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The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds ❰Reading❯ ➸ The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds Author P.J. Bracegirdle – Thomashillier.co.uk Do you dare set foot in SpookingIt s the terrible town on the hideous hill and Joy Wells is a proud resident A fan of classic horror stories, Joy is convinced that famous author E A Peugeot based his Do you dare set foot of Spooking: ePUB ☆ in SpookingIt s the terrible town on the hideous hill and Joy Wells is a proud resident A fan of classic horror stories, Joy is convinced that famous author E A Peugeot based his spine tingling tales on Spooking Take the eerie similarities between the nearby swamp and the setting of his masterpiece, The Bawl The Joy MOBI :↠ of the Bog Fiend Could the story be true Could the bog fiend be on the looseThings become truly horrifying when Joy learns that Darlington, the despicable suburban city where she is forced to go to school, is planning to build a water park over her beloved bog It is up to her to safeguard the endangered area and its secrets Joy of Spooking: PDF/EPUB ¶ Little does she know that there is someone determined to destroy not only the bog but the town of Spooking itself and anyone who dares stand in his wayP J Bracegirdle spins a yarn of delicious devilry and macabre mayhem in the very first book of The Joy of Spooking trilogy.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds
  • P.J. Bracegirdle
  • 08 May 2019
  • 1847383890

About the Author: P.J. Bracegirdle

Born in Montreal, P J of Spooking: ePUB ☆ Bracegirdle has done everything from keeping the stage door of a haunted old Scottish theater to pushing laundry carts along dark tunnels under an insane asylum His last job involved pretending to write thick manuals nobody really read for products few people ever used Becoming an author was my life s work, says PJB, if, The Joy MOBI :↠ that is, a life s work can consist of staring off into space instead of attending to whatever menial task is expected of you ,PJB now writes books for children, which is muchfun than writing for adults, he says Adults have an amazing capacity to suck the joy out of such noble pursuits as Reading and Writing until they resemble their Joy of Spooking: PDF/EPUB ¶ favorite pastimes Working and Suffering Not surprisingly, PJB recommends long spells of staring into space to others wishing to follow in his footsteps If you wait long enough and stare with sufficient blankness, things come into sharp focus that are completely invisible to others Some are beautiful and moving, others are frightening and terrible Happily, these are the very same things you need to write down as an author Which is very convenient, I might add.



10 thoughts on “The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds

  1. Carey Carey says:

    Joy Wells lives in the crumbling town of Spooking with her parents and her younger brother, Byron Spooking lies high on a hill overlooking the city of Darlington The town has seen better days, most of the homes are uninhabited or need major repair The shops on Main Street are all closed The few kids that live in Spooking are bussed down to Darlington to go to school.Darlington, down the hill from Spooking, is a perfect and unimaginative place The houses are all alike and the people are all Joy Wells lives in the crumbling town of Spooking with her parents and her younger brother, Byron Spooking lies high on a hill overlooking the city of Darlington The town has seen better days, most of the homes are uninhabited or need major repair The shops on Main Street are all closed The few kids that live in Spooking are bussed down to Darlington to go to school.Darlington, down the hill from Spooking, is a perfect and unimaginative place The houses are all alike and the people are all strangely cheerful At school, the kids from Spooking are picked on and called Spookys They, in turn, despise the stuck up Darlington kids and call them Darlings.Joy is a smart and imaginative young girl with a pet frog who thinks he s a dog he barks She loves to read the spine tingling tales of her favorite author, E.A Peugeot Peugeot mysteriously disappeared years ago and was never heard from again but there is speculation that his stories might leave clues to what happened to him In Joy s favorite story, The Bawl of the Bog Fiend, the hero of the story is attacked by the monster in a bog that sounds very like Spooking s own bog which lies at the bottom of the hill Joy is convinced the author actually wrote the story about Spooking.Unfortunately, Darlington has plans for that bog The greedy Mayor MacBrayne and his right hand man, the evil Mr Phipps, have decided that the bog is the perfect place to build a water park Joy is determined to do whatever is necessary to stop the destruction of one of her favorite places She and her brother have some hair raising experiences in her quest and a big adventure on Halloween night.P.J Bracegirdle his real name has written an imaginative and exciting tale and filled it with characters both endearing and dastardly It is a perfect story for everyone from eight to eighty and beyond I m looking forward to the further adventures of Joy, Byron and the town of Spooking Book Two will be published in the summer of 2009

