Haunted Destiny

Haunted Destiny

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Baker & Taylor
Paranormal investigator Jackson Crow and New Orleans agent Jude McCoy team up with piano player Alexi on a haunted cruise ship to investigate a mysterious serial killer who leaves his victims displayed in churches.

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The newest story in Heather Graham's popular Krewe of Hunters series, Haunted Destiny is another page-turner—set on a cruise ship. You'll never look at taking a vacation the same way again! 

Between the Evil and the Deep Blue Sea… 

A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny sets sail from the Port of New Orleans—with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And the way he places a different saint's medallion on each one. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this. 

Jackson Crow—head of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators—is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship's piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim's ghost appears to her—and to Jude. A victim who knows only that the man who killed him and his fiancée had boarded the Destiny

There are many suspects, but one by one they're ruled out… Or are they? In the end Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and to escape his evil plans for her.

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& Taylor

Assigned to investigate a mysterious serial killer who leaves his victims in churches with saint medallions on their necks, paranormal investigator Jackson Crow and New Orleans agent Jude McCoy team up with piano player Alexi on a haunted cruise ship when the ghost of a victim appears to them.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2016
ISBN: 9780778319634
9780778318958
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GRA
Characteristics: 317 p. ;,25 cm.

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jenniferrabbit
Nov 19, 2016

Not very good. “Destiny” is a luxury liner which has been in various ports at the time serial murders have been committed there. The main characters are a couple of FBI men, the ship's entertainment staff and a handful of friendly ghosts, including the slain boyfriend of one of the victims.

Relentless repetition is the big drag of this story: of the various characters thinking about their bafflement and fears; of the growing romance of an FBI agent and the young woman who plays and sings in the piano bar; of that character's playlists every time she sits at the piano; of the loss of security crew members (in Star Trek I think they are called Redshirts) as the passengers are warned to stay in their cabins; of the two female leads who keep on opening their cabin doors when told of the danger.

I like ghosts, don't get me wrong, but the ones in this story seemed to be inserted at the last minute like little plastic action figures. They had a lot of unrealized potential - in a different novel with suitable backstories they would have been my favorite characters. I expect they were there to prepare us for the sappy ending.

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digitbaxter
Jul 25, 2016

This book is really boring. I thought "Hidden" was bad, but this is worse. Nothing happens until half way through the book. I got really sick of hearing about the songs Alexi was playing in the piono bar. There isn't any of the chemistry between Alexi and Jude that existed with previous characters in previous books. The identity of the killer was so easy to figure out. If the ghost of Byronn saw the cruise ticket, it could not have been a member of the crew - had to be a passenger. I sure hope Clara's story in "Deadly Fate" is better.

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barryandlinda
May 30, 2016

I am a big fan of Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series. This story has the team trying to stop a murderer who is targeting women and leaving them posed and with their throats slashed. They also are wearing a medal pertaining to their line of work. The ghosts are a help to the team. If you like this series, then this book is a must read.

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kaijene
Apr 22, 2017

No, you're a whore, like the rest of them. No real respect for the men doing everything they can to please and support a woman!

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