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Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers #1)

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The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence -- and a long-kept secret.

Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors -- especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woma
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Paperback, 389 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira (first published December 1st 2007)
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Glamdring
Sep 13, 2014 Glamdring rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3,5 stars - 5 stars for the narration <3<3<3*

The culprit totally took me by surprise...
Jill Dunlop
Jun 10, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it it was ok
Shelves: own, rt-2012
Aidan Flynn and his two brother have inherited a southern plantation from an aunt they didn't even know existed. There have been rumors that the house is haunted by a lady in white. When Aidan visits the house he discovers a human thigh bone. Aidan is a private investigator and wants to know where the bone came from. Kendall Montgomery stayed with Aidan's aunt the last few weeks of her life. She claimed to see ghosts at the end and that there was something evil on the grounds. Kendall at first w ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
Sep 15, 2013 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me of something Karen Rose would write. The story line is an almost even split between romance and tension and on the other side murder and mayhem.
I loved it. The characters are well formed and grow well throughout the story. The mystery and mayhem keeps you glued to the book and the result is nice and tidy.
I loved the setting and the author did an amazing job with world building.
I will definitely read the next book in this series and I suspect that this author now has a new
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Gina
A ‘hauntingly’ good mystery.

Aidan and his two brothers, Jeremy and Zachary, have inherited an old plantation in New Orleans from an aunt they didn’t even know existed. The Flynn plantation has a hauntingly sad but beautiful back-story. Their ancestors have been depicted in the history books as two cousins who killed each other over a woman. Later, the story is cleared up do to an old diary. Seems they hadn’t killed each other over a woman, but rather a case of mistaken identiy while defending sa
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Angela Wade
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Yodamom
Jul 15, 2012 Yodamom rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, mystery, ghosts
It was ok. The second half of the book had me sitting on the edge of my seat, the drama was intense. But the ending was too neat, wrapped up too easily, it felt like a formula book. I liked the basic story , loved the New Orleans ghost story just not sure I enjoy this authors style enough to continue with the other two books. Something was missing, I not sure what.
Jodi
Nov 07, 2015 Jodi rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2015-read
This took me a while to get into but it was definitely worth the read. The Flynn brothers have inherited an old plantation in New Orleans from a relative they never knew existed. The plantation has a storied history. Supposedly, two cousins on opposite sides of the Civil War shot each other over a woman who threw herself over a balcony in grief. Needless to say, that isn't exactly or even close to what happened. Solving that mystery is critical to solving the more recent mystery of the two human ...more
Laura Agnella
Apr 28, 2014 Laura Agnella rated it really liked it
I love most genre but sometimes I'm just in the mood for a good ghost story and if I want to be sure I am going to be satisfied, I grab a Heather Graham book. They usually come in sets of three and this is the first of the Flynn brothers trilogy.

The New Orleans setting was fun and the back story of the civil war cousins fighting on opposite sides was intriguing. The plantation, cemetery, and voodoo references really brought New Orleans into focus, both past and present, from the lure of Bourbon
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Chibineko
Oct 28, 2010 Chibineko rated it liked it
This book was entertaining to read, but I couldn't help but feel at times that I've seen better from Graham. Maybe my opinion is tainted after reading the truly horrible "Picture Me Dead" prior to reading this book. In any case, the book was entertaining to read & there's quite a bit of promise for this trilogy.

The story in this book focuses around the Flynn brother Aidan & the sexy shop owner Kendall. After a not so spectacular meeting, sparks fly between the two as Aidan tries to solve
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Sandy
Aug 30, 2012 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: heather-graham
I just finished, "Deadly Night" by Heather Graham. Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) by Heather Graham

This story begins during the Civil War, but fast forward it to present day. It's a thriller set in the south that includes a family's old plantation house outside of New Orleans. One of the main characters is a young woman that owns a unusual shop in the quarters and she, along with an employee, does tarot card readings. The other main characters is a former FBI agent, who formed his own private investigation firm, along with his 2 brothers(bot
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Susan
Gave this book 40 more pages after my update status comment. This author is a hit or miss for me. Unfortunately, this was one of her 'miss' books.

