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Mad Night: Featuring Judy Drood, Girl Detective

Mad Night: Featuring Judy Drood, Girl Detective

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by Richard Sala
     
 
Gothic horror, madcap comedy, and an old-fashioned murder mystery coalesce perfectly in this chilling graphic novel.

For those who always thought the animated introductions to PBS's Mystery! series were cooler than the actual shows themselves, Richard Sala's marvelously dark and stormy novel-length thrillers are just the ticket.

In Mad

Overview

Gothic horror, madcap comedy, and an old-fashioned murder mystery coalesce perfectly in this chilling graphic novel.

For those who always thought the animated introductions to PBS's Mystery! series were cooler than the actual shows themselves, Richard Sala's marvelously dark and stormy novel-length thrillers are just the ticket.

In Mad Night, his follow-up to The Chuckling Whatsit, Sala follows ace detective Judy Drood and her reluctant companion Kasper Keene as they try to unravel a string of mysterious occurrences and heinous murders in the usually tranquil Lone Mountain College. What is the sinister secret of Professor Massimo Ibex? How is the (literal) puppet mistress Aunt Azalea and her bevy of beauteous pirate girls involved? Where does the lithping, er, lisping, corrupt cop Pinch fit in? And what exactly is the significance of the Glass Scorpion?

Sala's superbly elegant, shadowy draftsmanship and wittily spooky storytelling make Mad Night a wonderful romp for fans of gothic horror-part Dario Argento (stabbings! eye-gougings! decapitations!), part Edward Gorey (eerie creatures of the night! sinister alleyways!), but all fun from the first page to the last.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560976813
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
11/05/2005
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Sala lives in Berkeley, CA and grew up in Chicago where his father was an antique dealer. As a youngster, he spent what might be considered an unhealthy amount of time at the Chicago museums, staring at the mummies, stuffed animals and caveman dioramas. His comics and drawings have appeared in McSweeney's, Little Lit, RAW, Playboy, The New York Times and The Washington Post, amongst other publications.

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