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The Cursed

(Krewe of Hunters #12)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,755 ratings  ·  223 reviews
Hannah O'Brien, who grew up in the house and now runs it as a B and B, has always had a special ability to see a pair of resident ghosts. But when a man is murdered in the alley behind her place, she's dismayed when his spirit appears, too, asking for help.

FBI agent Dallas Samson has a passionate interest in the murder, since the victim's a colleague whose death is
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2014)
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Feb 26, 2015 rated it did not like it

Key West, Florida

This could have been a good treasure hunt story with ghost and criminals in the mix but ended up being one of the most boring books I've read. At first I thought The Cursed simply had a misfortune to be the next book in line after a great series but I was wrong. Historical snippets are the only thing that kept my attention.

Imagine you are an FBI agent and you are investigating a death of an undercover agent. The truth about the agent's identity could jeopardize the
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. The plot was very interesting and kept me guessing; I also really liked all the characters. It was fun learning the history and geography of Key West, Florida. The ending was a little cheesy, but still nice.

I really enjoyed the narration and I though he did a great job.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Five reasons to grab a cup of coffee and curl up with The Cursed

1. You love murder mysteries, hidden treasure and ghosts. The central theme is an undercover FBI operation and murder of an agent right outside a historic Bed & Breakfast. FBI Agent Dallas Samson believes the murder(s) are connected to a smuggling ring known as Los Lobos. The case was an interesting one with dark elements and sinister suspects. Graham shared the POV of the killer adding to the suspenseful vibe.

2. The setting-
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review originally published here:

I love Heather Graham’s books, so of course I requested a review copy of “The Cursed“. While I did like the book, I felt like it was missing something, some of the originality I found in the other, previous books in the Krewe of Hunters series.

Hannah O’Brien, one of the main characters, owns and runs a Bed and Breakfast in Key West. The B&B is situated in a Victorian mansion she inherited from her great uncle. The
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it


The Cursed I think is one of my favorite stories from Heather Graham. It has the suspense, drama, just 2 Krewe members and way heavy on the ghosts, plus humor. It does have a sex scene that I skipped over.

The plot a couple staying at the Bed & breakfast who went on ghost tour that night while staying by the pool see a ghost with bloody knife start screaming. That morning Hannah finds a dead guy just like the ghost described by her guests. After cops leave she encounters the ghost
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A book I love may be a book someone else doesn't like but all books are like that. I am a huge Heather Graham fan and I really loved this book. I like the two main characters, Hanna and Dallas, very much. I do wish their story could have been expanded more. I hope they will be in the next book in this series. I also love stories with lots of ghosts, haunted houses, etc. I love paranormal happenings and this book has all of those things. Melody and Hagan were especially lovable ghosts. In ...more
Rather weak instalment in the Krewe of Hunters series, and the first one I dragged myself through. The typical elements are there, but the ghost/romance/mystery formula felt stale in this one. There were too many undeveloped elements in the story and the characters didn't have compelling backstories. The setting--usually one of the strongest features in these books--felt lacklustre. Heather Graham included lots of local lore, as usual, but it didn't really tie into the story and felt like ...more
Luree T Hughes
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this to be an easy read. Maybe because the setting is in the Florida Keys. Love the Keys. The history she gave is very correct and the setting is very "spirit"ual. Will try to read the whole series.
Lady-Erin Mason
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great Halloween read. I love the Krewe of Hunters!
Nancy Haddock
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, loved it! Heather's books blow me away!
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Good solid 3.5 stars.
I'm craving mysteries and this installment of the Krewe of Hunters did the trick.
Heather Graham is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I wish I had discovered her earlier. This book was well written, with really likable characters. Hannah, the owner of the B&B was great. As was her blooming relationship with FBI agent Dallas. The mystery was interesting, and the reveal of Machete's identity was a surprise to me. It's nice when mysteries can keep you guessing. I also liked the paranormal aspect, with the main characters being able to talk to ghosts. I definitely ...more
3.5 stars.

I hadn't read a Heather Graham book for a while; I read the first couple in this series several years ago and they did nothing for me. But the blurb was appealing and I heard good things about it so I grabbed this one when I had the chance. Like Kay Hooper's Bishop/Special Crime Unit series, Graham's Krewe is a special team within the FBI who have various psychic abilities though most of the Krewe's seem to have to do with seeing ghosts. They go around solving mysteries that have
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, paranormal
What if you could see ghosts? And not just the ones that haunt your house, but other ghosts as well? Hannah O'Brien is used to seeing Melody and Hagen, the house ghosts, but is surprised when the ghost of a man murdered outside her house appears to her asking for help.

Hannah runs a bed and breakfast in the house she grew up in in Key West. Special Agent Dallas Sampson decides to take a room after realizing that Hannah might be in danger from whoever killed his friend, Jose, also an FBI agent.

Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Stars: 3.5 / 5
Recommendation: Yes, pick it up for a mystery involving paranormal elements, historical flair and the romantic side of the plot.

The Cursed is the twelfth book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham and published in January of 2014. The plot is set in Key West, FL and centers around Hannah O'Brien - owner of the Siren of the Sea B&B - and Dallas Samson - FBI agent called into investigate a murder.

