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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Review: Dead Demon Walking by Linda Welch

Dead Demon Walking (Whispering #3)
by Linda Welch

The sequel to Along Came a Demon and The Demon Hunters.

Is it just me? Is anyone else and their sweetie whisked from a romantic getaway and end up in the J. Edgar Hoover Building in
Washington DC? I don't even get to show Royal my new sexy underwear.

The FBI think I'm a Medium. They want me to "communicate" with the victims of a particularly brutal crime. I have a hard time believing the Federal Bureau of Investigation would seek the help of a psychic investigator, particularly one from
Utah. I don't think they're being honest with me.

What I discover at the crime scene tells me the killer is not human. I'm surprised when the agents reach the same conclusion. Luckily, they are way off base.

I don't expect to revisit old places, or see old faces who demand we quit the case. I don't expect to risk losing everything and everyone I cherish.

And what is it with Jack and Dale Jericho?

This is the third book in Linda’s fantastic paranormal mystery series and probably my favorite of the three (of course any book with Royal in it is going to be high on my list, but more on him later…) What I love most about this series (other than Royal, see a theme here?) is the writing. The expert use of description touches all my senses. I can see, hear and taste things vividly (don’t read this book on an empty stomach because there is a lot of delicious food mentioned). I also love the first person POV. Tiff Banks is smart and no nonsense with a tendency to speak her mind before she thinks, but it is balanced with her insecurities when it comes to Royal, her non-human partner and lover.

Linda does a good job of brining new readers up to speed with the plot, but the events of this story are closely related to what happened in book #2 The Demon Hunters. I suggest readers new to the series start with book #1, Along Came a Demon (only $.99 for kindle).

We learn more about one of Tiff’s ghost roommate, Jack. Yes, she lives with two ghosts, who add quite a bit of humor to the series. The mysterious Dark Cousins, who Tiff was hoping to never see again, have reappeared after a string of brutal murders. Tiff can see the ghosts of people who were violently killed and unfortunately they appear to her the way they died so this isn’t what you would call a “cozy” mystery <G>.

While this is a mystery style series there is a strong, but not overpowering, romantic element. Tiff and Royal’s first meetings had me laughing, and I have enjoyed watching their relationship mature to where it is now in book #3. There is a scene in the book when Tiff realizes what Royal means to her that had my in tears. For those who love a good alpha male, Royal will melt your heart (he cooks for freaking sake!) and Linda’s expertise with description will have you wanting a demon of your own. But I must add here that we meet a rather arrogant and, from my POV, smexy friend of Royal’s named Christopher Plowman (I will refrain from making a crude comment here, you are welcome <G>) and I hope he appears in the next book.

5 ‘zoom, zoom’ Sheep

The Demon Hunters, Whisperings book two. (Whisperings Paranormal Mystery)Dead Demon Walking,
($2.99 kindle)
Whisperings book three. (Whisperings Paranormal Mysteries) ($2.99 kindle)


  1. Hmmm... Royal is definitely hot, and I really enjoyed the first book. I'm glad to see the series gets better, but I've been slow and not gotten to #2 yet. I better get with the program!!

  2. Wow I have some reading to do. I love me a good sexy alpha male and Royal sounds juuuuuust right. ;)

  3. What an awesome series! Thanks for your wonderful review Sharon :)