Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Death mirrors art


Sometimes it's obvious that the author is having fun with a particular story. Such is the case with "The Death Dealer" by Heather Graham.

The Ravens are members of a society dedicated to reading and studying the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

When one member of the society is murdered and another survives a serious auto accident, Genevieve O'Brien asks her friend, P.I. Joe Connolly to investigate.

Genevieve knows about horror and killing since she survived being held prisoner by a crazed killer.

The newspapers refer to the case as the Poe Killings and Genevieve fears that her mother could be the next victim.

To add fun to the story, the author uses phrases and titles of Poe's works as she takes us through the story. In one scene, a psychic tells of imagining a man who caused the auto accident and concludes her statement to the police. A word came to her, "Nevermore."

Joe works on the case and also gets help from a number of people who had died, including his cousin and his cousin's fiance.

The story is a quick read and doubly entertaining due to the author's play on words, telling a story that mirrors Poe's story and weaving together interesting characters.

There isn't much suspense but the story is well written and worth reading.


Giveaway Rules:
a. be a follower of this blog
b. use above link to read Amazon review and at the end of the review, indicate "yes" helpful
c. leave email address and indicate step a and b were completed
d. Giveaway is for a signed hard cover edition
e. giveaway ends November 20th.



Katy S said...

*gasp* I love Heather Graham - when she's good, she's very VERY good! this book must be mine!!!

I've been following for awhile, and just "Liked" the review. I'm with gmail.com specifically katy.sozaeva (at)



Margie said...

I follow your blog and "liked" the review on Amazon.
Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Man of la Book said...

Not an entry (I have way too many books on my plate) just wanted to say I enjoyed your review (and voted "yes").


Small Footprints said...

Oh this looks like a great "read"! Thank you for the review ... and the opportunity to win a copy. :-) I'm a follower and I've clicked on "yes" in Amazon. Thanks, again!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Dana said...

I followed your blog and clicked Yes!
This book sounds really great!

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book and yes it was helpful. Tore923@aol.com

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

I followed your blog and clicked yes! Very nice giveaway! primandpolished @ gmail.com

Janiera said...

I'm following the blog and i liked the review.
it sounds like a great book and your review was really good.

Lauren Mackesy said...

Great review! I am an email follower: Lmackesy @ gmail.com
Just "liked" your review.
Lmackesy @ gmail.com

Carol L. said...

Mike, loved your review. Putting together Heather Graham and Edgar Allen Poe makes it perfect for me. :) Thanks for the opportunity.
Email subscriber and commented and clicked yes over at Amazon.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Carol M said...

Step a and b were completed.

Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds really good! I've always enjoyed Heather Graham's books

BJ said...

A and B Checked :0)
Thanks for the chance to win...
Loved the review...would love to read it.
Hope you're hanging in there...you're in my prayers :)
beejee77 at gmail dot com

Karen Appleby said...

A and B are done and it has been added to my wish list. kkappleby at msn dot com.

Pick me!!

Tea norman said...

Thank you for another great review, Michael.

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing with us today. I generally enjoy Heather Graham's writing and this sounds like a little taste out of the norm and looks like a fun read. I am a follower and liked the review, because I did like it LOL


CelticLady said...

Heather Graham is such a versatile author...love her..I did both a and b!! I also follow you...thank you

momkelly2003 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

I've wanted to read this book for a long time!

I'm following on GFC (Darlene)

Liked your review on Amazon

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kari Ploysa said...

I love Heather Graham. I liked the review and I'm kariploysa(at)yahoo.com

rubynreba said...

This book looks like a very good one. I follow your blog and liked your review on amazon! Thanks!

Michael Draper said...

Best wishes to BJ as the winner of the Heather Graham book.
As always, I wish there were more books to offer and thank everyone for participating.


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