  2. Kat Heckenbach Kat Heckenbach says:

    I picked up this book used because the cover reminded me of another MG novel I enjoyed called Horns and Wrinkles Turns out, it s the same cover artist Not that has anything to do with anything, but stillThe story Joy is a girl living in a tiny town called Spooking A nearly forgotten town on the edge of the much larger town of Darlington The Darlings tend to be unfriendly toward the residents of Spooking Joy and her brother are called Spookies and are pretty much tormented by the Da I picked up this book used because the cover reminded me of another MG novel I enjoyed called Horns and Wrinkles Turns out, it s the same cover artist Not that has anything to do with anything, but stillThe story Joy is a girl living in a tiny town called Spooking A nearly forgotten town on the edge of the much larger town of Darlington The Darlings tend to be unfriendly toward the residents of Spooking Joy and her brother are called Spookies and are pretty much tormented by the Darlington children And one day, it s announced at their school that the bog in Spooking is going to be mowed down so a water park can be built, which Joy knows will be the end of Spooking.Joy loves her town It s dark and brooding, just like her Joy wishes she had her mother s raven black hair She hates all things pink and frilly, and her favorite author is Ethan Alvin Peugot, who Joy believes was a Spooky himself before his mysterious death.Using one of Peugot s stories, Joy attempts to save Spooking s bog from destruction.Simply put, I loved this book I could totally connect with Joy All the other characters were vivid and quirky as well The writing completely captured me I adore books like this Dark and strange, with a kind of twisted humor I am definitely getting the next book in the series Oh, I mentioned the book Horns and Wrinkles because of the cover, but actually, if you like this book you ll likely enjoy that one, too, because it s got a similar feel My WebsiteFind me on FacebookMy YA fantasy series book 1 book 2

  3. Lenore Appelhans Lenore Appelhans says:

    Just as I suspected it would, The Joy of Spooking Fiendish Deeds has earned a place on my list of all time favorites I love the concept, I love the characters and the storyline is engaging and relevant But most of all I love P.J s writing it s my exact kind of slightly dark humor and is full of gems like Joy s brother Byron s thoughts when the two meet a filthy but surprisingly friendly old witch woman at the bog Byron continued to stare at her suspiciously He d read the fairy tales, a Just as I suspected it would, The Joy of Spooking Fiendish Deeds has earned a place on my list of all time favorites I love the concept, I love the characters and the storyline is engaging and relevant But most of all I love P.J s writing it s my exact kind of slightly dark humor and is full of gems like Joy s brother Byron s thoughts when the two meet a filthy but surprisingly friendly old witch woman at the bog Byron continued to stare at her suspiciously He d read the fairy tales, and such chumminess usually meant a kid size oven was preheating somewhere nearby But I m getting ahead of myself Joy, Byron and their parents live in Spooking the terrible town on the hideous hill They don t exactly fit in with the cookie cutter residents of Darlington, the sprawling neighbor city where they have to attend school Joy s hobby is researching the legend of the bog fiend and the horror writer E.A Peugeot and she d really rather have nothing to do with Darlington at all She does venture there to accompany Byron to a couple of parties the precocious 8 year old has a crush on a darling of Darlington , and she is forced to confront some of its citizens in her quest to prevent a water park from being built over her beloved bog.This is a story about preserving diversity both in nature and in society But it is far from being preachy it is fun and exciting with a liberal portion of spookiness The villain, major assistant Mr Phipps, is exactly the kind of well rounded, conflicted fiendish deed doer that makes a juicy character we get the sense that he was once quite like Joy before something went terribly wrong I eagerly await the next two books in the planned trilogy to find outabout Mr Phipps background and follow Joy and Byron s further adventures Highly recommended to all readers 8 and up

  4. Kelly Moore Kelly Moore says:

    I labeled this book as fantasy, but I think it s a very mysterious fantasy I expected it to be sort of like Lemony Snicket books a witty, black humor kind of thing It is like that, but it s also muchunusual than I expected The author doesn t get all cutesy or spare any gory details there are some very nearly adult themes in the book The plot is clearly setting up for a series, so there are some elements that seem vague and confusing for now, but all in all I was very interested by I labeled this book as fantasy, but I think it s a very mysterious fantasy I expected it to be sort of like Lemony Snicket books a witty, black humor kind of thing It is like that, but it s also muchunusual than I expected The author doesn t get all cutesy or spare any gory details there are some very nearly adult themes in the book The plot is clearly setting up for a series, so there are some elements that seem vague and confusing for now, but all in all I was very interested by this unusual story, and I will definitely read the sequel

