"Rascal Santa stole the gifts," master detective Purriot reads in the Hurlum Daily. A fake Santa has tricked an entire neighborhood and stolen all their gifts. So rude! When it turns out that the villain has also stolen the gift that Purriot and Paprika gave to Beate, Purriot decides that he has had enough. The Rascal Santa must be caught!
Purriot and the Fake Santa is the fifth book about our very biggest detective hero, Purriot. The mystery is just as puzzling, Inspector Cucumber just as silly and the detective just as clever and skilled.
The first four books in this wholesome crime series have brought joy to crime lovers from five to fifty, and there aren't many other books in the genre "picture book meats crime noire".
The first books in the series are now also being released in pocket edition, adapted for readers who want to read them themselves.
Bjørn F. Rørvik (1964–). Since his first book in 1996, he has become one of the most successful and renowned childrens books authors in Norway. His book-series about The Three Billy Goats Gruff (ill. Gry Moursund), Purriot (ill. Ragnar Aalbu) and Fox & Piglet (ill. Per Dybvig) has sold in hundreds of thousands of books in Norway alone. His writing is full of crazy humour and original concoctions that make them great fun for readers of all ages.
Bjørn knows quite a lot about birds and animals, and enjoy traveling around Norway reading from his books.