The fifth volume in this award-winning graphic novel series features ten new mystery comics and two never-before-published short mystery stories. Each solve-it-yourself comic stars amateur detective Max Finder and his best friend Alison Santos. Seventh graders at Whispering Meadows Junior High, these intrepid investigators must call upon their skills to crack each case before them. Who defaced the town with graffiti? Who sabotaged the school magic show try-outs? And who stole the exam answer key from Mr. Reed's desk? Readers can decipher the clues for themselves and make their own judgments - before the true culprit is revealed. Bonus content unique to this volume includes a yearbook-style introduction to classmates bully Ben "Basher" McGintley, gossip queen Leslie Chang, prankster Kyle Kressman, and others. Plus, tips and tricks from Max and Alison for readers looking to develop their sleuthing skills!