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Ghost of a Chance

Ghost Finders Book 1

By Simon R. Green

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Fancy yourself a Ghostbuster? Then this kick-ass new mystery-fantasy adventure ghost series by the New York Times bestselling writer of the wildly popular Nightside series is for you!

Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute.

The Institute's operatives are the best of the best: JC Chance, team leader, is undoubtedly brave, sharp as a tack, incredibly charming - and almost unbearably arrogant. Melody Chambers may be a science geek, but she's also the techno-wizard extraordinaire who keeps their anti-supernatural equipment running. And as for Happy Jack Palmer: their terminally gloomy telepath is the last person anyone would want navigating through their head.

Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. That means lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice . . . Their current is a haunting deep underground, in London's Oxford Circus tube station, but things become difficult when their rival team - the Crowley Project - get involved.

Ghost of a Chance is the first title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.

Biographical Notes

Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, where he now lives after some years in Leicester studying for his MA in Modern English and American Literature; he also studied history and has a combined Humanities degree. After years of rejections, he sold seven novels at once, just two days after he started working at Bilbo's Bookshop in Bath, after three and a half years of unemployment. The following year, he hit the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists with the novelisation of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which has sold more than 370,000 copies, and continues to sell. His bestselling novels span fantasy, space opera and horror, and include the Deathstalker, Nightside, Ghost Finders, Secret History and Hawk and Fisher series. He is currently working on a new Deathstalker novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781784295721
  • Publication date: 06 Aug 2015
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Thoroughly entertaining — Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files
Skirmishes and plot twists rule as Green serves up enough blood and viscera to slake the thirst of any thriller aficionado. Readers will appreciate the camaraderie and snappy dialogue of what is sure to become Britain's favourite ghost hunters — Publishers Weekly
This first book in Green's newest series embodies everything his fans expect in his novels: interesting characters with plenty of room for growth, lots of action laced with sharp humour and a well-honed sense of the macabre ... Green has laid a solid foundation for an engaging series with seemingly unlimited potential — Romantic Times
Green keeps the action and laughs flowing in equal measure. Here's hoping for many more adventures of this terrific quartet — SFRevu
As good as Green's Nightside and the Secret Histories sagas — Alternative Worlds
I like these three characters. I like the dialogue and the way [Green] writes them as a dysfunctional but loyal team — Crooked Reviews
He's a clever, clever writer . . . you can see the glee just dripping off the page . . . as something to amuse yourself with on a rainy Sunday, or to cleanse your palate after something a little more serious, you can do worse. Make yourself a big bowl of popcorn, put up your feet, and go adventuring with JC, Melody and Happy. Have a little fun — Prettyterrible.com
Plenty of witty banter and snappy dialogue . . . A lovely blend of popcorn adventure and atmospheric thriller — The Green Man Review
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