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Meddling Kids

(2017)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Freaky pleasure...it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal"
--USA Today

"Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice."
--Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe

With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn.

SUMMER 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster - another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboen Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

1990. The former detectives have grown up and apart, each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house. There are too many strange, half-remembered encounters and events that cannot be dismissed or explained away by a guy in a mask. And Andy, the once intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states, is tired of running from her demons. She needs answers. To find them she will need Kerri, the one-time kid genius and budding biologist, now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the club. They will also have to get Nate, the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum in Arkham, Massachusetts. Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their team leader . . . which is remarkable, considering Peter has been dead for years.

The time has come to get the team back together, face their fears, and find out what actually happened all those years ago at Sleepy Lake. It's their only chance to end the nightmares and, perhaps, save the world.

A nostalgic and subversive trip rife with sly nods to H. P. Lovecraft and pop culture, Edgar Cantero's Meddling Kids is a strikingly original and dazzling reminder of the fun and adventure we can discover at the heart of our favorite stories, no matter how old we get.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Meddling Kids: A Novel
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
ISBN: 0-385-54199-6 / 978-0-385-54199-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Meddling Kids: A Novel (Blyton Summer Detective Club Adventure)
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
ISBN: 1-101-97444-3 / 978-1-101-97444-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Meddling Kids
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
ISBN: 1-78565-876-X / 978-1-78565-876-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Meddling Kids: A Novel
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Meddling Kids: A Novel
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Meddling Kids
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
Publisher: Titan Books
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July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Meddling Kids: A Novel
Author(s): Edgar Cantero
Publisher: Anchor
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