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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie
Anthony Del Col
Dynamite Entertainment, 2017
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Adults, Older Teens

From Goodreads:
A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you've ever read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father - a detective in the small resort town of Bayport - they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames. Writer Anthony Del Col (Assassin's Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell'Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!


Well, there are no words.

Literally. There are no words on some of the pages in the e-galley that I got. One of those pages was crucial to the storyline and I had no idea what was going on! It was a bookish nightmare! I plan on checking out The Big Lie from my library as soon as possible to find out what I missed. Other than the blank spaces, I liked the graphic novel. The mystery and darkness was on an adult level, which was nice, but it still had the nostalgia of the old books that I read as a kid. At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked the art, but it fit the storyline so well that it was fine. The main mystery is solved at the end of the book, but it sets up for the next mystery (very Veronica Mars - love it!) which I am looking forward to reading.

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