Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery Series #5)

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery Series #5)

by Victoria Laurie

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When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs-and that the resident phantom won't push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M.J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the menacing phantom...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451231970
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Ghost Hunter Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 169,410
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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

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Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery Series #5) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book. The last two books were difficult to read because they were not quite up to par with the previous works by this authoress. I feel cheated about Dr. Sable's removal from the series (although not surprising considered the author's opinion of him). I miss Doc and I miss the thrill from the first book. Laurie's other series is still great and enjoyable. But the changes in this story line do not seem like an improvement. This book and the two previous were almost impossible to read to the end. I find this sad because I like Victoria Laurie and her psychic views.
NoDoubtingSound More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter (M.J.) Series but seriously something was up with this book. First off, am I the only one who thought that the first and second books happened within months of eachother and that the third one followed pretty closely? Maybe it's just me but when M.J. stated that her and Steven had dated for nearly two years I was a little thrown off. Anyway, my gosh! Were the characters in this book incredibly annoying (especially M.J. and Gilley) they were not themselves at all. Of course, one of my new favorite characters, Gopher, had to go get kidnapped and stuff, so he couldn't even save this story. Seriously, I loved the plot of this story (haunted castle, if you don't leave by a certain time you're pretty much screwed) it was a great idea it just wasn't executed well. I would rather have read about Meg, Kim, and John fighting the demon/ ghost thing because they probably would have handled it a lot better than M.J. did. She became such a baby in this book, everything was too scary or too hard for her it got old really fast. And then she had the nerve to yell at Gilley for whining like a baby.... umm hello? I felt incredibly bad for Heath in this book having to deal with both M.J.'s and Gilley's whining and then having his arm pretty much broken because M.J. had to have a panic attack (doing the thing she does on a regular basis) Yeah, poor Heath. Overall, a mediocre book in a great series, hopefully, the next one will have our heroes back to their usual awesome selves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the series. Have read all 5 books in this series and it is one of my favorites. The characters are great and entertaining. The story while not the most original (Think ghost hunters) is one of the most interesting plot lines I've read about ghost hunters. I've found no flaws with this thrilling and somewhat creepy story about a haunted castle which can only be gotten to at high tide. Haunted by a phantom which caused at least one death so far MJ and crew go up against a dangerous ghost along with a couple criminal humans thrown in. Got my mom hooked with the first book, gave the first one to a friend to try after she saw this book and thought it looked good, and gave them to my sister after she read a little of one and didn't want to give them back. Plot twists are great as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the first three books and was really looking forward to the next one, until I could see the format changing in the third book. Their desire to go celebrity, fame, and, money status, from the happier more believable one, before the "Ghoul Getters" jazz. I think they were much better with the mix between M.J. and Dr. Sable, in her life and out on busts, and still attempt at a normal life with "Doc", and Gilly. It seemed she was more or less using her natural gift to help people with caring and skill. It made for a much more enjoyable and "want to read" light/mystery for me. The first two and three-quarter books were really griping. Would love to see a return.
dd196406 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love these books! Love the whole ghosthunter mystery idea. They are well written and, if you like stories about the paranormal, you will love them. Highly recommended.
