Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Goldie Vance #1

Goldie Vance is about Goldie, a 16 year old who lives in a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the resort, and uses her smarts, skills, and knowledge of the ins and outs of the resort, to help the in-house detective, Mr. Tooey solve a mystery. 

Okay, while "help" is the right word, Goldie really just inserted herself into the case. A resort guest, Dieter Ludwig, has been robbed. What was taken is priceless to him. He needs it back. Much to Mr. Tooey displeasure, Goldie claims she knows just what needs to be done to find the necklace. Without giving too much away, one mystery is solved, but it opens up a can of worms, and Goldie has to figure out what's going on. 

This was a delightful comic to read. It's a little weird for me to use that word, but it fits. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This is just the first book, so we are introduced to a small host of characters, Goldie, Mr. Tooey, Goldie's stressed out father, Cheryl, the Alan Shepard loving front desk clerk, and Rob, the lovelorn valet. All are important to the story as they help set up the story and motivations, which drive the story. Goldie herself is plucky. I feel like she's who Veronica Mars would have been is she was around in the late 60's-early 70's, where this takes place. Goldie is smart, funny, and is driven to solve mysteries. And short. She's short and not to be underestimated.