English Title: Gosick
Japanese Titleゴシック â€“ Gosick — “Gothic”
Author: Kazuki Sakuraba
Illustrator: Hinata Takeda
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Mystery, Historical Drama, Romance
Original Run: 2003 – 2011
English Run: 2008 – 2010
Volumes: 9 (plus 4 side-story volumes titled GosickS)
Note: A new sequel series has begun: Gosick Red
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes Published in English: 2 (Discontinued)

Synopsis: The year is 1924, the place, Sauville, a small European country neatly tucked beside the Alps… Kazuya Kujo has been studying abroad at the prestigious Saint Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. Most Kazuya ignores — but the story of the “Queen Berry”, a mysterious ghost ship, really gets to him. Of course, his brainy friend Victorique is much more intrigued by true stories, and she uses her unrivaled logic to solve mysteries even the town’s famous detective can’t. Ironically, it’s Victorique’s inquisitive nature that leads the duo to board a ship that matches the “Queen Berry”‘s description to a tee, a ship that might just hold the key to solving a sinister mystery… Kazuki Sakuraba’s modern twist on Holmes and Watson– pairing Victorique, a brittle young girl with doll-like looks with her eager-to-please sidekick Kazuya– make this international bestseller a must-read murder mystery.

Volume 1 – Gosick: The Novel
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository

Volume 2 – Gosick: The Crime that Has no Name
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository

Reviews of Gosick
Vol 1 — BookLoons
Vol 1 — English Light Novels
Vol 1 — Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions
Vol 1 — Mania.com
Vol 2 — The Daily Fig

Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Genre and Characters (mystery solved by teenagers): Another, BoogiepopClamp School Paranormal InvestigatorsThe New Kindaichi Files, Zaregoto

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