I totally dig this description of Richard Sala’s character, Judy Drood:
Mad Night and The Grave Robber’s Daughter are both “Judy Drood, Girl Detective” adventures, and I’d recommend them together as the best, most definitive gateway into Sala’s work. If Nancy Drew is a wholesome girl sleuth, Judy Drood is a hard-cussing, fist throwing, breaking and entering, incorrigible snoop. She’s pathologically paranoid, no matter how extravagantly evil the conspiracies (always plural) around her really are. Kasper Keene is her hapless, probably virginal, vested-and-bespectacled sidekick.
Update: And by soon, I mean today.