by Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #27
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
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A CALL FROM BEYOND…
When Kristi Stewart inherits a property in the old part of Savannah, she knows it comes with stories of hauntings. But she doesn’t believe in ghosts, even while she runs seances for the guests of McLane House Bed-and-Breakfast. Until the inexplicable midnight appearance of one of her infamous ancestors. Terrified, she flees into the night—and right into the arms of Dallas Wicker.
Dallas is trying to uncover the truth about a colleague who died under suspicious circumstances. As strange happenings continue to plague Kristi’s home, it is soon clear that there’s a very living threat in the neighborhood—several people have disappeared without a trace. Dallas can’t find any connection between the victims, but someone wanted them gone, and it might be linked to the history of McLane House. And that means Kristi should be very afraid
The Summoning by Heather Graham takes us to a haunted bed-and-breakfast in charming Savannah, Georgia to investigate strange deaths and missing persons. Ghosts, stories of the civil war and a sweet romance await you.
Graham combines southern charm, paranormal elements, and romance in this fast-paced murder mystery. I loved the historical details and chase.
While this might be the twenty-seventh novel in the Krewe of Hunters series, we can read these paranormal romantic suspense stories featuring a special unit of the FBI as standalone. Within the series you will find mini-series within involving a group of characters. (Usually 3-4 books with similar names/covers) It looks like the next few will feature inns and I am excited.
Aside from the ghosts who often aid the living in solving these cases, I love that these books share the historical history as we travel around the United States. Savannah is a city rich in history and I enjoyed the details.
Kristi Stewart owns the McLane Bed & Breakfast. The morning Dallas Wicker a member of the Krewe of Hunters checks in, she has her first encounter with a ghostly relative. Dallas is not in town officially, but posing as a private investigator after a string of unusual deaths and the disappearance of two locals.s.
I loved the inn, and its owner Kristi. she kept her Uncles staff and they are currently at full capacity. I enjoyed getting to know the visitors, suspects, and locals. Kristi ends up assisting Dallas and the chemistry between them heated up as they look for a connection between the victims.
Seances, ghostly spirits and the McLane family tree all added interest as Graham wove them all into the murder-mystery. We see Adam and his lovely wife, but Dallas and Kristi were the lead in this investigation.
The romance was served on the side and I’ve long ago swallowed the little blue pill concerning these romances. The chemistry was a mix of sweet and heat, but their shared connection regarding ghosts, history and mysteries made their connection feel genuine.
The Summoning was a lot of fun and I enjoyed piecing together the clues. I am looking forward to visiting an inn situated between Harrisburg and Philadelphia that is reportedly haunted in The Seekers, the next installment of the Krewe of Hunters.
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I have read a few of Heather’s books a long time ago and really enjoyed them. I should really get some updated ones. Maybe even start with this one. Great review Kim!
Anne - Books of My Heart
I’m back on book 6 or 7 listening to them from the library because Luke Daniels. I’m glad this one seems to be a good one.
Man, Heather Graham looks fabulous. It’s amazing how many books are in this series. I’ve only read the first two. I really liked the first one but wasn’t as impressed with the second installment.
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Good review! I enjoyed this one, too, although I thought the romance lacked some of Graham’s usual zing. I’m looking forward to the next one, too!
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I love that these books can be read as standalones and that the ghosts aid in the mystery’s. The historical backdrop along with the side of sweet and hot romance sounds like they contributed to making a great story. Awesome Review Kim!
Love me a ghostly story and think a bed and breakfast setting sounds really fun so I might check this out!
Yet another reason to get back to this series. Thanks Kim
I remember reading a couple novella’s set in this world and enjoying – but I didn’t know there are 27 books now! eep. I may not be able to catch up on this one. Nice review.
Melissa (Books and Things)
The blue pill. LOL Yea, me too. 🙂 This sounds so good and I’m in the mood for a mystery romance.
I am glad that the books in this series can be read as stand alones as I don’t have time to catch up on a 27 book long series. I like the sound of the haunted, Southern bed and breakfast.
Not necessary to read them all or listen to Luke Daniels narrating them…yep he does the newer ones. There are many teams of the Krewe of Hunters, and within the 27 books are mini series with different settings, themes etc. This is book one centered around B&Bs
Argh! These do sound good. I love the haunted inn aspect. I WILL get to this whole series at some point. I’ve got the first few.
This series is very much like Karen Rose’s Romantic Suspense series and this is book one of the next mini series within the Krewe of Hunters.
WOW! 27 books is a long series! I love that the ghosts help the case! How fun! Glad you’re still enjoying the series, Kim.
I saw this one the other day and was wondering if it was any good. Glad you liked it and I really do need to pick this series up. Sadly my library has some of them but not all of them and not the first one. I know I don’t have to read them in order but it bugs me when I don’t even when they are separate stories.
My first thought was ’27 books??!??! Holy crap!’ But this sounds like a really fun series, and I do love that blurb.
You have me adding this to my wish list, it has been awhile since I have read this series and I remember loving these books. Great review and thanks for jogging my memory about this series!
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
I like that you get to tour American history through reading this series. Friends of ours visited Savannah a few years ago and told us what a beautiful city it is. They loved the historic architecture
Oh it’s been years since I haven’t read one of her books. I really should change that as I enjoyed them too!