Krewe are a secret FBI unit with each member of the unit honing a
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
You know, I wanted to love this book. Yeah, we all say that as reviewers from time to time, but this time I really mean it. I have read quite a few Heather Graham titles, some that I loved, some that I didn't love quite as much. For this novel, after reading the blurb, I really thought this might be one of those that just captivated me from the beginning, but sadly, that was not the case.

I did like that this main character starts out able to see the ghosts. Getting the accepted paranormal stuff
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, kindle
The Cursed is the 12th book in the Krewe of Hunters series. I'm pleased to say that even after 12 books, the series is still very enjoyable. I really enjoyed this one. The characters were strong and fun. I loved that they didn't get a long at first. That always makes for good tension. In the end, I thought Hannah and Dallas were perfect for each other. The mystery was well written. I didn't guess the killer until the very end.

What I loved most about the book was that is took place in Key West
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You would think with so many series going, Heather Graham's titles would get stale. Nope. The Cursed had be up and clicking pages well into the night...just like my very first Graham title, years ago.

Hannah O'Brien is a class act, who likes who she is and what she does. A Key West Native, she loves her home town. Dallas Samson enters her world with a band, but soon reveals that he is not such a bad guy. In fact, he has a few hidden talents, himself.

The narration on this one was fabulous.

Good entry in the series. I do enjoy the Key West stories. ALMOST makes me want to visit some day (but humidity, ugh). They didn't make the big big bad ENTIRELY obvious, but it did become clear before the big reveal. But I liked that the organized crime aspects made it harder to figure out who the bad guy was. I like to guess. Recommend.
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series; a historic setting, a mystery, a hint of the paranormal and just a smidge of chemistry and romance--what's not to like. Another book set in Key West, great history of pirates and treasure, fun, and ghost stories, a wonderful setting for a Krewe story.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book! Loved the mystery, and how they had the Los Lobos gang and yeah, really fantastic book! Can't wait to read more!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this story! Good murder mystery even tho the author reveals the killer midway thru the book. I was surprised at who was the Wolf!
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I've read enough of these novels (12 now) that I'm just going to jump right in...

Graham brought back the perspective of someone involved with the murderer. In the past we’ve heard the perspective of the murderer, but we haven’t received the perspective in a long time. I’m excited for this. A name was revealed but it’s a false name

Over the last few books, we’ve had Krewe members from the second unit, the Texas unit. We were introduced to the third unit with Malachi, he cropped up in the last
Jo Stevens
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I like the Krewe of Hunters series, I really do but can't we make a little sense. Ok so pretend I'm in the FBI, I just told the local cop we need to keep it secret, except for person who found the body, and the cops sister in law, and the finders cousin who happens to be in the FBI, and the ME. Do these characters even know the definition of secret. Another thing that gets me is all these characters (12 books worth) all see and talk to ghosts but they act like it's a rare freaking thing? I love ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again- Luke Daniels made this book so enjoyable. He makes each character come to life. I will sing his praises in each review I do on a book he has narrated.

I liked this book more than the most recent ones I've read from the series (I'm reading them out of order). I enjoyed the ghost story and mystery portion a lot. I like Dallas and Hannah together, although for once I would like the romance to actually take time to blossom and people not fall in love in a matter of weeks, but that's just
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
The ghosts and ghost stories take the reins in this story and it was great. The built in history and ghost tours with the resident ghosts providing true time information was entertaining and genius. The crimes and the investigation was multi faceted and engaging. The romance has some glitches for me. The dislike between the two seemed so intense and then within a few pages it was over and they were attracted, but then still questioning each other and then in love. So I struggled with that part ...more
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book takes up back to Key West and all the characters that we met in her earlier books. Hannah O'Brien runs a Bed and Breakfast and does ghost tours for the tourist until she finds a body behind her house who had been murdered. FBI Agent Dallas Samson joined the local U.S. Marshall's office to help in this case because the victim was an undercover FBI Agent and a friend. With the help of the spirits that Hannah and her family could see, they discovered that a branch of the Los Labos gang ...more
Jack Murphy
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
I enjoyed the narrator for this audiobook and I thought this was another solid effort by Heather Graham in her Krewe of Hunters series. I'm once again pleased at this one being less formulaic than some of the previous books. I certainly enjoyed Dallas and Hannah and the romance that developed between them. While I didn't figure out the identify of Machete, I had figured that the Wolf was a member of law enforcement and who he was about half way through the book.
Certainly an enjoyable and fast
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
3...New tier and yes I received a little taste of the past with Kelsey and Logan joining in this case...Though how is this the first novel where cameras weren't set up EVERYWHERE and at least 4 other Krewe members join...AND another lost treasure...Yeesh! And ANOTHER new team? Getting old!! And Unfortunately my favorite Detective Series is based on A character named Dallas...So for me there can only be one!! And The Wolf as a bad guy name? Some originality please...I think James Patterson had A ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy the "Krewe" books, but I do wonder why, when they find it so easy to talk to spirits, that they don't use their help more intelligently. This was especially true at the end of this book, as I shook my head in disbelief at the unfolding of events.

I'm also frequently surprised at the conclusions people jump to in this story. This was a fun book to read anyway, and I particularly enjoyed the history I learned in this one.
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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

Other books in the series

Krewe of Hunters (1 - 10 of 31 books)
  • Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1)
  • Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2)
  • Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #3)
  • 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)