  5. Bethany Ainsworth Bethany Ainsworth says:

    This book seems to have been written for middle school kids That is probably why it seemed to have lagged for me, other than the other issue for me.I will say that one of the issues I have is an eight year old having a crush on a girl I don t know, that just seems weird too me Maybe you can have a crush on someone at eight years old.The other issue is Morris, he just needs to be thrown into time out for being a brat He just needs to get spanked I don t care if he s a genius but he sure di This book seems to have been written for middle school kids That is probably why it seemed to have lagged for me, other than the other issue for me.I will say that one of the issues I have is an eight year old having a crush on a girl I don t know, that just seems weird too me Maybe you can have a crush on someone at eight years old.The other issue is Morris, he just needs to be thrown into time out for being a brat He just needs to get spanked I don t care if he s a genius but he sure did piss me off.The other issue I have is Phipps He just needs to get a life, stop tormenting kids and little old ladies He also decided to torment Madame Portia and accidentally rendered her homeless while he was it He also allowed a guy to be killed by leeches, too I guess that s what makes a great antagonist The mystery, paranormal, and the thought of what s going to happen next, kept me reading.There wasn t any romance, although there was something there, like Bryon s crush on Lucy, and Joy having feelings for Louden due to the fluttering in her stomach I m sure Louden has a crush on Joy too.I m not entirely sure, but wouldn t doctors get a little suspicious when a kid shows up with a broken bone and not explain how they got it Or if the parents can t explain how their kid got the broken bone That just might be me.Anyway, this book was interesting

  6. Dina Dina says:

    This book is adorable and perfect for the cute, unique kid who likes to beat to their own drum Great imagination and definitely something I could to read if there werestories from this one.

  7. Betsy Betsy says:

    Children that grow up in relative comfort, love, and sanity get sick of that stuff pretty early in This is no reflection on the people who have raised them or the world in which they inhabit It s just that when you live in safety and security you may wish to shrug off the quiet world in which you live with and make a break for anything that offers you dank corners and mysterious underpinnings The essential premise of P.J Bracegirdle s Fiendish Deeds did not at first appeal to me In spite of Children that grow up in relative comfort, love, and sanity get sick of that stuff pretty early in This is no reflection on the people who have raised them or the world in which they inhabit It s just that when you live in safety and security you may wish to shrug off the quiet world in which you live with and make a break for anything that offers you dank corners and mysterious underpinnings The essential premise of P.J Bracegirdle s Fiendish Deeds did not at first appeal to me In spite of its alluring Nicoletta Ceccoli cover, the title and the glace I took at the book jacket did not initially cause my heart to beat any faster It looked like Tim Burton lite, which I understand there is a market for but could it really be worth my time to read It is in cases such as this that it really all comes down to the writer s pen If it were not for the fact that Bracegirdle is a talented author with an original story cobbled together out of unoriginal parts, I might have despaired long before finishing the first chapter However, if Fiendish Deeds offers the reader anything it would have to be a truly enjoyable leap into dark bogs, long lost mysteries, and cunning foes in wholly new ways and worlds When I tell you that I could not stop reading, I mean it This looks like the beginning of a beautiful series.Joy and Byron Wells are Spooking residents and quite proud of the fact, thank you very much Though the town is old and decomposing slowly, Joy would much rather spend her days exploring its crooks and crannies rather than have to attend school in Darlington, the shiny city down the hill Of course Joy s real fun comes when she gets to read and reread chapters from her favorite book, The Compleat and Collected Words of E.A Peugeot, an Edgar Allen Poe type of collection Joy is convinced that Peaugeot spent time in Spooking, recording the deeds of a monster in the nearby bog but to her horror that very same bog is due for destruction thanks to the mayor of Darlington and his right hand man Octavio Phipps Now Joy and Byron must do what they can to save the bog and its denizens, even though they are only two people and there are dangers out there the like of which they ve never known.It is a reluctant fantasy, as if the book is straining against its otherworldly chains in an attempt to be relevant and realistic Instances that seem to be fantastical turn out to have practical real world causes In a way, we are sucked into Joy s need for the spooky and unexplained, but aside from some pretty hungry leeches which conjure up memories of Lemony Snicket, to say the least and hints of disappearing that never come to fruition, this is a pretty realistic little book Funny that Bracegirdle that give all the indications of a magical story, but when push comes to shove it s the writing that provides the intimations of magic Not the plot.I was rather fond of the writing anyway I must have been to continue reading it at all, really You know that you are in good hands when in the first chapter a little old lady writes in her will, The rest of it, including this house and all my worldly possessions therein, please flatten with one of those giant balls on a chain Who doesn t love a good ball on a chain anyway And Bracegirdle appears to be a fan of contrasts, pairing the cute and cuddly alongside the fanged and rabid with relative ease Spooking, we are told from the start, is an old village full of, Drafty old mansions, standing impossibly against the onslaught of time each sinister and terrible, they flash with menace whenever a storm rolls in The nearby town of Darlington, on the other hand, is hideous in its own suburban fervor The height of its ridiculousness comes when Joy and Byron attend a birthday party in a faux pink castle About the time you come to the girls, wearing shiny smocks and pointed princess hats who bickered viciously over turns on a mechanical unicorn, you too would be ready to pack it all in for Spooking, never to return.The book also happens to contain a villain of whom I have grown inordinately fond I am not always a fan of the villains found in children s books Too often they re just two dimensional set pieces meant to stand in for Evil in some manner I think a good villain is one that lets you into their head a little And a really successful one can make you sympathize with them on some level Think of Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as one example In this particular case our villain is Octavio Phipps, a man attempting to avoid his own fate by any means necessary He s a former punk rocker not your usual spooky occupation for a bad guy with a penchant for an elegant phrase He is not a good man, but he does make some awkward stabs at civility that are always interesting to watch One gets the feeling that though he manages to kill two people in the course of this story, he probably can tell himself that they were both accidents and believe it.The general rule when it comes to villains is that if there is a mayor in a children s book, they are a bad mayor This is always true unless A The mayor is the hero s dad or B The mayor is the hero The same rule often applies to principals of schools And the usual crime committed by mayors City development, of course You probably saw it in Hoot where it threatened endangered owls and in Highway Cats where it threatened felines In this case the redevelopment would threaten only the residents of a bog, but it s still seen as a pretty underhanded act Sex scandals and graft are difficult to impossible to work into children s middle grade novels, so good old nepotism and illegal development often have to do the job instead.Consider this a kind of Edward Scissorhands for the new millennium It s a book for those kids that love Emily the Strange, The Addams Family, the Pure Dead Wicked books, and anything else with a bit of spook and scare to it This may be the rare book that satisfies both the kids who long for fun realistic fiction and those who like their fantasy novels dark A crowd pleaser and a darn good bit of fiction in its own right Fine writing Ages 9 12

