One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress Series #6)

One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress Series #6)

by Jeaniene Frost

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Overview

Praise for Jeaniene Frost:

“Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!”
—Lara Adrian

“A gutsy heroine to cheer for and a smoldering hero to die for.”
—Kresley Cole

Readers can’t get enough of Cat Crawfield and her sexy vampire husband Bones—especially the fans of high quality paranormal fiction who have made the novels of Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan blockbuster bestsellers. With One Grave at a Time, New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost gives us another spectacular supernatural adventure in her Night Huntress series—as Cat and Bones, after narrowly averting an (under)World War, must figure out how to halt the horrific killing spree of a bloodthirsty witch hunter…a sadistic killer who has already been dead for centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061783197
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Night Huntress Series , #6
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 93,685
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling—by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.

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One Grave at a Time 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 446 reviews.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. The writing is beautiful, the story wonderful. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
ASH18 More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying that I adore jeanine frost and think she is an amazing author. I have read every book in this series and have loved them all except for books 5&6. Books 1-4 were amazing. They had so much passion and drama in them that they quickly became my favorite books that I have ever read. Then I bought book 5 and was a little disapointed with how that book turned out. I had hope that book 6 would get back on track with the previous books and have that fire burning romance between Cat and Bones that books 1-4 had. Sadly I was VERY disapointed with this book. It doesn't even compare to her previous books in the series. It felt like it was rushed and it turned into to a filler book. There was barely any of the playful banter or deep profound love scenes between Cat and Bones. All in all after reading this book I can't even say I would read it a second time, its just that mundane. I have re-read her previous books several times over, and with this one I dont have that sudden urge to read it again. I absolutely LOVE this series and Bones and Cat are my two favorite characters ever. I just wish this book would have been as good as its counterparts. Heres to crossing my fingers and hoping the rest of the series gets back on track!
taylorcjn More than 1 year ago
First off I love Jeaniene Frost and have read all of her books several times. Having stated that I found this Cat and Bones book boring, lack lustre and not as exciting as the previous editions. There was a definite lack of detail throughout the novel which lead me to believe that this book was rushed. Im pretty stinkin disappointed and hope that Frost puts out better work soon!
HoneyPot More than 1 year ago
jeaniene frost is my favorite author...i have read all the previous in the series and connected series...this would be the least favorite of them all...it was lacking the normal excitement and passion of previous books...and the story seemed to just repeat over and over the same thing with the ghost trying to get at her...hopefully the next one will be better...i can normally finish one in a night...this took two weeks
yayamo76 More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite book in the series...hopefully she redeems herself in the next book, I did like the cover though.
FloridaSkateMom More than 1 year ago
I love this series, I have read them all several times. The chemistry between Cat and Bones is great..but this book just didn't grab me like they usually do. What I felt was the main plot of the book having to do with Don and the team was all forgotten as the real plot took place. I'll gladly buy the next book in the series and hope it's back on track! Just a little disappointed with this one.
Gypsy Cole More than 1 year ago
I will give it to you that this book was not nearly as steamy as her previous books but we cannot just have a book all about sex, if thats what you are looking for go read porn stories they are out there i am sure. I think the ghost was a big lame womp womp miss frost needs to rethink the angle and think about how she has developed the charachters previously to decide how to best continue the series. Hoping for redemption in the next book. Cross your fingers everyone.
