I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it! It is a YA read with none of the cursing or any bad scenes in it. This would be safe to let your older child read. However, it does have some paranormal elements to it so if you have rules on that then you should read it yourself before determining if this book is for your child or if they are old enough to read it. Otherwise, I found it quite entertaining! Let's just say that these three friends (Ben, Jake, and Leah) are in for the adventure of their life and it's one that is life altering, especially for Ben. It's also quite funny in some places because you see the awkwardness of being an eight grader and figuring out your emotions and sometimes making some bad decisions. When I mean bad decisions I don't mean teen drinking; I mean stepping into the world of the paranormal and not being able to go back. It was a fantastic read and I would very much recommend this one!
Eighth graders, Ben, Jake and Leah need cash, and mowing lawns in the winter just isn’t cutting it. Their need for cash births the Liarus (Liars R Us) Detective Agency! Their first client is Old Lady Smitz, who is said to have murdered her three sons and husband. She’s missing a family heirloom, but it’s not just any old trinket, it’s the crest of Lykoi. There are only two rules: No girls are allowed and never seal a deal with the witch doctor. Disregarding danger, these three discover that money is usually more trouble than it’s worth!