Wednesday, July 12, 2017

REVIEW: Meddling Kids

Meddling Kids
Author: Edgar Cantero

So.....what if the members of a certain famous teenage sleuthing group (and their dog) grew up into (seriously damaged) adults and realized they had been totally wrong about their most famous case? Throw in a bit of  Lovecraftian creepiness and serious homage to that-Saturday-morning-cartoon-that-shall-not-be-named (Cough...Scooby....Cough), and you've got Meddling Kids.

Back in 1977 the meddling kids and their dog solved the Sleepy Lake Mystery. Well, actually, they thought they did. It's now 1990, and the former members of the Blyton Summer Detective Club discover the old man they sent to prison wasn't really the culprit behind their famous case. The monster that was creeping through the woods wasn't an old man in a was....a real monster.

[Insert familiar music stab here] Dah-da-dah-dah-dah!

I love this book! Not only is it sprinkled with a lot of references from my youth, but it's just a cool story based on what might have happened if certain meddling kids and their stupid dog actually ran up against a case that wasn't as easily solved as the others. The book is a fun read! I loved how the author chose unusual words and turns of phrase within the story. It just fit the quirkiness of the plot, and gave the story a fun(ny) edge.

As soon as I finished reading my digital review copy I put in a order for the physical book. This is definitely a fun, quirky read that is going on my keeper shelf. :)

This book is not for kids -- it's an adult book. There are some colorful metaphors and adult situations. The gang has grown use parental guidance when allowing your meddling kids to read this one. PG13 at least in my opinion.

Edgar Cantero is also the author of The Supernatural Enhancements. To find out more about the author, please check out his website:

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