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The Hexed

(Krewe of Hunters #13)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,636 ratings  ·  230 reviews

A place of history, secretsand witchcraft.

Devin Lyle has recently returned to the Salem area, but her timing couldn't be worse. Soon after she moved into the eighteenth-century cabin she inherited from her great-aunt Mina: her "crazy" great-aunt, who spoke to the dead - a woman was murdered nearby.

Craig Rockwell - known as Rocky - is a new member of

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published May 16th 2014)
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Barbara I've read nearly all of the Krewe of Hunters books and, like you, didn't start at the beginning. The books can stand alone. Only thing is the book may…moreI've read nearly all of the Krewe of Hunters books and, like you, didn't start at the beginning. The books can stand alone. Only thing is the book may mention that one of the team fell in love with someone while working a previous case. The storylines are good enough to stand on its own. Enjoy!(less)
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
descriptionExcellent cover on this one. Great use of graphics. Great representation on the story found within. It loses a star for the author's name being more prominent than the title.description


Enjoyed this one. Loved the setting. Loved the history. The mystery kept me guessing right until the end. What I wasn't a fan of was how we are left hanging in the romance department. It seemed a little abrupt and with no resolution of whether they were even a couple of just fuck buddies.

That said, I don't read these books
Very enjoyable and suspenseful story set in Salem, Massachusetts. Paranormal investigators, the Krewe of Hunters, are investigating a new series of murders that may have ties back to the days of the witch trials. Interesting and spooky with vivid descriptions, and very atmospheric.
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
The moment you see this takes place in Salem you know it's going to be connected to the thing Salem is known for most.
The story follows the usual pattern: the protagonists see ghosts, the ghosts are mostly helpful. Oh, and there's romance and stuff.

The thing that drove me crazy is the way the past was presented - through lectures. Whether it's on a guided tour through the area or someone is telling someone else about an event from the past, everything looks like a quote from a book on history or
Woo! This is set in my state, Massachusetts! Boo! Graham got some facts and dialogue wrong. There was more use of the work 'wicked; in this one story than I've heard in the past five years. I guess the errors could be chalked up to artistic license, but disappointing nonetheless.

I knew the basics of the Salem witch trials before reading this book but I learned a lot. I have no idea at all how accurate it is but the story is richly detailed and some of course will have been adapted or created for
4 Stars

I really enjoyed this Krewe of Hunters novel. It takes place in Salem and I like how the author choose not to place the time period of Autumn/Halloween; which is what would be typical for this type of novel and setting.

The Salem Witch Trials play a big part in this story and the history that is woven in is fantastic. Also, Wiccans play a big part in this story and I liked how they were painted in favorable light; which they should be. I have read and studied a great deal on Wicca,
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Solid 3.5 stars!
I can't explain it but I have fun reading this series. I'm obsessively commented like I get but they are pleasurable and the spirits make me giggle.
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite kind of cozy mysteries are those with a paranormal element. There is just something about adding a bit (okay, sometimes a lot) of supernatural to a story that appeals to me most. Despite The Hexed being the thirteenth book in the Krewe Hunters series, it is my first. Fortunately for me, The Hexed is very much a stand alone novel. There is so little (nothing really) about characters that may have appeared in earlier books, that a reader jumping in now should not feel lost or feel like ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This one was better than her last book but it still had some problems. Or rather one major problem. I liked the story even though it was a little slow in some places, but that's nothing new with this author. I also liked how she brought in a lot of the old history of the town she was basing this story in. To me that's what makes these stories good and she hasn't done that a lot recently. The main problem though I had was a big one. I didn't like the main female character. For starters she was ...more
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each book in this series that I read seems to be my new favorite... but this one was great. Ghosts and Salem witch trials history. What could be better? Yes, I had the killer pegged pretty early, but didn't enjoy the book one bit less due to that. Looking forward to continuing the series.
Ingrid Stephens
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun paranormal romance novel. My little guilty pleasures.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book whilst my car was being serviced, just something for the wait, and I’m glad I did. A twisty tale of the craziness people can believe, along with a few ghosts, a little romance. A good read.
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd actually give this 3&1/2 stars.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Hexed is the thirteenth book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham and published in May of 2014. The plot is set in and around Salem, MA and centers around Devin Lyle - a children's book author - and Craig "Rocky" Rockwell - an FBI agent and recent recruit to the Krewe of Hunters.

This forms the second book in the second trilogy within the
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hexed is the thirteenth book in the Krewe of Hunters paranormal mystery/romance series by Heather Graham. One of the things I love about this series is that each can work as a standalone. In Hexed, Graham took us to the Massachusetts’ area on the outskirts of Salem. An unsolved murder occurred thirteen years ago, and it looks like the killer is back. Romance, the witch trials and paranormal woo-woo made this tale a real page-turner.

The newest member of the Krewe of Hunters is Craig Rockwell,
Katherine P
This story drew me right in as soon as I opened it. The setting is so wonderfully spooky, the ghosts are just enough to be interesting and Devin and Rocky are interesting and likable. I even liked Poe, the raven Devin inherited from her Aunt Mina. I thought the mix of history was well done and they did research! I love when they do research in books! Rocky was a nice guy. Smart, driven and so relieved to be with other people who could see ghosts it seeped off the pages. The rest of the Krewe is ...more
This was a fast paced murder mystery. It takes place in Salem, home of the famous witch trials. The first murder took place thirteen years ago, and a friend to Craig Rockwell, who is the newest member of a paranormal investigation squad. The next murder is so close to the first murder that they know either they are looking at a copy cat, or the original murder is back. Devin Lyle has just moved back to the area, since her beloved aunt passed away, leaving her property to Devlin. She is just ...more
Andrea Guy
f you are in the mood for some spooky Halloween-ish reading, The Hexed is definitely the book for you. I've always been a fan of Heather Graham. She does paranormal suspense so well. This book will have you turning the pages until you are finished, and anything that goes bump in the night will make you jump.

