Rory Branagan (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 what happened to my dad
There are seven books in the Rory Branagan (Detective) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his Accomplice, Cassidy, 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.
Words and illustrations are both very funny and surprisingly touching. This will sit happily next to the Wimpy Kids, Dork Diaries and Barry Losers, but for its idiosyncratic and convincing voice and real sense of family dynamics, is probably closest to Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean books. A great new series for young readers.’ Debut of the Month on lovereading4kids.co.uk