Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I and my best friends and Book Club Thursday bloggers are each reviewing a book by an author we behind on;hence the title Catching Up On. The only rule is the book must be at least six months old. After all, how can one really "catch up" if they read a book that just came out! (ha ha ha)

An Object of Desire? Or of Fear? 

It was stolen from a New Orleans grave—the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It's an object desired by collectors and by those with wickedness in their hearts. 

One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty's antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears and the owner is found dead…. 

Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is determined to find and destroy this object with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret ceremonies on abandoned plantations. 

But Cafferty and Quinn know that their story won't end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.

One of my very favorite series TV shows from the late 80's was a little show called Friday the 13th: The Series. The show had nothing whatsoever to do with the slasher movies. Rather it was all about Micki, who inherited an antique shop from her Uncle. However, Micki learns that her Uncle made a deal with the devil. In exchange for his wealth, he was to sell (evil)cursed objects in the shop. Micki, and her cousin and another friend then search and hunt down the cursed objects and lock them away so they can not hurt anyone. 

Let the Dead Sleep kind of reminded me of this show, in a very very good way!  Plus it's a great combination of a paranormal mystery with a touch of romance. 

And it's clear this is a series, one with endless possibilities based on the initial plot line- and I couldn't be happier. I really enjoy books with written as a series, especially ones following the  main hero/heroine.

Although it does drag in a place or two, this is still a well written, intriguing book. It's filled with some great descriptive writing, even if it was a tad predictable. 

I'm glad I own the next two books and hope to read them sooner rather than later. 



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