I’ve had this series on my shelf for a long time, and as it was All Hallow’s Eve and I fancied a mystery I thought it was a good time to start Victoria Laurie’s Ghost Hunter Mystery series.
I really enjoyed Laurie’s writing. It’s a nice easy writing style and the pages flew by pretty quickly. The characters are fun, especially MJ’s African Grey parrot who sits on her shoulder and chats away – sometimes saying very inappropriate but funny things.
M. J. herself is a lovely character and I connected with her straight away. She is a medium who can talk to the dead, but she’s created a business with her friend and partner, Gilley, by ghostbusting – sending spirits over to the other side. Sometimes this kind of job can be dangerous, which is what they found out when hired by sexy doctor and millionaire, Steven Sable.
M. J. and Gilley are hired by Steven to find out how his grandfather died, even though the police put it down as a suicide. But Steven doesn’t believe it and wants M. J. to talk to his grandfather’s ghost in the hope of finding out the truth. But things go a lot deeper than that and there are many twists and turns. I really didn’t know where this story would end up and enjoyed the fact that I really didn’t know ‘who dunnit’.
I did find that although I enjoyed M. J. and all the other characters, I would have liked a lot more ‘ghostbusting’. There just wasn’t enough of it in my opinion, which was disappointing. Much of the book is researching the mystery and following living people, rather than interacting with the ghosts.
Overall, What’s A Ghoul To Do? is an entertaining read with fun and quirky characters. A really good start to a series and one that I will be continuing, with the next book in the series, Demon’s Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend.
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- What’s A Ghoul To Do?
- Demons Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend
- Ghouls Just Haunt To Have Fun
- Ghouls Gone Wild
- Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls
- Ghouls Interrupted
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