It has all the things that make a book spooky. Ghosts, some friendly, like Devin's aunt and some a bit more on the creepy side.

The murders have a witchy twist, which makes the setting in the
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are my go to books. I am a major fan of Heather Graham and this book doesn't disappoint. I loved that this book is in Salem and witch involved. No shortage of ghosts either. Loved the aunt! This book series is paranormal romance. I have grown to love the characters and can't wait for their return in her other books. Like I said, they are my go to books and I will put myself on the list for the next release.
Another enjoyable installment in the Krewe of Hunters series. I started reading this book this morning and finished it right after dinnertime (I was off work today and read most of the day). A great escape for a cold, lazy Sunday. I'm not tired of this series yet which is a good thing, there is another one left in this trilogy and another trilogy coming out later this year. Can't wait!
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yeah loved this book, it's another fantastic book in this series, and yeah, I can't wait to read more!
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
I like Heather Graham's novels periodically. The Krewe series are the ones I usually read. They are very similar in that each member of the Krewe have special paranormal talents.
This one is focused on a new member of the Krewe, Craig Rockwell aka Rocky, returning to his hometown of Salem Ma. He is drawn back in search of the murderer of a high school friend which he had found and the case was never solved. The ritualistic form of the murder and the fact that more women were now found, with the
Jo Stevens
Their Jane Doe lay on the table. If she weren't such a strange color and didn't feel like ice -- and didn't have the Y incision that was the most obvious sign of an autopsy -- she might have been any young woman catching a few rays.

Wow I don't even know what to say about that little paragraph. I mean seriously it boils down to " except for ALL of the obvious signs that she is dead she might be alive". How moronic. It seems like each book has more asinine sections in it than the last. It's
Kayla Hill
I am such a big fan of all things spooky and so I chose this book to help get me into the spirit. This book was interesting in the fact that it incorporated the city of Salem, Massachusetts and the history of the witch trials into the story line. The beginning of the book, draws you in and makes you feel like you are watching a movie. While reading the book, I kept thinking how it reminded me of the movie turned TV show, The Good Witch. While that may be off-putting for some, I enjoyed it and it ...more
May 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this not knowing that this was part of a series, or that it dealt with the extent it did of the supernatural. I should have realized that something with a group called Krewe would probably not be enjoyable to me, but it was Salem and witches and murder and I was blinded. seriously, this is just bad. Someone's been murdering people and it probably ties into a murder that took place years ago, and everything falls into place with so much coincidence that it really is just boring. I ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

I was a bit worried starting this. It’s the 13th (unlucky number!) book in Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series. I’ve always meant to read the series, but never got around to book 1, Phantom Evil. This is a mistake that must be rectified!

While I was definitely able to get into the book without having read the others, this one was plenty good enough to make me WANT to read the rest of the series. (Thank goodness the library seems to have them all in ebook!)

Kay Oliver
This book had two standout qualities. First it is a very typical mystery, crime, thriller. It followed the formula to a T. We get to know our heroin, soon to be victim then something happens to her to wrap her up in the crime. Then of course comes our hero cop to save the day. They get twisted up in a romance in between trying to solve the crime with all the text book problems. We think we find out who the killer is and then BOOM surprise it's this other person and the last chapter explains how ...more
Sharon Gallup
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
every time i read one of her books especially the Krewe Series i cann't
get enough. This story takes place in Salem , Mass. it combines the past to
the future of murder. It was so powerful it made me think if i had any
family members that came from Salem. I already know my family history
on my father's side back to the 1200 so i did research on my grandmother sides
and behold there were some that came from Salem in the 1700. so now i am going to
research more. I have always said we don't know where
Francine (asreadbyfrancine)
How gorgeous is that cover though?!

At the time, I wasn't aware of it but we meet some of the characters from book one, too! I love witches, so the call to purchase this one when I saw it on the shelf was strong and I'm so glad I did! Here we follow Devin Lyle, who is an author of children's books about witches, and Craig Rockwell, newest member of the Crewe of Hunters, and a man who is haunted by the body of a friend he found as a teenager. Again, there are paranormal aspects and human aspects
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Krewe returns to Salem and this story is a action packed and fun filled blend of history, witchcraft and current crazy times. We have two new characters that have a connection to the town and history and then see a few familiar faces in the Krewe that comes to support the investigation. The pacing of action, romance and world building for the Krewe’s was enjoyable and kept me engaged for the whole story. I read it in one setting and I loved the interactions with the Aunt and family ghosts. ...more
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book by Heather Graham but this one moves a little slow. The story concerns the witch trials in old Salem and recent murders and how they might be connected. FBI Agent Craig Rockwell and two of his best friends actually found the first victim thirteen years before when they was in high school. This event changed all of their lives and today they have come together to solve murders that are identical to who they found. Devin Lyle came home to take over her a Grandmother's home and to ...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

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)