Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham….ARC Review


Blood on the Bayou releases tomorrow, 1/26! 

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From New York Times bestseller Heather Graham…

It’s winter and a chill has settled over the area near New Orleans, finding a stream of blood, a tourist follows it to a dead man, face down in the bayou.

The man has been done in by a vicious beating, so violent that his skull has been crushed in.

It’s barely a day before a second victim is found . . . once again so badly thrashed that the water runs red. The city becomes riddled with fear.

An old family friend comes to Danni Cafferty, telling her that he’s terrified, he’s certain that he’s received a message from the Blood Bayou killer–It’s your turn to pay, blood on the bayou.

Cafferty and Quinn quickly become involved, and–as they all begin to realize that a gruesome local history is being repeated–they find themselves in a fight to save not just a friend, but, perhaps, their very own lives.


My Review:

Blood on the Bayou is the second novella in the 2016 1,001 Dark Nights lineup as well as part of author Heather Graham’s Cafferty & Quinn series. Being a big fan of Ms. Graham’s work, I’m sad to say I hadn’t read any of the previous Cafferty & Quinn novels *gasp*.  That being said, I will now be heading over to Amazon to check out the rest in this series because I loved this story!

In true Ms. Graham fashion, this novella is filled with spooky tales of old legends and someone using that old legend to cover up a string of murders.  Being set in New Orleans really notched up the creepiness for me and I loved that.

Cafferty and Quin are a couple and are frequently called upon to help solve crimes in their little area of NOLA and while I didn’t know anything of them before this, I can tell their relationship is something special.  I loved their interactions and how they truly worked as a team to get to the bottom of what was going on, which was two heinous murders being blamed on an old wretched tale.  I do love everything spooky, and I will admit I was glad I read this in the daytime as I got some chills while reading…of course I love that in a book.  From start to finish I was truly kept on the edge of my seat and had no idea who would end up being responsible for these murders.  I was also a nervous wreck when things get a little too close for comfort for one of our sleuths! More than a few times I thought maybe the legend of the rougarou was actually true. I won;t ruin anything by telling you off it was or not though 😉

I also loved meeting the other people in Cafferty and Quinn’s daily lives.  These seem like a great bunch and I can’t wait to read more about them!

Consider me a new fan of Ms. Graham’s Cafferty & Quinn Series.  I love finding new books, especially from an author I always look forward to reading more of!  Thank you Ms. Graham for a chilling and exciting read!


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Book links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights 

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About the author:

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell’s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette’s Shadows, and for Harlequin’s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children’s charity.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards from Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The NationRedbookPeople, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.

Visit Heather Graham’s website



  1. Great review….I am so looking forward to the paper copy of this 1001 Dark Nights!

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