The Movie Theater Mystery

Widmark, Martin
Willis, Helena
Swedish title
The Whodunit Detective Agency
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Sep 11, 2014
96 pages, color illustrations, 148 x 210 mm

Lasse and Maja run a small detective agency together. Meet them in a series of puzzling mysteries for primary school readers. The stories are set in and around the small town of Valleby, and have a rich gallery of characters to be captivated by on the exciting road to solving the mystery.

Desperate dog owners in Valleby are charged exorbitant amounts of money by brazen dognappers. Lasse and Maja realize that time is of the essence and pick up the trail. A trail that leads them straight into the darkness of the Bio-Rio movie theater auditorium!


“… a real classic children’s mystery… an actual investigation is conducted, there is humor, smart criminals and above all there are very clever children… perfectly suited as books for children to read on their own." (Skånska Dagbladet)

“…entertaining puzzle mystery that fulfils all a beginner’s needs … Martin Widmark maintains a firm grasp on the mystery and spreads both false trails and clues... Helena Willis’ bold, modern figures have the just right burlesque expressions." (Dagens Nyheter)