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The Dead Boy Detectives

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA GRAPHIC THO
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA GRAPHIC THO
 
 
Summary
Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, the dead British teenagers who are alwayson the run from Death, travel stateside to solve a missing persons case. Ourintrepid heroes have been contacted by young Annika Abernathy, a student at aposh International Academy in Chicago. It seems that Annika's best friend hasvanished. For Rowland and Paine to investigate the case properly, they decide toenroll as students at the school. And since it's an all-girls academy, the duois forced to go undercover - in drag. Secret passages, food fights, and far toomany fashionistas abound as the Dead Boy Detectives solve the case and learn alot about life from the precocious daughters of international ambassadors andfamous rock stars.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ghosts Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland, introduced in Neil Gaiman's fourth Sandman opus, Season of Mists0 (1994), and featured in Thompson's At Death's Door0 (2003), are still avoiding Death and still finding time to run their own detective agency. Their latest case brings them stateside to a girls' boarding school in Chicago. While undercover, they work their way through the clues to find an absent classmate. They and their new friends at the school suspect the worst, and the teachers' mysterious attitude about the missing girl isn't helping. Thompson's cute art, distinctive while remaining within traditional manga0 -anime conventions, fits a story full of well-written over-the-top screwball comedy and featuring cameo appearances by Death and the Sandman. Sandman series fans may be a little disappointed (it's too cute), but manga 0 mavens will be in heaven. --Tina Coleman Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Goth culture (Subculture) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Vertigo/DC Comics,2005
Other Titles Sandman (Comic strip)
Sandman.
Contributors Thompson, Jill, 1966-
Gaiman, Neil. Sandman.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Notes "The Dead Boy Detectives features characters from The Sandman: Season of Mists. The Sandman is created by Gaiman, Kieth, and Dringenberg."
"This manga digest also features an introduction to the Sandman library and an excerpt from Death: At Death's Door, Jill Thompson's first manga digest.
Description 124 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 1401203132 (pbk.)
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