Books

The Birthday Mystery

Author
Widmark, Martin
Illustrator
Willis, Helena
Swedish title
Födelsedagsmysteriet
Series
The Whodunit Detective Agency
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Sep 10, 2012
Format
64 pages, 148 x 210 mm, color

After 10 years, 20 clever titles and sales of 2 million books, almost every child in Sweden knows who Lasse and Maja are. But the books about these two detective friends are also exciting, fun and ingenious!

"Today my very own little goldsmith is fifty years old", says Barbara Palmer in her tribute to Mohammed Carat. "The person who bakes the best cake for you, my plum, will win 8,000 kronor", she continues and points to the three competing cooks. The pastry cooks work hard on their cakes but some of them are behaving really oddly. Especially one...

When the light goes out and Barbara Palmer screams that her glittering diamond has gone, Lasse and Maja realise that it is time to intervene once again.

Martin Widmark is in excellent good humour when he tackles the twenty-first adventure of Lasse and Maja - at top speed. Helena Willis characteristic illustrations, from now on always in colour, add further fuel to the fire of course. The books about Lasse and Maja are constantly at the top of the lists and receive prize after prize. They are also the most borrowed books in the libraries.

"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.