Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 1 by Craig Battle, Liam O'Donnell, Michael Cho
Max Finder is a self-described fact collector the more obscure, the better. There’s nothing the brainy 12-year-old likes better than to apply his talent for trivia to solving mysteries. But even with his growing reputation as a junior Sam Spade, Max still relies on his best friend and partner in crime, the spunky Alison Santos, to help crack each of his cases. In this exciting collection, Max and Alison also need the help of the reader to solve ten puzzling crimes. From a stereo-smashing hooligan to a mysterious art attack to the White Pine Werewolf, each case is crammed with clues, stuffed with suspects, and riddled with red herrings. Budding sleuths can hone their crime-solving skills by cracking message mix-ups, unscrambling suspect’s names, and deciphering fishy warnings. The solutions are in the back of the book but real detectives never peek.
Liam O’Donnell is a Toronto based author of graphic novels including System Shock and Blackbeard’s Last Stand. He often writes about literacy and education for national magazines and influences young minds daily as a first grade teacher.
Michael Cho is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has illustrated several children’s books including Media Madness: An Insider Guide to Media. He is currently devoting his time to writing and drawing more comics. He lives in Toronto with his wife, fellow illustrator Claudia Davila, and daughter.