Monday, April 22, 2013

Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham

If I say paranormal, romance, suspense and New Orleans, you should say Heather Graham. In Let the Dead Sleep, the first in the new Cafferty & Quinn series, Graham combines all those elements beautifully for an atmospheric story of good vs.evil.

Danni Cafferty could have sworn her father was still alive when he sat up in his hospital bed and made her promise she would never sell his antiques shop, and she must read the book and follow it in all things. The thirty-year-old couldn't understand why he insisted he was too late, and had let her lead a normal life too long. But, she also couldn't understand why the doctor insisted Angus Cafferty had been dead for at least a half an hour at that point.

Former cop turned P.I. Michael Quinn wasn't very happy when he called on Danni for help, only to discover that Angus hadn't told her a thing about the jobs the two of them had been doing together for a few years. After Quinn died and was resuscitated, he changed his life and found himself fighting evil with the help of Angus Cafferty. Now, Angus had left his business and his work with Quinn in the hands of a young woman who had no idea what was involved in the fight of good vs. evil. When a desperate woman shows up at the antiques shop, demanding that Danni take it off her hands, Quinn was quick to jump in and agree with her. But, it was too late. That bust brought death to its owners, and it had for centuries.

A skeptical Danni finds herself teamed up with Quinn, a dog named Wolf, and Quinn's allies as they scour the cemeteries and streets of New Orleans looking for a marble bust from the Italian Renaissance. And, everywhere they search, they follow a trail of death.

Graham brings the city of New Orleans to life in all its vivid color in Let the Dead Sleep. It's a fast-paced, gripping story that never lets up. Danni Cafferty, Michael Quinn and Wolf are three captivating characters caught up in a fight that has been going on for centuries. Fortunately, Heather Graham has brought them together, launching a terrific new series that will bring together interesting characters and fascinating crimes.

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Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham. Harlequin. 2013. ISBN 9780778315056 (hardcover), 336p.

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Joe Barone said...

I've ordered an e-book sample of this which is my way of putting a book on my To Be Read list. Thanks, Lisa.

Lesa said...

My pleasure, Joe. I thought it was terrific. I don't know if you'll feel that way, but I enjoyed it.

SandyG265 said...

My boyfriend and I are listening to the audiobook version of Let The Dead Sleep. The reader is a little bit monotone but the story is good.

Lesa said...

Sorry about the reader of the audiobook, Sandy. I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

Jane R said...

After visiting New Orleans recently for the first time, I am looking forward to a book with this city as a backdrop. It seems like a perfect setting for a mystery and Let the Dead Sleep sounds like it will fit the bill nicely, with all the right elements. Thanks for the review!

Karen C said...

I love Heather Graham's books. I already have this one on my wish list.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Jane. And, it will bring back some of that New Orleans atmosphere for you! It's also the first in a new series, so you haven't missed anything. I hope you enjoy it!

Lesa said...

If you're already a fan, Karen, you'll be pleased with this one.

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