Growing up in Peculiar County, Kansas, is a mighty...well, peculiar experience. In 1965, things get even stranger for Dibby Caldwell, the mortician's fifteen year old daughter. A young boy's ghost haunts Dibby into unearthing the circumstances of his death.
Nobody—living or dead—wants her to succeed. James, the new mop-topped, bad boy at school doesn’t help. Dibby can’t get him out of her head, even though she doesn’t trust him. No, sir, there's nothing much more peculiar than life in Peculiar County…except maybe death in Peculiar County.
ByCatherine Cavendishon July 31, 2017 Stuart R. West knows a thing or two about combining humour with horror. His deft style lifts both characters and plot straight off the page and into the reader's mind and living room. This latest work is a classic West Tale. They do everything differently in Peculiar County. They live differently, die differently and, in between are secrets heaped upon secrets, ghosts, spooky librarians - and a girl called Dibby trying to solve a murder, assisted by a cast of ghosts and a highly fanciable new boy in town called James. You never know quite what is going to happen next in Peculiar County, but it's a lot of spooky fun finding out. Boundless Book Reviews, August 14, 2017 Peculiar County is a very strange and fun book. Hangwell is a unique town with a strange background and weird happenings around every corner. Dibby is being haunted by a young boy and she becomes determined to find out why and what happened to him. This book was really good. The ghost story and secrets make for an intriguing mystery. The characters, especially Dibby, are very likable and I love her country manner and language. This book was a wild ride from start to finish. It was packed with action. This is the first book I have read by this author, but I really enjoyed it.