed racial heritage. She tags on with New York City Detective Jude Cro
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Once Upon
This is Number 3 of the Krewe of Hunters series and is again surprisingly intriguing. The FBI special unit , known as the Krewe of Hunters has been engaged to help solve a spree of murders happening in New York City. They are suppose to help uncover whether a copy cat of Jack the Ripper is spreading terror in the streets of New York and/or if there are supernatural forces behind all these murders.

Jude Crosby, a high profile NYPD detective, is forced into combining his efforts with this FBI group
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Alison H
This is a murder mystry that really gets you inerested in crime history. This book is about the infamous jack the ripper coming BACK and murdering young prositutes and actresses on the streets of present day New York. the young head detective Jude Crosby has to pair up with a special FBI team that can see ghost! Jude Crosby not very happy with these "ghost busters",and trys to stay professional whith them ends up falling in love with one of their members Whitney Tremont. Yet while Jude tries to ...more
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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