The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency
And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld
by D L Dugger
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Pub Date 30 Mar 2017 | Archive Date 08 Feb 2021
Next, the UnderWorld bounty-hunter Zeaflin reappears, this time seeking assistance in locating an escaped UnderWorld prisoner so he can offer the unfortunate soul asylum in the OtherWorld. Another straightforward request...right?
But when dealing with the UnderWorld, deceit and betrayal go hand-in-hand and the detectives soon find themselves once again in the middle of a power struggle between the OtherWorld and UnderWorld realms--and Zeaflin's fate depends on which side prevails.
D.L. Dugger writes with alacrity and has succeeded in creating a world that is both strange and familiar, giving it unique rules and principles. One of the qualities of this book that drew me in is the author's narrative style -- light and filled with numerous humorous instances. It is interesting to see how the author creates a neat intersection between the physical and the yonder world. The language is beautiful and it flows with power and grace, and readers will be amused to see the way the author plays with words when it comes to naming places and characters. The conflict is strong and it builds up fast. This is the kind of book that will keep the reader laughing heartily, entertained by the idiosyncrasies of the characters and the fun. I enjoyed the originality in this work and the author's confident writing. The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld was a joy ride for me. It will keep you laughing for many hours, even after you have turned the last page. It is a perfect blend of fantasy and adventure for young readers--Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
A delightful instalment in a series that promises more fun and otherworldly miscreants to come - Kirkus Reviews
Average rating from 10 members
This was a good book for kids. My daughter is getting into mysteries, but she's tired of Nancy Drew, so I thought I'd read this to see if I felt comfortable with her reading it. It's a good mystery story that isn't cheesy, which is difficult to come by when it comes to kid's mystery stories. I can't wait to see what my daughter thinks of it. I hope the author continues this series after the second book.
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
this is a great kids ghost story series apparently. It seems set back in time. I would have been peeling through these as each new one came out. Three kids have a ghost running detective business with an adult they can use to get around to places. There latest case is to relay a deceased cat spirit to its deceased own in the human relay station & run into a deceased girl when going to find the cat in pet cemetery that died in an animal form because she had experimented & her dad had accidentally thrown her out the window & had to bury her in the pet cemetery. Great mystery & plot. There is some good ethics in it without being preachy. Would definitely recommend for parents trying to get their kids to read more this is the second in a series & would be perfect.
Second Book I read about the teenage detectives and Mr. Monsanto the medium. They can see ghosts and help them with their Problems. Fun to read for Young adults.
When the Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency undertook a case to find a missing reviewghost they had no idea what they would find themselves involved in. Joseph Green is not the only missing ghost, and his disappearance is not due to the standard exorcism. Someone is employing a medium to capture the spirits using a method unseen for a very long time. But since neither Otherworld or Underworld have a need to pursue such undertakings, it begs the question who is behind the disappearance of souls, and what do they hope to gain from it? Luckily Monsento and his gang of young sleuths are on the case, but do they have what it takes to unravel this mystery and survive?
The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency and The Case of the Missing Ghost by D.L. Dugger is a paranormal fiction targeting towards young teenagers, but enjoyable by most age ranges. Abby, Toby and Billy, run a detective agency like no other, one which takes requests from the dead. To do this they have the help of their medium, Arthur Monsento. Written in the alternative first person of Arthur and Abby you are given both an adult and teenage perspective of unfolding events allowing you to be drawn deeper into the intriguing mystery. The characters, like the plot itself, are fun and entertaining and at more than one point I found myself chuckling. I enjoyed the incorporation and adaptation of Greek mythology as well as the growth the characters displayed throughout the book. While it is apparent that this is not the first book in the series, the author does a wonderful job in bringing the reader up to speed thus allowing anyone picking up this book to enjoy the plot in full, while also being intrigued to learn what may have happened before. I enjoyed the playfulness of this book, and it reminded me a lot of the young sleuth mysteries I read as a child with one added bonus, this is heavily influenced by the paranormal, making it a more adult combination of Scooby-doo and Nancy Drew combined with the darker aspects of Strangers Things.
This is a great paranormal mystery for children. This story takes the detectives on a heartwarming adventure to find a ghost cat. Wonderful characters, fun read.
All thoughts and opinions are my own, and in no way have I been influenced by anyone.
The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency is back with two new cases.
Yet again the writing is superb. The characters are well rounded and the tale flows quickly enough to keep young minds engaged. The only bit that could be improved on is help with identifying who is speaking especially as this seems to be aimed at the younger reader.
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