The dead of night
The Old West town of Lily, Arizona, is home to the Gilded Lily, a former theaterand bawdy house. These days, it offers theatrical productions geared to tourists, but the recent discovery of a skull, a real skull, among the props and costumes shakes everyone up. Read more...
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The dead of night
The Old West town of Lily, Arizona, is home to the Gilded Lily, a former theaterand bawdy house. These days, it offers theatrical productions geared to tourists, but the recent discovery of a skull, a real skull, among the props and costumes shakes everyone up.
So, who do you call? The Krewe of Hunters, a special FBI unit of paranormal investigators. In this case, it's agent Jane Everett. Jane's also a talented artist who creates images of the dead as they once were. But the Krewe always works with local law enforcement, and here that means Sloan Trent, former Houston cop and now sheriff. His great-great-grandmother was an actress at the Gilded Lilyand she's not resting in peace.
Then more remains appear in the nearby desert. As they search for answers, using all the skills at their disposal, Jane and Sloan find themselves falling into dangerand into love.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-04-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Graham launches the third arc in her paranormal romantic suspense Krewe of Hunters series (The Unseen, etc.) with a rousing tale of the intriguing haunted town of Lily, Ariz. Sheriff Sloan Trent is accustomed to reports of strange activities, including ghost sightings. However, the discovery of a human skull in the basement of the Gilded Lily Theater motivates him to summon FBI agent and forensic artist Jane Everett. Lily holds unsolved historical mysteries—such as the 1872 disappearance of the Gilded Lily’s best actress, Sage McCormick, and a stagecoach full of gold—and also contemporary ones, including murder and more mayhem during the Silverfest celebration. Readers will enjoy Sloan and Jane’s interactions as romantic partners and competent professionals, aided by Lily’s ghosts, although mystery solvers may be frustrated by some of Graham’s suspense tactics. Agent: Aaron Priest, the Aaron Priest Literary Agency. (June)