What's a Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter Mystery Series #1)

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M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...

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Overview

M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451220905
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Series: Ghost Hunter Mystery Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 328,085
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Real-life professional psychic Victoria Laurie drew from her career as a gifted clairvoyant and police psychic to create the character of Abigail Cooper. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her two spoiled dachshunds, Lilly and Toby. For information about upcoming novels and appointments for readings, visit her Web site at www.VictoriaLaurie.com.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    A Great Way to Start a Series!

    What's A Ghoul to Do? Was a brilliant start to this series. The characters were fresh and fun (Gilley instantly became my favorite, although Dr. Steven Sable is a close second), M.J. stayed just as kickass as she was in the beginning and I loved the blooming relationship between her and Steven. The mystery never dried out I thoroughly enjoyed every little bit and the ghosts were just as fun to read about as the living breathing characters. I would recommend this to anyone into the paranormal looking for a fast and fun mystery.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    Ghost Busting Fun!

    M.J. Holliday can see and talk to ghosts. She has had the gift ever since she can remember. Her best friend Gil is her business partner and organizer of the busts she goes on. Things change for them when a rich doctor, Steven Sable, comes into their office. He wants them to ghost bust his grandfather's cabin and he wants to tag along. M.J. always busts alone and the prospect of having another person with her isn't something she is comfortable with.
    This book is fast paced, fun and just enough romance to make you want to read the second novel.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    A high recommendation

    This book was a good read. It was light hearted with a small twist to the ending. The ending is why I want to read the next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    Fun

    A fun read :) at times predictable, yet still enjoyable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    Great Series by Victoria Laurie!

    Having read another series by Victoria Laurie, I was anxious to start this Ghost Hunter Mystery series. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and found it a great way to escape my daily life. The plot is unique and I enjoy the characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2013

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    Originally on my blog: The Bibliophile's Corner Cover Talk: I¿m

    Originally on my blog: The Bibliophile's Corner

    Cover Talk: I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I just love covers for cozy mystery series. They are always so eye-catching.




    Why I Read It: The Book Nympho is doing a read-a-long for the series this year and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to finally get my hands on this book .




    Characters: M. J.’s medium skills are more than just a job. It’s all she’s ever known. Watching shows like Ghost Whisperer and Medium, I always picture characters with this gift like this as tough, but prone to crying. A lot. That is not the case here with M. J. She is definitely tough, and instead of of crying, she




    Gilley is M. J.’s partner and without him, she would be lost. Between one night stands with lovesick men and trying to get M. J. into the dating world, Gilley runs the hardside of the business. I think perhaps the most interesting part of his character is how scared he is of the homes that M. J. is trying to bust. He stays in the van and monitors safely from the inside.




    Steven Sable Jr., A.K.A. Dr. Delicious, provides quite the case for M.J. Good looking and successful, his business just might be the big profile case that M. J. needs. The only really irritating thing about this character is his English. Or rather, his not knowing English that well. I just find it a bit unbelievable that a successful doctor in the U.S. doesn’t have a solid grip on the nations language. But maybe that’s just me.




    Plot/World-building: From the first page, Laurie did a great job at pulling me in. M. J. is in the midst of a case, seals up a portal, and calls it a day. I really love M. J. and her blunt, no-nonsense attitude about her gift. There is no beating around bush and she does not talk to clients softly. She is upfront from the beginning and “sorry-not-sorry” if you don’t believe her.




    After Steven convinces M. J. to take his case, the trio head up to his hunting lodge and are immediately thrust into a haunted situation. The TV’s are turning on, people are getting pushed on the stairs, the elevator is going up and down on it’s own. Some creepy things for sure, but to make it even more interesting, there is someone very much alive trying to stop Steven and M. J. from solving his grandfather’s “suicide”.




    The only part of this book that bothers me a bit is the romance between Steven and M. J. I just don’t particularly care for them together, but more than that, I just don’t care for Steven that much. Sure, he’s good looking, but dear lord, he needs to learn English…




    Final Thoughts: Ghostbusters, mediums, creepy house, pesty ghosts. It was definitely a great read and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Could not put it down!

    I was two chapters in and I ran out and bought all the books that followed in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    I loved this book, I bought the second one immediately after and

    I loved this book, I bought the second one immediately after and started it. It starts out with a bang and continues on. Between the ghost busting, a murder mystery past and present, and romance it has is all. Just when you think you have the mystery solved there's another twist. I love M.J. and although Steven may mess up some American sayings (many of which I liked his version better and had a good laugh)it was cute, I admit a little overdone sometimes but I still enjoyed it. This book had many twists but I think it pieced it all together nicely, and the sarcastic comments were right up my alley. Highly entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Very enjoyable

    Loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Dont bother

    Although I enjoyed the psychic eye series this new ghoul series is just pathetic. Boring, contrived and with characters i found completely unlikable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    A cute cozy on ghosts

    When ghost buster MJ Halliday gets a call from a prospective client to contact his grandfather, who recently died but didn't cross over, she is reluctant to take the case since the client wants to help. Lack of money and pressure from her business partner forces her to give in to this handsome and irksome client. MJ learns there isn't just one ghost and it seems as though the other wants to cause them harm!

    I enjoyed this first book in this series by Laurie, although, they don't take the place of her Psychic Eye series!

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Quick, Fun Read

    Enjoyed reading this series. The stories were fast-paced, the characters were funny and endearing. MJ & Gilley bickered like brother & sister with hilarious outcomes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    11/23/12

    11/23/12 Liking this first of the series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Couldnt put it down

    My husband and i coulnt put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    SPELLBINDING

    This story is great. The author knows just how to tell a story to keep you glued to the book. Most of the time I didn't want to put the book down. Once I finished with this book...I couldn't wait to buy the next one of this series. Victoria Laurie is beginning to be one of my favorite writers.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Love it

    I just love this book i read it to all my friends!! M.J. Holliday is: sexy,hardcore, and just bad ass. Gilly Gillyspie is: prue funny and a girls best friend!! Dr.Steven Stable is: hote, sexy, and Dr.Delicious!!!! I love the hole series!!!!! Get it if u dare!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Really fun read.

    Great book. A real page tirner and lots o fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Love Her

    I am a HUGE fan of Victoria Laurie! I read her other series on a whim recently and enjoyed them so much I had to get this one too! Her characters are so much fun and make for a very enjoyable read. The plots are very thought out, but fun and funny at the same time. They are easy reads that are truely fantastic. Thank you for these books Victoria and I hope you continue to write more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Fun read

    I love reading books that are well writen and fun. This is both.

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