Book Reviews of What's A Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter, Bk 1)

What's A Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter, Bk 1)
What's A Ghoul to Do - Ghost Hunter, Bk 1
Author: Victoria Laurie
ISBN-13: 9780451220905
ISBN-10: 0451220900
Publication Date: 4/3/2007
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 416 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed What's A Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 13
Fiction?? Ok maybe the story line but not the investigation.. I couldn't believe how right on the book was through out. I kept thinking either this author has a psychic/medium working with her or she's a psychic/medium.
Seriously this has to be one of the best books I've read in a long time. This is only the second author to have me laughing out loud while reading the book(first being Janet Evanovich). Honestly if you don't believe in ghost then the book will appear to be hooky to you. If you believe you will enjoy the book. It's an easy read moves along nicely and throws in some unexpected laughs...
Can't wait to read the next book in the series "Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend"
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Helpful Score: 13
First book in her new series. Introducing M.J. Holliday a psychic that specializes in ridding homes of Ghosts and Demons. This is much like her Psychic Eye Series including funny moments and a sexy man. The whole time I was reading this book I couldn't stop thinking about the Scooby-Do series. The only difference is that Scooby is a parrot named Doc.
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Helpful Score: 7
I don't think that MJ Holliday was as developed as Abbey Cooper, but that could also be because this is her first appearance and we've "met" Abbey several times. I laughed iced tea out my nose several times when Dr. Eye Candy was butchering the English language. That alone made this book a four star!!
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Helpful Score: 7
I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one afternoon on a rainy day, and got absolutely nothing done! The whole time i was guessing until the final reveal. This book has it all, mystery, humor, romance, ghosts, and suspence. An excellent book! 1st in series, order it now!
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Helpful Score: 7
M J Holliday's a medium w/ a message - her business is helping lost souls cross over to the other side. But what if the ghosts want to stay put?
This was a cute paranormal romance/mystery. What I liked was it was more about the mystery and story surrounding the characters than the steamy sex stuff. I like more story & less "romance" especially in the lighter, funny stories. M J Holliday is a ghostbuster who, aided by her gay assitant & her vocalizing parrot, helps a client rid his home of ghosts, while unexpectedly finding romance too. Not a page turner but it was entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a really great book. Fast read and funny!

M.J. Holliday's a medium with a message-- her business is helping lost souls cross over to the other side. but what if the ghosts want to stay put?

M.J. Holliday has two rules. One, she and her partner, Gilley Gillespie, work alone; and two, she doesn't date clients. But when handsome Dr. Steven Sable needs her help, the specter-spotting sleuth is ready to break both rules.

It seems the hot doc's grandfather jumped from the roof of the family lodge in an apparent suicide. but Dr. Sable knows in his bones it was foul play, and strange things keep happening at the lodge. He'll hire M.J. and Gilley- but only if he can come along. Hey, the duo needs the money-and looking at eye candy all weekend doesn't sound too bad, either...
But once they reach the lodge, the three realize they're dealing with more ghosts than just Grandpa Sable's. and the spooks keep playing nasty tricks on their human visitors. To the untrained eye, it would appear that ghouls just want to h ave frun. But M.J. knows they're communicating their distress-and it's up to her to figure out why...
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first Victoria Laurie book I've read. It won't be the last.
I loved this book. It's fun, and entertaining, and a very quick read.
Now on to the Psychic Detective series until the next M.J. and Dr. delicious book comes out.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoy Victoria Laurie's writing style. I love the Psychic Eye series and this new Ghost Hunter series promises to be just as good, if not better! Fast, funny, kept my interest to the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Super, super first book in the Ghost Hunter series. Quick paced, funny, sexy, scary, original characters, well written. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was hesitant when I first ordered this book but it was suggested to me by a friend so I decided to check it out. That's why that girl is my friend !! She knows me well. I absolutely could not put this book down. I read a lot and if the first 2 chapters do not appeal to me I will most-likely never finish. This one had me in the first few pages. This book is witty and the main character, M.J.Holliday, is extremely likable as are her side-kicks. I laughed (out loud) many times while reading this one. Let me say I like mysteries and paranormal (vampires, mediums ghosts etc) but I don't really care for extreme romance and this book offered a little romance however it was more flirty than gooey over-blown romance. I'm in my 30's and the author seemed to target the 25-40 range quite well, the lingo and the thought process definitely catered to my age group. I would talk to my friends the way M.J. did. It was sassy and grown-up but still "cool". I would recommend this book to every female who likes paranormal and comedy. I can't wait to get the next book in this series !! Happy reading :)
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great series from Victoria Laurie. MJ is a ghostbuster and seems like everywhere she goes a ghost wants her to pass on information. He partner Gilley is afraid of ghosts so he mostly takes care of the electric items and some computer hacking. Doc her parrot adds a flair of fun and likes to repeat things that are said. I RECOMMEND this series, if you like Victoria Laure, this is for you.......
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful book. Engaging characters and a creepy mystery. Can't wait for the second book in this series to come out!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great start to a new series by an author who's already proven herself. I actually liked this one better than Laurie's Psychic series, maybe because of the added ghost-busting element. Too bad we have to wait so long to get the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
book moves a little slow to start but picks up midway thru. It is a decent read but not one of my favorites. If I were to recommend this author I would recommened the psychic eye series over this one. I am going to read the second book to see if there is any improvement.
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Helpful Score: 1
Honestly a great book! I got it trying to find a new series to delve into and couldn't have gotten a better one. It has a great story line with even better characters and even might make you jump in the night while reading it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book. I thought it was very interesting, easy to read & had humor in it. I would definitely recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. I like the whole series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book, it was a quick read with an interesting storyline. I liked the interaction between the 3 main characters. I love to read paranormal stories & throw it into a mystery then I'm hooked. I am going to read the next ones in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first book I've read by this author and I really liked it. Just the right amount of paranormal elements, suspense, mystery, romance, and humor. I particularly liked Doc, the talking parrot. His one liners were hysterical and so spot on.