Natelege Pendergast More than 1 year ago
Jeanine frost is one of my favorite authors and i love both of her series. However this was not her best work. Although this book showed off her comedic side and had me laughing it just didn't have the apocalypse effect her books usually has. It seems the book is not finished because ****************SPOILER ALERT**************** what happens to her uncle? How did they get Kramer in the trap? And what happened with the situation between Tate and Madigan. I would love to know what happened with all these issues. Overall an ok read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first books but this lacked something. There was no real story. No real imagination on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to the series. I cant wait to read the last two in the series when theyre done. I find that whenever things start to slow down in the story, something unexpected and surprising always happens. This for me is true with every book Ms. Frost has written. She is truly talented.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hooked. The entire series must be read from #1 to see how much the characters grow in their love for each other and their strengths and abilities. It's a fun read, with lots of humorous dialogue and crazy paranormal surprises to keep you coming back for more! *Thumbs up*
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi After the standoff between the ghouls and the vampires, in the last installment of the Night Huntress series, This Side of the Grave, Cat and Bones discovered that Cat’s Uncle Don is still on Earth, as a ghost. Bones shows Don that the threat from the ghouls has died along with Apollyon and that Cat is safe so he can move on. But, despite Don’s attempt he can’t pass to the other side. Bones and Cat try to help him, but nothing works. Cat still has her powers from Marie, much to her dismay, as strange ghosts are still reaching out to her and Bones and she are never alone. One of those ghosts is Elisabeth. She is reaching out for help as she is trying to kill a fellow ghost and known witch hunter, Heinrich Kramer. Elisabeth was one of his victims. She was raped tortured and burned to death at his hands. Now Kramer walks the Earth in the flesh one day a year; Halloween. On that day he burns three women to death every year. He targets women he has picked out weeks before Samhain and torments them with help from an accomplice. The accomplice then kidnaps them on Halloween to let Kramer finish them off. Cat and Bones don’t hesitate to help Elisabeth end Kramer’s reign of terror once and for all. But what happens when Cat becomes one of Kramer’s targets? And when her borrowed powers start to fade she will truly understand the old adage, be careful what you wish for. It’s the Halloween season and there’s nothing like a good ghost story to get you in the mood for the things that go bump in the night. And, throw in the witch trials and you have the making of a great Halloween tale that you won’t want to quit reading. I thought bringing a bit of history into this book was a lot of fun and bringing in a true life villain from the past in the form of Heinrich Kramer was interesting and a smart move by Frost. It gave you a glimpse of the torture these women suffered during the witch trials and how ignorant people truly were during that time. I do have to admit the repetition of Kramer showing up and wrecking havoc to poof away again and again did get a bit old and trying after awhile though. I was glad that the spark between Bones and Cat was reignited in this book, as I had felt it wane a bit in previous installments of the series. And, the whole sex in the sky thing? It was kind of hot even if it was a bit so far-out there that I couldn’t really picture it completely. And, I cannot do a review on this book without talking about Ian. Ian has been a total ass since he was introduced in the series, but he has really grown on me and he was the primary source of humor in this novel. I’ve come to love his perverted observations and comments. Maybe that says something about me:) “Your mum pounced on her and started sucking away. Would’ve been arousing if not for all the screaming.” “Ian,” Bones drew out warningly. He grinned. “You’re right. I was aroused anyway.” He does leave me a bit torn though. Part of me would love to see a book about Ian. But another part of me fears it. Once you have a book on a character, in a series like this, they usually find their life partner. And, if Ian had a girlfriend or wife he wouldn’t be free to make some of the nasty comments I’ve come to expect from him. So for now I’m happy for him to stay single, but I wouldn’t mind him having a nice fling now and again so he wouldn’t seem so lonely. Continued at openbooksociety dot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all of these books are great I've read them all twice and Cried while reading certain parts in each book I just wish there were more books haha
Novelsontherun More than 1 year ago
The Night Huntress series is like a delicious chocolate that you savour and you are licking your lips for more. Nothing beats a piece of chocolate that you find yourself reaching back into the packet to get another piece until you are so satisfied that you go to bed happy. It is your guilty pleasure. Bones is my guilty pleasure and in turn Cat is his. I am addicted to this series based on these two characters. Then Jeaniene stirs in a little at a time, Vlad, and now Ian is growing on me and getting stirred in to the storyline. But when I don’t get a lot of Bones and Vlad seems to have disappeared and Ian although he has popped into the mix a bit more, he isn’t Vlad....... well, something was a tad missing from this installment. I do enjoy some sub characters getting a bit of air time, but Elisabeth and Fabian didn’t really satisfy me in this book. Every time I heard the name Kramer , I was thinking of Seinfeld, now that isn’t a good sign. It was a great little mystery, but it didn’t have all the regulars playing their part. Juan and Tate and the banter were gone. Don, well he is playing super sleuth and Madigan adds interest but then that kind of faded in and out of the storyline. I think when Cat can heal herself with all her Vampire mojo, makes it hard for Bones to be that guy he was in the early books. Cat needs his protection even less. I like the female lead to get a bit of a beating , be strong , but also need a helping hand. Cat, really no longer needs a helping hand. She kind of has it all going on which leaves little room for needing protecting. A car gets slammed on top of her, bones are broken etc, but just give me a jiffy and I will be good to go another round. Sure she ends up bald in this installment, like that is going to worry Bones, but apparently there was a solution for Vampire Baldness as well...ha! I want Cat to lose some powers that she is garnering off certain more powerful characters and need to be protected again. I want her to be a strong character but she is getting too strong, which starts to leave no room for needing anybody to be there for her when she can heal in seconds, fly, leap tall buildings in a single bound ( well you get what I mean) , be stabbed, shot, body slammed by a car and not to mention set on fire. It’s a case of give me a jiffy and I will be all good. Helsing and Dexter get more air time than Vlad. I liked Tyler and his love of ogling the boys and his comments, they were fun. I do enjoy Jeaniene’s banter she has with her character’s, it lightens all the killing that is inevitable in her books. I enjoy the uber smexi, but , I was having a tad trouble with the mile high club, like ...really? I still recommend this book and love the series dearly, but I did think that maybe the story was not overly satisfying like it usually is. I want to get back to fighting the good fight and maybe the pro bono for the ghosts is one for a novella.
