Misfits, Inc. No. 2

Of Heroes and Villains
Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations: Peter, the genius; Jake, the athlete; Byte, the computer whiz; Mattie, the “magician.”
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  • ISBN: 9781561451784
  • Publication date: 04/01/1999
  • Page Count: 202
  • Size: 5" x 7-1/8"
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  • ISBN: 9781561456529
  • Publication date: 10/01/2011
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Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations: Peter, the genius; Jake, the athlete; Byte, the computer whiz; Mattie, the “magician.”

These four teenage super-sleuths have a knack for uncovering and solving unsolvable crimes. In their second case, Of Heroes and Villains, the team is mysteriously summoned to a comic book convention, where they anticipate the premiere of the exclusive new Hyperman superhero movie. At the convention, the Jester (a comic book villain come-to-life) terrorizes the audience and commits a daring crime.

When the Misfits attempt to solve the Jester’s riddle, they discover that someone close to them may be involved in the heist. As they draw dangerously close to unmasking the villain, the Misfits uncover a longtime wrong that only they can right.

Featuring an engaging group of outcasts with varied interests, each book in the Misfits series offers an intriguing mystery, supported by Delaney’s well-paced plot and believable dialogue, that will keep readers captivated to the very end.



Mark Delaney


Mark Delaney earned a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of the Misfits, Inc. series and Pepperland. A former bookstore owner, he now teaches high school. Delaney lives in Tennessee.


“Delaney obviously knows his stuff…. With a great ensemble cast, appealing villains and heroes, and lots of action and surprises, this is an excellent transitional bridge for reluctant readers from comics to novels.” ―Booklist

“This fast-paced adventure, set against the background of comic book fandom, will appeal to middle school and junior high readers who like mysteries-or comic books-and enterprising young heroes. These ‘misfits’ may be unconventional, but they’re certainly not losers.” ―Kliatt


ABA Pick of the Lists ―American Booksellers Association, 1999


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AR Level: 5.7
F&P: Z, Gr 7 & up, Genre RF
Lexile: 780L
Themes: Friendship, Loyalty, Mystery, Teamwork
BISAC 1: YAF042000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: YAF061000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Superheroes