The Dead Boy Detectives

    (Vertigo, 2005)
™ and © 2005 DC Comics, Inc.

Rowland and Paine, the ghostly victims of boarding school bullies featured in The Sandman: Season of Mists, return as a unique mystery-solving duo. After all, who better than a ghost to snoop into a criminal’s deepest secrets?

An urgent letter brings them to an exclusive school for girls where a student has disappeared and no one but her friends seems to care, or even notice. Roland and Paine dress in drag, find a lost diary, and discover hidden passageways, but the missing girl still eludes them. Unfortunately, the gym teacher looks awfully familiar. Is it Death, come to claim them before they can solve the crime? Those craving the darkness of the Sandman series should look elsewhere—while the story provides a compelling mystery, it’s definitely more light-hearted in nature.

— Lorie Witkop

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