Image of The Death Dealer


Image of The Death Dealer

Graham's latest is a first-class mystery with some nifty little twists. Those who dislike paranormal elements should pass -- Joe can hear dead people, and there are ghost characters.

On the mend from a brush with death at the hands of a crazed killer, social worker Genevieve O'Brien is getting on with her life. Until Thorne Bigelow, president of the Ravens, a literary society devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, is murdered. Then a second member of the group barely survives a car accident. The other Ravens, including Genevieve's mother, wonder if the two events are related.

Genevieve contacts her friend, P.I. Joe Connolly, and asks him to look into the case. After doing some digging, he has to admit there's something strange going on. On the trail of a killer, Joe and Genevieve come up against their unexpressed attraction to each other -- which makes working together incredibly challenging. (MIRA, Apr., 304 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer