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Ghost Tamer

Ghost Tamer

By Meredith R. Lyons
Categories: Fiction, Paranormal, Ghost, Occult & Supernatural
Imprint: CamCat Books
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744302820, 484 pages, September 2023
Hardcover : 9780744302790, 336 pages, September 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744302837, September 2023
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744302851, September 2023
Paperback : 9780744302813, 336 pages, September 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-17
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Raely survives a train wreck that kills her best friend and awakens an ability to see ghosts, including one who has watched over her all her life, and another who is hell-bent on destroying her.


A 2024 IPPY Award Gold Medal Winner

A 2024 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal Winner

“Original, hilarious, and completely inspirational.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The House Guest

“Funny, poignant, spooky, and uniquely clever . . .” —J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It's One Of Us

Death is one thing, it's what you do afterward that matters.

Aspiring-comedian Raely is the sole survivor of a disastrous train wreck. Faced with the intense grief of losing her best friend, she realizes that someone is following her—and has been following her all her life. Trouble is, no one else can see him. For a ghostly tag-along, Casper’s not so bad. He might even be the partner Raely needs to fight the evil spirit hell-bent on destroying her.

Raely and her friend must learn why this demonic spirit is haunting Raely and how she can stop him before he destroys her life—and her soul. Which, much to her chagrin, means she needs the help of a psychic (although she’s sure they are all charlatans) and must rid herself of the pesky ghost hunter who’s interested in exploiting her new abilities.

For readers who enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House and Clay McLeod Chapman’s Ghost Eaters.


  • Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award - Science Fiction & Fantasy 2024
  • Winner, IPPY Gold Award - Best First Book: Fiction 2024


“Funny, poignant, spooky, and uniquely clever, GHOST TAMER is a remarkably assured debut from a bright light in the fantasy realm. Meredith Lyons is a name to watch, and this book is just plain cool from start to finish.” —J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It's One Of Us

“I love this! Original, hilarious, and completely inspirational. Lyons has an incredible gift with dialogue, and Ghost Tamer is absolutely captivating. Touching, relatable, and haunting—in the best sense of the word. Do not miss this.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The House Guest

“Meredith Lyons’ sizzling debut has a lot of heart and the perfect amount of snark. Ghost Tamer is a paranormal joyride!” —James L’Etoile, Award winning author of Black Label, Dead Drop, and the Detective Penley series

“Ghosts and the hunt for a possibly malevolent spirit sweep through the pages of Meredith Lyons's Ghost Tamer. In this fast-paced debut, a young woman discovers why she was the lucky one to survive a train crash while also facing, and conquering, shadows from her past that won't let her go.” —Georgina Cross, bestselling author of The Stepdaughter, as well as Nanny Needed, One Night, and The Niece

“Meredith Lyons’ Ghost Tamer is a superbly-written and wholly original debut. A witty, fast-paced, and frightening supernatural thrill ride!” —Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Byron mysteries

“Debut author, Meredith Lyons has created an entertaining tale that upends tropes and brings readers something rare—a unique ghost story. A page-turning must-read novel for fans of mystery, fantasy, and the supernatural.” —Jeffrey James Higgins, award-winning author of Furious and Unseen

“Meredith R. Lyons writes with an intensity of emotion and an abundance of sass. Her debut novel Ghost Tamer has just the right mix of spunky and spooky. The pages turn all by themselves. It’s uncanny.” —John DeDakis, Writing Coach, Novelist, and former Senior Copy Editor for CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

“VERDICT: A paranormal thriller that offers thrills and chills in addition to a touching exploration of grief, love, and moving on.” Library Journal