Meddling Kids (Paperback)


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This is the kind of book that happens when authors as wayyy too many “What If” questions. What if… the Blyton Summer Detective Club encountered a monster that wasn’t a man in a mask? What if… the experience scarred them in life-changing ways? What if… they decided to go back and uncover the mystery AND what they discover is so much weirder than anyone could have ever imagined involving “tentacled demon spawn”, necromancy, blood magic, and the impending apocalypse? With multiple Scooby Doo and other Gen-x pop culture references, the audience for this book is a select group, but those not turned away by the premise (and pulpy horror/mystery novels) will enjoy this book as much as Scooby loves Scooby Snacks.

— From Kinsey's Picks

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The story proves as cleverly witty as its title. It's filled with high jinks both terrorizing and hilarious." --USA Today

In 1977, four teenagers and a dog--Andy (the tomboy), Nate (the nerd), Kerri (the bookworm), Peter (the jock), and Tim (the Weimaraner)--solved the mystery ofSleepy Lake. The trail of an amphibian monster terrorizing the quiet town of Blyton Hills leads the gang to spend a night in Debo n Mansion and apprehend a familiar culprit: a bitter old man in a mask.

Now, in 1990, the twenty-something former teen detectives are lost souls. Plagued by night terrors and Peter's tragic death, the three survivors have been running from their demons. When the man they apprehended all those years ago makes parole, Andy tracks him down to confirm what she's always known--they got the wrong guy. Now she'll need to get the gang back together and return to Blyton Hills to find out what really happened in 1977, and this time, she's sure they're not looking for another man in a mask.

A mad scientist's concoction of H. P. Lovecraft, teen detectives, and a love of Americana, Edgar Cantero's Meddling Kids is a story filled with rich horror, thrilling twists, outright hilarity, and surprising poignancy.

About the Author


Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist born in Barcelona in 1981. Meddling Kids is his second novel in English; his first was The Supernatural Enhancements.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101974445
ISBN-10: 1101974443
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: May 29th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English