My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“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 found dead in the basement of a Poe-themed restaurant, in a very Poe-sequence way. At the same time, Vickie is having nightmares about the mysterious death of the famous writer, and wonders if what happened all those years ago is tied to current events, as the body count rises.
I loved the Poe tie-in, it gave it a very creepy vibe and a nice twist on the murder mystery. Plus adds a nice historical mystery to the mix. Hey, it might not be exactly what happened, but it’s fun to think about.
I just wish the ending had been better explained. It was over very quickly. I would have liked the see a little bit more of the hows and the whys – it wasn’t very obvious to me after having read it. That took away a little bit of it for me.
Overall, this book is a light, fun read. If you’re a fan of Poe, or just paranormal mysteries, you’ll enjoy this book.