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Dr Ribero’s Agency of the Supernatural | Book 1

The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost

By Lucy Banks

Release Date: 3/7/2017

ISBN: 9781944995041 | eBook ISBN: 9781944995126

Will his first case be his last?

Kester Lanner didn’t know what he was getting into when he followed his mother’s dying request to contact the mysterious Dr. Ribero. Kester’s youthful surety of the world is shaken as he learns the secrets his mother took great care to keep. Meeting Dr. Ribero reveals a side of his mother he never even guessed existed, for Ribero is his long lost father, and soon Kester is thrown headlong into the family business: catching supernatural spirits.

A logically-minded academic type, Kester is frightened by the sudden plunge into an unknown and dangerous world. He’s intrigued, despite his fears, as he reads an old diary that tells the chilling tale of the portrait of a beautiful woman, which is the home of an old and malevolent spirit. She’s a cunning spirit, and she just might be more than Dr. Ribero’s agency can handle. Kester soon becomes enmeshed in a struggle with a ghost so powerful and haunting, that his first real case with the family business might just be his last.

The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost is a contemporary twist on the Victorian Gothic novel, with a dash of humour to lighten the eerie, sinister tone of this modern day ghost story.


Banks’s debut marks the start of a promising urban fantasy series, something like Ghostbusters with a British accent. …a supernatural landscape that mixes folklore, legend, and deadly reality. Contemporary fantasy fans hungry for a new angle will enjoy this one.
— Publishers Weekly

About Lucy Banks

Lucy Banks is the author of The Hanged Man and the Fortune Teller as well as the Dr Ribero’s Agency of the Supernatural series, including The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost, The Case of the Deadly Doppelgänger, and The Case of the Hidden Daemon. Growing up in a haunted house, she naturally developed a fascination with the strange, the curious, and the mysterious. She posts about writing craft and shares ghost stories from around Britain on her blog at lucy-banks.co.uk.