Books

The Bicycle Mystery

Author
Widmark, Martin
Illustrator
Willis, Helena
Swedish title
Cykelmysteriet
Series
The Whodunit Detective Agency
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Oct 14, 2013
Format
64 pages, 148 x 210 mm, colour

Who is the rightful winner of Valleby's bicycle race? It seems that all the contestants are very likely to have cheated. It is another exciting, funny and easy-to-read mystery, like always when Lasse and Maja are around.

The first person to cross the finishing line at the big square in Valleby is to win a gold medal. And 10.000 kronor. All contestans seem to be sure of winning when being interviewed before the competition, and during the race they don't seem to fear any means to win. But how badly are you allowed to behave in order to get to the finishing line first? The Police Chief doesn't follow and gets quite confused before the distribution of the prize. Luckily Lasse and Maja are there: Lasse as one of the contestants and Maja as a tough trainer and observer. Together they put two and two together...

"Easy to read but not easy to solve!" has been the author’s motto from the start. This means a simple direct language but a well-planned and clever plot. This, together with the lively interaction with all the funny and wacky pictures, makes every book in the series an irresistible reading adventure.