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Deadly Night

(Flynn Brothers #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  6,355 ratings  ·  385 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
Paperback, 389 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira (first published December 1st 2007)
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I like to pick up one of Heather Graham's books every now and then. I think at times she writes like Nora Roberts and this is one of those for me. I really enjoyed the brothers and it had a nice romance that did not get too sappy. Good plot and a nice start to a series that I would continue with if it crosses my path again. Great Daily Deal.
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another great read by Heather Graham!

This one takes place mostly at a haunted plantation that the Flynn brother's have inherited.


Both characters where likable, though it took me awhile to warm up completely to Aidan. I still think the author should lay off the overly flowery sex scene descriptions..

"The taste of her was intoxicating, the feel of her supple flesh writhing beneath him exquisite and damning."

I'm not even sure what the heck that means?? Was she having a stroke?? Was she an evil
i got this during an audible sale. little did i know, Heather Graham writes paranormal romance. well, if i had known that i wouldn't have got it. this would've been better without the romance. but to be honest, the ghost story part wasn't that good either. she had a great setting for the story but nah. i doubt i'll be reading anymore Heather Graham, she just isn't my cup of tea.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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 bone is a remnant from one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But Aidan digs into some missing ...more
Purple Country Girl (Sandy)


I was in the mood for a guilty pleasure read so I checked out a copy of Deadly Night. Overall, I enjoyed this mysterious, paranormal romance set in New Orleans.

The Flynn Brothers have inherited an old plantation from their recently deceased aunt, Amelia, a woman they did not know existed until a lawyer reached out to them about the property. One brother, Aidan, wants to be rid of the plantation, which is in need of some serious TLC, and get back to their P.I. business in Florida. His younger
Jill Dunlop
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rt-2012
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 ...more
{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y }

- My Description -
This is about three brothers who inherit a haunted plantation house from an aunt in the Louisiana bayou.

With ghost tales & a serial killer milling about, there are plenty of things to keep the Flynn brothers busy.

This is book 1 of 3.

- My Review -
I really enjoyed this haunting Halloween book.

At first, it was hard for me to get into, but once I did, I ran with it.

I was first disappointed there was a romantic aspect between the two main characters.
Only because it's
Wanda Hartzenberg
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance, ghosts
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.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3,5 stars - 5 stars for the narration <3<3<3*

The culprit totally took me by surprise...
I am not going to rate it as I just could not get into it - very slow trying to get into the book - going to go on my did not finish shelf - got up to chapter 9 and the book still wasn't grabbing me. Normally Heather Graham books will grab you from the start but this one kind of fell flat for me. No rating.
Weird book. The poor ebook formatting didn't especially help matters, because scene breaks were non existent, so you had to guess sometimes who was narrating or go back. But I found a tarot book!

**Read for Ripped Bodice Bingo 2019, Tarot**

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
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Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this story years ago, and enjoyed it. I loved the audiobook of this title and already have plans to buy the next book in the series.
So this was my Halloween read, figured I'd go with a mystery that had a ghost story worked in. The ghost story part takes us back to the Civil War while the mystery part tracks a serial killer running amok in New Orleans. Graham did a decent job of not giving away who the bad guy was with quite a bit of misdirection and the romance in this story was not overpowering. The writing was pretty typical for Graham and if you've read any of her other works this is inline with the quality and editing ...more
Nancy Ellis
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle
A haunted New Orleans plantation, ghosts popping up all over, gruesome murders, romance.....what more could you ask for in entertaining escapism! I really enjoyed this and will definitely read more of her books.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deadly night

This was a good read. The characters were well written. I had trouble figuring out the culprit of the crime. The book started out slow but picked up its pace.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Probably more like a 3.5 because it took me a while to like Aidan but I did come around, and I liked the story and I want to read the next in the series, so I'll give it 4 officially.
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought
Descent supernatural story

I've read a few of her books. I have to honestly say this wasn't my favorite. I'm not sure if I'll read the rest of the series.
Nancy Thornton
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read! Heather has done it again.
Ann Hatfield
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
So I have this odd habit of reading Heather Graham books even though I don't really enjoy them. It's weird, like a compulsion. Normally I roll my eyes, sigh disgustedly and complain while I read them because I always know who the killer is within the second chapter. This time though, I was SUPER surprised because I didn't know who the killer was until it was revealed at the end. I think this particular book was a lot better than her others, for some reason it just flowed and seemed more ...more
This had all the ingredients - atmosphere, New Orleans, ghosts, a haunted mansion, fortune telling, music, and a serial killer. What it really needed was a spicy jambalaya. Okay, I'm being cheesy here. What it really needed was some spice.
Katherine P
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Flynn brother series from 2008. I'm glad we got Aidan's story first because he's the brother that would be the hardest to get to know if he was a secondary character and I really don't think I'd be all that interested in reading his book. He can be a bit standoffish and brusque and at the beginning isn't particularly likable. But I liked Kendall from the beginning and I really wanted to find out what was going on at the old Flynn Plantation. I wasn't very far in ...more
Laura Agnella
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was difficult for me.

The characters weren't as compelling as I hoped they'd be. The main character, Kendall, was like sandpaper underwear. How did she live to the ripe old age of 30-ish, take care of an elderly woman on a giant plantation and run her own business all this time, but once a big strong man walks into her life, she is perfectly helpless? It was really disappointing. I can understand love making you want to be with someone constantly, or depending on them, but she ended up
Oct 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-read, kindle
This took me a while to get into but it was definitely worth the read. The Flynn brothers have inherited an old plantation in New Orleans from a relative they never knew existed. The plantation has a storied history. Supposedly, two cousins on opposite sides of the Civil War shot each other over a woman who threw herself over a balcony in grief. Needless to say, that isn't exactly or even close to what happened. Solving that mystery is critical to solving the more recent mystery of the two human ...more
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
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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

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