|Title: Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls
Author: Victoria Laurie
Series: Ghost Hunter Mystery #5
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Reviewed by: Julia
Flirtation, references to sex.
Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.
GHOST HUNTERS TURNED TREASURE HUNTERS
When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, they hope that the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs, that the sun will shine warm upon their faces…and that the resident phantom won’t push them off a cliff.
A grown-up mix of Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew, GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS was a light, quick read that blends a realistic present day with a dash of the spirit world. An entertaining ghost story to fill a few hours, the characters of GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS didn’t leave enough of an impression for me to hurry out and pick up the rest of the series.
The ghostly aspects of the story were my favorite parts of the book, dusting a classic mystery procedural with ectoplasm. Victoria Laurie definitely wrote this installment in the Ghost Hunter Mysteries to work as a stand alone, providing a good amount of back story and world building from the outset. Unfortunately, as I felt that the world and the plot received a lot more attention than the characters. M. J. and her ghost-hunting cronies never deepened beyond bickering and flirting (not enough of the flirtation for my taste), and these shallow interactions weren’t enough to interest me in their well being.
For any reader who isn’t as character obsessed as I am, GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS is worth a look (especially mystery buffs who read a little fantasy on the side). For those who crave more drama, depth, and development, this series is probably worth a pass.