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This detective series has become wonderfully addictive so if your children have yet to experience it then do take a serious look and dip into one of the extracts. This, likes its predecessors is brilliantly plotted, suspenseful, fast-paced and just what’s needed to captivate young readers. Earlier titles include The Case of the Missing Cats and The Case of the Wayward Professor. The publisher has gone so far as to say Raymond Chandler for young readers. Wow.
When Detective Dirk Dilly gets a surprise visit from a Sea Dragon in need of his sleuthing skills, at first he dismisses the case. After all, dragons are extremely high risk and they rarely pay well. But soon Dirk is stuck - from his horny head to the tip of his scaly tail - right in the thick of a mystery full of unexpected danger.
|Publication date:||4th February 2008|
|Author:||Gareth P. Jones|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
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novel for children called Who Killed Charlie Twig, which received an equally unimpressed reception and remains rightly unpublished to this day.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 ...More About Gareth P. Jones