Let the Dead Sleep (2013) #1

(The first book in the Cafferty and Quinn Series)

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, the owner is found dead...and Danni discovers that she's inherited much more than she realized.

 

In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities. She'd dismissed it as a curiosity...until the arrival of this statue, with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death. Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is a man with an unusual past. He believes that doing the right thing isn't a job - it's a way of life. And the right thing to do is find and destroy this object weighted with malevolent powers.

 

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.

 

Cafferty and Quinn already know that trust in others can be misplaced, that love can be temporary. And yet their connection is primal. Mesmerizing. They also know that their story won't end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.

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Waking the Dead (2014) #2

(The second book in the Cafferty and Quinn Series)

They say a painting can have a life of its own…

In the case of Ghosts in the Mind by Henry Sebastian Hubert, that's more than just an expression. This painting is reputed to come to life–and to bring death. The artist was a friend of Lord Byron and Mary Shelley, joining them in Switzerland during 1816, "the year without a summer." That was when they all explored themes of horror and depravity in their art….

Now, almost two hundred years later, the painting appears in New Orleans. Wherever it goes, death seems to follow.

Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn, occasional partners in solving crime, are quickly drawn into the case. They begin to make connections between that summer in Switzerland and this spring in Louisiana. Danni, the owner of an eccentric antiques shop, and Quinn, a private detective, have discovered that they have separate but complementary talents when it comes to investigating unusual situations.

Trying to blend their personal relationship with the professional lives they've stumbled into, they learn how much they need each other. Especially as they confront this work of art–and evil. The people in the portrait might be dead, but something seems to wake them and free them to commit bloody crimes. Cafferty and Quinn must discover what that is. And they have to destroy it–before it destroys them.

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Infernal Night (2014)

with F. Paul Wilson

(A Cafferty and Quinn Short Story)

In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson - along with their popular series characters Michael Quinn and Repairman Jack - team up for the first time ever.

Jules Chastain, the last surviving member of a wealthy New Orleans family, has a problem. And he's hired Repairman Jack to fix it.

It seems that Chastain 'appropriated' an artefact from a fellow collector, Madame de Medici, and she wants it back. But the item - an ancient ring - is located somewhere in the family mausoleum and Chastain is too terrified of the wrath of his enemies to even leave his house to look for it. Meanwhile, Michael Quinn, himself a bit of an independent contractor, is waiting in the mausoleum when Jack arrives. And it's Quinn - whose day job at The Cheshire Cat curiosity shop in New Orleans has made him familiar with mystical objects - who tells Jack that they are dealing with more than just a ring. They're dealing with one of the Seven Infernals. Which means a simple retrieval job just got much more dangerous.

 

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The Dead Play On (2015) #3

(The third book in the Cafferty and Quinn Series)

Play a song for me…

Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life—and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city…

Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes.

They're partners in their personal lives, too. Quinn's a private investigator and Danni works with him. When they look into the case, they discover a secret lover of Arnie's and a history of jealousies and old hatreds that leads them back to the band Arnie once played with—and Tyler plays with now.

They discover that sometimes, for some people, the line between passion and obsession is hard to draw. Only in uncovering the truth can they hope to save others—and themselves—from the deadly hands of a killer.

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1001 Dark Nights

Blood on the Bayou (2016)

(A Cafferty and Quinn Novella)

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.

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Toys in the Attic (2017)

(A Cafferty and Quinn Short Story)

Most people head to the Florida Keys for some rest and relaxation.

Not Cafferty and Quinn

Colby Kennedy has called his old friend, Michael Quinn, looking for help after his sister was hit by a car. The story she’s telling as to what happened to her doesn’t make any sense at all, and has the doctors fearing for her sanity. But Colby is hoping that Quinn and his partner – and girlfriend – Danni Cafferty will be able to get to the bottom of what has left his sister totally terrified.

Because it certainly can’t be true that a zombie nun doll is responsible for the fear that sent her running straight into a car.

Cafferty and Quinn have been exploring the evil, the cursed and the haunted in New Orlean. Hopefully they will be able to discover what these haunted dolls are after in the Florida Keys before someone else gets hurt.

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Big Easy Evil (2017)

(A Cafferty and Quinn Short Story)

Halloween in the Big Easy . . . Does evil really exist? Michael Quinn and Danni Cafferty are far too familiar with the question. At the death of her father, Danni inherited his house and shop on Royal Street in New Orleans—and much more than she ever anticipated, including a book kept by her family for generations on how to combat the most unusual forces.

 

As Halloween approaches, Quinn is already nervous—he knows what the season can bring. Even as Danni tries to convince him that very good things can happen as well, a man arrives in their kitchen, seeking their very special assistance. Sean DeMille is a lover of decoration and costume—and all things Halloween—until the body of a murdered man shows up in the midst of his backyard ‘cemetery.’ With an axe in his head. Could the infamous Axe-man of New Orleans have found his way back after nearly a century? Or is just the insidious at work, a spirit or demon filtering into an object or a person and creating the mayhem all over again?

 

With the help of their odd team, Danni and Quinn must find the truth behind the strange happenings haunting the city—lest they fall prey to that very strange evil themselves.

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Bitter Reckoning (2018)

(A Cafferty and Quinn Novella)

All of their extraordinary adventures makes an ordinary vacation very appealing

Danni Cafferty and Michael Quinn are happy to accept an invitation to a new couples resort from a friend of Danni’s. Since inheriting her father’s collectible’s and antique shop in New Orleans and meeting Quinn, Danni’s life has been turned upside down and nothing about their relationship has been normal or relaxing, so the invitation is a great chance to let their lives as a couple flourish as they simply enjoy whirlpools, hot steam, perhaps a few decadent chocolates and some bubbling champagne.

But, maybe ordinary isn’t in the cards for Cafferty and Quinn

When their first day poolside is interrupted by news of strange deaths in a nearby historic cemetery that’s rumored to be cursed, champagne and chocolates have to take a back seat. Three corpses have been found strung up like scarecrows while a mirror set of murders has happened back home in New Orleans, creating an aura of fear that the grisly event could occur yet again.

Sometimes it’s better to just play to your strengths

Now it’s up to Danni and Quinn to see if they can discover the truth between fact and legend before a killer can strike again.

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