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The sixth volume in this award-winning graphic novel series features ten new mystery comics and two never-before-published short stories by OWL Magazineeditor, Craig Battle. Each solve-it-yourself story stars amateur detective Max Finder and his best friend, aspiring journalist Alison Santos. Seventh graders at Central Meadows Junior High, these two intrepid investigators must call upon their reason, memory, critical thinking, and observation skills to crack each case before them. Who is stealing all the bikes from the skate park? Who uprooted the Green Thumb Clubâ€™s school garden? And why did someone toilet-paper the new girlâ€™s house? Readers can decipher the clues for themselves and draw their own conclusions â€” before the true culprit is revealed. Bonus content unique to this volume includes a â€œusual suspectsâ€ style introduction to all the recurring characters and a how-to guide for planning a mystery detective party for home or school â€” extras that are sure to intrigue veteran and new readers alike!
Craig Battle has been the editor of OWL Magazine since 2006. He has worked as a reporter, camp counselor, and basketball coach, and now adds children's author to his resume. Originally from Lantzville, BC, he lives in Toronto.Ramón Pérez has been working as a cartoonist for a little over a decade. His clients include Marvel and DC Comics, and OWL Magazine. He writes and illustrates a weekly web comic called Kukuburi and lives in Toronto.Liam O'Donnell is the author of Ramp Rats, the books in the Real World of Pirates series, and 20 other books for children. He is an elementary school teacher and he frequently writes about literacy and education for national magazines. He lives in Toronto.