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Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun (Ghost Hunter Mystery #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  4,328 Ratings  ·  208 Reviews
A demonic guest terrorizes a haunted hotel

When ghost hunter and medium M.J. Holliday appears on a television show called Haunted Possessions, she encounters an evil knife that releases a demon. Now all hell has broken loose in the haunted hotel where M.J. is staying?and it?s up to her to give the uninvited guest an early checkout.

Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Obsidian (first published March 2009)
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Jul 07, 2009 Kate rated it it was ok
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Mar 18, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: GhostHunter Fans
The third in the series and I am still really enjoying them.

In this episode (cue organ music) M.J. and Gilley are off to San Francisco to participate on a Bravo T.V. Show on psychics. They of course are staying at The Duke Hotel - the most haunted hotel in San Francisco, so to say that there are shenanigans aplenty would be an understatement. Add to this mix: murder, haunted items, fake psychics and horny T.V. producers - and you got yourself a story.

I think the series hit a turning point in i
Nov 03, 2014 Sandie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy mysteries featuring psychics and mediums
Recommended to Sandie by: John at Murder by the Book
Gilley Gillespie, the technical side of the partnership of Gilley with MJ Holliday, a psychic medium, had a new idea to make them big bucks and get some free advertising on the side. Hollywood had called with the idea of a sort of haunted Antiques Roadshow to be broadcast on their favorite cable network, Bravo. Gilley is totally excited about the idea, MJ says no way, and their business partner and former client, Dr. Steven Sable was already packed. After much deliberation and discussion, the th ...more
Shazza Maddog
Sep 25, 2011 Shazza Maddog rated it liked it
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Kimberly Ann
M.J. Holliday is back and in San Francisco, in a old haunted hotel, set up for a t.v. program by her business partner & childhood friend Gilley. Three other psychics are brought in, two at the last minute who happen to be frauds....

Arriving at the hotel just as the body of a young woman is being removed from the sidewalk, M.J. talks to the Detective and convinces him (through talking with the ghost of the deceased) that a murder has occurred.

From there the plot thickens and becomes spookier
Riccarla Roman
Jul 27, 2010 Riccarla Roman rated it really liked it
I love Victoria Laurie's books whether it's Abby Cooper Psychic Eye or M. J. Holliday Ghost Hunter. This is an M. J. book and really scary but fun.

