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Ghouls Gone Wild (Ghost Hunter Mystery #4)

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New in the national bestselling series

Psychic M.J. Holliday finds herself in a witchy situation...


When M.J. and her friends travel to a small town near Edinburgh, Scotland, to film the first installment of their new cable TV show Ghoul Getters, they find plenty of spooky action in a series of supposedly haunted caverns. But when they discover the body of a maintenance
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Paperback, 314 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by NAL (first published January 11th 2010)
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Sheilagh Lee
Jun 16, 2011 Sheilagh Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Ghouls Gone Wild(Ghost Hunters Mysteries number 4)


Mass Market Paperback

Category: Paranormal Mystery

By: Victoria Laurie




This is the fourth book in the Ghost Hunter series featuring M.J. Holliday and her sidekick Gilley. I had read her first book in this series but managed to miss the others I’ll have to catch up on them later.


In this the fourth book in the series M.J. is forced to honour the contract she and Gilley signed and go to Scotland to participate in a reality show Ghoul Getters ,with a f
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Amanda (The Literary Hoarders)
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Julie H.
Jul 31, 2010 Julie H. rated it really liked it
M.J., Gillie, and their new business associate Heath Whitefeather venture off to Scotland to film a series of busts for Bravo channel's Ghoul Getters. They are working with Gopher, who we met in their previous outing, on this venture. While at their first stop, the crew meets up with a super-nasty grounded spirit named Rigella who is the Witch of Queens Close. Rigella was a local witch whose family was murdered when she was unable to heal all of the town's residents from a particularly nasty out ...more
Lynda Tatad
Dec 18, 2011 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it
In "Ghouls Haunt to Have Fun", Medium MJ Holliday had been one of 4 mediums called in as an "expert" on what seemed to be "haunted" objects for a TV special. Heath WhiteFeather and MJ were the only true mediums of that 4some, and the producer came to them with a pitch from the Bravo network to work on a new cable show called 'Ghoul Getters', which would have them visiting some of the most haunted places in the world. This novel takes them to Scotland, and MJ's childhood best friend and business ...more
Melania
Oct 19, 2010 Melania rated it it was amazing
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In this ghost mystery M.J. Holiday, a psychic medium, and her best friend Gilley Gillespie go to Edinburgh Scotland. They begin to film the first episode of their new T.V. show Ghoul Getters when they encounter the most powerful spirit they have ever met. With the help of Heath Whitefeather, another medium, and Peter Gophner, the shows producer, they fight off the evil ghost witch and her sisters. But when the witch tries to kill Gilley it is up to M.J. to figure out who cal
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M
Feb 25, 2013 M rated it really liked it
The Ghostbusting show is on the road with MJ, Gilley, Heath and Gopher in Scotland. An extremely malevolent ghost witch terrorizes the busters but at the root of the problem is a murderer and an incredibly ingenious gadget that allows ghosts to take form and hurt people. Also MJ and Heath become ill and are in intense pain when ever it is turn on. Gilley turns out to be the smarty pants who figures out the why's and who's but MJ and Heath are the muscle that finally busts the ghosts. I have to a ...more
Ricki
Mar 08, 2013 Ricki rated it it was amazing
Victoria has outdone herself again! For me, this is the best book yet in the Ghost Hunter series. It was hard to put this one down. It has action the whole way through, and was enjoyable to the very last page. It give you a bit of a cliff hanger with her relationship with her fellow psychic Heath.
This wonderful adventure in Scotland, intermingled with the tragic and cruel history of the plague, some tidbits of "helpful hints" for ghost hunters, a possible new love in her life, and a scenario wit
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Debbie
Mar 23, 2015 Debbie rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, it is definitely action packed. I'll start with what I'm not fond of, first even though I wasn't crazy about Steven, I think he deserved a little effort in this book. Second I have not been and really don't expect to be a fan of Gilly, I couldn't stand when my kids whined never mind listening to it from an adult. Now that being said what I do like is the addition of John, Kim and Meg, although they didn't have huge parts I think they added some stability to the characters. I ...more
Drebbles
Jun 25, 2013 Drebbles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
M.J. Holliday can communicate with the dead and that ability has led her to a role in a cable TV series called "Ghoul Getters". For the first show M.J. and friends travel to Scotland to investigate some haunted caverns. This will be one of the toughest gigs M.J. and fellow medium Heath Whitefeather have ever been on - someone has let loose the witch that haunts the caverns and she is determined to harm the ancestors of the people that killed her and one of those ancestors is a dear friend of M.J ...more
Martina the Book Fairy
Sep 01, 2010 Martina the Book Fairy rated it really liked it
Technically this series is paranormal mystery rather than PNR/UF, but this category is often included as a subcategory of PNR so there you go. The series is about M.J. Holliday, a psychic medium & ghost-buster and her flamboyantly gay business partner, Gilley. In each book M.J. and Gilly tackle a new haunting problem of some sort. In this book, they're in Scotland shooting a ghost-busting TV show when they run into the strongest and scariest ghosts they've ever encountered - a witch and her ...more
Dlora
May 29, 2010 Dlora rated it it was ok
This is Victoria Laurie twisting her Abby psychic eye plots up a notch. In the Physic Eye mystery series, Abby (who gives psychic readings) has spiritual help from the other side to solve mysteries. In these Ghost Hunter mysteries, M.J. and her friends are ghoul hunters making a TV series to entertain the public with ghosties and ghoulies to scare you silly--and M.J. hopes to help to send grounded spirits to the other side. M.J. is a tougher character than Abby and the stories are scarier and mo ...more
Barbara
Feb 27, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
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Riccarla Roman
Jul 27, 2010 Riccarla Roman rated it really liked it
Having successfully dehaunted the Duke Hotel in San Francisco and survived the demon that came through the portal, M. J., Gil, and Heath are ready for a rest. But the producer has a new idea - Ghoul Getters - a reality show for Bravo in which they travel the world,busting ghosts internationally.

