The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency: And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld

The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency: And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld

by D.L. Dugger

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Abby, Toby and Billy, youthful detectives for ghostly clients, make an engaging return, along with the gruff but softhearted medium Mr. Monsento and UnderWorld bounty hunter Zeaflin. Their newest case begins innocently enough, as a dearly departed resident of the OtherWorld StopOver requests that the Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency retrieve her ghost cat Fluffy, from a nearby pet cemetery. This seems to be a simple enough request, and the young detectives and Mr. Monsento set out to reunite Fluffy and owner. However, when dealing with the afterlife, nothing is ever as simple as it seems and the case soon degrades into chaos involving ghost witches, magic amulets and talking spirit dogs. Against the odds, the intrepid detectives hold fast, complete the case of Fluffy the Cat, and return to their daily routines. But their peace is soon shattered when their old undead client from the UnderWorld, Zeaflin, visits Monsento requesting help in finding a spirit who has escaped from the UnderWorld detention center.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483593012
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Debra L. Dugger has worked in the biotechnology business for over 18 years and, as a departure from penning dry science reports, decided to try her hand at weaving bizarre stories about the afterlife.
Chicago-born and a loyal Cub fan, Debra currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not working on goofy paranormal tales, she spends her time assisting her wood-carving husband with his art shows, using her poor art skills to create ugly metal jewelry, and torturing herself with unhealthy, highly addictive time-management computer games.

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The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency: And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TerryRudy More than 1 year ago
So very happy to see this second installment of the young detectives and I couldn't devour this book fast enough. I'm still loving the characters, especially Abby and Zeaflin, though he plays a lesser part in the beginning. I've never thought of cat and dog ghosts, but the author has done an excellent job of weaving a tale that just draws you in so you feel like you are in the midst of the wild adventure. Not wanting to give anything away, but I was captivated by the suspense and very much hope there are more books in the works!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency And the Woebegone Oddity of the Underworld by D.L. Dugger is a hilarious, wonderfully wrought investigative novel with a setting that stretches beyond the physical world. Readers are introduced to exemplary young detectives, Toby, Abby, and Billy, who offer their impeccable services to ghostly clients. It’s not until they receive a deceptively simple request to retrieve a ghost cat, Fluffy, from a nearby cemetery for one of the residents of OtherWorld StopOver that their skills are really put to the test. Things escalate when a new request arrives, but are the detectives prepared for such a challenge? 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.