Review: Goldie Vance, Vol. 3


Title: Goldie Vance, Vol. 3
Author: Hope Larson, Brittney Williams, Sarah Stern
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Source: Library
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Catch up with the coolest new girl detective on the block, Goldie Vance.

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity with dreams of one day becoming a detective. Luckily, she lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and with a rotating roster of guests and events, there’s bound to be some mystery afoot! With the Prescription One race in town, Goldie and her biggest rival, Sugar Maple, find themselves in an unlikely alliance to find who is sabotaging the drivers before the big event.

Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) are joined by writer Jackie Ball and introducing artist Noah Hayes in another exciting whodunnit adventure!


I enjoyed this mystery. The story moved along quickly. Goldie had to solve the mystery of who was sabotaging Sugar’s race. She figured it out, with the help of her friends.

I like the representation in this story. Goldie is mixed race, and she is a lesbian. This is great for a story that is set in the 1950s, because this representation wouldn’t have been in books during that time period.

I also liked the way that Sugar Maple grew as a character in this story. She didn’t just play the spoiled rich girl anymore. She saw that Goldie was more useful as an ally than an enemy, so they became friends.

I liked this story, and I look forward to the next volume.

What to read next:

  • Goldie Vance, Vol. 4 by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Elle Power, and Sarah Stern


  • Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva


Have you read Goldie Vance, Vol. 3? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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