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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.
The Check Your Luck Agency - Cara d'Bastian I very rarely read paranormal, and it takes an unusual premise to make me pick up one, but "The Check Your Luck Agency" sounded like something different: this is a story of a paranormal investigator whose job so far has involved debunking fake ghosts - and who has reasons for very much not wanting to encounter any real ones.I found it very easy to get on-side with the protagonist, Ursula, and her desire for quiet and minimal complications to her job and was more than curious to see how the paranormal (and the ghost-hunting TV series) would intrude on her life. As an added bonus, the story is set in Malaysia and Singapore, providing a glimpse into a complex and many-cultured world.One word of warning - this is very much the opening of a series and although the book (which is a touch shorter than 50,000 words) has a measure of closure, it is definitely only the beginning of Ursula's tale.I'll be keeping an eye out for the next. :)