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Veronica Mars by way of Lovecraft in this thrilling lightly gothic YA graphic novel, for those who love a dash of campy and a dollop of darkness.

It’s just a bedtime story….right?

Parents in Pensmouth tell their children a devious bedtime tale—their beloved town is riddled with flesh-takers, monsters who snatch unruly kids off the street if they don’t go to sleep on time.

Vivian Vance, amateur teen detective, heard that story as a kid and never believed it.

When Vivian takes on a case in the Pillars, a downtrodden and long-ignored community beneath the highway, she stumbles on a dark secret about her town's history and finds herself face-to-face with those horrifying monsters. Saved from certain death by a group of kids from the Pillars, Vivian decides her next job will be exposing the flesh-takers to the world--at any cost. 

But her biggest opportunity quickly becomes her worst nightmare. Her pride puts Pensmouth and her new-found friends in mortal danger. In order to right her mistakes, she must stand up to the creatures that offer all her heart desires before she loses the only people left who matters.

★ "Modern mystery fans have a new heroine to save them from the creatures that go bump in the night. ­Perfect for anyone who loves mystery and monsters, Vivian Vance will fly off the shelves in any library." —SLJ (starred review)

★ "[C]lever sleuthing, shocking revelations, and a disquieting closing twist." —Kirkus (starred review)

  • Pages: 272 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593403662
Penguin Teen