The Facts In The Case Of The Departure Of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman caught my eye almost right away, sitting up there all pretty-like on the shelf of my local comic shop. Matte-finished, hard cover and smelling just like a new adventure, I snapped it up and brought it home.
It lay on the shelf for about ten days, as I wanted to wait for just the right mood to read it.
It was a charming tale, especially because of the art by Michael Zulli, and it was just weird enough to keep me smiling all the way through. I liked it, and I'll definitely be sharing my copy with my friends, but I also have found that while the images have stuck in my head, the story was more of a one-off, and it hasn't called me back to re-read it like some of Gaiman's other works, like 1502 or Good Omens. It's a shame too, because it did make me smile in a nice and simple way.