The Unholy

The Unholy The s hard boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box office gold In one iconic scene set in a deserted museum the private eye arrives too late and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous

  • Title: The Unholy
  • Author: Heather Graham
  • ISBN: 9780778313496
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • The 1940s hard boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box office gold In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest Now the Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood s Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeThe 1940s hard boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box office gold In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest Now the Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood s Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless He walks and a young starlet dies a terrifying death Movie mogul Eddie Archer s son is charged with the grisly murder Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren t limited to the silver screen Working with special effects artist Madison Darvil who has her own otherworldly gifts Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating than one movie monster.

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    1. The Unholy is the sixth novel in Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunter series. Each of her novels follows a special unit of the FBI that solves difficult cases utilizing paranormal gifts. All of her novels can be read as a standalone. They each deal with one member of the team, their love interest and a new case. Unholy was a fun read involving a closed room murder, the ghost of Humphrey Bogart and an old Hollywood Cinema. I quickly became swept up in this tale, and was surprised when the murderer [...]

    2. My Thoughts:I liked this book. It was a light, fast moving read. A nice change of pace from some of the other books I have been reading recently. And even though this is a Krewe of Hunters book, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on any information by not having read any of the other previous books with this subtitle. The characters were fun and it was a nice simple mystery.So, Ms. Graham, where have I been all your life? In looking around before requesting this book from Netgalley, I was a [...]

    3. This was both my first and last foray into the world of Heather Graham. The reviews for this were decent, the description sounded like it had tons of promise. A little murder, a little film noir, and a title that seems to promise an evil supernatural presence. I should have known from the start when the character of "Bogie," AKA Humphrey Bogart's ghost was introduced.Cheesy characters, little action to contribute to plot development, and not much more "film-noir-esqueness" than the casual mentio [...]

    4. I'll admit that I've been disappointed with the Krewe of Hunters series as of late. It's not that they're particularly bad as much as they've just been too similar to one another, which makes it hard to really see each one as an individual piece. Graham tries to break out of that mold slightly in this volume and while she does succeed in making it more unique than the previous novel (The Unseen), it still feels like it could have been slightly fresher.There were things that I liked as well as di [...]

    5. A well-written mystery that keeps you guessing as to who the killer might be. Other than a group of characters who can communicate with the dead, practically everyone is a suspect. The setting, The Black Box Cinema, is a perfect atmosphere for this mystery to unfold in. Graham paints a colorful picture in which her dynamic characters can come to life. And, they do. I would have liked to see more romance develop between the hero and heroine. But The Unholy is still very much an exciting and suspe [...]

    6. The Unholy by Heather Graham 5 STARSThis was the most entertaining of her books. I really liked it. The ghosts were the best part.Alistair Archer was all by himself in his dad movie theater watching old movie one sunday. His father has a old theater that shows old movies and its closed on sunday. Thier is a tunnel that runs from the theater to his adjacent studio where they make special effects for different movies. they sit on two acres next too very old cemetery. Down in part of the tunnel is [...]

    7. Another fascinating paranormal from this prolific and multitalented author, “The Unholy” is set in Los Angeles and Hollywood, focusing on a special effects firm which has a particular forte for “film noir,” the classics of the 1930’s through 1950’s, when movies such as “The Maltese Falcon” drew viewers in by the hordes. As well as showcasing these classics of the genre, the company also works on newer films in the same venue, and operates a museum showcasing classic film noir fav [...]

    8. When I first picked up this book I wasn't sure if I'd placed it on the right shelf (urban fantasy) here on --it took a while for the fantasy element to show up. And for quite some time you're not sure if the killer is a fantastical element or if it really is a locked-room mystery with a very real murderer. (Side rant: anyone else out there hate it when a locked-room mystery--or deserted island, natch--turns out to be just a dream? Tell me how they got out of the room, darn it) This is my first b [...]