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing, I really enjoyed it, at great addition to the Night Huntress series. I really enjoyed Cat and Bones in this book, they are better than ever together. No more leaving each other behind, no more forces separations. They are great together. Cat has really grown in this book, she has a very long life ahead of her, and is finally realizing it. This changes her outlook a little, but she is still the Cat we all know and love. She still has her great sense of humor and is full of her witty snide remarks. She has finally realized she can be happy in the moment. Then there is Bones, What a HOTTIE! Love Bones. He is also growing and developing as well. I like that he has loosened up a bit, not as severe in his vampire territorialism as he usually is, he's a little more trusting. I also love how he is treating Cat more as a partner now. I love how the romance is solid, there are so many small tender moments between them that really made me smile. For those who like them sex scenes, there is one that was unique and fun. Let's just say, it gives the "Mile High Club" a whole new meaning, lol. The challenge in this book is a little harder than things Cat has come up against in the past. But how do you fight something that isn't corporal? Something you can't touch, and can't die or be erased? I enjoyed watching Cat try to out maneuver a crafty old ghost. Cat can't just unleash her Red Reaper skills since she can't physically touch the sly witch hunter. I wish we could have seen her go all Reaper on everything, but just wasn't something that fit in the book this time. ONE GRAVE AT A TIME was a nice installment to this series, which I had a hard time putting it down. I like where Jeaniene Frost is taking Cat and Bones and am glad some of the magic is back. I highly recommend this book, especially if your into the series with Cat and Bones. If you have never read any of the Night Huntress books, I suggest picking up the first one, and read on from there. You won't be sorry. Halfway to the Grave is the first in this series.
Suspensemag More than 1 year ago
New to the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, I was pleasantly surprised as I stepped into the sixth book in the series, "One Grave at a Time." Typically, when jumping in mid-story, it's easy to find yourself lost in the tangle of what could have occurred vs. what you're newly learning. Not the case with Frost. Though there was certainly a past between the characters-one that I now intend to go back and discover-her concise writing style and ability to blend just enough back-story, kept the pages turning, which only led to peaking my interest for the past that much more. It seems as though it would be a monumental task to learn and develop the mainstream skills most would imagine undertaking when becoming a vampire. However, Cat Crawfield hasn't had normal characteristics since the day she turned. She's got a few very interesting abilities that she receives from the food she ingests, which is another uncommon aspect to this vampire. Cat doesn't feed on humans and right now, she's a beacon to the dead. Not the fresh from the grave zombie-types, but the dearly departed who are linked to the earth and now spend their days in spectral form. Thankfully, Cat's never far from her co-master vampire husband, Bones or she'd be in life-threatening danger because these considerable powers are on borrowed time. No one is more surprised than Cat when her uncle, the recently departed, Don Williams-former head of an elite group of Homeland Security-can't seem to move on. With her new-found powers, you'd think she'd be able to do something to help the man who meant so much to her, but it's not to be and when she's tasked with killing a ghost and centuries-dead, former witch hunter, she needs all the support she can get. A distinctive blend of darkness and light, Frost will ignite your curiosity, stimulate with sexual tension, and keep you entertained with razor sharp wit in her paranormal world. Reviewed by Shannon Raab with Suspense Magazine
ht0130 More than 1 year ago
Couldnt finish....it just dragged on and on. None if the delicous sexual tension.
