Holy Ghost - John Sandford

Holy Ghost

By John Sandford

  • Release Date: 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,191 Ratings)


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.


  • That’s My Boy!

    By Myzkyla
    Virgil is in full f’n Flower mode! Love this guy. Story is secondary to his unique life perspective!
  • Holy Ghost

    By funnycop
    Virgil Flowers at his best. Great series! Great characters!
  • Least favorite Virgil flowers novel

    By sminco
    I like almost all Virgil flower novels. This one is boring. Hard to get into the story, the characters aren’t compelling, not a fun book. Sorry John! Love your writing and guess everyone writes a dud sometimes. Just don’t become Grisham and make it a regular occurrence.
  • Holy Ghost

    By Med Finder
    Basic. If your looking for Robert Parker quality character driven novel, look elsewhere. Scale of 1-10...4. Read Louise Penny instead for award winning cop drama.
  • Holy Ghost

    By Jimi Ray
    Fun read
  • I hate myself for forcing myself to finish this

    By ScubaDyer
    It’s just a horrible book. No character development, no one to like, one, this one, hates all the characters for being so stupid. Silly plot. That’s just one fool's opinion for paying for it.
  • Holy Ghost

    By S diggy
    Not my favorite Sandford book, and I have read every one. Virgil was made to appear as a Barney Fife character (bumbling idiot) Way too many pages about gun information, who cares? Goofy story line, did John really write this book? Hard to believe he did. Don' waste your money like I did.
  • Holy Ghost

    By EMuench
    For the most part a good read. Not quite up to par as far as Virgil stories. Too many non-character characters. I read in my spare time, so rarely more than a chapter or two at one sitting, so I found the whole story a bit too tangled.
  • Holy Ghost

    By Whickey58
    I usually love Virgil Flowers books but this one was slow, dragged and had way too thin a story line. I would skip this book and hope Sanford returns to form in the future.
  • Expletive language distracts

    By 75 plus
    I have read 41 of your books and liked the stories. I don’t remember in the previous books that there was as much really offensive language as in this one, even a nine year old swearing at the end. The language was distracting to the story. I have tried 4 times to put in a nickname but does not accept one and I don’t think they are already used. Why.