Author(s): Andrew Clover; Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
Meet Rory Branagan: nine-year-old boy, younger brother, dog walker, boggle champion and ACTUALLY a detective, in this hilarious and moving new comedy-crime series for all 8+ readers. Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am actually a detective. People always say, 'How do you become a detective?' And I say, 'Ahhhh... you don't just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to want it.' And what made ME want it? I needed to find out whathappened to my dad... There are seven books in the RORY BRANGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his accomplice Cassady as they investigate the poisoning of Rory's next door neighbour. Rory's adventures are all highly illustrated so you can see everything he gets up to in glorious black and white.
Andrew Clover (author) is an actor and comic - nominated for a Perrier at the Edinburgh Fringe. He performs his show The Seven Secrets of Storytelling in schools worldwide from the UK to United Arab Emirates working with Authorsaloud.
Ralph Lazar (illustrator) is the creator of the Happiness Is website which has 10 million visitors.