On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, The Case of the French Fry Phantom, Erik Christopher Martin’s latest middle-grade paranormal mystery, has been published.
In a small mountain town, a sixth-grader investigates enigmatic thefts and discovers a supernatural perpetrator; Can she uncover the larger plot in time to spare the adults of the town and Halloween?
There is an attack on Elderton! Fries, ovens, and freezers are all losing their French fries. In the middle of the day, potatoes disappear right out of the bin. The thief goes unnoticed. The police are confused.
Eleven-year-old Crazy Morgan is Elderton’s ideal (just) extraordinary detective, a job for which she’s prepared since a little person took her mom’s texture and Nuts assumed the fault.
Dotty looks into the enigmatic thefts in an effort to solve her first case and discovers a phantom with sticky fingers. However, that discovery raises additional concerns. How did the ghost come to be in Elderton? Potatoes, why? Why are the town’s adults acting so strangely? And on the same day that the phantom appeared, what were the strange charms that appeared in the school cafeteria?
A paranormal mystery for children aged 9 to 12, The Case of the French Fry Phantom features a diverse trio of LGBTQ protagonists.
Erik Christopher Martin
Erik Christopher Martin is a San Diego essayist initially from Cleveland, Ohio. Under the In A Bind Books imprint, he has written four books for young adult and middle school readers. The Case of the French Fry Phantom, his most recent book, is available for pre-order as an eBook and will be released on March 17, 2023, in all formats. The Dotty Morgan Supernatural Sleuth Series’ first book is here. A Year Ink 4, The Guilded Pen 2019, Frontiertales.com, the Tales to Terrify podcast, HauntedMTL, and the Monster Anthology by AEL Press all feature his short stories. ErikChristopherMartin.com is his site. His Twitter handle is @ErikCMartin. Erik belongs to the HWA, SDWEG, and SCBWI.
Erik enjoys all things related to books. He used to own a bookstore in Lakewood, Ohio called In A Bind Books, which opened in 2000 but closed two years later. He also used to work part-time at the library. He works as a slush reader for Dark Recesses Press at the moment.
Erik enjoys reading authors like Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Moorcock, and Pratchett in addition to writing. In addition, nine out of ten times when he plays D&D, he is the DM.
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The Case of the French Fry Phantom is out now, and available at Amazon, in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback formats: https://amzn.to/3MzaMfL