Vicki Grant is an award winning author of young adult (YA) books, mysteries, funny books for kids & teens, and novels for reluctant readers.

Res Judicata

October 2008

Project Description

Another Novel in the Quid pro Quo Series

Cyril MacIntyre, son of firebrand lawyer Andy MacIntyre, smells something fishy about one of his mother’s cases. And it’s not just that there are sea lice in the coffee. When Cyril starts investigating the death of a millionaire inventor, he gives a whole new meaning to the term “legal aid.” Long on smarts and short on—well, just plain short, Cyril tangles with deranged criminals, indulges in a little bit of B & E and confronts the scariest person in the world – his mother.


A Resource Links Best Book of 2008
TriState Young Adult Book of Note
Best Plot – Battle of the Books 2010
A Best Book 2010, Canadian Children’s Book Centre


Nominated for Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Fiction


“…a delightful, page-turning stand-alone sequel to QUID PRO QUO…(The) mix of wisdom beyond his years and familiarly realistic teen concerns makes Cyril a winning, engaging narrator. The door is left open for another sequel or two, which detective-loving teen readers will surely gobble up.”

“Grant has created strong, thinking characters that are both engaging and intriguing…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 for twelve years old and up. Do yourself a favour and purchase the previous book of this series – QUID PRO QUO.”
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“…a fast-paced narrative with a skillfully woven plot and a highly entertaining cast of slightly offbeat characters…Grant captures (Cyril’s) voice perfectly, making him an instantly likeable, wisecracking teen who infuses the story with humour.”
Atlantic Books Today

“Cyril’s cheerful tolerance of his mother’s irresponsibility and lack of organization makes him an extremely charming main character. (A) very entertaining book. Highly recommended.”
The Virtual Bookmark

“The novel features laugh-out-loud bits between mother and son and plenty of hilarious insights from Cyril about life and the law. Students who enjoy quick-witted writing and good mysteries will enjoy how well Vicki Grant cracks the case…Highly recommended.”
Library Media Connection

“Funny and clever, with twists and turns in the plot and just a bit of serious thrown in, RES JUDICATA is a worthy sequel to QUID PRO QUO and fans will be left wanting more of Cyril and Andy.”
Canadian Children’s Book News

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