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Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23)

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Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe–themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surro

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Published October 1st 2017 by MIRA (first published September 19th 2017)
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Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Up to now, my only acquaintance with this author has come by way of "Infernal Night," a short story co-written with F. Paul Wilson for the David Baldacci-edited FaceOff in 2014. That's my bad; after reading this one - courtesy of an advance copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review - I'll make that mistake nevermore. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which adeptly mixes mystery and history and sprinkles it with the paranormal.

The plot also centers around one of my favorite story-tellers
Ashley Gillan
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Wicked Deeds” is the 23rd (!!) book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham. And Graham certainly hasn’t lost her touch, bringing fun and creepiness to this latest take, which is centered on Edgar Allan Poe.

Of note: this book can be read as a stand-alone (maybe after reading just a bit about what the “Krewe” is so you’re up-to-date.

After stopping for a brief stay in Baltimore, Griffin and Vickie, who is about to enroll in the FBI academy, get tangled in a mystery when a writer is foun
☕ Kimberly
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WICKED DEEDS by Heather Graham is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery mixed with some historical figures and facts, and just a dash of romance added in to complete the mix.

Historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce are taking some much needed time out together as they are preparing for their new life together. On a stopover in Baltimore, they suddenly find themselves drawn into what appears to be the accidental death of a very famous author in the cellar of a popular new restaurant. Bu
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars for me.

This book started out slow...very slow. However I eventually got into it and was glad that I kept with it.

Of course, I’ve heard of Poe, heard some of his poems, and can even imagine his profile. But, I had never read him. Alas, I learned a lot about him in this book as he appeared to Griffin and Vickie, the latter being a new member to the Krewe team. Poe appears to both of them in this story with Vickie being the main person he speaks to.

A member of a group of Poe fans is fo
I can always count on one of Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters suspense novels to drag me back into reading. I should just stockpile the books so that I know I have something I'll always want to read. I'm a little behind, but it doesn't matter.Wicked Deeds is one of my favorites in the ongoing series.

Special Agent Griffin Pryce and historian/writer Vickie Preston are meandering their way to Alexandria, Virginia. They have a little time before Vickie reports to Quantico for training. She's going
Kayla Hemmerle
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is definitely unique from other Krewe of Hunters books from Heather Graham. First, this is third book where Vickie and Griffin are present as the main couple. I really enjoy their characters and appreciate getting to spend more time with them. The other thing that is different with this story is that I laughed several times during this story. From the synopsis, we know that Edgar Allan Poe makes an appearance in this book and his character is really quick-witted and sharp (as one would ...more
This is a continuation of Vickie, and Griffin who have been featured in the last several books. They are finally heading home, but before she joins the academy they decide to sight see in Baltimore, who claims fame to Edgar Allen Poe. They get checked into the bed and breakfast, and learn a writer has been killed using a scene from a Poe novel. Then the hunt is on ? Is it a,member of the club of all things Poe ? Is it a fanatic, or a crazed fan ? Then there is the writer himself, was he targeted ...more
Kerliza Foon
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wicked Deeds is part of the Krewe Hunter series written by Heather Graham for Harlequin. The continuation of this series includes the characters: Victoria, Griffin, Jackson, Angela and Adam. The book is similar to Catherine Coulter's FBI series in that you're following the lives of the FBI members in the Krewe department. They solve cases while trying to live their everyday lives. In this case, a famous author is murdered in what appears to be a suicide. Could the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe help V ...more
Book Him Danno
3 1\2 stars out of 5
I struggled though this book and yest I finished it there was something lacking. I wasn't able to connect to the endless characters as well as the ghost story. I love reading Edgar Allan Poe but something didn't quite connect.
Heather Graham uses a lot of Poe type of writing creating misdirection that the detectives follow. The story has history that will consume readers as the author gives readers another idea of what might have happened to Poe.
The story does pose most parano
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I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe, so this novel caught me in the first few pages and never let me go. This series keeps getting better, Ms. Graham manages to maintain the readers interest in this series after more than twenty books. In this story, she brings back two characters from a previous novel. Fresh from a difficult case, the couple looks forward to a romantic weekend in an historic city, but are sucked into a mystery featuring one of its most famous former residents. This is a page tur ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am not sure why Graham is staying with these two characters. I enjoyed them in the first book but this is #3 of their relationship/journey and Vickie and Griffin are just not that interesting to carry three books in my opinion.

I have also never been a fan of Edgar Allen Poe. Other than having to read The Raven in school (which I did not really enjoy) I have not read anything by him so the novelty of him being in the story is lost on me.

I have always en
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice change of pace. Not your normal civil war information. Instead a little back ground on Edgar Allen Poe. The comparisons to his books with these killings was insightful.
Trixie Wagner
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading new mysteries with established characters. The history and historical places are awesome too!
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another fun Krewe of Hunters book!
Another entry in the Krewe of Hunters series. A little mystery, a little romance and a little bit of paranormal/ghosts and FBI. This mystery involved Edgar Allan Poe and was quite an enjoyable read.
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Following on the heels of Dark Rites, Wicked Deeds features Vickie and Griffin. Whilst this could be read as a standalone, it would be better to read Dark Rites first. It seems murders follow them around. On a little rest and relaxation, Vickie and Griffin trip over a dead body. With their background, they quickly become entangled with this murder case. Especially as Vickie keeps seeing what she believes is Edgar Allan Poe's ghost.

