Published on May 29th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Detective Beans and the Case of the Missing Hat by Li Chen

Detective Beans is investigating the case of the missing hat. His missing hat! 

Prepare for a laugh-out-loud journey with Detective Beans, a hilarious full-colour graphic novel filled with furry friends and fiends for ages 7+!

From the imaginative mind of New Zealand’s Li Chen, creator of the beloved Extraordinary Comics boasting a massive Instagram following of over 110,000.

Detective Beans offers a refreshing twist on the classic detective tale, featuring adorable animal characters and gentle humour that will captivate readers of every age.

  • The purr-fect blend of cuteness and crime-solving!
  • Li’s illustrations breathe life into the story, brimming with whimsical charm and heartfelt warmth, creating a cozy mystery experience.
  • The clues of the case take Beans all over Cat Town, where he encounters quirky characters guaranteed to make you giggle on every page.
  • Young readers will enjoy following Beans as he tackles puzzling cases with a whole lot of charm.
  • The blend of vibrant, full-colour illustrations and compelling storytelling makes Detective Beans an engaging read for both confident readers and those learning to read independently.

Li Chen was born in Beijing, China and moved to New Zealand when she was five (with her parents, not as a solo child explorer, I don’t think that’s allowed). She’s always loved drawing and has been working as a full-time comic artist since 2012. Detective Beans and the Case of the Missing Hat is her first graphic novel. When she’s not drawing, Li likes to hang out with her cats or go on really long walks. Oh, and she drinks a LOT of tea.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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