Books by Mike Deas

THE CASE OF FIREBANE'S FOLLY by Liam O'Donnell
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"'That's what I call a fun field trip!' exclaims Fizz in the final panel. Series fans will agree. (Graphic mystery/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
In their latest exploit, the fourth-grade sleuths have a hot time countering the schemes of a clever dragon and saving their classmates from becoming spider snacks. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE SLIME STAMPEDE by Liam O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Young readers will slurp up the gumshoes' gooey first exploit with relish. And perhaps a few choco-slug cookies. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-11)"
The game's afoot (so to speak) for two amateur sleuths when slime monsters belonging to the school custodian go on a rampage. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE BATTLING BOTS by Liam O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"High-energy high jinks in a multicultural, or at least multispecies, setting. (Graphic/mystery/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Young sleuths stumble on a demonic conspiracy to blow the lid off Slick City's new sports arena. Just for a start. Read full book review >
I, WITNESS by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Bodies pile up around Boone like he's some teenage Jessica Fletcher, straining credulity but not sparking much interest. (Graphic thriller. 13 & up)"
If it means putting yourself in danger, do you have to come forward as a witness? Read full book review >
DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Liam O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The point is well made: Democracy is imperfect but self-righting in its course. (Graphic thriller. 8-12)"
O'Donnell and Deas present another educational thriller in graphic mode (Ramp Rats, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
RAMP RATS by Liam O'Donnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"However, the graphic format and step-by-step instructions on skating technique may draw in reluctant readers or young novice skaters. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In this second volume of Orca's Graphic Guide Adventures, the how-to topic is skateboarding. Read full book review >