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Chicagoland Detective Agency 4: The Big Flush

By Trina Robbins
Illustrated by Tyler Page

Continual requests from librarians for mysteries., Cast reflects the diversity of the Chicago area.

Megan's back! After she's booted from Stepford Prep for insubordination, her father sends her to a prospective students event at elite Pine Lake Academy. With Raf and Bradley in tow, Megan inadvertently stumbles into an old, abandoned bathroom. While things are getting spooky in there, Raf sips from a fountain, and water is not the only thing he gets-a protoplasmic spirit takes over his body. Not just any ghost, but a teenage girl from the 1910s! Overcome, Raf gets a hankering to watch Charlie Chaplin at the picture house and dance the Turkey Trot. Things tum from strange to Chicagoland-size bizarre when a second ghost joins in. Raf, Megan, and Bradley mediate between two angry spirits, a seance is performed, and the history that has dogged Pine Lake Academy for a century is revealed: family rivalry, massive misunderstandings, and a whole band of ghosts from the Titanic!

  • Combines mysteries with science fiction with graphic novel format.
  • A more modern approach to the graphic novel mystery than Papercutz has taken.
  • Written by Wonder Woman writer, 60s underground comix groundbreaker, and comics historian Trina Robbins.

About the author

Trina Robbins established herself during the underground com ix movement of the 1960s, and in the 1970s published the first all-woman comic book, It Ain't Me, Babe Comix, and the anthology Wimmen's Comix. She was a penciller on Wonder Woman in the 1980s, created the series Go Girl! with artist Anne Timmons for Image Comics, has written numerous nonfiction books for children and adults, and designed Vampirella's costume. She lives in San Franscico with her partner, comics artist Steve Leialoha.

About the illustrator

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. In addition to publishing his own work, he illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency and has created comics and illustrations for a variety of commercial clients. He is also the Director of Print Technology Services at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.

ISBN: 9780822591610
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Dimensions: 146 x 216mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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