Books

The Mummy Mystery

Author
Widmark, Martin
Illustrator
Willis, Helena
Swedish title
Mumiemysteriet
Series
The Whodunit Detective Agency
Category
Children \ Fiction 6-9
Pub Date
Sep 11, 2014
Format
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.



What’s going on at the museum in Valleby? Is it really true that the Egyptian mummy came to life after 3000 years? The horror-stricken night watchman claims that he saw the mummy walking around the museum. The very same night, the most valuable painting in the museum is cut out of its frame. Lasse and Maja become involved in a very unusual case.



Reviews:

“… 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)