Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer

David MacPhail; Illustrated by Laura Aviñó

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£6.99
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Quick Look

  • Twelve-year-old wannabe detective Jay Patel has a new top-secret sidekick -- his ghost grandad! Shame he's such a rubbish ghost...
  • First book of a new laugh-out-loud, weird-and-wacky mystery series by the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
  • A dead body has disappeared from the school library. Where did it go and what do diamonds, blackmail and dodgy launderettes have to do with anything?

Detective Jay Patel has a new top-secret sidekick - his ghost grandad! Can Jay and Grandad solve the first in a series of hilarious and wacky murders? Laugh-out-loud mystery series from the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Illustrations:
12 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 10 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9781782504269
Publication date:
20 Jul 2017

Description

You'd think a ghost grandad would be a great sidekick for a wannabe detective. Unfortunately, if there was a 'being a good ghost' exam, Jay’s grandad would fail spectacularly -- he hates walking through walls, he can't touch anything and he's rubbish at haunting.

Since his dad literally did a vanishing act (he's a magician), Jay Patel has turned detective, and now, with the help of his grandad, he's on the case of a dead body that vanished from the library of his Glasgow primary school.

But what do diamonds, blackmail and dodgy launderettes have to do with it?

David Walliams meets Agatha Christie in the first book of a new laugh-out-loud, weird-and-wacky mystery series for younger readers by the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.

Reviews

'It's lots of fun and young readers who enjoy a mystery story filled with ghosts and lots of laughs need look no further. The story whizzes along and is guaranteed to be a page-turner.'
-- Armadillo

'This is a brilliant book -- fast-moving and funny, despite the very villainous villians. The relationship between Jay and his grandad is wonderfully written. A very, very enjoyable book.'
-- Carousel

Author

David MacPhail has worked as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, and he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. David is also the author of An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland and the Lollies-nominated Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series, the Top-Secret Grandad series, and the Velda the Awesomest Viking series. He lives in Perthshire, Scotland.

Laura Aviñó is an illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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