Monday, February 14, 2011

Graphic Novel Review

Chicagoland Detective Agency: #2 The Maltese Mummy
by Trina Robbins and Tyler Page
Graphic Universe
Reviewed from ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley

 Megan, Raf, and Raf's talking dog, Bradley, run the Chicagoland Detective Agency.  But Megan is more focused on a chance to meet her favorite musician, Sun D'Arc.  While Raf is stuck at home sick, Megan recruits another friend, William to go with her.  Unfortunately, on the way home from what turned out to be a very short interview, William disappears.  It is up to Megan and Bradley to find out what has happened to William and how it is connected to the disappearance of a valuable Egyptian artifact.

Like many graphic novels, this one starts right in on the plot.  The book is rather lacking in character development, a common flaw in many graphic novels, but reluctant readers won't care.  The fast plot, interesting characters, and entertaining artwork are bound to win over even the most reluctant of readers.  This is one I plan to add to my library's collection.

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