M. J. gets snookered into appearing on a reality show - a haunted Antiques Roadshow - where she and three other psychics will examine objects to see if they are evil or not. She doesn't want to do it, but her best friend/business partner Gil has already signed the contracts. With her boyfriend, Steven, in tow, they fly off to San Francisco to the most
Sep 01, 2010 Myhotstylist rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd installment of Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter Mysteries. It it by far the best in the series. M.J. has agreed to go on a Tv show in San Fransisco to bust haunted items, like old tea pots and the like. As soon as she arrives at the hotel named "The Duke" (the worlds most haunted hotel) she comes across a fresh murder crime scene. Now she faces many ghosts inside the hotel, who turn out to be good for piecing clues together to solve the crime... as well as a knife that releases a d ...more
Apr 14, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
My crack series. At least this is what I call it. Like I've said before I don't know why I get so sucked into these books. I just can't stop reading them. I gotta know what happens! In this book MJ gets invited to do some readings for a show called Haunted Possessions. She is VERY leary about doing it. Because she doesn't want to exploit her talent. Her and fellow psychic Heath have to sharpen their skills when one of the objects, a knife, turns out to be a portal that releases a nasty demon in ...more
Lauri Saplad
I love M.J. She is so quirky and funny, but strong at the same time. This story tells how she met up with Gopher and and Heath and embarked upon her career on Ghoul Getters, a new show on Bravo. If only it were a real show! Gilley and M.J. Are as hysterical as ever together. Gotta love the characterization. You feel as thought you've known they forever... It's also cool how she can speak t o spirits and help them cross over to the other side. Wonder if the magnet thing really works, though...
Liza Gilbert
Jan 23, 2010 Liza Gilbert rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
I love the fun of Laurie's paranormal novels. They are light, fluffy, and pure entertainment. However, the character of M.J. is getting a little mean and rhymes-with-itchy. It's getting hard to care whether good or bad things happen to her. Also, it's getting increasingly apparent that Laurie really has made no discernible distinction between the character in the Ghost Hunter Mysteries and Abby Cooper of the Psychic Eye series. That said, I enjoy the fun of them.
Really enjoyed reading this. With the setting of a haunted hotel it had many different ghosts and their background story. Some moments were really scary (view spoiler) and the concept of knife is interesting (view spoiler)
Apr 29, 2015 SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing
This one was a real nail biter. Loved the storyline and the well developed characters. A TV show is born and a hotel is needing some ghost cleared out. M. L., Gilley, Steven and a new character Heath are tested at every corner. I can't wait for the next book.
Kim Bishop
Nov 08, 2014 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it
What kind of blurb is that??!! It just doesn't say much does it.....well let me tell you! M.J. is roped into taking a job in San Francisco where she will be doing readings on items that people think are haunted or possessed. The kicker is she will be filmed with an audience and working with three other psychics. The one thing I didn't mention is how Gilley, M.J.'s best friend, signed her up for it without asking her first!! After a lot of yelling and arm twisting, M.J. finally comes to terms wit ...more
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Beth Haren
Sep 09, 2016 Beth Haren rated it liked it
Well... I did it. I actually caved and tried the next one in this series. Again, the Scooby vibe is strong with this one. So far, this is possibly the most Scooby so far, complete with multiple attempts by our heroine to explain and give a solution. MJ (the main character) is increasingly bratty with each successive book. She is demeaning and so very rude. While I appreciate a strong, opinionated person willing to stand for themselves, this goes a bit beyond that. She's just rude. You cannot con ...more
Brooke Baker
Feb 21, 2017 Brooke Baker rated it really liked it
These ghost hunter mysteries are starting to delve more into horror than cozy mystery, and they're riveting!
May 12, 2009 Drebbles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
Gilley Gillespie is always looking for ways to find business for his best friend, ghost buster M.J. Holliday, so he is quick to sign her up for a TV show that is a kind of haunted Antiques Road Show. M.J. agrees to go on the show thinking she would just be looking at haunted possessions, but before she knows it she is wrapped up in a murder investigation, staying at a haunted hotel, and trying to get rid of an evil knife that contains a demon. It is going to take all that M.J. and fellow medium ...more
Jan 31, 2016 annapi rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
Ghostbuster MJ Holliday and her partner Gilley Gillespie have a new gig - Gilley has gotten MJ on a new cable TV show that features paranormal investigators checking out objects that might be haunted. Because they need the money, MJ reluctantly agrees, but gets more than they bargained for when someone brings in a dagger that is a portal for a demon, who is now loose in the haunted hotel where they are staying. The demon is powerful enough to take temporary possession of people, and MJ soon find ...more
Ashley Ehlers
Sep 01, 2014 Ashley Ehlers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr

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It was so easy to fall back into this world, especially with Gilley's antics haha. He is by far one of my favorite characters, he is definitely the comedy relief during M.J.'s stressful times. And boy were there some stressful times as there was a ghost at almost every corner, it even had Gilley's greedy mouth clamp up tight from fear. But what did you expect when you're staying at a haunted hotel that's being renov
Julie H.
May 31, 2009 Julie H. rated it liked it
Another fun entry in the M.J. Holliday "Ghost Hunter" series, however the back of the book detracts from the overall quality of the book:
When M.J. agrees to use her paranormal abilities on a new TV show called Haunted Possessions, she hopes her gift will not be expolited. Neither M.J. nor her fellow medium Seth realizes how much they'll need to sharpen their psychic skills when one of the objects--a knife--turns out to open a portal that releases a demon.
Unfortunately, the "fellow medium's" nam
Hannah Jost
Nov 02, 2016 Hannah Jost rated it really liked it
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Dec 14, 2012 Joanne rated it really liked it
This was the third book I've read in this series, and let me just say that now I'm even more afraid of the dark. The problem is that I finally read the back of the book where it says that Victoria Laurie is a practicing psychic medium in real life. Does that mean that the things that happen in her book could possibly be real? Squeak!

