cover image Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Victoria Laurie, NAL/Obsidian, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-0-451-23197-0

In Laurie's frantically fun, if at times cartoonish, fifth Ghost Hunter mystery (after March 2010's Ghouls Gone Wild), M.J. Holliday and the Ghoul Getters cable TV show crew face some anxious moments at Dunlow, a haunted Irish castle, especially after their producer, Peter "Gopher" Gophner, goes missing. Treacherous tides can make it tricky to reach Dunlow, which is located on an island. Another challenge is the powerful castle phantom guarding the hidden treasure of Lord Ranald Dunnyvale, who ransomed some survivors of the Spanish Armada back in the 16th century for a hefty sum. Reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's bunch, Laurie's enthusiastic, punchy ghost busters make this paranormal series one teens can also enjoy. (Dec. 28)