Meet Joy Wells, an eleven-year-old literary horror fan and proud resident of Spooking, the eerie old town overlooking the plastic suburban paradise of Darlington where she and brother Byron are forced to go to school.
When the mayor of Darlington announces that a theme park is to be built over Spooking Bog — a mysterious environment home to strange characters and quite possibly a murderous creature straight from the pages of her favorite fiction — Joy knows she must act or eventually lose her beloved town to the mindless forces of urban development forever.
But as an offbeat young girl who already has enough problems just getting through an average day at Winsome Elementary, Joy knows it won’t be easy. But what she doesn’t know is that an embittered son of Spooking has also returned, and will stop at nothing to ensure the town’s utter destruction. . .
Praise for FIENDISH DEEDS:
“This novel is for fans of black humor and real horror, perfect for those looking for a more literary R.L. Stine.” — School Library Journal
“FIENDISH DEEDS hits the ground running with a feisty protagonist, unlikely allies, and a sinister adversary as it introduces a grand adventure touched with mystery, action, horror, and the barest hint of romance.” — Teensreadtoo.com
“It’s not often you find a thriller for kids with as much satire and true bite.” — Flashlightworthybooks.com