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Deadly Harvest

(Flynn Brothers #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  4,496 ratings  ·  236 reviews
When a young woman is found dead in a field, dressed up as a scarecrow with a slashed grin and a broken neck, the residents of Salem, Massachusetts, begin to fear that the infamous Harvest Man is more than just a rumor. But out-of-town cop Jeremy Flynn doesn't have time for ghost stories. He's in town on another investigation, looking for a friend's wife, who mysteriously ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 385 pages
Published October 31st 2008 by MIRA (first published February 1st 2008)
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Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sandra by: Paula

Mary and Brad Johnstone are in Salem, Massachusetts, taking a vacation as they try to patch up their marriage. While they are there they see the sights and end up getting a reading at the psychic fair by a strange man wearing a turban who has a very real looking crystal ball…in it they see many things, including cornfields and corpses. The man freaks them out and makes Brad angry and they leave. Later that night, while visiting a cemetery, Mary disappears and hasn’t been heard from since.


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Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Private investigator and ex-cop Jeremy Flynn goes to Salem, Massachusetts, to help his former partner and friend, Brad, whose wife has mysteriously gone missing. Brad and his wife were vacationing in Salem and visiting one of the historic cemeteries when she disappeared without a trace. Also helping out is Rowenna Cavanaugh who is an acquaintance of Jeremy. She doesn't consider herself a psychic, yet she sometimes feels and knows certain things that can't be explained, and she has proved useful ...more
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fictional-crime
Perfect read if you want to get in the Halloween mood! The story is based in Salem Mass which made me want to travel there one day even more than I already did to see where the Witchcraft Trials took place in. This story has a mixture of legend folklore and ghosts & of course cornfields which are creepy. Why? Hello do you remember Children of the Corn?!!! They live in those fields! I didn't feel like I missed anything in not reading the other books in the trilogy. Highly recommended for Hall ...more
Mar 14, 2009 added it
The heroine of this book, Rowenna, is described as a "stunning woman. Her hair was nearly pitch-black, her eyes strikingly amber. ... Amber, like gold, and shaded by ridiculously thick lashes. She was both tall and slim, but curved in every place where a woman should have curves." O RLY, Heather Graham? Just this once, you couldn't skip the boobs and hips and make her tall, thin, gawky, and lanky? If all of your book's heroines have bodies like this, why don't they make sensible career choices l ...more
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
The only reason it took me so long to finish it, is because I didn't have time to actually "read" a book lately...
Nancy Ellis
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
A fun October read! Perfect setting: Salem at Halloween. The spirit of the Harvest Man is killing young women in preparation for the big takeover by....who else.....Satan himself. Light and thoroughly enjoyable, if you like the subjects, which I do, especially in Halloween season. Nothing too scary or gory, just good ol' supernatural thrills with some romance thrown in. I confess, though, that it did make me sentimental for the days of my youth spent in the exquisite New England foliage!!
Not the best Heather Graham I've read, but still a good solid mystery. I did like Rowenna and Jeremy, but I enjoyed the first book the best.

Glad to get out of New Orleans. Salem can be very spooky, but the author doesn't mention the really horrible part -- the driving/parking... I refuse to believe they could get around so easily. Especially at a holiday. But authors do like poetic license.
A legend/myth brought to life by a madman…

Jeremy Flynn, a serious man who doesn’t believe in what he can’t see or touch, is a private investigator with his brothers’ firm. The middle brother, he was once a police diver but quit when the last straw was when a drunk foster father drove the family into the river, drowning everyone inside. Jeremy had rescued Billy, who had been still alive when found, but pronounced at the hospital DOA. The foster children had all been tied in the back of the van; n
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Private Investigator Jeremy Flynn is contacted by his former partner, Brad Johnstone, when Brad's wife mysteriously disappears from a cemetery in Salem, MA. When Jeremy arrives he finds Brad is a suspect in his wife's disappearance, and local resident Rowenna Cavanaugh believes someone may be impersonating the Harvest Man. Soon Rowenna and Jeremy discover a body hung in a cornfield like a scarecrow, and they're afraid that Mary Johnstone may have been taken by the same killer.

This is the second
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
This is book two of the Flynn Bother's trilogy.

This one takes place in Salem Massachusetts, and the legend of the Harvest Man. The wife of Jeremy Flynn's ex police partner has gone missing and Jeremy heads to Salem to help find her. Together him and Rowenna Cavanaugh set out to find the missing Mary, and find a body posed as a scarecrow.


I really enjoyed this one, the history and storytelling was great. It had a lot of twists and turns and red herrings. I actually thought I had the baddie figur
Sep 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense/paranormal
Heather Graham so far has a double play with "Deadly Night" and "Deadly Harvest", I loved the subtle play with the paranormal during the plot line filled with suspense and mystery. I can't wait till I read "Deadly Gift", (which I get a copy of tomorrow). If the third installment lives up to the first 2, Heather Graham will have reached that pinnacle of praises, it will end up on my re-read shelf which only the best of the best goes! :)
Jun 03, 2009 rated it did not like it
I've read a number of Graham's books before and I've never been this disappointed. First, as a "trilogy" ... well, it's not. The only thing tying this to the first book is that the characters have brothers -- but that's so peripheral to the story. This book was formulaic, the characters were two-dimensional (if we were lucky), and full of the "tell, don't show" style of writing. I'm disgruntled enough I might not pick up the third book.
Nov 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, read-2008
I didn't find it up to her usual standard, guessing the identity of the "Big Bad" at first appearance.
Nov 22, 2008 rated it liked it
This book was very much like the first one in the trilogy. Different characters, different location but same 'formula'. Hope the 3rd is better.
Beth Lechman
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This one will have you questioning your opinions on the supernatural and ghosts. Woman are disappearing without a trace. Rowenna Cavanaugh is having strange dreams that are coming true and Jeremy Flynn is seeing a young boy who he knows is dead. they all work together to find the wife of Jeremy's best friend.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sadly this was to similar to its counterpart for me to enjoy. Man, woman, don't like each other, ons, murder, mystery, damsel in distress.... Yer all very similar. Sad as well because I liked the first one.
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
A little predictable, but some clever aspects, and wonderful characters with plenty of excitement made for a good read!