CommunityBookstop on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
M.J., Heath, Gilley, Gopher, Kim, Meg and John find themselves travelling to Scotland to search a haunted Castle on rocks for ghouls and missing treasure. Early into their search Gopher the producer goes missing, and much of the book is trying to find out what happened to him, and why Heath and M.J. can¿t locate his spirit or sense his energy.They find things are not what they appear, there is much history involved with this story. As the original owner of the castle has hidden gold but many towns folk aren¿t sure if it is accurate it or not. M.J. spends much of her time having conversations with Sam Whitefeather, Heath¿s grandfather as he assists them from beyond the grave, and Lord Dunnyvale, who was the original owner. They also battle a nasty phantom who has been there protecting the gold and injuring many people along the way even killing a few of them. This book really had me wondering if the producer, Gopher would be found in time or if his fate was already sealed. I was so happy when they were able to close up the case and find their friend.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my least favorite book of the series. It moves slow and just didn't catch my interest.The Ghoul Getters are in Ireland to film a show a a local castle. While there, the ghost of the man that built the castle in the 14th century, asks MJ to rid his castle of an evil phantom that throws visitors to the rocks below and terrifies the other ghosts that remain grounded out of their loyalty to the former owner. The shows producer disappears as soon as he reaches the castle and the ghost of the former owner will tell MJ where he is only after she has banished the phantom.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Victoria Laurie has two series: Abby Cooper Psychic Eye and this one, Ghost Hunter...I started with Abby Cooper, but when I found MJ and the gang in Ghost Hunter, that was the winner of the two series. I enjoy watching MJ and her peeps bust ghost butt in haunted houses and hotels. Now they are in Ireland and looking for treasure in uber haunted Dunlow Castle. MJ gets help from sort of boyfriend Heath, best friend just-about-a-big-baby Gilley, and the crew from their cable show Ghoul Getters...but she also gets help from the ghostly lord of the manor appearing in her dreams. The gang is beset by issues and problems from the get-go. The castle is definitely off the mainland and is only accessible at certain times of the tide, the producer of the show goes missing and there's a phantom that no one mentioned. I liked the book quite a lot, only issue is Gilley and MJ's relationship. Gilley gets all hysterical and selfish and MJ first gets pissed then forgives him. I got a bit tired of the scenes this time around, but it won't keep me from getting the next in the series, GHOUL INTERRUPTED. Four ghostly beans.....
Reader_Barbara on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mysteries, No. 5) finds MJ Holliday and the cast of Ghoul Getters in Ireland, investigating a haunted castle. However, this is no ordinary haunted castle, this castle boasts a phantom and a legend of lost treasure. Upon their arrival in Ireland, the team finds that several treasure hunters before them have lost either their lives or their sanity trying to locate the lost treasure of Dunlow Castle.MJ is back, helping lost spirits and busting evil ones. She's got Gilley, Heath and her television crew with her. They are in Ireland visiting a very haunted castle--with helpful and harmful spirits. When a member of her crew goes missing, presumably lost to the phantom, the kinder spirits at the castle charge her with solving the mystery of the phantom and ridding the castle of it. Only then will they assist her in finding her friend. MJ finds herself solving several mysteries, including the mystery of her feelings for Heath.Victoria Laurie provides a fun adventure, mixed with some ghost hunting and a little romance, in this addition to the Ghost Hunter Mysteries. MJ continues to be her witty, entertaining self, and her relationships with Gilley and Heath add humor and romance to the mix. Overall, this follows the previous books in the series very nicely and I hope we see more development between MJ and Heath in the future.Follow my reviews at
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this series for the most part. The previous book was my favorite, I think. I eagerly jumped into this one because I wanted to visit with M.J. and Gilley again. I am very happy to report that Dr Steven is non existent in this book because he was always my least favorite character and I really feel like he lessened the series. I also love the idea that M.J. and Gilley have joined a ghost investigative t.v. show. The new side characters are interesting, especially Heath and the director Gopher. For most of this story, I was less than completely captivated. Although the setting was adequately creepy, I never really enjoyed the history of the castle/rock or took a big interest in the ghost/phantom that resided there. Not much was going on in the scenes away from the castle either. Then I got to the last quarter of the book and things went into hyper-drive. The conclusion was really entertaining and the mystery unraveled in a great way. I love the use of the ghosts at the end of the book in the climactic castle scene. I suspected the bad guy or bad guys but I never knew for sure and I never figured out all the twists. I also loved the final resolution involving where the treasure was found and another scene where M.J. faces the bad guy. This all bumped my rating up a star. I think it adds depth to M.J.'s character to see her become frightened a time or two and to make a few mistakes along the way. However, I still have one big pet peeve. I hate how M.J. calls everyone "Buddy" and everyone else calls everyone "honey or hon". When M.J. calls Gilley 'buddy' at the end of each sentence to him, she comes off as beyond condescending. I also have a problem with the fact that Heath's grandfather seems to appear every time she needs something. I don't mind the idea of him as her spirit guide, but he shouldn't be showing up at every turn. That makes things too easy for M.J. and not nearly as exciting for readers. "Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls" isn't the best in this fun series, but it is still a very enjoyable read. I read the preview for the next book, "Ghoul Interrupted" and I have high hopes for it. (As a side note, I'd like to recommend the Casey Daniel's "Pepper Martin" series. It is also one of the best ghost series around! Terri Garey's Nikki Styx is another one and is only five books long.)
