Can’t Wait Wednesday: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Posted January 25, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight
and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on
Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.   (Do you like my new button above?  Can’t decide if maybe it is too busy?)  

This week I’ve picked a book that I found on Edelweiss and besides the hilarious title, the book itself just sounds really good.  I’m excited to give it a try.  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

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. Keri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she s got Sean, 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.
With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids taps into our shared nostalgia for the books and cartoons we grew up with, and delivers an exuberant, eclectic, and highly entertaining celebration of horror, life, friendship, and many-tentacled, inter-dimensional demon spawn.

So, have you heard of this one before?  Were you a Scooby Doo fan like I was as a kid?  This sounds funny, love all the little side jokes.  What book are you eagerly waiting for this week?

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16 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

  1. I have an ARC of this and hope it's as fun as it sounds. I was mesmerized by the purple tentacles (I have a thing for tentacles on covers). I didn't like Welcome to Nigh Vale but I'm willing to give this a chance anyway! By the way, I like the button.

    • Cool! Will have to see what you think of it. You like tentacles, huh? 🙂 I wanted to read Welcome to Night Vale, sorry to hear it wasn't great for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh my gosh! The summary totally cracks me up! And yes, we watched Scooby Doo. I even still have a t-shirt that has him flying in the clouds wearing tennis-shoes that says "Scooby-Do It" My kids love that shirt. 🙂 The cover does look like MG, but I think it's supposed to be a play off of the cartoon. I hope you love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    • I participated almost religiously in the Waiting on Wednesday meme, so when that one kind of fizzled out, I was glad to have this similar revamp to join in. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hey there,
    I saw the book in Barnes and noble but I didn't pick it up. Sounds like scooby doo meets stranger things meets Stephen king's it. Anyway, I wasn't really fooled by the cover (I have seen plenty of child like book covers for novels that are not really for kids at all), I knew it wasn't MG. Is it me, or would this actually be a great film/miniseries if it were directed by Tim burton or David lynch? There are a lot of adult themes and stuff, so it is definitely not middle grade. There are plenty of adult novels with middle grade aged protagonists you know, as well as YA. I can already see the film rights being snatched up already!

    • It's definitely not a kids' book. It would be a great movie I think, although I am actually struggling a bit to get through it. It's not as funny as I thought it might be, even though it does have some great moments.

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