In this book Gilley, M. J.'s primary partner, has snookered her into appearing on a new reality TV show being filmed in San Francisco called "Haunted Possessions," a
May 02, 2016 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2016
Book 3 of the Ghost Hunter Mystery by Victoria Laurie was by far the scariest one I have read thus far! A haunted hotel- after watching The Shining I cannot look at hotels the same way again!- and our ghost hunters battling it out with the meanest demons.
The plot occurs with Gilley signing M.J. up for a T.V. show that will feature her and other mediums to decipher the whereabouts/messages from beyond the grave from items left behind by said ghosties. At first what seemed to be a silly and harml
4 stars
This is the #3 book in the Ghost Hunters Mystery series. I would recommend reading them in order but it is not absolutely necessary.

This is a scarey cozy mystery. A really scarey cozy mystery. The whole series so far is well written. The writing flows and the plot is easy to not only follow but easy to get lost in. (I sat down to start this book and got up 3 hours later when I finished it) The characters are realistic and very likable. I could and would be good friends with the MC M. J.
Sheila Carsins
Feb 19, 2016 Sheila Carsins rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ever paranormal fan
Recommended to Sheila Carsins by: I found it.
I highly recommend any of Victoria Laurie's books on the "M.J.Holliday," series, and the Abbey Cooper," series, particularly if you have any interest in the paranormal. There's some very good lessons and advice on what can go go wrong if you dabble in the occult or paranormal. There are also many helpful bits of advice and protective, proactive, advice on ways to protect, and counteract various energies.

I thought that this book was fantastic. I love that M.J.'s, best friend, is also the most lik
Apr 03, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
This series just keep getting better!! I'm gripping my nook almost the entire book because there is such wonderful suspense. It's better than a movie that has you all tense and waiting to see what's behind the door. And who doesn't love to picture a big grown man screaming like a girl and running for their life?

Laurie has such a great imagination. It is truly a writers gift to be able to drop clues within regular sentences that will only make sense as the mystery unfolds. Some authors hurl the c
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Kathleen said: "Ok, I know that it looks like a nice piece of "brain candy" but this was one of the scariest books I've read. And I made the mistake of reading it night. Needless to say I slept with the lights on that night.

MJ is back with her faithful side-kicks Gil and Steven. Unfortunately, without her approval, Gil has signed MJ up to participate in a reality tv show (think John Edwards meets Antique Roadshow) filming in San Francisco. Their stay is off to a rocky start when they arrive at
Jul 08, 2009 Kathleen rated it liked it
Ok, I know that it looks like a nice piece of "brain candy" but this was one of the scariest books I've read. And I made the mistake of reading it night. Needless to say I slept with the lights on that night.

MJ is back with her faithful side-kicks Gil and Steven. Unfortunately, without her approval, Gil has signed MJ up to participate in a reality tv show (think John Edwards meets Antique Roadshow) filming in San Francisco. Their stay is off to a rocky start when they arrive at the hotel to find
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
errr the characters in this series drive me INSANE sometimes! in this book i got really annoyed at Gilley with the way he acted in some parts. steven was the least annoying character and i have to say i think im jealous M.J. and want him to myself, lol.

the writing wasnt the best, there were a lot of ! when the characters where just talking normally it made me feel like they were yelling everything to each other - which got old quickly, i also feel like the books in this series kind of dragged yo
Yvonne Boag
Feb 11, 2012 Yvonne Boag rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural, mystery
M. J. and Gill are ghostbusters, seriously. They agree to appear on a television reality show called Haunted Possessions where they meet Heath, another psychic. But the hotel they are staying at is riddled with ghosts and there is a dagger that seems to be possessed by a demon. People are dying and M.J. needs to figure out who or what is behind it all before she becomes the next victim.

It's not as fluffy as the cover portrays, I found the mystery element to it strangely compelling. However the w
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 books and counting. Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and a Y/A thriller, When (Formerly titled Death Date), to be released in early January of 2015.

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