    9. Setting: HollywoodCase: A murder of a young starlet which is somehow connected to the movie they are making at the studio (a remake of an obscure noir film with murderous Egyptian priest, a tough PI and, of course, a femme fatale).Sean Cameron was sent to investigate a locked room murder mystery at one of the best studios/cinemas in Hollywood. Movie mogul Eddie Archer's young son was accused of murdering a young starlet. He claims a robed priest killed her. Sean intended to help anyway because h [...]

    10. The Unholy by Heather Graham is the newest addition to The Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham. The Krewe of Hunters centers around a group of FBI agents who specialize in “unusual” crimes, unusual meaning paranormal in nature. Each of the Krewe has some ability, in this case that of seeing and talking to ghosts.Sean Cameron started his career as a special effects artist with Archer Studios in Hollywood. After moving back home to Texas to take care of his old girlfriend who is dying, h [...]

    11. Review written for books-n-kissesThe best thing about the ghost novels by Heather Graham is they are so hard to figure out who did it and this book was no exception. I will say I had the villain in my top 3 suspects but not the why. Heather Graham is the master of ghost stories. This is the sixth in the Krewe of Hunters series and the second with the Texas Krewe characters.This time they head to L.A. because Sean’s old boss and mentor calls to say his son was arrested for murder. Madison has a [...]

    12. I am thoroughly convinced that no one can pull off paranormal romance like Ms. Graham can. Then again, I'm not going to lieif you've read one of Heather's paranormal romances, you've read them all. And yet, I still enjoy her stories. I like that no matter how many books of hers I've read, there's still going to be a twist or two I'm not going to see coming. I also kind of dig the fact that there is almost always a celebrity ghost that is attached to the main character. Then again, it really coul [...]

    13. Sean once worked on movie sets as a special effects master. Now he is a part of the ghost seeing FBI krew of hunters, He’s been called in by his old boss Eddie after his son is accused of murder. The studio has been working on a remake of the old Sam Stone movie, which has been titled The Unholy. Madison, a member of the studio also has the ability to see ghosts. Her roommate is Bogie, yes that bogie (Bogart). While the crew and Madison are digging for clues, and gathering information, Vengean [...]

    14. Just getting into this series by Heather Graham called "Krewe of Hunters" about a psychic FBI unit that investigates cases using their paranormal "gifts"--mediumship etc. So far I am enjoying the series. There are several more that I am on the waiting list for at my library so I am reading them in the order in which they come in.

    15. The Unholy really didn't stand out from the usual murder mystery with a twist for me. There's some interesting (semi-fictional) Hollywood history, but beyond that it's just the typical guy and girl solves a murder plot, down to the instant attraction and unavoidable red herrings. But despite the supernatural aspect, it's really not creepy at all, and while I liked it, I also think it's kinda disappointing and nothing special.Madison Darvil and Sean Cameron, the girl and guy investigators, give t [...]

    16. 4 StarsI really enjoyed this story; I loved that it took place in Hollywood at a movie special effects studio. The story was fun and I liked the characters.It may have been cheesy and campy but my favorite 'character' was Humphrey Bogart 'Bogie'. He haunts Madison's home and assists with the investigation. All in all a good story, I didn't find it especially scary or creepy, but I was trying to guess the whodunit right up until the end.

    17. Stars: 3.5 / 5Recommendation: Yes, pick it up for a mystery involving paranormal activities mixing with film noir. The Unholy is the sixth book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham and published in June of 2012. This plot revolves around Sean Cameron - the second member from the second group of elite paranormal investigators of The Krewe - and Madison Darvil - Special Effects Artist. Krewe are a secret FBI unit with each member of the unit honing a particular psychic talent of their [...]

    18. Received for Audio ReviewOverall Rating: 3.50Story Rating: 3.00Character Rating: 4.00Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)First thought when finished: Not my favorite in the series but still a good read!What I Thought of the Case: The Unholy was set in Hollywood and managed to bring in the old mixed with the new. This story had a very Noir type of feel that kept me reading from beginning to the end. As with each case before the murderer is very real but there are small paranormal e [...]

