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Derek Hyde Knows Spooky When He Sees It

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Twelve-year-old Derek Hyde isn’t thrilled that the spookiest old mansion in town is about to become the Hyde Funeral Home & Used Coffin Outlet. Especially since he has to live there with his mortician parents, Jack and Formalda.

Of course, being driven in the family hearse to his first day at middle school doesn’t exactly add whipped cream to his broccoli.

As if things could
Published December 21st 2019 by INtense Publications LLC
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Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Suzanne Hare
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Derek Hyde was new to the spooky town of Littleburp. His adoptive parents, Jack and Formalda, had bought up a house on 1313 Slimytoes Lane in to make into a mortuary. Their arrival was timed by the police arresting a boy about his age who had killed his parents by accident. That first night wrapped up in a body bag, he begins to hear sounds and his paranormal experiences begin. Great just the way to start in a new house.

This book is geared towards middle grade and is a spooky mystery thriller. T
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Dec 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Derek and his parents moved into the creepiest house of all. Seriously, everything was creepy in there. What would you expect from a funeral home? What could be worse? A haunted funeral home, perhaps? Derek knows spooky alright. Of course, the way the story is written is kind of spooky in itself.

It’s a little slow. The narrative kind of yammers on at times without pushing the story forward. Some of the dialogue was a little odd, often full of flowery and babbling terms. Perhaps the author was g
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Derek Hyde Knows Spooky When He Sees It is a fast-paced middle grade paranormal fantasy. A story that pulls you in with interesting characters and a story line that is sure to draw you into a world full of unknowns. *I received a complimentary copy from RABT Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*
Laura Stegman
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kids -- especially boys -- will love this sweet, funny tale. Great title too! With a pair of outrageous parents and a bunch of incompetent school teachers and staff, Derek lives in a creepy mortuary and undergoes all kinds of challenges in a story that's full of wild adventures and friendship. I loved it and recommend it!
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E. Michael Lunsford is the author of an award-winning play, Scary, Scary Night, and a book of wacky kid’s poems, Sometimes I Get My Shoes on Backwards, winner of the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award, and . His debut novel, Derek Hyde Knows Spooky When He Sees It (INtense Publications, Dec 2019), was the first of the funny Derek Hyde series of spooky middle grade books. Michael is also a ...more

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