Holy Ghost

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Sandford
Narrator: Eric Conger
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: October 2018
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle--and a murder--in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of 'pure reading pleasure' (Booklist)

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of seven hundred souls, for which the word 'moribund' might have been invented. Nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would--until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: 'I'll Do What I Can') and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong?

When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles--and Virgil Flowers'--as they are all about to discover all too soon.

Reviews (4)

Written by Sheila B. on March 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I liked it


Written by James E. on December 13th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I've really come to love the Virgil Flowers books and this one doesnt disappoint. A lot of humor in this one. Conger does another great job as the narrator. Very entertaining book.


Written by Todd L. on November 30th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not the greatest of the Flowers novels. It has a weak plot with no connection between the killer and the plot until almost the end of the book. A bit disappointing.


Written by Cynthia A. on November 2nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As always, Virgil Flowers is terrific. Eric Conger is my favorite narrator! I love the humor inserted at just the right moments. The banter between characters keeps me on my toes. Before I forget, the mystery is great too!

Author Details

Author Details

Sandford, John

John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.