Moving on...
Mahareni Sukadi
Sempat ogah bc Heather Graham stlah The Island yg mnrutku biasa2 aja.Tp brhub ni buku dterbitin sm gpu,akhirnya mncoba lg mnikmati karya pengarang ini.

Dan trnyata ckup bgus.Meski romancenya sm skli gak hot,tetep oke sih mnrutku.Hantu2 gentayangannya bkin daku jd mmbayangkn pilm2 horor.Latar konfliknya yg nyangkut Perang Saudara Amerika,Selatan dan Utara,jd mengingatkanku akan Gone With The Wind.Ditambah lg dg rmh perkebunan Flynn,bkin inget sm Tara-nya Scarlett O'hara.

Bag akhirnya,d mana si jaha
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theghostwriter
Aug 07, 2009 theghostwriter rated it it was ok
ugh paranormal romance. yeah you heard me right. i promised myself i'd never EVER venture down that path but, well, i went ahead and did it anyway, so there you have it. and now i feel dirty. unclean. still... it was rather engrossing. and it DID have a ghost in it, two in fact. and a killer. and three irish brothers flynn! and one sassy, spirited lass named kendall montgomery (of course) who was constantly fighting her DESIRES for aidan, the roguish oldest brother flynn. *rolls eyes* yeah, you ...more
Robin
Jul 20, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
When Aidan Flynn and his two brothers inherit a mansion outside of New Orleans, they soon hear the stories about it being haunted. Tarot card reader Kendall Montgomery fills them in on the legends of the old plantation house. But when Aidan discovers a thigh bone from a human female, he starts looking into the possibility of a murder. The authorities in town are not very concerned, believing the bond is a remnant from one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But Aidan digs into some missing pers ...more
Aurian Booklover
Apr 28, 2014 Aurian Booklover rated it really liked it
It is back to New Orleans in this first book in a new series by Heather Graham. A setting I really love. But again it has a heroine pretending to be a psychic, but who just might be the real thing when she does start seeing ghosts and seeing Tarot Cards move. And a man who distrusts all things psychic, but still wants her in his bed and needs to protect her. So yes, time to stop reading Heather Graham books for a while.

Three brothers Flynn have inherited an old southern plantation near New Orlea
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Sue
Dec 07, 2015 Sue rated it liked it
Pretty solid, middle of the road, easy read romance/mystery.
Kate
Apr 15, 2015 Kate rated it it was ok
This book was difficult for me.

The characters weren't as compelling as I hoped they'd be. The main character, Kendall, was like sandpaper underwear. How did she live to the ripe old age of 30-ish, take care of an elderly woman on a giant plantation and run her own business all this time, but once a big strong man walks into her life, she is perfectly helpless? It was really disappointing. I can understand love making you want to be with someone constantly, or depending on them, but she ended up
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Randy Daugherty
May 11, 2015 Randy Daugherty rated it really liked it
Adian Flynn is running, for 3 years the past has haunted him, now him and his brothers have inherited a plantation from the aunt they hadn't known they had.The plantation has its own ghost, ghost from the past trying to help the living prevent something that is going on, just like in the past someone is hunting women, someone evil, and the ghost hope to stop it trying to tell Adian and his love interest Kendall Montgomery, who is a tarot reader and tea shop owner.
Kendall does not believe in rea
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Wendi
Oct 02, 2014 Wendi rated it it was ok
Not bad, better than the Krewe of Hunters series but again very formulaic. I'm on the third book now - trying to find anything to read that's free from my library - and all three books are exactly the same story. Single guy with a sad past finds some mystery and a woman that he doesn't want to fall in love with but does while solving said mystery.

yawn
Jennifer
Jul 04, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
Fast paced, and sufficiently creepy and while I'd figured out the identity of the killer before the big reveal, I still enjoyed the getting there.