Their first stop is Scotland, where they deal with leftover evil from the plague, a really wicked witch and her sisters, and some very real murders. With soem guidance from Heath's grandfather, the alread
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Gigi
Dec 13, 2012 Gigi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I initially read this series out of order. I've recently been rereading it in order, and it's even more fun! The Ghost Hunter Mystery series is perfect for when you want a light read that's both a mystery and an adventure -- and when you want something that will make you smile a lot.

My old review:
Even though I'm reading the series completely out of order, I'm loving Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter mystery series. In this mystery, MJ and crew are in Scotland to film some haunted caverns outside
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Rachel
Apr 26, 2013 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Interesting premise, but I find the characters annoying. Gilley needs to be killed off. He is one of the most awful characters I've ever come across. Weak, shrill, whiny, and fairly useless, he brings nothing but annoyance to each story. The main character, a spiritual medium ghost hunter named M.J., would be a strong character if she stopped making googly eyes at nearly every male she comes across. It's as if everyone she comes across is gorgeous too. Isn't this supposed to be more of a mystery ...more
Megan
Jul 09, 2011 Megan rated it it was ok
This is the second of the Ghost Hunter Mystery series that I've read, and the last. I was a bit ambivalent about picking this one up (I don't remember disliking the other Victoria Laurie book I'd read, but don't remember being particularly impressed, either). I stuck through this one because I wanted to see how the mystery was resolved (not too shabbily, I'll give the author that). But I either didn't like or just didn't care about any of the character (not the mains, not the minors, and especia ...more
Chatty Missy
Aug 30, 2010 Chatty Missy rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-to-buy
This book was charming, clever, and addicting. I read this and never put it down. *whisper* I even read it through class today.

M.J. and her ghostbusting crew go to Scotland for their TV show and talk about spooky. So many grounded ghosts on one street and a can you believe it...witches! Not only does M.J and Heath have to deal with ghosts, but have to deal with ghosts that used to be witches.

Constantly moving, only sleeping when exhausted, this team go after the big guys and you have know choic
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4fabfelines Cox
Oct 09, 2010 4fabfelines Cox rated it it was amazing
M.J. and friends go to Scotland to film a new addition to their tv series. While in this small town, they discover a terrible crime and evil that happened years ago.
Several families in this small town killed four sisters who were reported to be witches, and left them to die.
The witches come back every 100 years and claim a victim from the families. For pay and retribution they select one of the descentants of the family. Gilly has found out his family comes from this small town and he is being t
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Allie
Apr 08, 2015 Allie rated it liked it
I felt like I was reading an extended adult version of Scooby Doo. Once I started imagining it in 1969 cartoon-vision, I started liking it.
Karen
Dec 06, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, mystery
Okay I was a little unhappy that the parrot was not going to be in this book. I sure do love Doc...Anyway it was a great read and I can't wait to get to the other books in the series
Paula Ratcliffe
Oct 05, 2011 Paula Ratcliffe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
The Gang finds themselves in Scotland where a evil witch is coming after members of a mob that killed them among those Gilley. M J does all she can to keep her beloved best friend safe from harm. A relationship is building between Heath and M J and M J isn't sure what to make of it with her bf back in the states.

