“For fans of John Dies at the End and Welcome to Night Vale comes a tour de force of horror, humor, and H.P. Lovecraft. The surviving members of a forgotten teenage detective club (and their dog) must reunite as broken adults to finally solve the terrifying case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison. Scooby Doo and the gang never had to do this!
1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter’s been dead for years.
The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting.”
Why I need it:
An adult comedy horror novel based on Scooby Doo? Sign me up!
I have a soft spot for horror satire and I have been looking for a similar read ever since I read Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
The sheer idea of a group of teenage crime fighters now being adults is interesting. How did their teenage years effect their adult lives? Are they still friends? What made them stop hunting down villains? Those are all questions that I would love to see answered. Am I expecting a bit too much from this comedy novel? Probably, but either way, it sounds like a fun read all round.
Meddling Kids is expected for release on the 11th of July 2017.
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