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Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  4,991 Ratings  ·  303 Reviews
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
Paperback, 389 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira (first published December 1st 2007)
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Maria Clara
Estoy indecisa con esta historia. Por un lado no me ha encantado, pero tampoco me ha disgustado. La parte romántica es seca y casi inexistente, plana en cuanto a emociones, pero la parte de misterio está bien; sólo bien, ya que hay varios fallos que no sé cómo la autora no se ha dado cuenta. En cuanto a los diálogos... fríos, inexpresivos, y otra vez planos... Y, aun así, extrañamente así, leeré los otros dos libros de esta serie.
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Another great read by Heather Graham!

This one takes place mostly at a haunted plantation that the Flynn brother's have inherited.


Both characters where likable, though it took me awhile to warm up completely to Aidan. I still think the author should lay off the overly flowery sex scene descriptions..

"The taste of her was intoxicating, the feel of her supple flesh writhing beneath him exquisite and damning."

I'm not even sure what the heck that means?? Was she having a stroke?? Was she an evil
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...
Purple Country Girl (Sandy)


I was in the mood for a guilty pleasure read so I checked out a copy of Deadly Night. Overall, I enjoyed this mysterious, paranormal romance set in New Orleans.

The Flynn Brothers have inherited an old plantation from their recently deceased aunt, Amelia, a woman they did not know existed until a lawyer reached out to them about the property. One brother, Aidan, wants to be rid of the plantation, which is in need of some serious TLC, and get back to their P.I. business in Florida. His younger
Jill Dunlop
Jun 10, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it it was ok
Shelves: 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
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
Angela Wade
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Primera parte de una trilogía de suspense romántico sobre tres hermanos, cada historia ambientada en una festividad distinta. Esta se sitúa en Nueva Orleans durante Halloween y por ello la ambientación es bastante tétrica, y es una historia muy amena y entretenida.

Es mi favorito de la trilogía.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Mar 21, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok
Well, to be fair, romance isn't really my genre. I was in the mood for something different so I picked this up. I think I got it at a thift store or something.

Ok, the mystery was good. But I never really figured out exactly why Aiden was so sure that there was a murderer running around after finding the two bones. Everyone kept telling him that graves were being uprooted all the time, and he never questions that the bones are there because of foul play.

I liked the characters, but the romance w
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
Anna Mcfadden
Jul 04, 2016 Anna Mcfadden rated it really liked it
Amelia Flynn is dying from cancer and her good friend and honorary granddaughter Kendall Montgomery is staying with her so she wouldn't be alone at the time of her death. As the time draws closer she starts to see lights, and ghost, and noise. 3 months later the Flynn brothers finds out they just inherited the Flynn Manor from their great aunt they knew nothing about. soon they hear stories of the manors past and the Flynn's that lived there during the Civil War. Former FBI agent turn P.I. and t ...more
Dec 07, 2015 Sue rated it liked it
Pretty solid, middle of the road, easy read romance/mystery.
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
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
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.

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.
Oct 07, 2016 Hope rated it liked it
Set post Katrina in New Orleans, LA, Deadly Night begins with a prologue of Civil War era when cousins, both protecting the same woman at a plantation and end up killing each other accidently as the woman throws herself from a balcony. And you guessed it…these are our ghosts of present day.

The ghostly presence in this book is not at all heavy. In fact, this story is more romantic suspense with a twist of paranormal. The three Flynn brothers inherit a plantation they knew nothing about. When the
May 02, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-read-again
This book is part of a series but is also a standalone book. The characters are intriguing, all of them, and the story was perfectly told. Several times I was sure I knew who the killer was, but was tested and unsure several times. In the end, one of the two people I suspected was the killer, but the fact that it kept me guessing made it worthwhile and enjoyable. I loved the location and setting of the story and the added supernatural twist was perfect. Great narration! I knew who was talking ju ...more
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.
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
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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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