The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger by Lucy Banks
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Dr Ribero’s supernatural agency are ghostbusters of a sort, though their methods of containment are simple and their technical equipment is often non working. I wouldn't say the novels are meant to be humorous, but the interplay between the vibrant characters can be funny at times. The story centers around Kester, Dr Ribero’s son who has newly become involved in the organization. His uncertainty and self awareness make him a charming character that is easy to identify with. His bickering counterparts on the other hand are hasty sketches with little depth. The previous novel did a far better job of making the supporting characters believable.
There isn't much of a mystery. A spirit is killing people, first taking on their appearance. Readers already know what is going on, so we spend our time watching Kester and the others and...
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Elaine Dahlia is convinced her home is haunted and asks Guilia for help “exorcising” the problem. Ghosts don't normally fall in the purview of DI, but Guilia takes the case after Elaine’s housekeeper Cissy and her mercurial relative Muriel give her more information. Someone or something is trying to incapacitate Elaine and get their hands on the Dahlia...