The Dead Kid Detective Agency

Title: The Dead Kid Detective Agency
By: Evan Munday
Publisher: ECw PRess
Publication Date: October, 1, 2011
IBSN:  9781550229714
Pages: 300

Thirteen-year-old October Schwartz is new in town; short on friends and the child of a clinically depressed science teacher, she spends her free time in the Sticksville Cemetery and it isn’t long before she befriends the ghosts of five dead teenagers, each from a different era of the past. Using October’s smarts and the ghosts’ abilities to walk through walls and roam around undetected, they form the Dead Kid Detective Agency, a groupcommitted to solving Sticksville’s most mysterious mysteries. So when the high school’s beloved French teacher dies in a suspicious car accident, it provides the agency with its first bona fide case, putting them in the midst of a murder plot thick with car chases, cafeteria fights, and sociopathic math teachers, and sending them on an adventure that might just uncover the truth about a bomb that exploded 40 years ago.

The Dead Kid Detective Agency...great book for young adults.  I very much enjoyed this book.  It reminded me of  an up-to-date, more edgy Scooby Doo Mystery.  The characters are well written, easy to visualize and memorable.  There were some transitions from past to present that were a little on the confusing side but they did later tie very well into the plot, nonetheless, I will read the next installments as will my own 13-year-old daughter.



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