“There is an old-school charm to this novel, with a touch of witty-humor (at times “bathroom-humor”) that makes for a great read for middle-schoolers.” (Elsa Takaoka, picturestoryebook.com)
AGE RANGE – 8 TO 12 YEARS OLD.
WINNER OF THE 2015 COFFEE READER’S BOOK AWARD
Eighteen year old Lawrence Pinkley is Whitby’s greatest Private Detective. In fact, he’s Whitby’s only Private Detective.
In this collected volume of files from his casebook, Pinkley shares six of his comical mysteries with us, accompanied as always by amazing artwork by Dylan Gibson.
The Mystery of the Vanishing Fish – Where Pinkley is called in to investigate a shipment of fish that seems to have impossibly vanished from inside a locked warehouse.
The Case of the Purple Christmas Goose – A dispute between poultry farmers looks set to ruin the Whitby Christmas Fair.
Murder at Figglesworth Hall – Pinkley’s invited to dinner, but the last thing he expects is to investigate a murder in between courses.
The White Arrow Assassin – Where Pinkley’s curiosity throws him onto a trail of cunning puzzles, can he solve them before the White Arrow Assassin strikes?
The Halloween Bandits – Pinkley pursues a masked gang who repeatedly target shops in Whitby. Can he succeed where the local police force have failed?
Murder on the Dorient Express – Whilst Pinkley enjoys a spot of sightseeing, a simple trip on a steam train results in the bitter taste of murder and wilful destruction.
“The reader will in one moment be laughing, and then in the next moment will be drawn into the suspense of the story.” (Maria Foley, Book Junkies)