How to be a Detective by Dan Waddell

How to be a Detective

Written by Dan Waddell
Illustrated by Jim Smith

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A guide to becoming a detective. It contains what you need to know to examine a crime scene, collect evidence, identify suspects and solve the most confounding crimes - just like Sherlock Holmes.


How to be a Detective by Dan Waddell

In ten easy-to-follow spreads this action-packed guide to sleuthing contains everything you need to know to examine a crime scene, collect evidence, identify suspects and solve the most confounding crimes - just like Sherlock Holmes. This title includes an inkpad for taking fingerprints, make-your-own periscope kit and a fold-out poster with a case to solve. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known fictional characters of all time. He featured in 60 stories and books, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, and has been immortalised in over 100 films and plays.


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About the Author

Dan Waddell started his writing career selling stories to the tabloids before becoming a sports writer for BBC books. He is a keen genealogist and is the author of Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective (ISBN 9781406327885), and two further TV tie-in books for the hit BBC TV series of the same name. He has recently published two genealogy-related crime novels, The Blood Atonement and The Blood Detective. This is his second book for children. Dan lives in London, W4. Jim Smith's witty style is inspired by cartoonists from around the world and drink cans from the 1980s. As a child he wanted to be an illustrator and has always pictured himself at a big desk with pots of pens, designing something and he went on to study graphic design, illustration and advertising at Buckinghamshire College. If he wasn't an illustrator, he would like to work in a big wooden greenhouse. Jim lives and works in London surrounded by lots of books and objects and plants.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012




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