Friday, October 7, 2022

Got Ghosts?

 "I hadn't come all this way to run from whatever might be haunting this house. Protecting the living against the evil and restless dead, that's my calling, my only real purpose in life. My intuition, unscientific as it was, told me there was something here, something that might be endangering both of them ... and I wasn't going to abandon them."

The Necromancer's Library by J.L. Bryan is the twelfth Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper novel. These books are very fun ghost stories with good scares, lots of humor, a very likable heroine, and some very creepy haunted houses. I love them. 

In this one, Ellie and her ghost-hunting partner, Stacey, have been hired by two sisters to investigate a haunting at an isolated antebellum home in rural Georgia. It's more library than house, with walls of overflowing bookshelves in every room. They once belonged to Professor Marconi and include medieval occult manuscripts along with books on conjuring spirits, contacting ghosts, and raising the dead. Marconi died mysteriously a few months ago. Is he the one haunting the mansion? Or is the spirit something darker and more demonic? Ellie is determined to find out. 

A house full of arcane and esoteric books is the perfect setting for a haunting. And some very scary things take place in this old house. I loved the mystery and suspense. Stacey's boyfriend, Jake, who is a CPA and reluctant psychic, comes for a weekend to help them out with their case; he always makes me laugh. And that ghostly ending? It's a good one! This book is a perfect read for October. But then, any of J.L. Bryan's books are. 

Happy Reading! 


Other J.L. Bryan ghost stories I've reviewed:

32 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful, another series to investigate! 😁

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    1. It's a great series. If you can get a copy of the first book, read it! It's both funny and scary and totally awesome. :D

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  2. I really need to check out this series. It sounds so good!

    I also wanted to let you know that I'm LOVING your story on Kindle Vella. I'm hooked and can't wait for the next episode. :D

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I'm so happy that you're liking our Kindle Vella story. We'll be posting a new episode every Monday. :D

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  3. Seems a perfect book for Halloween!

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  4. LOL, I would probably be scared to death!!!

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    1. There are some tense scenes, but overall this one's not too scary.

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  5. Hi Lark, I subscribe to kindle unlimited and checked out this series and many of the books are included with my subscription so I have downloaded the first novel. This is the best season for books and I enjoy ghost stories a good deal so I am looking forward to this series.

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    1. The first one in this series is so great! I loved all of Ellie's funny asides, and the ending is good and ghostly. Happy reading! :D

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  6. It sounds like this would be a great series to read during the month of October, Lark.

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    1. These are the perfect books for October!

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  7. This sounds good. I don't mind a scary story as much if it has plenty of humor too.

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    1. And there's always some funny moments in these books, especially between the two main characters. :)

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  8. This sounds nice and creepy and a series too - I wasn't familiar with it previously so I'm happy you shared.

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    1. It's been a very fun series! I've ended up buying most of the books so I can read them because my library only has the first two.

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  9. This sounds like a lot of fun. I love a good ghost story.

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    1. I love a good ghost story, too! Do you have a favorite?

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  10. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds like something that I would enjoy!

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    1. Ellie is such a great character! She always makes me laugh between all the ghostly scares. :)

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  11. Perfect for spooky month. I've got the first few in this series and need to get busy and read them.

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :D

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  12. This looks fun! I love a good ghost book and this sounds like an interesting read.

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  13. I think I bought the first few books I just need to read them!

    Finally got to your Ghosts of Grayhaven and read the first two episodes. Nicely done, Lark! I'll be reading the rest soon. :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the Ellie Jordan books, too. :D

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  14. Sounds like a great series. I hope the books could read as standalone?

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    1. Yes! The author does a good job of catching you up with the characters and anything from the past you need to know in each book, so they could all be read as a standalone I think.

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  15. This sounds like fun -- but can I just say, Jake, the CPA and reluctant psychic made me smile and made me want to read this even more lol

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    1. Jake is a great character. I really like him.

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