    19. It has been a little while since I picked up one of the Krewe of Hunters novels as I went back and read the rest of the Harrison Investigations series, also by Heather Graham, before going back to this one. I enjoy reading these books when I'm looking for something light that doesn't take all of my concentration to read.The story started off on quite an interesting note and from there the mystery got going a little. The investigation from the beginning was quite interesting and I enjoyed followi [...]

    20. I have really liked the "Krewe of Hunters" series so far, but The Unholy (Krewe of Hunters #6) was just an OK read for me. I did enjoy the murder mystery with the "locked room" mystery plot. Those are always fun to try to figure out. I really thought I had it all figured out, but I was way off base! I love when that happens!I liked Madison's character and the idea that she can see and talk to dead people. I just couldn't get over the fact that Madison was visited by and talked to the ghost of Hu [...]

    21. 3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 · rating details · 1,522 ratings · 131 reviewsThe 1940s: Hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest.Now: The Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood's Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless.He walks — and a young starlet dies a terrifying [...]

    22. J’ai beaucoup aimé cette histoire et le lieu ou elle se passe. C’est un tome bien mieux que le précédent ! L’histoire, l’action, le lieu, les personnages sont bien mieux maniés et appréciables ici !J’ai trouvé que dans ce tome on sentait bien l’atmosphère des policiers avec la tension, l’angoisse, la tristesse… que l’on sent chez les différents personnages.Bien que l’intrigue ne soit pas original, le tout est plaisant à lire car on imagine bien encore aujourd’hui l [...]

    23. Definite the best book I've read by this author.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for [...]

    24. Rated 5 "Vengence" StarsBrillant, absolutely brillant! This is by far my favorite book of this series. The mystery, characters, paranormal aspect and romance was all great.I love, love, love this book's main ghost! He's a legend. Famous during throughout his life and still a star after death. He's got a very dry sense of humor and is so funny!The romance is between Sean and Madison. Sean, is a member of the FBI's team, the Krewe of Hunters, is Kelsey's cousin and specializes in film (special eff [...]

    25. The Unholy was a mystery with a dab of paranormal. Heather Graham’s writing is always well finished and smooth. The characters were well defined and extremely likeable, but I felt The Unholy fell short. It was very hard to get into this book and even half way through it I just didn’t feel that interested in the mystery. The mystery just didn’t seem that mysterious and the creepiness just wasn’t that creepy. The chemistry between Madison and Sean fell somewhere in the middle. The intensit [...]

    26. Ok, this book was fun, all of Heather Graham's books are a good read. However, I had a hard time with this one because I am a diver and this had a lot of diving in it. I am not sure what kind of research she does before her book but all of the diving stuff was wrong and it drove me crazy! During the first dive with Kat and Will she gives him the thumbs up to let him know that she is ok - this is not ok if you are a diver - that means to go up I have a problem. There are a lot of other diving mis [...]

    27. A mystery based on old 1940's mysteries that I intend to wait to see if my rating should be 4 stars verus 5 stars. A son of a special effects film producer sneaks his very sexy would be girl -friend into a mock-up of an old Sam Stone film. One of creatures "comes to life" and murders the girlfriend and injures the son.The father, Eddie Archer asks Sean Cameron, a former employee,now FBI. to investigate what appears to be a locked room mystery .I loved the story although like most romance-mysteri [...]

    28. In Graham’s paranormal suspense novel, movie mogul Eddie Archer’s son is charge with murder. Eddie falls back on his friendship with agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. Now a member of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that evil exists. Teaming with special-effects artist Madison Darvil, another gifted individual, they investigate the malevolent force hard at work at the Black Box Cinema.A fast-paced and suspenseful story that will give readers chil [...]

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