cover image Trouble in Bugland

Trouble in Bugland

William Kotzwinkle. David R. Godine Publisher, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-87923-555-0

Inspector Mantis (read Sherlock Holmes) and his capable companion Doctor Hopper star in this collection of mysteries, ranging from ""The Case of the Missing Butterfly'' to ``The Case of the Caterpillar's Head.'' Yes, they're insects, solving crimes in Bugland, with a cast of characters that includes the circus owner, P. T. Barnworm, and Captain Flatfootfly. (12-up)