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Sacred Evil

(Krewe of Hunters #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  5,295 ratings  ·  349 reviews
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 something beyond the actions of a mere copycat. Something more dangerous.
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Published July 26th 2011 by Brilliance Audio
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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
5 Stars... I found this read fascinating from the very start... The present day psychological thriller connected to one of the most notorious serial killers ever known, Jack the Ripper, created an historically rich mystery with a supernatural twist... The Krewe of Hunters are becoming an intricately woven group and a well oiled machine each finding their role on the team... Whitney was a strong, sassy, heartfelt lead coupled with Jude, a no nonsense, dedicated, "by the book" NYPD detective... I ...more
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one a lot. I liked the Jack the Ripper focus this one took and I really liked both main characters. This one was a lot more police procedural than the others though. I did still enjoy it.

I will say don't go into these books looking for a well built relationship, the focus is really on the ghosts and mystery. The relationships seem like they happen all at once (especially this one)
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I am officially done...with this series. These books can hardly be deemed "romantic" suspense and barely even paranormal...for one. For two...with as popular of an author as Heather Graham is, there should not be as many easily made typing errors as there are! I can't tell you how many times in the book the names of Jude, Jake and Jackson were mixed up...granted just that many J's is confusing but when a character isn't even in a scene and their name is mentioned as performing an action, is disc ...more
Sacred Evil
4 Stars

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.

I originally decided to discontinue the seri
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

I sat on this review for a while because I really just wanted to give it a rating and move on.

Anyway, I don't remember having such a negative reaction to the previous two Krewe of Hunters books, but the writing style and narration for this one gave me pause. In the end though, I can't deny that there was still a nice hook even if I had my reserves from page one onward.

I might have had a problem with the previous Krewe of Hunters book, but it was mostly because of one char
I've been reading through these, and most of the time I find myself justifying a round up to 3 stars on each book. Not so on this one!

The story was patently unbelievable! The Krewe of Hunters is called in WAY too early on, the media jump to the Jack the Ripper conclusion entirely too quickly, and I thought that the romance was mostly ignored for the entire book, which made the talk of Jude and Whitney being a couple at the end of the book totally laughable!

The plot was full of red herrings, and
These books, though interesting, are starting to follow a formula. Warning: spoilers are coming. Do not read if you do not want to know the plot of all these books so far. One agent arrives ahead of the others to work with the police or a detective/ other special agent, and wouldn’t you know it, they are of the opposite sex. They work together until the rest of the team arrives. Then somehow during the case, a supernatural entity focuses on that agent that First arrived ..... but it’s okay bc pr ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sacred Evil has a change of setting to New York City.  There are a series of murders which seem to be copying Jack the Ripper.  There is also a movie being filmed which has some connection to this history.  The lead detective is Jude. Whitney is sent ahead from the team, as she went to film school at NYU, so she has a double base of knowledge in the area and in film. S
Nancy Ellis
Another fun adventure with the Krewe, this time in Manhattan where Jack the Ripper has apparently been resurrected.....or at least someone who wants to be like him. The murders are focused on the area where a movie is being filmed about the Ripper, near the recently demolished decrepit house used by a satanic cult and supposedly the site of Jack's own murder and burial.....if he indeed escaped from London to NYC as many believe. It's an entertaining case featuring Krewe member Whitney Tremont as ...more
Susan Jo Grassi
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I'm NOT a big romance fan, Heather Grahams Krewe of Hunters series dit's in perfectly with my desire for a paranormal/mystery novel. So far I have like the first 3 I've read. On to the next! ...more
Amanda Baer
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series!
Angelica Pavelock
It’s Heather Graham. The only reason I really gave it a 2 star was because I just read book 2 of the Kerwe of Hunters. Don’t read them back to back. Read one a couple of other none Heather Graham books and then go back to visit with the Kerwe !
Jennifer Woodford
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Pretty good story. Like the Krewe Hunters series. Not the best story of the series but good.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great paranormal series!
Bonnie Drummond
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What makes a movie more interesting then when a few murders on and around the shooting site a curse and the news papers says JACK THE RIPPER is back and now its up to Detective Crosby and the Krewe Team to find out just what is going on in New York.
Sandie Herron
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal story lovers who also enjoy a good police procedural
Recommended to Sandie by: Lesa Holstine
An entertaining tale of a modern-day Jack the Ripper wannabe terrorizing New York City. The suspense was gripping, the pace was solid, a bit of romance lightened the gruesome murders, and the ending not suspected. A good read.
May 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 Jack the
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sue  Gerth
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 3.75
Character Rating 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought When Finished: I am really enjoying the Krewe of Hunters!

What I Loved: The Team! I know each of them so well by now that it is always a joy when I hit half way through the book and they all show up! I wait for the moments where they are talking, working out the case, and in general offering support to each other. It seems silly but the team work is just part of wh
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Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 stars ****

For me Halloween time just isnt right without a Heather Graham book for me to get cozy with. She has always been a auto-buy author for me so I dont ever read the blurb before buying cause I know I wont be disappointed.
And as usual I wasnt. This had the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, ghosts and romance to keep me wanting more.
We met Whitney in previous books in the Krewe series and I always liked her loved that she had her own story. She is sent to New York where she meets a loc
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
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
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Krewe of Hunters series, and it may be my favorite yet. I really enjoyed the change of scene, when the krewe goes to help with a bizarre string of Jack the Ripper style murders. I enjoyed the romantic tension between Whitney, one of my favorite characters, and the police detective on the case. Some of the ghost hunting stuff was a little campy, but enjoyable nonetheless. I have already downloaded the fourth book in the installment, so I guess you could say I like th ...more
Kerry  sullivan
This grabbed me a kept me hostage till the very last page even if I was panicked thinking a character I loved was the bad guy. The story was well thought out and the paranormal element was very believable and I liked that it was kept simple. Most of the love element was nice to watch and didn't overshadow the suspense but complemented it beautifully. These books can be read as standalone but reading the others helps understand the team members talent. I will be reading more of this author and 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

Other books in the series

Krewe of Hunters (1 - 10 of 35 books)
  • Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1)
  • Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2)
  • The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters, #4)
  • The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5)
  • The Unholy (Krewe of Hunters, #6)
  • The Unspoken (Krewe of Hunters, #7)
  • The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters, #8)
  • The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters, #9)
  • The Night Is Alive (Krewe of Hunters, #10)
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