Trouble in Bugland


Author: William Kotzwinkle

Illustrator: Joe Servello

KOTZWINKLE, William. Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries. Profusely illustrated by Joe Servello. Boston: David R. Godine [1983]. 12mo, 152pp. Red cloth stamped in gilt on spine and black on cover. Blue endpapers; 10 full-color illustrations and numerous b&w illustrations throughout. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped) with the publisher's promotional bookmark laid-in.

First Edition.Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, super sensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long jumper, as they solve five entomological cases puzzling the populace of Victorian Bugland.

Joe Servello's color and pen-and-ink drawings bring exquisite detail to these tales: steam engines, deerstalkers, fog, and mandibles have never been more lovingly crosshatched.