Saturday Sort-Story Review

Saturday Short-Story Review: Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers (Detective Nosegoode #2) by Marian Orloń

Saturday Short Story Review

Hello Book Lovers! Hope you all having a great weekend! Today is another Saturday short story review on Children’s Classic mystery.

It’s a second book in series. You can read my review on first book that i reviewd last Saturday here ⇒ Saturday Short-Story Review: Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery (Detective Nosegoode #1) by Marian Orloń.

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Published: September 28th 2017

Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books

Read Date: January 27th 2018

Pages: 128

Stars: 5/5

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Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers is second in the series.

This time Cody is famous and so is in danger…

Cody’s name and photo has been published in the book ‘Portraits of Extraordinary Dogs’. Detective Nosegoode is receiving many letters of greetings and compliments and also offers for his extraordinary dog, Cody. But one day Detective receives a mysterious letter inviting him to an isolated place of the town. Out of curiosity detective does has he was told in the letter and gets nothing, but when he returns to home Cody is nowhere to found.

Cody is kidnapped…

Detective Nosegoode is determined to solve this mystery and save his beloved dog.

Who kidnapped Cody? Who is the person behind letter? Why they abducted Cody, what’s their motive? Will Detective Nosegoode be able to find him in time?


Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers is classic children’s mystery, second in series about retired Detective Nosegoode and his friend Cody who is most extraordinary dog, he can talk. It is sleuthing mystery for children with beautiful sketches as illustrations. There were also information from the first book at certain places for readers who haven’t read first book, so this book can be read solo.

Mystery was really good in this one. There were no clues to find out kidnapper except letter they sent. Letter was very funny there were so many spelling mistakes that might amuse children. Detective followed clues very cleverly and little Cody was also pretty smart playing along with kidnappers to find out what they were up to. Even apart, they made great sleuthing team. The incident tested their love for each other and trust as well.

I liked wise advices and thumb rules detective followed in the book. Specifically that of Hippolytus Whiskers which was also there in the first book.

“If only two extra people know about a crime, that’s good. If there’s only one person, that’s very good. If there are none, that’s perfect.”

The little twist in the climax was brilliant, I couldn’t see it coming. End was also nice. Book was fast paced and engaging from start to end. Young readers will love Cody and Detective Nosegoode and with them will love to solve this puzzle. There’s not much I can say about the book just that I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Overall, it was tremendously good, entertaining, and clever sleuthing mystery for young readers.


Illustrator: Jerzy Flisak

Translator: Eliza Marciniak

Author: Marian Orloń

About Author

Marian Orłoń (1932-1990) worked as a teacher, and then a librarian while pursuing an extremely successful career as a children’s writer. His subtle sense of humour and exciting plots made the stories in his Detective Nosegoode series bestsellers in Poland. His books have now been translated into six languages. In 1981 he was given Poland’s highest literary honour, the Council of Ministers Award, for his life’s work.

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*** Note: I relieved ARC from the publishers via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to publishers and Edelweiss. ***

What do you think about this book and my review? Have you read this book already or any book in this series? Have you read something similar to this book before? Share your thoughts in comment-box below.

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