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Ghoul Interrupted
A Ghost Hunter Mystery, No 6
Victoria Laurie

Jan 2012/ ISBN: 978-0-451-23550-3

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

M.J. Holliday has always been able to see ghosts and to talk to them. She's even capitalized on her gift by becoming the star of the reality TV show, Ghoul Getters. She and her team have faced evil entities many times, and have managed to emerge triumphant. Before she and the crew can head off to their next assignment, tragedy unfolds when her boyfriend, Heath, learns that his uncle has been murdered.

M.J. had a warning about the news Heath was about to get. She'd dreamed of her late mother and of her spirit guide, Sam Whitefeather, and had been given the mandate to kill the demon who threatens to destroy the entire Whitefeather tribe. Heath is Sam's grandson, and M.J. knows she has to save him, too. She's also been told that she is considered a member of the tribe and that her own life is in grave jeopardy.

Ghoul Interrupted is set in New Mexico and the author conveys the essence of the spirituality of the land and of the Native Americans who live there. While the urgency of the mission to destroy an evil demon is deadly serious, Victoria Laurie also injects a great deal of humor in the tone of the story. Gillie Gillespie, another member of M.J.s team, has been her friend since childhood. Gillie is also able to interact with spirits. The character of Gillie is rather over the top, and is a certified hypochondriac, both of these characteristics serve to make Gillie one of my favorite characters because he's so funny without intending to be, and I think most of us know someone with similar traits.

If you've read the previous books in this series and enjoyed them, you won't be disappointed in the least with Ghoul Interrupted. If you are new to this series, you'll get off to a good start reading this novel, and it should whet your whistle to read the previous books. Fans of Paige Shelton's If Fried Chicken Could Fly, or authors Juliet Blackwell and Annette Blair should enjoy this book too.

Reviews of other titles in this series

What's a Ghoul to Do, No 1
Demons Are a Ghoul’s Best Friend,
No 2
Ghoul Interrupted, No 6
What a Ghoul Wants,
No 7

Reviewed 2012
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