Purriot og den usynlige mannen is the first in a series of detective books for children. The master detective Sherleek is sitting at the breakfast table together with his wife, Paprika, when his mobile rings. An old lady, Grandmother Bloom, needs help to solve a mystery. Grandmother Bloom lives in Hullaballooville, and Sherleek and Paprika are soon on their way there. It turns out that both Grandmother Bloom and a little boy, Pars Lee, have been attacked within the past few days, and there is no trace of the culprit. Porriot will have to use all his shrewdness and grey matter to solve the mystery. In addition, he will have to deal with Chief Superintendent Cumber, not exactly the sharpest policeman, but one with a large ego.
Our new hero, Sherleek, is a brilliant cross between a famous Belgian detective and a leek (Allium porrum). Bjørn Rørvik's text does a fine job of bringing out the detective's personality, and the solution to the mystery is both funny and believable. Rørvik and Aalbu bring us DETECTIVE FICTION FOR CHILDREN – nothing could be better!
‘… a sweet and stylish crime novel for the youngest of readers… Rørvik and Aalbu have created a literary and visually style-conscious book, with a concept that is both simple and amusing enough from which to create a series.’
‘A charming crime novel for children aged 6-9 years. Suitable for adults too… This is thought to be the beginning of a series, and we find ourselves already looking forward to brand new Purriot adventures.’
‘There is sufficient humour to be found in both the text and pictures to suit the taste of readers young and old alike.’
‘Our new hero, Purriot, is a charming combination of a well-known Belgian detective and a leek, a near unbeatable combination. Bjørn Rørvik’s words bring out the detective’s personality in a lovely manner, and the solution to the mystery is both amusing and plausible.’
‘There are some books you just know that you will love, and Purriot og den usynlige mannen is exactly that sort of book.’
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