Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Chicagoland Detective Agency


A MIDTERM NIGHT'S SCHEME by Trina Robbins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Don't bother trying to explain it to your friends. Just tell them it's hilarious. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
Fans of the Chicagoland Detective Agency series have a problem. With each book, the plot gets more and more difficult to explain. Read full book review >
THE BARK IN SPACE by Trina Robbins
Released: May 1, 2013

""Relax and enjoy," counsels Bradley. "It's like a carnival ride." (Graphic mystery. 8-12)"
There are hundreds of stories about talking dogs, but if this graphic novel is any indication, every book would be better with a dog in it. Read full book review >
THE BIG FLUSH by Trina Robbins
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Mystery lovers will be perplexed, but fans of the series will line up for the next book, and their grandparents will hope it comes with a vinyl record. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
This mystery should come with sheet music and a dance chart. Read full book review >
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOGS by Trina Robbins
Released: March 1, 2012

"No story can justify the presence of haiku, but this comic book comes remarkably close. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)"
It may not sound like a compliment, but the talking dog isn't nearly the oddest thing in this gloriously odd mystery book. Read full book review >
THE MALTESE MUMMY by Trina Robbins
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

The Chicagoland Detective Agency returns with another pseudoscientific, near-mystery graphic adventure. Read full book review >

THE DRAINED BRAINS CAPER by Trina Robbins
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Thirteen-year-old Megan Yamamura is new in Chicagoland. Read full book review >