"Goldie's endless optimism and belief in herself inspire while creating amusing moments in this satisfying gumshoe mystery. Comic book inserts by animator Power further enliven action-packed segments."
"[S]he [Rivera] shows herself to be skilled at combining noir language conventions with contemporary sensibilities in a way that doesn't feel anachronistic but is just a gas! [...] This biracial, LGBTQ protagonist seamlessly shifts from comics to prose in a winner of a series opener."
“Readers will love Goldie, an ambitious female lead who challenges gender roles, is gay, and is not to be underestimated [...] A great purchase for middle grade collections, especially those whose readers are looking for their next boisterous supersleuth.”
School Library Journal
“Goldie is appealing as a headstrong, confident, absurdly good-natured narrator who worms her way into the heart of the surprisingly normal star Lucerne [...] Rivera unravels the mystery in an enjoyable romp with a large cast of quirky, lovable characters.”