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Meddling Kids - A Novel

Edgar Cantero

"Meddling Kids is that rarest of things: a brilliant idea wedded to beautiful and perfectly-pitched execution." --NPR.org "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 Deboën 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 worl

"Meddling Kids is that rarest of things: a brilliant idea wedded to beautiful and perfectly-pitched execution." --NPR.org "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 Deboën 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 worl
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Fiction

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"Meddling Kids is that rarest of things: a brilliant idea wedded to beautiful and perfectly-pitched execution." --NPR.org "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 Deboën 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 worl

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kyla Garcia

Length:

12h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:32


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:37


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:13


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:38


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:46


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:44


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:15


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:23


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:17


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

00:31