Puget Sound Council - October 1, 2009
"What a fun book from Orca Book Publishers!...A great choice for your more reluctant readers."
Library Media Connection - May 1, 2009
"The perfect environment for humor and mix-ups and mystery. The novel features laugh-out-loud bits between mother and son and plenty of hilarious insights...Students who enjoy quick-witted writing and good mysteries will enjoy how well Vicki Grant cracks the case...Highly recommended."
Atlantic Books Today - April 1, 2009
"A fast-paced narrative with a skillfully woven plot and a highly entertaining cast of offbeat characters...[Cyril is] an instantly likeable, wisecracking teen who infuses the story with humour."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2009
"Funny and clever, with twists and turn in the plot and just a bit of serious thrown in, Res Judicata is a worth sequel to Quid Pro Quo and fans will be left wanting more."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - March 17, 2009
"A hilarious romp featuring a teenage sleuth and his friends. Recommended."
VOYA - February 1, 2009
"A delightful, page-turning stand-alone sequel to Quid Pro Quo...This mix of wisdom beyond his years and familiarly realistic teen concerns makes Cyril a winning, engaging narrator."
The Bookmark (BCTLA) - February 1, 2009
"Cyril's cheerful tolerance of his mother's irresponsibility and lack of organization makes him an extremely charming main character...This book is highly recommended."
Tucson Unified School District - January 1, 2009
Readingjunky's Reading Roost blog - December 27, 2008
"Filled with quirky characters and great detective work. Cyril's off-beat life provides a colorful backdrop for the action, and readers will be kept on their toes right up until the end."
Resource Links - December 1, 2008
"The author's plot development is fast-paced, well-crafted and fun, and makes the whole novel one suitable for even less enthusiastic readers. Highly recommended."
CM Magazine - October 24, 2008