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Sacred Evil: Book 3 in Krewe of Hunters Series (Krewe of Hunters #3)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  3,948 Ratings  ·  265 Reviews

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 something beyond the actions of a mere co
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published July 26th 2011)
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Val The killer snuck in at some point and drugged the coffee. Didn't make much sense to me either, I mean how did he sneak in? Hope this helps.
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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
Carly - Resident Supergirl
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
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
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
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
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
Matt H.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krewe
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
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
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
Nov 04, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bloody-bad-books
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.
Karen Thompson
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book. Love this series!
Mary Heron
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
20th century Jack the Ripper

This is a well written, tense, consisted thriller. A movie is being filmed in New York City set around the late 1800s everything goes smoothly till one of the extras is found murdered in exactly the same way as Jack the Rippers first victim. Det Jude Crosby one of New Yorks best detectives is assigned the case and he's not too happy when his chief informs him that a special unit from the F B I is being brought in to help him with the case. But as the bodies pile up, a
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting story concerning murders in a portion of New York City that has a history of poverty, immigrants and Jack the Ripper's ghost. Detective Jude Crosby agreed to let the FBI's special team help him solve murders that had a touch of spirit of Jack the Ripper. What he did not expect was to meet Whitney Tremont and realize that she was exactly what he needed, not only to catch the murderer but to complete him. The two of them, with the help of her whole team, were able to divide ...more
I liked this one better than the first two, but I'm a Ripper buff, so that makes sense. Seeing Whitney as the primary in this book was very satisfying for me because she was one of my favorites from the beginning. It was also nice that she and Jude didn't fall into bed the first night they met. The solution to the mystery wasn't readily apparent, and the story moved nicely. All in all, this was a good continuation of the series, and I look forward to continuing.
Robin Atkins
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd book in the first books of the Krewe of Hunters is the best. I enjoyed the NYPD detective, Jude Crosby. A no nonsense guy and gets the job done. He falls in love with Whitney Tremont and his world changes.

This is a great novel set in New York in modern times but with a past of days gone by of Jack the Ripper.

As always, Heather Graham does a great job. The book is a fast read with the right bit of romance.

Lady-erin Mason
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always had a fascination with Jack the Ripper and serial killers in general so this book of course intrigued me. I liked how fact and fiction was blended, how the romance was there but not overt and in your face, and the paranormal twists just made everything so much more haunting and creepy. All in all a good book. I really enjoyed it and really what more can you ask for?
Angie Lee
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun quick read
This one is my favorite so far out of the ones I've read .
Book 3 in the Krewe of Hunters series.
Brandy Potter
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Heather Graham. She is unique. Her stories create a believable universe for psychics and mediums.
Genevieve Morello
Another winner

This is a great series Heather Graham always delivers She mixes ghosts mystery and history together in an interesting wsy
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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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Other Books in the Series

Krewe of Hunters (1 - 10 of 23 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)
  • The Night Is Forever (Krewe of Hunters, #11)

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