I love ghost stories and romance and suspense, so this was right in my wheelhouse.
Robyn
Jan 18, 2009 Robyn rated it liked it
This was pretty good if you like a good mystery. It was a little of a sci-fi but i had a hard time to put it down.
Cheryl
Feb 20, 2015 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Was drawn to this book because of the Civil War Ghosts and it's the first mystery I think I've read since Nancy Drew. There wasn't as much 19th century as I'd thought, but it was a nice change from what I'm used to reading as of late. The mystery was twisty and enjoyable, the characters interesting, and the setting an interesting backdrop of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrin. The romance was nicely written-not overpowering, but good tension and development. I enjoyed this and I'll be reading th ...more
Doris
Jan 06, 2015 Doris rated it really liked it
Shelves: heather-graham
Another paranormal mystery penned by Heather Graham. The ‘deadly’ trilogy involves the three brothers Flynn – all formerly involved with law enforcement and now working together as private investigators in Florida. And then they receive a call from New Orleans. An aunt they never knew existed had died and they were the sole heirs of a plantation, complete with a haunted house and cemetery.
The family history started turning dark during the Civil War and the dark events happening then appear to be
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BookNerdette
Apr 13, 2014 BookNerdette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
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Sinn
May 04, 2012 Sinn rated it it was amazing
I have picked up Heather Graham's books quite a few times. However, there was some other book that I planned on buying. When my hubby and I went down to the used bookstore, a few of her books were sitting on the shelf. After a lot of time reading the backs, I decided to give this series a try.

The book starts out switching between the War of Northern Aggression and present. In the past, cousins on different sides of the war end up killing each other while trying to protect the same woman. However
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Kathy Jackson
Jun 26, 2012 Kathy Jackson rated it really liked it
Started this book last night and finished it today after my errands. I have to admit, it was hard to put down.

Aidan and his brothers return to the post-Katrina New Orleans as it struggles to rebuild and find its way back to prosperity. The plantation they inherit is old but it is in good shape and takes little to bring it back to its former glory. If it weren't for the ghosts, the house would be perfect.

I liked Aidan and Kendall - their little mix of dislike and yet mutual attraction. They work
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Jane Stewart
Good mystery with interesting characters.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
I usually don’t care for most mysteries but I liked this one. I enjoyed the story. There was an interesting collection of characters. I was intrigued with the local police and medical examiner who did not like and would not help Aidan. I wasn’t sure if this was because he was an outsider or some other reason. I was interested in Aidan’s search for knowledge about the two bones he found. I liked the way he followed his hunches and leads
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Marta Fabianek
May 20, 2013 Marta Fabianek rated it it was ok
It would be more of a 2.5 really.
There were parts I liked, the mystery was good, a good idea and I could *see* that happening.
However the real-life people, specifically Kendall and Aidan... I don't know... when I find I don't care for the main characters that's usually not a good sign. They seemed a little too "flat" to me. They hardly talked to each other which made the romance and them falling in love with each other extremely unrealistic. Whenever they *did* talk it was not exactly anything t
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Raine
Nov 22, 2011 Raine rated it liked it

The first of the Flynn Brothers Trilogy which centered on the older brother Aidan Flynn, who along with his younger brothers have inherited the ancestral plantation (complete with ghosts) from their recently departed relative, Amelia, in New Orleans.

The story was about treachery and ghosts helping the living to obtain justice and correcting the wrong.

Aidan Flynn, a former FBI agent turned PI was practically a thorn to everyone’s chest when he dogged the coroner, and the police department for the
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Heather Young
Jan 14, 2011 Heather Young rated it liked it
Gotta love anything set in New Orleans and Heather Graham does the city and it's mystique justice in the first of the Flynn Brothers trilogy. While Aiden Flynn and his brothers have just discovered they have inherited an old family plantation they find out that they not only have inherited the house but it's mystery, murder, and mayhem as well. Kendall is a local. She grew up in New Orleans, and while her degree in Psychology tells her that telling the future for paying customers is just a matte ...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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