Case Of The Missing Cats by Gareth P. Jones

Case Of The Missing Cats

Written by Gareth P. Jones
Part of the The Dragon Detective Agency Series

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Intrigue, drama and danger are all around you in this marvellous adventure that’s full of sleuthing from the no. 1 dragon detective Dirk Dilly, who together with a little girl called Holly solve the mystery of the missing cats.


Case Of The Missing Cats by Gareth P. Jones

When Dirk Dilly gets a call from Holly asking him to help find her missing cat, he thinks that the case will be very tedious. However, soon he and Holly are engaged in a life or death struggle in which the cat plays a small part. This is a case that will seriously test Dilly's detective skills as he finds himself up against a very dangerous foe.

About the Author

Gareth P. Jones

Gareth first started writing when he was very young but it wasn’t until he was in his early twenties that he completed his first novel. Having had it universally rejected, he wrote a novel for children called Who Killed Charlie Twig, which received an equally unimpressed reception and remains rightly unpublished to this day.
Some years passed during which Gareth met his future wife, Lisa and began a career in TV. Working on shows such as 'The Big Breakfast' and 'Richard & Judy', he became side-tracked from his book writing ambitions until one day he found himself having lunch at the offices of Bloomsbury. He mentioned the unpublished book to a nice lady called Sarah, who politely suggested that he should send in the first three chapters for her to look at. Gareth returned home and excitedly told his wife this news, who gently explained that the book he had written actually wasn’t very good, but reminded him that he had recently begun work on a much better idea. This turned out to be good advice.

In 2007 Bloomsbury published the first of four books in the series The Dragon Detective Agency and have since published The Thornthwaite Inheritance, Space Crime Conspiracy and The Considine Curse. Gareth has also written a shorter story, Perry’s 5, published by Barrington Stoke and a series of books called Ninja Meerkats, published by Stripes.

The Case of the Missing Cats was nominated for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. The Thornthwaite Inheritance has won the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award, Leicester Children’s Book Award, Sefton Super Reads, Doncaster Book Award, Rotherham Children’s Book Award and Fantastic Book Award, Lancaster.

Gareth now divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and son, Herbie, and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room.

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192 pages


Gareth P. Jones
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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

2nd January 2007




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