  8. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    What a difference a cover can make Although I enjoyed Fiendish Deeds, the cover has made it difficult to circulate Once again, the evil Phipps of Darlington has his eyes on the property of Spooking Not only would they like to see the houses made into fancy condos, they would like to turn the local insane asylum there is discussion of how politically incorrect this title is into a spa and resort They re out of luck, however, because Joy, her brother, and her friend Gustave are wise to what What a difference a cover can make Although I enjoyed Fiendish Deeds, the cover has made it difficult to circulate Once again, the evil Phipps of Darlington has his eyes on the property of Spooking Not only would they like to see the houses made into fancy condos, they would like to turn the local insane asylum there is discussion of how politically incorrect this title is into a spa and resort They re out of luck, however, because Joy, her brother, and her friend Gustave are wise to what s going on, especially since Joy wants to keep Spooking the way it is, as a tribute to writer and former resident E.A Peugeot Evil adults are constantly annoying Joy, and she has little patience for their antics, especially when they get in the way of her finding her lost pet frog, Fizz.Strengths There is a lot of fun action, and this is certainly a fresh story Spooking is a great setting I would like to visit I d even mow Joy s lawn for her Weakness Some strange subplots involving the adults distract from the story, and there are some overly precious moments, like a teacher gushing about how wonderful the classic book Tubey Dave is

  9. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    Bracegirdle, P.J Fiendish Deeds The Joy of Spooking 1 , 224 p McElderry Simon , 2008.Joy loves her rambling old house at the top of Spooking Hill where she lives with her younger brother Bryan and her parents However, she doesn t love the trip to school each day into the town Darlington a town of strip malls and cookie cutter homes which surround her beloved hill When Joy catches the word about a planned water park to be built in place of the Spooking bog, she does what she can to thwar Bracegirdle, P.J Fiendish Deeds The Joy of Spooking 1 , 224 p McElderry Simon , 2008.Joy loves her rambling old house at the top of Spooking Hill where she lives with her younger brother Bryan and her parents However, she doesn t love the trip to school each day into the town Darlington a town of strip malls and cookie cutter homes which surround her beloved hill When Joy catches the word about a planned water park to be built in place of the Spooking bog, she does what she can to thwart the plans, including befriending the scary old lady who makes the swamp her home Joy of Spooking feel like adeveloped and less psychopathic version of Edgar and Ellen by Charles Ogden Kids who want something a little creepy without moving over to full fledged vampire books will enjoy this series.EL ADVISABLE MS OPTIONAL Cindy, Library Teacher.https kissthebook.blogspot.com 2008

  10. scip harley scip harley says:

    what the heck was with the ending

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