M.J. Holliday is a psychic medium who got tired of the whole medium thing and started ghostbusting instead. Now she helps ghosts (kindly and vengeful) to cross over to the other side. When Dr. Steven Sable requests her assistance in finding out what really happened to his grandfather and if his newly inherited lodge is haunted, M.J. and Gilley (her gay friend and partner) jump right on that money train. But this is one ghostbusting experience that may be the death of her and Gilley...and the client. Turns out the lodge is very haunted by two ghosts not one. Now the biggest mystery is who is the second ghost and why is it trying to kill them.

This is a sweet romance that is super funny. Steven is a Argentinian native who grew up in Germany and vacationed in Boston so his English is screwy and his accent is devine. And we cannot forget M.J.'s parrot Doc. He is the funniest pet I've heard about in months. His one-liners are spot on and hysterical. A wonderful start to A Ghost Hunter Mystery series.
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Helpful Score: 1
First book in the new Ghost Hunter series by Victoria Laurie. Laurie also writes the Psychic Eye series, which is awesome. This new series promises to be just as great.

Must reads...everything V.Laurie has written is a must read so far!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a great book! It had everything including a mystery, romance, and ghosts. M.J and Gilley are funny and the way "Dr. Delicious" beat up the English language was hilarious at times. Even with the underlying humor, this is a mystery and it kept me turning "just one more page" to see who the bad guy really was. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
....another great Victoria Laurie series book. Very good mystery, fun to read and kept me interested to the last page. Thank you Victoria!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a cute, fun read. The author writes in a way that the book just flows and I read it really quickly.

I liked all of the characters--M.J., Dr. Sable, and Gilley. Gilley is the gay guy friend who is hilarious. M.J. seemed believeable.
And Dr. Sable, otherwise known as Dr. Delicious, just seems hot--and funny! I loved the way his language messed up all the English
slang words, if sometimes to much! They had me laughing a lot!

