What a Ghoul Wants: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Victoria Laurie. NAL/Obsidian, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-0-451-23897-9

Laurie nicely balances goofiness and terror in her delightful seventh Ghost Hunter mystery (after 2011’s Ghoul Interrupted). M.J. Holiday, Heath Whitefeather, Gilley Gillespie, and the rest of the investigative team for cable TV’s Ghoul Getters explore Wales’s haunted Kidwellah Castle, home of the ghostly Grim Widow, who’s strong enough to physically grapple with the living and is known for drowning victims in the castle moat. Determined to close the Widow down and free other ghosts the Widow has trapped, as well as expose the living people involved with these murders, M.J. and company dig into the history of the insane Lady Jane and her duke, whose spirit foretells death to those who see him. Romantic developments for M.J and Heath as well as for Gilley and a new beau will please series fans, while newcomers will slip into the story with ease. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Jan.)
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