The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

"Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he’s a celestial Centurion, assisting the recently, and violently, dead. Yet just because he’s an angel doesn’t mean he’s a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he’s been dumped back onto to the mortal mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine “Kit” Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.

Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let this sable-haired siren with hairpin curves come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to find the truth about his own mysterious death — and wreak some vengeance for the murder of his beloved wife, Evie.

Joining forces, Kit and Grif’s search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn’t Griffin’s biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, as well as the answer to the greatest mystery of his long afterlife …

Who killed Griffin Shaw?"

Introduced to Vicki Pettersson through her Signs of the Zodiac series, I looked forward to delving into her new book in The Celestial Blues Series, The Taken.  Grif doesn't seem like the angelic type and is a gruff, former p.i. from the 50's.  Once he decides to save Kit instead of let her die, both bad guys and a not so nice heavenly angel are after both of them.  Seems you can't deny fate.  The Taken is a combination paranormal murder mystery and love story which will keep you up reading long into the night.

Thank you to William Morrow, Imprint of Harper Collins publishing for providing me with a copy of the book. 


  1. I like paranormal and mysteries ... I'll have to add this to the ole wish list.

  2. Love the combo, especially because I'm really deep into romance right now!!


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