Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder

Title: A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder
Author: Victoria Laurie
Published: January 5th 2016 by NAL
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Ghost Hunter Mystery #10

Victoria Laurie obviously saved the best for last. In the beginning pages, the author lets the reader know that this will be the final book in the Ghost Hunter’s series. For me, the books have been a bumpy ride. Some I have loved and others did wear on my nerves. What started out as a rag tag group resembling Scooby Doo characters, turned into a group that not only put their lives on the line for the sake of their clients but also went beyond due to their commitment to each other.

Ms. Laurie brings back the whole gang in this book, and by whole gang, I mean the creepy's that they banished in the previous nine books. Oruc, Hatchet Jack, Sly the Slayer and even the Grim Widow make reappearances. Abby Cooper and her sister from Laurie’s Psychic Eye series are present and of course, Abby’s psychic ability lets M.J. Holliday in on a little secret that will change the direction of everyone’s lives forever.

M.J. and Heath’s futures have changed drastically since the last book, they have just returned from a vacation afforded to them due to a movie distribution deal surrounding a location shoot from their Ghoul Getters series. M.J., Heath and Gilley will not have to work again, but that does not mean that their lives will be simple. Upon arriving at home, they have come to learn that Gilley has “loaned” Oruc’s dagger to the museum that is hosting an exhibit for the movie premiere. He swears that all precautions had been taken, but what ensue, no one could have predicted. It appear that this ghost busting team have enemies both of this world and not.

This was a good-bye book. Victoria Laurie gracefully said good-bye to her beloved characters, she tied up their past and let the readers in on their futures. Unlike other author’s that just walk away and leave characters dangling, Ms. Laurie presented this book as a neat bow and allowed everyone that final look into the lives of these memorable characters.

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