lizard_698959 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I read this one cause after the last one I was almost done with this series. However I believe that after reading this one my faith has been renewed in the series. I love the way she incorporates humor into her mysteries.While I still miss Dr. Steven Sable though, and while I like Heath I don't care for him and M J together. Gopher who usually annoys me was blessedly missing from most of the book as he got kidnapped. Also Gilly who I usually love was grumpy and stuffing his face for most of the book, I could have done with out that. Its pretty much a basic story line M J and her crew got to a haunted castle to get rid of a phantom only they must first figure out how it got to be there in the first place. Much confusion ensues as Gopher goes missing, Gilly overeats to compensate for the stress, and everyone seems to get hurt at one point but like true troopers they keep on trucking until they get there job done.
Marlyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Peter Gophner (aka, Gopher) the producer of M.J. Holliday's new cable television show Ghoul Getters, has found the perfect location. Dunlow Castle in Ireland, built on a rock that's only accessible via a causeway at low tide, is believed to be haunted by a malevolent phantom that is guarding a treasure of Spanish doubloons. This phantom has supposedly killed more than one disbelieving gold-hunter.What happens when they actually arrive at the castle is classic. The phantom fills its victim's mind with the person's greatest fears, and there are multiple scenes where M.J. or one of her crew are reduced to cowering and sobbing, despite their ghost-repellent magnetic spikes.Laurie's main characters (Heath, M.J., Gopher and Gilley) are well realized, but the minor ones are rather flat. Still, his is an enjoyable book, though more humourous than frightening, especially when researcher Gilley's response to fear is eating, and often talking through a mouthful of food. However, if you're prone to nightmares, it's probably not suitable bedtime reading.*FTC Full Disclosure: Many thanks to the publisher, who sent me a copy of the book for review purposes.
drebbles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For the next episode in their cable TV show "Ghoul Getters", M.J. Holliday and crew travel to Ireland to visit Dunlow, a haunted Irish castle. M.J. knows the shoot will be difficult as the castle is on an island and cannot be reached at times. But even she, who has had plenty of experience with ghosts, is knocked off her feet - literally - by a powerful phantom, who is guarding some hidden gold. Some people who have encountered this phantom have died, and M.J. isn't willing to risk her life and would be happy to leave. There is only one problem - her producer, Peter "Gopher" Gophner is missing, and MJ is afraid the Phantom has taken him. It will take all M.J. and her partner Heath have to stop the phantom and rescue Gopher - but will it be enough? For the most part, "Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls" is another nice paranormal mystery in Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunters paranormal mystery series. I love the ghost hunting aspects of the whole series and the haunted castle idea is a real winner. This may be M.J.'s toughest case yet and there are some very scary moments involving the phantom who is a truly scary ghost. Mixed in with the Phantom are several helpful ghosts (Laurie is at her best when ghosts visit M.J. while she is dreaming) that add much to the atmosphere of the book. There are also some sadder moments involving ghosts who won't crossover and relive their deaths over and over again. Neatly mixed in with all of this is the mystery of Gopher's disappearance (although I did figure out pretty easily where he was). Unfortunately, what almost ruins this book is the over-the-top actions of Gilley. When the series first started he was a lovable amusing character - M.J.'s best friend who worked with her even though he is afraid of ghosts. Now he's simply annoying - screeching all the time that he is hungry, (we got it the first 25 times he said it) and is afraid of talking animals in movies (?). His histrionics ruined much equipment, and about had it when he and M.J. had what was essentially a food fight (seriously). I had to wonder why the others put up with his antics and why in the world M.J. is friends with them. Too bad, because he is a fun character - hopefully his character will turn around in the next book in the series. It may be flawed, but "Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls" is still a fun paranormal mystery.
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I have enjoyed this entire series. I plan on reading other Victoria Laurie book's after catching up on this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1/8/12 I really like Ms. Laurie's writing. I don't believe in all the psychic stuff, but they are fun reads. However, I've got to say that the main character, M.J., seems to fall a lot. I mean A LOT, and, she manages to hurt others when she does. M.J. comes off looking like a bumbling fool.
Pooters_Magooters More than 1 year ago
i would highly recommended!! i love the whole series!
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I miss Stephen and Doc, but still loved the story. I enjoy how lively the ghosties are described. All in all an excellant read.
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Ghosts and more ghosts!
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