Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal (Hardcover)

By Shauna Holyoak

Disney-Hyperion, 9781368022675, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Kazu Jones, scrappy fifth grade detective, is back on the case with her friends and fellow crime solvers, March, CindeeRae, and Madeleine. There's a vandal targeting local comic book stores with anti-comic graffiti, and the team is determined to solve the mystery before their beloved shop, The Super Pickle, gets hit. When they trace the vandal's secret identity-the Dark Writer-back to a rare comic book series, they realize the case has ties to one of the biggest superhero franchises in the nation. The vandal is out for revenge, and it's up to Kazu and the team to stop this comic book criminal before things come to an explosive end.

About the Author

Shauna M. Holyoak graduated with a master's degree in English Literature with an emphasis in creative writing from Brigham Young University. She was a humor columnist for The Post Register from 2009 to 2017; before that her column "Up in the Night" ran in The River City Weekly. She lives in Idaho Falls with her husband, six of their children and two naughty dogs. KAZU JONES AND THE DENVER DOGNAPPERS is her debut middle-grade novel. Visit her online at shaunaholyoak.wordpress.com, on Twitter @shaunaholyoak or on Instagram @holyoaksm.

Praise For Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal


"[An] entertaining middle grade mystery series opener... In this spirited debut, Holyoak introduces an indefatigable heroine whose distinct voice and loyal canine companion contribute to her considerable appeal. The diverse allies, plot twists, and delightful dogs make this a memorable beginning for Kazu and her friends."—Publishers Weekly