What an incredible journey. I was beginning to think the Witch was going to get them in a not good way. I was so happy when they were able to ghost bust. The book really left me wonderin
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Krystalyn
Mar 30, 2013 Krystalyn rated it did not like it
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Anna
Feb 01, 2016 Anna rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
Ugh. This book was HORRIBLE. Now before I started my review I wondered how much the hullabaloo on Amazon about the very public tantrum Victoria Laurie pulled when she got a bad review on one of her books would color my opinion of the book. I tried very hard not to let it, but when you know that the author deliberately models a bad character after someone who gave her an honest but bad review just to spite them, then the whole tone of the book becomes one bitch-fest. And boy, is MJ Halliday chann ...more
Ivy Keller
Aug 20, 2015 Ivy Keller rated it liked it
I borrowed this book yesterday from my grandmother, who is a big fan of Laurie's work. Although it's the fourth one in the series, which I had never read before, it was pretty easy to figure out who the characters were and what was going on.

It wasn't bad, but there were a lot of things that disappointed me about this. There was so much potential for a great mystery with plenty of unexpected twists and turns, but that didn't really happen.

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Kate
Mar 25, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
The Ghoul Getters TV show crew is on the road and in Scotland to inspect a particular nasty Ghost tour where puppies are used to demonstrate where the numerous ghost spirits are. The tour guide rents a puppy, puts it on a leash and attempts to pull the puppy into the heavily Ghost populated area. The closer the puppy gets to the area, the more terrified the puppy appears. MJ and her partner Gilly see the footage of the tour and MJ is determined to help so that no more sweet little puppies are te ...more
Amber
Jul 01, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
Book 4 in the Ghost Hunter Mystery series. I'm not sure if its me or what but I think these books get better and better. This is yet another one set in Scotland. (What can I say I love Kilts and bagpipes!) And this one has a nasty ghost of a witch. I flew through this book quickly because once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down. I definitely recommend this series if you like mystery's with a paranormal twist!
Ashley
Dec 24, 2015 Ashley rated it it was ok
My least favourite so far. At one point I was mentally screaming at the characters to work out the incredibly obvious "mystery". Like, there were enough clues that the author practically hit the reader over the head with a brick. Yet it still took the characters several chapters to work it out!

Plus, I am not liking how M.J. & Steven's relationship was so quickly dropped to make room for Heath. I think he's an okay character, but it seems way too forced.

Additionally, Gilley is still annoying
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Sandie
Nov 25, 2014 Sandie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy paranormal mysteries and don't mind holding their breath from time to time
Recommended to Sandie by: John Kwaitkowski
You are going to have to be able to hold your breath for periods of time throughout this 4th entry in Victoria Laurie's ghost buster series featuring MJ Holliday and Gilley Gillespie and now Heath Whitefeather.

MJ and Heath and the entire Ghoul Getters TV show staff spend some harrowing time in Scotland filming the first episode of their TV show "Ghoul Getters." They are drawn there by a short video shot by a location scouting team that shows a local man giving tours of some caverns below the to
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Theshrewedshrew
Jan 16, 2014 Theshrewedshrew rated it did not like it
So they did it. I was worried from the beginning of this book that Stephen was going to go away... And Laurie pulled the biggest "slut" move I can think of. So I am 29 years old. I realized about 3 chapters in this book that their relationship was over. Why does she not tell him. The very act at the end of this book, is the definition of cheating.

There are many tendencies I have towards being this guy, the Stephen guy. He is nice, genrous, trusting, helpful. But apparently for our heroine if yo
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Debbie Heaton
Feb 10, 2011 Debbie Heaton rated it it was amazing
Victora Laurie has done a magnificent job with this new paranormal series. The characters and the storyline light up the night! An excellent read that I would recommend to anyone interested in humor, insight, mystery and the paranormal.
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Victoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 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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