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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Supernatural Enhancements (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meddling Kids (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Corners Books

Hannah-Beast (By: Jennifer McMahon) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleep Tight Motel (By: Lisa Unger) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miao Dao (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tangled Woods (By: Emily Raboteau) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remedy (By: Adam Haslett) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oak Avenue (By: Brandi Reeds) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best European Fiction 2016(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Edgar Cantero is a horror and mystery author and also a popular cartoonist from Barcelona. As a man who always loved the Catalan literary tradition, he made his debut when he published “Dormir amb Winona Ryder” in 2007.
But he would soon move on from writing in Spanish as he developed a preference for mass-market paperbacks, video games, and Hollywood blockbusters.

But before that, he had published “Vallvi,” the 2011 dystopian punk thriller. In 2014, he began writing in English when he published “The Supernatural Enhancements,” which was a paranormal thriller.

However, “Meddling Kids,” which he published in 2017 was something of a Lovecraft meets Enid Blyton comedy horror mashup, which became a bestseller in the New York Times and has to be his most popular work.
Producing work in three languages, Cantero’s material is everything from screenplays to short stories and often features ill-timed jokes, stuff exploding and women kissing.

Growing up, Edgar Cantero always had a desire to grow up and become a fiction author. He used to read a lot of comics such as the “Cthulhu Mythos” while living in Catalonia, in addition to watching all manner of video games and films.
TV was something he loved watching and he thinks he watched a lot more than an educated Catalan ought to watch.

The strange thing about Edgar is that unlike most people who end up as authors, he never used to read any books, and hence much of what he writes now he absorbed from media he used to consume over the years.
As a lover of genre fiction, he loved horror even if he was never a true horror fan. What he liked was self-aware art, tropes, and stories that were not too serious.

While he did not love books at any point, he always knew he would have a career in storytelling someday. As a child, he used to make up his own comics and shows, since he had a lot of stuff in his head that he wanted to share.
Ultimately, he found a career in writing fiction since it is something he can do on his own. The decision that writing was the easiest way to become a storyteller came to him when he was in his late teenage years.

Edgar Cantero has now achieved much success as an author but his love for comic works and cartoons remains strong. He still works a day job for El Jueves the Spanish Magazine where he started in 2007.

He had been head-hunted when he was in his twenties when one of the editors came across some of his fanzines and loved them. At El Jueves, much of what he does is political content, even if he does not dabble in politics in real life.
Edgar also does movie reviews and the picture at the beginning of Meddling Kids was drawn by a colleague of his from Barcelona who loves to draw just as much as he does.
He loves going to watch expensive blockbuster movies and will usually write the cartoon sketch which his friend will then draw.

“Meddling Kids” by Edgar Cantero is a work set in 1990 in the Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon’s Zoinx River Valley.

This is where the Blyton Summer Detective Club made up of teenage detective are all grown up. It has been thirteen years since they last saw each other when they were working on a fateful case in 1977.
The twenty-five-year-old is the tomboy Andy who is wanted in two states and is now on the run. The budding biologist and one-time kid genius is Kerri who now works in New York as a bartender where she has developed a serious drinking problem. Alongside him is a rambunctious Eimaraner who was born from the original canine team.
Lastly is horror nerd Nate who has spent more than a dozen years in and out of institutions of mental health and now calls an Arkham, Massachusetts-based asylum home.

The only person who visits him is the handsome jock Peter who now works as a movie star. However, what he does not know is that Peter has been dead for many years.

They had all become very famous when they solved the “Sleepy Lake Monster Mystery.”They would ultimately go their separate ways only for Andy to get the gang back together after realizing that the mystery may never have been solved.

Edgar Cantero’s novel “The Supernatural Enhancements” introduces the lead as A, a twenty-something-year-old man who learns that she is related to the Wells family.

Then there is Niamh a mute teenage girl and his companion who is known for her fiercely colored hair. A. just inherited the eerie but beautiful Axton House in Virginia’s Point Bless woods and this has left everyone surprised including the man himself.
He never imagined he had a second cousin in the US, much less that his benefactor had recently committed suicide when he jumped from his bedroom window just like his father and at the same age.

Together, Niamh and A. feel that they have inherited more than a cushy lifestyle and rambling home. Their new house is haunted but that is just the beginning of their discoveries as they soon learn some dark secrets about the mysterious suicides.
What has become of the old butler of the house who ran shortly after the death of their benefactor? What about the rumors of a bizarre gathering every winter night during the solstice?
There is also a mysterious basement vault that they have been unable to get into.

Told in complicated ciphers, journal entries, audio recordings, scrawled notes, and even advertisements, it is an original and dazzling supernatural work with a Neil Gaiman-like twist.

Edgar Cantero’s “This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us” opens in a dingy office in Fisherman’s Wharf with the names Z. Kimrean and A. Korean written on the glass door paneling.

The office has just one chair and one desk behind which sits an androgynous private investigator with a skimpy waistcoat and tank top. This is the office of the twin sister and brother team that is collectively known as A.Z.
She is wild hedonistic creativity while he is pure misanthropic logic. These two have been battling each other since they were in the womb, even though they could not love each other more.

At some point, they are called in to work on the case of a ruthless killer who has been taking out sons of the ruthless cartel boss in California.

A.Z. Kimrean needs to go to the palm tree-lined and sin-soaked streets of San Carnal and infiltrate the ranks of the cartel boss to find out who could be taking out his sons.

While working their undercover role, they also need to stop a major gang war threatening to engulf the state, deal with a young plucky stowaway, and rescue a detective who had gone undercover only to get stuck in.
It is a genre-smashing, gender-bending, and mind-blowing novel full of noir action.

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