This story once again weaves back and forth between past and pres
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In “Wicked Deeds” another Krewe of Hunters paranormal murder-mystery Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce on their way to their new home in Virginia stop in Baltimore where the body of novelist Franklin Verne is found in the basement of the Black Bird, an Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant. His death attributed to a drinking binge, the mystery deepens as Franklin’s wife contends he was murdered; nobody saw him entering or leaving the restaurant; and his body was found with a souvenir ra ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Haunted Bookshelf

Vickie and Griffin never expected to fall right into the middle of yet another mystery with strong touches of the paranormal. They simply made a side visit on the way home, well Vickie’s new home with Griffin, to settle in before Vickie begins her official FBI training in order to join the Krewe of Hunters. A meal at a quaint little restaurant with strong themes of dead writers, particularly Edgar Allan Poe should have been merely that – a good meal, not the beginnin
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Admittedly, I was a little disappointed with this book. I was hoping that it would feature Alex (who was originally introduced in Dying Breath) and his lady love, as they played a big part in Dark Rites (particularly Alex, as he was the catalyst for the story). As Dark Rites was not focused on Alex's romance, I was hoping this book might go a bit further into it. Perhaps Alex's experience allowed him to see things that others usually don't (the dead). I was sad that none of this was the case. It ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Vickie Preston and Griffin Pryce are on their way to Virginia for Vickie to enter the FBI Academy. They stop in Baltimore for a pleasant, romantic few days, but alas that's not in the cards for them.

The body of a popular writer is found in the basement of the Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant that the couple ate at the night before. His wife calls on the Krewe of Hunters to help prove that it was murder and not suicide and to catch the murderer. It could be any one of the staff or a member of t
Books and Spoons
Wicked Deeds, like all the Krewe of Hunters books, is a delightful mix of lots of history and mystery combined with a dash of magic and romance. For the third time historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce gets to star a story as they run into a crime while taking a weekend off before their new life starts.
I like Vickie and Griffin, they have a great chemistry, and they are perfect for each other. They compliment the other and have a tangible connection and fierce passion. To say
Between My BookEndz
Vickie Preston and Griffin Pryce return in for a third time in this book, following their reacquaintance in Dying Breath and collaboration in Dark Rites. But while those two Krewe of Hunter books took place in Boston, Massachusetts, Wicked Deeds has our couple heading to the Washington D.C./northern Virginia area. (No spoilers for those who didn’t read the first two Vickie & Griffin stories; this can stand alone, but the preceding books are very good and set the stage, so to speak, for this ...more
I think maybe I'm done with Krewe of Hunters. Not because they aren't good books but because it's just become a bit too predictable and similar. I may just have read too many of these books and gotten too used to knowing what's going to happen.

This book had an interesting twist with the Poe connection, and, I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the ghost of Poe himself shows up and worms his way into the proceedings as the Krewe investigates the murders, which try to model on Poe's stories. I
Sue Lutz
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 23rd book in Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series. It is also third book featuring Vickie Preston and Griffin Pryce. This time around Vickie and Griffin are on their way to Virginia. Griffin is returning to his home and Vickie is relocating to be with him and join the FBI. While making a stop in Baltimore they get caught up in a mystery that involves Edgar Allen Poe. They get a call about a murder in a Poe themed restaurant that they had eaten in the night before. While investiga ...more
Jessie G.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Heather Graham has been a go-to author for me longer than the phrase has been in vogue and I especially love her Krewe of Hunters series. The history of each location woven into a paranormal whodunit with just the perfect accompaniment of romance—I'm not sure what could be better. While each story is self-contained, the inclusion of past characters gives an added layer of depth in the continuing series.

This time Vickie and Griff are back and looking to kick off their future together with a littl
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rating 3.5 stars

My first reading of this series and I have to say I found it interesting and engaging. It took awhile as I was behind on the main protagonist Griffin and Vicki. Partners in work and in life, they both have the gift of the paranormal. It was a slow start but as the plot developed, I wanted to know how the murders Griffin and Vicki were investigating were related to the death of Edgar Allan Poe.

The ghost of Poe appears to Vicki during the investigation of the murder of two writers
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I suffered for having picked up this book at random without any prior knowledge of the series or the author. This book is theoretically a standalone story, but there are so many back references to past events, and so many characters flit through the background unrecognizable who are clearly from past works. It felt like it was assumed that the reader would already have some kind of attachment to the characters, so no effort was made to develop particular empathy.

I also found main character Vicki
Heather Graham certainly keeps the Krewe of Hunters series compelling. The series is comprised of one quartet and multiple trilogies and Wicked Deeds is the third in its trilogy featuring Special Agent Griffin Pryce and historian Vickie Preston. Griffin and Vickie are starting their lives together before Vickie enters the FBI Academy so they are spending some time together in Baltimore. But their vacation is cut short when they're asked to look into the murder of a popular author who's killed in ...more
Randy Daugherty
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Allen Poe, famous author of the macabre, and now someone is using his stories to commit murder.
Special Agent Griffin Pryce and Vickie Preston took a detour, sight seeing as they started their new life together. Vickie was soon off to the academy and then a spot on the FBI's special unit, the Krewe of Hunters, but to the rest of the department they were often called the ghost busters. All the agents have special talents, for sometimes the dead have tales to tell that help the living.
Poe is
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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
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