Hey Book Lovers! Hope you all having fabulous weekend! Today’s short story is the final book of the series Detective Nosegoode that I have reviewed on previous Saturday post. If have missed reading them here are the link to it ∼
And Now the reviw on third book –Detective Nosegoode and the Museum Robbery (Detective Nosegoode Series #3) by Marian Orloń
Publication Date: 22 May 2018
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books
Read Date: February 3rd 2018
NetGalley Book Description:
The third in a series of irresistibly charming, beautifully illustrated children’s classics – the adventures of Detective Nosegoode and his talking dog, Cody.
A famous picture is in danger of being stolen, the headquarters of the Circle of the Aficionados of Checkers has been robbed and an elusive pickpocket strikes at the celebrations to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Lower Limewood. This small town seems to have a attracted quite a number of thieves – a good job they can count the brilliant Detective Nosegoode and his faithful Cody among their residents.
There were three short mysteries in the book. What a wonderful stories they were! So as title suggests the Lower Limewood had quite number of thieves this time. and only experienced Detective Nosegoode and his famous dog, Cody, can solve the mysteries and catch the thieves.
In the first mystery, identity of culprit was revealed earlier in the book, all detective needed to do was keep close eye and stop them from stealing the most precious painting of the museum. Looks very easy, right? But trust me detective had to be very smart and conscious which I’m sure will keep reader attentive as well. It was nice mystery and loved seeing detective so enthusiastic while playing the role.
I was just thinking the famous Hippolytus was not mentioned in the story but was rewarded with double Hippolytus advises in the second story. The second one, about finding a thief who stole money from the cash box at Ashworth Chess Club, was little silly in my opinion and kind of different than all mysteries I have read in this series. It showed how smart Detective Nosegoode was and he had a great observational skill as well that helped solving the mystery.
And the third! This time there was great surprise. He got a letter from his great friend informing detective about the ‘Elusive Hand’ thief into his town on opening of grand exhibition. Our little guy Cody beats Detective here by his attentive nature and cracked the case like his favorite bone. This one was funnier than other two stories.
“…difficult problems were like bones: they were there to be cracked.”
All the three mysteries were solved so logically and surprisingly more simple way than the first two book. There was a challenge as well as smartness of both detective and his friend, Cody. This little talking dog was brilliant in two of the stories. I loved the relationship between Cody and Detective. They were more like friends and partners in solving the mysteries than a master and his dog. Cody’s wittiness and sarcasms were hilarious. I enjoyed his monologues in this book. He was so adorable that all children would love to be his friend.
I must admit author came up with interesting funny names throughout this series. In this one, we meet Mr. Fiddlestick, Mr. Graylag, Mr. Bee, oh and nicknames like doughnut and Beanpole. It would be so amusing for children to read such names along with great little mysteries to solve.
Another thing I liked was eye catching pencil sketches with all required details but they were in less amount in comparison to first book. There were more words to story than the sketches which was kind of good.
This book and in fact series is best for young reader who like to read sleuthing mysteries and parents would love to have this book for their children as there isn’t any violence or bad language. And there are little advises from the great Hippolytus, a friend of Detective Nosegoode, on being a great detective and how to catch thieves.
Overall, it was amazing bunch of adventurous mysteries that kids would love to solve with smart Detective and his witty talking friend- Cody.
Illustrator: Jerzy Flisak
Translator: Eliza Marciniak
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.
*** Note: I received ARC from the publishers via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to publishers and NetGalley. ***
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