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Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal

Shauna Holyoak


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Paperback (4/6/2021)


Kazu Jones, scrappy fifth grade detective, is back on the case and ready to track down a local store vandal in this fun and exciting book filled with mystery. Fresh off their first successful investigation, Kazu and her friends—March, CindeeRae, and Madeline—are hungry for their next case, which comes when a vandal begins targeting local comic book stores with anti-comic graffiti. March is especially desperate to unmask the villain before his beloved shop, The Super Pickle, gets hit. But when March takes over, the gang starts butting heads. It doesn't help that Kazu is distracted by another mystery at home: her mom is bedridden and her grandmother has come from Japan to help out, but no one will tell Kazu what's going on. Juggling two investigations is not easy. When Kazu and the gang trace the vandal's secret identity to one of the most popular superhero characters in the nation, they realize the vandal's revenge plot is much more explosive than they thought. But can they put aside their differences in time to catch this criminal—or will both of Kazu's cases fall apart?

Praise For Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal

A suspenseful yet small-scale mystery for lovers of comics, art, and adventure.—Kirkus

A satisfying second installment in a fantastically fun series.—Booklist

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781368022675, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

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, on Twitter @shaunaholyoak, or on Instagram @shaunaholyoak.