MiMomof3 More than 1 year ago
As usually Jeaniene does not dissapoint.. she brings all the characters to life yet again and draws you into the world of the un dead.. a must read. Amazing job Jeaniene .. Looking forward to more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Bones, Cat and Ian. But the ghost story and the burning , not much I skipped most of it
crazybatcow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fight scenes might just go on a bit too long - yeah, yeah, we get it already, you can't hit a ghost with your fists.And the potential solution that could have been found in meeting with the Queen of the Ghouls was "discarded" so off-handedly that it seemed it was only discarded as an option by the author because that would have removed the suspense.And their methods of dealing with the obstacles didn't really make logical sense: Madigan wants in your cave, which is privately owned, and you're doing private, non-illegal business there? Tell him to stay out. Don is following you and won't tell you anything? Explain to him that you're going to be killed if he keeps following you - if he continues to ignore your wishes, you know what side he's on, don't you.That being said... it was a fast story that was resolved in the end, well, at least the main plot was resolved, not sure what's going to happen with the new head of the special ops... or with Don... There wasn't any porn in it... I think there might have been some flowery sexual activity, but nothing graphic or detailed. Some swearing, but it fit the story. All in all, it's a decent entry in the Night Huntress series.
RuthiesBookReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Always a pleasure to read about Cat and Bones. Since I've read the entire series up until this point, Cat has really grown as a character and her relationship with Bones has now changed into a marriage. Now in this book she starts looking for a crazy ghost who on every Hallow's Eve can become a mortal and kills two victims. This is supposed to help make him more powerful. She's doing this as a favor to Fabian's other ghostly friend. This book brings in some of the other characters from some of the other books, which made for a new little reunion. There was a lot of action in this book so it made for a fast read. I mean, with a new person named Madigan that took the position that her uncle held in the department and boy is he waiting for her to do something stupid so he can arrest her. She's got to try to exorcist this ghost before he's able to kill again and manage to keep herself out of trouble. All in all, this book was a good read. But I think I preferred the danger to come looking for Cat and Bones and not necessarily her going to look for it. But I can understand her reasoning for trying to stop this killer ghost. Madigan was a nice touch, because he hates vampires and Cat's uncle dislikes him. He knows he's up to no good. I mean really why would you decide to take up a position to work with those that you hate? Anyways, I enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as the last few in the series, but all in all it was great and has twists and turns to keep your attention!
mountie9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mini Book Review: Realized while I was reading this I must not have read the previous novel, its on my shelf but totally missed reading it. Ah well, didn't really affect my reading just a couple of times was thinking when the hell did that happen. This is a typically wonderful Jeaniene Frost story with plenty of action, laughs and hot naughty bits. Like most women I wish Bones was real and I was Cat, since he is so incredibly yummy. I also love all of the other secondary characters, especially Ian who always makes me laugh. Enjoyed the plot in this installment as it was highly original and intriguing. My only complaints with this one is that it was a tad repetitive at times and maybe could use a bit more Ian. Highly enjoyable wild ride!4 Dewey'sI borrowed this from Natasha
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every time I pick up a Cat and Bones book, I am always thrilled and enjoy every minute I get to spend with them. I have not read a book of Jeaniene¿s yet that I have not enjoyed and One Grave at a Time is no exception.In this book we rejoin Cat and Bones immediately after the dust settles from their ghoul problem in the previous book. Cat¿s uncle is a ghost and not happy about it, and her old team seems to have found a new enemy in the form of a government agent. One thing that Jeaniene has always been good at is creating a villain you love to hate; Jason Madigan would be one of those guys. He is questioning everything about the facility that Tate has been running since Don died and going about it as rudely as possible. He also seems to have taken a special interest in Cat and messing around in her life where he is certainly not wanted. When he talked, I wanted to come through the book and punch him, so I have no idea how Cat managed to restrain herself. Unfortunately, I don¿t think we have seen the last of Mr. Madigan and I am sure he will be a problem in future books.If that wasn¿t enough, they also have Heinrich Kramer to deal with. A religious zealot who thinks all women are witches and deserved to be burned, by his hand. He died years ago, but every Halloween he takes on corporal form and is able to wreak havoc on the lives of three women by torturing and killing them. When this gets brought to Cat and Bones attention, they immediately begin to track him down and put an end to the sicko. I don¿t know if I have ever wanted to see someone in these books killed more than this guy. When people take their beliefs to the extreme like Kramer does and innocent lives are taken, it really burns me up. I relished watching Cat and Bones chase Kramer and give him exactly what he deserved!Alright, enough with the bad guys, let¿s talk about some of the good guys. My favorite part of these books has always been the relationship shared between Cat and Bones and my love of this continued through this novel. In the past Cat and Bones have always seemed to have