I enjoyed the plot too. I sort of figured out what happened, but not completely. As for M.J. and Dr. Sable, the author left us hanging
until the next book in the series, Demons Are A Ghoul's Best Friend. I would have liked a little more "paranormal". It's a good thing
I'm reading that next!
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Helpful Score: 1
I just became addicted to a new series. This was really great. I can't wait to read more.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed this book!! I have wished listed the others in the series. Very fast read because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended!
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Helpful Score: 1
After reading Abby Cooper books.I decided to read this one. Not as dark as other series,not so gory. Great books
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Helpful Score: 1
What a fun book! This series is shaping up to be a fantastic cozy mystery series, on par with Elaine Viets' "Dead End Job" books. I liked this book even better than the first book in Victoria Laurie's "Psychic Eye" series. It is very good! The sidekicks (gay BFF Gilley, and parrot Doc Holliday) are fantastic. I loved the butchering of the English language by Doctor Delicious. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the second "Ghost Hunter" book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book. Didn't enjoy it as much as the Psychic detective series. Can't wait until the next book comes out.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very entertaining! Liked it way more than I thought I would. Great commuter book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very entertaining quick read. Ghostbusting at it's finest.
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Helpful Score: 1
I am going to start this review by stating that I prefer this authors Psychic Eye series. Having said that, dont let that sway you from checking out this series. I enjoyed meeting M.J. and her partner Gilley. I also liked that M.J. has a parrot she named Doc after her infamous ancestor, Doc Holliday. The bird is quite the character. He talks and sometimes says some very inappropriate things, such as singing Y.M.C.A. or some cute things like calling M.J.s client Dr. Delicious. Steven Sable is M.J.s love interest and client and has his plate full just trying to make himself understood. He didnt grow up in America, so his vocabulary is a little different. When he and M.J. share a drink one night, he refers to it as a nightgown instead of a night cap.

Though I found the story to be interesting, I felt like there were a lot of details that didnt seem to fit and made it a little bit hard to follow. First of all, Stevens grandfather has died under mysterious circumstances so he hired M.J. to look into it to determine if it was really suicide. During this time, Gilley has a nasty encounter with an angry ghost who pushes him down the stairs. Obviously, I am led to think that Stevens grandfather was pushed to his death by the same ghost. The story veers off into a sub-plot involving Stevens birthright, the father who has never acknowledged his existence, paternity tests and shady land deals. When I got to the end, I am left still wondering if Stevens father is really his father and what his intentions were throughout the story.

Im hoping some of these details get clarified in the next book as it appears that Steven will be a regular part of M.J.s life. Overall, though there are a lot of confusing details that left me with more questions than answers, I am curious enough about the series to find out where it will lead me to next.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. I love stuff about the paranormal, and I also participate in "ghost hunts" in Atlanta, and this really related to me. I am looking forward to the next book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great start to the new Ghost Busters Series by Victoria Laurie. I'm already a huge fan of her Psychic Eye series, and this one looks just as promising. M.J. Holliday can commune with the dead, and uses her talents to help unwanted spirits pass over (think Ghost Whisperer for hire). This book was smart, sassy, and had a lot of humor (as well as a little romance). I can't wait for the next one to come out.
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Another great Laurie book. There could have been more depth but am anxious to read book 2
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Great story line with a few twists to keep you guessing but not enough to lose interest. I love the characters but I was a little disappointed that Gilley's character was included more. Gilley is M.L.'s ghost hunter partner. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
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First impression..Loved it. Could not put this book down, read it so fast that is literally my only complaint. This book has got your paranormal mixed with a dash of romance all tied up with a mystery. If you like all three this is the story for you!

ARM
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Wonderful book in a wonderful series! I laugh out loud with Victoria Laurie's books, just as I did with Janet Evanovich's books. Victoria also brings awareness of intuitive abilities in a non-threatening manner.
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Victoria Laurie still going strong and getting better all the time. Can hardly wait for the next in this new series. Have a LITTLE problem with instant reposting, because have got my daughter reading them now and have to wait for her to finish them.
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This was a goofy, amusing story about a lady ghost buster and her romance. The mystery part of it was okay but I won't be reading any more of these. Just a bit too much fluff for my taste ;o)
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I absolutley LOVED this book. It is a humorous mystery book, with a little bit of romance throughout. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Cute read if you like murder mystery type books. It started off strong then got a smidge boring but then the last half was pretty good. I was expecting more ghoulishness but it was more about ghosts and the main character being a medium (guess I didnt read the back cover that well). Overall I liked it!
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This being the first book of the series it wasn't as good as I was hoping it could have been. There was to much sex and not enough ghost hunting. And the lack of knowledge of the English language was boring after awhile. If you can get past all of that, the ghost hunting is interesting and the story isn't to bad. Hopefully the next book in the series will be better.
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Lots of fun to read, really enjoyed this book
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M.J. Holliday's a medium with a message - her business is helping lost souls cross over to theother side. But what if the ghosts want to stay put? MJ and her partner Gilley Gillespie set out to get rid of hot and handsome Doc Sable's family ski lodge of its resident ghost, but soon the spooks are playing nasty tricks on their human visitors. Is it just a case of ghouls just want to have fun???
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To be honest this book spooked me a little. It was very good. I liked it.
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Great book, new series.
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excellent