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Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers #1)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  3,665 ratings  ·  232 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 woman...more
Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira
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Jill Dunlop
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
*3,5 stars - 5 stars for the narration <3<3<3*

The culprit totally took me by surprise...
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...more
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...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
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...more
Angela Wade
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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...more
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 Maldini
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...more
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
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
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...more
Laura Agnella
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...more
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.
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.
Tresa da BookNerdette
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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...more
Kathy Jackson
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...more
Jane Stewart
Good mystery with interesting characters.

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...more
Marta Fabianek
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...more

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...more
Heather Young
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
I’m really into Heather Graham’s novels lately. The ones pertaining to the supernatural and murders, anyway. So when it comes to Deadly Night, I can say yes, I liked Deadly Night. I didn’t absolutely love it but I still thought it was a pretty good read.
I liked Kendall, she was a good main character who definitely had her flaws. The flaws were what made her character all the more realistic. Although I did think she seemed a bit too angry towards Aidan at some points. As for Aidan, I liked him. I...more
Sadie Forsythe
Deadly Night was exactly what you would expect from this writer in this genre. Nothing less, but not really anything more either. I enjoyed the read, but I also found it fairly predictable and flat. Very little leapt out at me as especially exciting or well crafted, though nothing clanged to the floor as particularly mind-numbingly boring either. The author threw out a few red herrings in the form of Aiden's suspicions, but you just knew the real killer wasn't going to be revealed until the clim...more
June Ahern
A spooky "who done it?" with a host of fun characters. I read this in the right season - Halloween/Day of the Dead Time. At first I thought, why did I buy this - mystery romance book? Plane ride, I answered. Turned out couldn't put it down. I loved the "cliff hanging" style of writing - darn I said, come on! And Ms. Graham just wouldn't listen! It is my first time read of Heather Graham and shall not be my last. I like her paranormal mystery writing and I hope it is in the rest of the Flynn brot...more
Bethany White
Graham provides her readers with a real thrill-ride in this supernatural story of suspense. Supported by well-developed characters and beautiful French Quarter landscapes, the storyline is steady in pace and keeps its readers hungry for more.

Aidan Flynn and his two younger brothers Jeremy and Zach have their own private investigator business when a mystery of their own bubbles to the surface. An aunt of theirs passes away, leaving the three brothers the new owners of an inherited New Orleans pla...more
TamraLyn Grace
I'll get my little bit of criticism out of the way first. There are only 3 reasons I gave this 4 instead of 5 starts.
1: There were a few spelling/grammar areas that I noticed. (And I'm bad at both) A few of the grammar errors made a sentence hard to read.
2: It was predictable
3: This is just a personal preference. I read mystery for mystery and suspense. Not to see the lead characters have sex. It didn't benefit the novel any. It was like, "I need to fill space. Why don't I make these two have s...more
This tale is a bit obviously romantic for me, yet I find I want to spend my evening with it. And hey, why not occasionally read a book where the women are all too beautiful and good, the men virtually all tall and handsome (some dark, some not), and the strong-silent one is, predictably, caring and gentle, beneath his crusty exterior. Oh, and those who actually do get into bed are really good at it and enjoy it tremendously. Graham does drop enough hints to have you wondering who is actually the...more
Captivating mystery with a subtle ghost story woven in. My first guess as to who did it turned out to be correct, although she managed to throw me off guard and seriously consider 3 other suspects at various points in the book. But even better than the fact that she kept me guessing throughout the book is the fact that she put the main characters lives in danger and created a real sense of dread.

This didn't work for me as a romance (which is why I didn't check that cateogry), possibly because i...more
The first book that I am going to review is Deadly Night by Heather Graham and is the 1st book in her Flynn brothers trilogy. Graham was a new to me author that I found scanning the web and I picked this book out of the many she has written using Fantastic Fiction (I love that website!). Deadly Night introduces us to the three Flynn brothers with Aiden being the main focus of the story. Basically, the brothers learn that they have inherited a plantation in New Orleans from an unknown family memb...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...more
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