cover image Ghoul Interrupted: 
A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Ghoul Interrupted: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Victoria Laurie. NAL/Obsidian, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-0-451-23550-3

Laurie’s diverting sixth Ghost Hunter mystery (after 2010’s Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls) takes Mary Jane “M.J.” Holliday, the host of the reality-TV show Ghoul Getters, to New Mexico, to investigate the murder of the beloved uncle of her colleague and new boyfriend, Heath Whitefeather. The spirit of Heath’s deceased grandfather, introduced to M.J. by the spirit of her late mother, fears an ancient evil spirit is determined to kill all the Whitefeathers. The difficult personal politics of the Zanto Pueblo add complexity to the plot, while the antics of M.J.’s hypochondriac gay best friend, Ghoul Getters producer Gillie Gillespie, and her parrot, Doc, provide comic relief. While the romance between M.J. and Heath never catches fire, series fans will enjoy the straightforward storytelling and gentle humor. Agent: Jim McCarthy. (Jan.)