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The Ghoul Next Door: 03/27/16
The Ghoul Next Door by Victoria Laurie is the eighth book in the Ghost Hunter mystery series. MJ and crew are finally home but now she's waylaid by the reappearance of Steven who wants to hire her because his new fiancee's brother is possessed.
I have no problem with previous characters re-appearing and needing help. But to have MJ suddenly act like a jealous other woman when she is in a much better relationship than she was with Steven doesn't make sense. It's there as an artificial love triangle.
Fortunately the demon possession thing is far more compelling than the love triangle. Once the mystery really gets started the triangle is put aside. The possession thing seems to be tied to a single house with a long history of violent crime.
This mystery appealed to the part of me that enjoys Supernatural. There's a good balance between ghosts, crime fighting, local history, and sleuthing.