something standing in their way or actively keeping them apart. I finally feel like we are past that point with One Grave at a Time. Bones says it better than I could though:"For the first time in years, our relationship is solid, no one¿s actively trying to murder us, and our closest mates are happy. Blimey, Kitten, if I were any more relaxed, I¿d need a smoke."I had to laugh at that, one because it is funny and two because it is true. These two have been through more than their fair share of relationship problems and they deserve ever bit of happiness that they can get. It is nice that Jeaniene takes these two through the logical steps that they need to go through for a healthy relationship. She does not stir up trouble between them just to cause drama. The world around them is trouble enough and I am sure Cat and Bones will always find battles that need fighting, together.Since Jeaniene has a new spin off series that revolves around Ian releasing next year, I wanted to talk about him for just a minute. Okay, I just wanted an excuse to talk about him, because whenever he shows up I automatically gravitate to him. Not literally of course, but he seems to steal the scenes whenever he comes around so I beyond excited to see what trouble he gets himself into when he has a series of his own. My favorite quote from him in this book was in reference to Harry Potter. That¿s right; Harry has even infiltrated the world of vampires. In this scene everyone is getting ready to run out the door and follow a lead.Bones was already on his feet, Spade and Denise following suit, but Ian shot me a piqued look.¿You don¿t mean all of us, do you? The movie¿s not over.¿¿You¿ve seen this one before,¿ I replied in disbelief.He shrugged. ¿Watching Snape make fun of Harry is my favorite part.¿Gotta love Ian. ;) It was also nice to get to see Spade and Denise again too. I love th
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the Night Huntress series for quite awhile now. It has always been a must buy series for me and one I think consistantly remains high in quality. But I have to say "One Grave at A Time" is probably my favorite yet! In this installment Cat and Bones are out to trap the ghost of a man named Kramer who persecuted witches back in the day, including of course many women who were never witches at all. Now once a year on Halloween he can take human form and he kidnaps, tortures, and kills three women that night. The challenge is extra tough because how exactly do you kill a ghost? I have to say I love ghost stories. Ghosts may be my favorite paranormal species even when they play a small part in a book or series. This one introduced the very EVIL Kramer but also another ghost named Elizabeth and we get plenty of time with ghostly series regular Fabian. In addition to this, we meet another fantastic character, a medium named Tyler. Tyler and his fat dog Dexter provided a lot of the comic relief this time around and I absolutely fell in love with both of them. I hope Ms Frost plans to spend more time with them in future books because I really found them to fresh and fun. Another thing I loved about this book was the relationship between Cat and Bones. There is so much heat and passion between those two characters that I worried that later on as their relationship stablized perhaps some of that would disappear. Happily its in full force here even though Cat and Bones are happier together than ever before. And it was really nice to see them so sure of their mutual love. There was none of the relationship angst and drama in previous books. I have to say this was an excellent read and I hope everyone who has previously enjoyed the series picks this one up. If you haven't read the Night Huntress series, you seriously should. It truly is a great one.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book in the Night Huntress series. It was a good addition to the series but was more of a transitional novel. It was good to see Cat and Bones get something of a break and fun to read a story involving ghosts.In this book Cat and Bones are asked to track down a killer ghost by one of Fabian's friends. When Cat becomes one of the ghost's targets her and Bones have no choice but to try and figure out how to fight something non-corporeal. As a side story Cat's old team is dealing with some tough management changes after Don's death.This was a fun story and a quick read. You learn even more about ghosts in this book as Cat is still suffering from the affect of drinking Majestic's blood in the last book. There are some new characters that join the story as ghost hunters that are amusing, but not in the story for all that long. You also learn about some additional powers that Bones is developing as well.While this was a fun read and had some great action scenes in it; it was more of a one installment kind of book. The majority of the problems presented are wrapped up nicely. The only thing I found disappointing was that there didn't seem to be any multiple book encompassing story introduced. It made me wonder what it next for this series.It was nice that Cat and Bones got to stay together as a couple through the book. They work wonderfully as a team and didn't have to suffer as much heartache in this book as in previous books. It is wonderful to see them as a happy couple with a relatively healthy relationship.Overall this was a nice addition to the series. It was fun to learn more about ghosts and to see Cat and Bones develop more powers and learn to control them. This seemed like more of a transitional novel though; there wasn't a new story line introduced that will span multiple books. This makes me wonder what is next for this series. I did enjoy the fact that Cat and Bones got a bit of a break in this book and that they got to spend the book working things out as a couple. I will definitely read the next book in this series, but I wonder where this series is going long term.Quick side note, this is the first book in the series that I read versus listened to on audiobook. I have to say I enjoy the audiobooks a lot more, in the future I will try to get these on audiobook instead.