Saturday, May 18, 2013

Let the Dead Sleep (Cafferty and Quinn) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Let the Dead Sleep" the 1st book in her Cafferty and Quinn series by Heather Graham.

Product Description

An object of desire? Or of fear?

It was stolen from a New Orleans grave — the centuries - old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It's an object desired by collectors — and by those with wickedness in their hearts.

One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty's antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, the owner is found dead and Danni discovers that she's inherited much more than she realized. In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities. She'd dismissed it as a curiosity until the arrival of this statue, with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death.

Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is a man with an unusual past. He believes that doing the right thing isn't a job — it's a way of life. And the right thing to do is find and destroy this object weighted with malevolent powers. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret ceremonies on abandoned plantations.

Cafferty and Quinn already know that trust in others can be misplaced, that love can be temporary. And yet their connection is primal. Mesmerizing. They also know that their story won't end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels. She's a winner of the RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, check out her websites:,, and You can also find Heather on Facebook.

Product Details
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (March 26, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780778315056
ISBN-13: 978-0778315056

My Review:

Danni Cafferty inherits her dad's antique shop on Royal Street when he suddenly dies.  An old bust of an evil man was stolen from a New Orleans grave.  It is highly sought out by collectors and by man with evil in their hearts.

One day it's current owner comes into Danni's shop demanding she take the evil statue away.  Before Danni can see the statue the owner is killed, it is stolen and Danni finds out she has inherited more than she knows.  In the shop is a book filled with secret writings:  the instructions to defeat evil.

Michael Quinn is a former cop now a private investigator who believes doing the right thing is the way of life.  He has an unusual past and he believes the right thing is to find the statue and destroy it with it's evil power.

This was a very fast paced book full of suspense and mystery.  There were some interesting secondary characters like a Catholic priest, Voodoo priestess and Wolf Michael's perceptive dog.


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