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The case of the missing men / Kris Bertin, Alexander Forbes.
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9781772620160
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First edition.
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Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada : Conundrum Press, [2017]

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300 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm.
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The Case of the Missing Men is the first part of an ongoing mystery thriller set in a strange and remote East Coast village called Hobtown. The story follows a gang of young teens who have made it their business to investigate each and every one of their town's bizarre occurrences as The Teen Detective Club.
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The Case of the Missing Men follows a gang of young teens who have made it their business to investigate each and every one of their town's bizarre occurrences as The Teen Detective Club (a registered afterschool program). When Sam Finch comes to town and enlists them in their first real case - the search for his missing father, he and the teens stumble upon a terrifying world of rural secret societies, weird-but-true folk mythology, subterranean lairs, and an occultist who can turn men into dogs.


Author Notes

Kris Bertin is a writer from Halifax, NS with work featured in The Walrus, The Malahat Review, TNQ, PRISM International and many others. He is a two-time winner of the Jack Hodgins' Founders' Award for Fiction and has had his work anthologized in The Journey Prize Anthology, Oberon's Coming Attractions and EXILE's CVC Anthology. His first book of short stories, entitled BAD THINGS HAPPEN is published by Biblioasis.

Alexander Forbes is a graduate of the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

An eerie blend of Scooby Doo and Twin Peaks, this innocent-looking little book is set in the seacoast village of Hobtown, Nova Scotia, where the Teen Detective Club is an officially approved school activity. Club members face increasingly disturbing signs that their comfortable lives are a fiction and the adults running their school and the whole community are deranged and hostile. The volume is designed to look like part of a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew series, but each new clue the kids discover only makes the mystery deeper and more threatening. The script by Bertin, previously known for literary fiction, deserves the most credit for creating a temptingly-comfy, suddenly-ominous mood, but Forbes's illustrations are marvelously effective, too. His highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings look almost naïve, like the student work of someone who hasn't quite got the feel for normal human movement; the awkwardness does, however, fit this story, in which nothing can be taken for granted as normal. It's an exceptional, odd mystery. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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