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Dead by Morning (Dead by Trilogy #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,387 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
He begins his work just before dawn, wielding a knife with the precision of a surgeon. Cunning and meticulous, he’s always in control. Mercy is not an option…

Maleah Purdue is touch, outspoken, and completely dedicated to her work at the Powell Security Agency. But her fearless exterior shatters when a madman begins killing her colleagues
Mass Market Paperback, 472 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"In the continuing saga of the Powell Agency, Dead by Morning does not fail to keep you on the edge of your seat.
On a sad note, Miss Barton passed away unexpectedly this year. Her knack for getting inside the head of her characters and making them come alive just add to her conversational style of writing. She will be missed by her fans all over the world. Her third book in the Powell Agency trilogy, Dead by Nightfall, will be released in December 2011."

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Favorite Quote: She walked out of the study, her head held high, her shoulders straight, and her heart breaking into a million pieces.”

This was a hard book for me to review. I have always been a huge fan of Beverly Barton. I was deeply saddened to hear she had passed away. The Griffin Powell series has been a whirlwind of suspense, intrigue, and romance starting with the first one-After Dark. Ms. Powell has never made it easy for her l
The best part of this book was the last few pages of the last chapter and the entire epilogue. That part of the book was a solid 5 stars. The rest I give 3.5 stars. I don't mean to sound selfish & unsympathetic since Ms. Barton unexpectedly passed away, but I REALLY REALLY hope Dead by Nightfall still gets released. After the cliffhanger in this one, I'm salivating to read the that last book.

Her Dear Reader at the end of the book was bittersweet - she had so many plans for future books for o
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love this series of Beverly's. I was anxiously awaiting this one not only because it was Maleah and Derek's story but also because I knew the book after this would be Grif and Nic's 2nd book that finally wrapped up the whole Amara/Malcolm York arc. I was deeply saddened to hear that Beverly had passed and that was on my mind as I read this book. She was a great writer and could get inside a killers head and make the reader feel the evil that radiated off of them. I will miss her writing. I hav ...more
Yeah...hard to decide what to say about this book...

Series Note:
Second book in the "Dead By" trilogy and 12th book involving the character of Griffin Powell. These books are romantic suspense usually involving a serial killer and Powell's security/investigative agency. There's a whole lot of back story to these books and there are probably others you should read first.

There is a killer who is hunting down killing agents of the Powell Agency and members of their families. Griffin Powell i
Dec 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
Too violent for me right now.

[ book 2 of Death By series | book 8 of Griffin Powell series ]
By Beverly Barton
Copyright © 2011 by Beverly Beaver
Penerbit Dastan Books
Alih Bahasa : R. Tantie Kustiantie
Editor : Yudi Iswanto
Cover by | © photographer : Itzhaki Zhangchaoran
Cetakan I : Maret 2012 ; 500 hlm
Rate : 3.5 of 5

Maleah Perdue kembali bertugas setelah menghabiskan akhir cutinya setelah menghadiri pernikahan kakaknya Jack Perdue, yang disusul dengan t
Two-haiku review:

Agents being killed
She dislikes partner agent
Then he grows on her

Pretty big cliffie
Need to read whole trilogy
On to the third one
Wendy Soliman
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sad to say that this book was a disappointment. I couldn't gel with the heroine. She was too feminist for my taste, which made the hero seem like a wimp by comparison. Another problem was the over-writing, the filling, if you like. For instance, one paragraph was devoted to the hero opening an hotel door. Something like he slid the card key into the slot, waited for the light to turn green, turned the handle to open the door, flipped on the lights.... Yawn, ok we get it. He opened the door! We d ...more
Yang menarik dr buku ini tetep hubungan Griff & Nic dan bagian masa lalu trio Griff-Yvette-Sanders.
Bagian Maleah-Derek malah byk yg ku skip =))
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