Just after Halloween, a woman is found dead in a cornfield, made to look like a scarecrow with a slashed grin and a broken neck. When another woman goes missing just steps away from her husband, who's now crazed with panic, and the local police think he's the prime suspect, he calls on his friend, former police diver Jeremy Flynn for help finding his wife.

But this is Salem, Mass
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Mild Spoilers*

I didn't find out until after I was about half way through, that this was the second book in a trilogy. However, you do not need to read the first book to be able to read and enjoy this one.

Brad's wife goes missing while they are in Salem, Massachusettes, trying to repair their marriage, enjoying the Halloween festivities. Of course, he is the first suspect.

Brad's old partner, Jeremy, from the police force, who is now a private investigator with his two brothers jumps on a plane t
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Jeremy Flynn is a private investigator who is trying to locate his friend Brad's missing wife. Jeremy is a skeptic who refuses to believe in anything paranormal despite his being shadowed by the ghost of Billy, the young child whose death caused him to leave his job as a police diver when he pulled Billy out of the river too late to save him.
Rowena Cavanaugh doesn't see herself as a psychic. She says she just puts herself in the shoes of the victim and can then give probabilities for what happe
Randy Daugherty
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rowenna Cavanaugh believes that there are things that go beyond what can be proven, though not saying there are ghost she is open to the possibility. Jeremy Flynn is a former police diver,currently he works along side his brothers running a private investigation company, he believes in what can be proven hard and solid.
While many believe there are sparks between the two neither will admit to an attraction to the other, Jeremy firmly believing that Rowenna is someone he needs to stay away from.Wh
Jeremy Flynn is in Salem, Massachusetts trying to help an old friend, Brad, find his wife, Mary, who has disappeared. He is joined in his search by Rowenna Cavannaugh, a native of Salem who occasionally aids local law enforcement with her psychic visions. Although Jeremy doesn't believe in Rowenna's visions, he is strongly attracted to her, and together they work to unravel the legend of the "Harvest Man", a serial killer who has visited Salem before and may have something to do with Mary's deat ...more
I have always been the girl who loved movies and books that scared me. This book freaked me out. Maybe because I live in a small community where there are lots of corn fields or maybe due to the many many many times I have wondered through corn mazes completely lost. I dont know. I do know that I may never be able to drive by a corn field again with out my heart racing.
Gevera Bert
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
Heather Graham follows Nora Robert's successful formula of writing a trilogy of books, about 3 brothers, with supernatural elements. Felt like I was reading Nora Roberts. Plots of all 3 books feel contrived and forced; characters are interchangeable.
Segundo libro de la trilogía, éste ambientado en Salem durante Acción de Gracias. Me pareció original por, muy entretenido y mantiene bien el suspense con los fantasmas y los maizales. La pareja protagonista me gustó mucho.
Nancy Jones
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.
Feb 06, 2009 rated it liked it
I usually love Heather Graham's books. Although I enjoyed reading Deadly Harvest, it was not a "can't put it down" story. It became predictable, for me.
Marica (The Book Chick)
You can read more of my reviews at my blog The Book Chick.

This is like the third book I have read by Heather Graham and still after I’m done with the book I have this feeling “thank you that it is finally over!”. That is not a good feeling to be left with. Almost all her books have a average 4+ star ratings and it is weird that non of those I have read, has appealed to me, at all. And I don’t really know why either. I think it is the writing that I can’t connect with. I feel bored and already at
Sharon Gallup
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one author that I truely enjoy reading. She keeps you excited about the story
from the beginning to the end. i used to be able to guess who the killer is in most stories but her books always have a twist and turn. Halloween is always a scary time for alot of people but add
a disappearance, a murder and the wrong people being blamed and it is exciting and scary at the same time. It was really hard to not skip to the last page to see who the killer was because who you suspect then isn't the
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Rowenna Cavanaugh grew up in Salem, Massachusetts and knows a lot about both the history of the town and the her own eerie abilities to put herself into the minds of missing women. Jeremy Flynn is a hard-boiled investigator along with his brothers. A former diver for the Miami PD, Jeremy just goes by the facts. But both of them arrive in Salem, Jeremy to help his friend find his missing wife and Rowenna to help Jeremy. The usual romance comes along, invigorated by Jeremy and Rowenna's dislike of ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Takes place in Salem, Massachusetts so guess what is involved? A scarecrow woman (real and dead) with a slashed grin and broken neck. Everyone in the town is in a tizzy. Along comes our heroine, Rowenna Cavanaugh, and her new beau, Jeremy Flynn, a private investigator whose friend's wife went missing. Despite the appearance of wiccans, legends of fear, et al, I enjoyed the story. Not literary fiction but a relaxing break. Had an idea of the bad guy but was a bit wrong! Nothing unusual. ha ha
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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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