Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer

By David MacPhail

Illustrator: Laura Aviñó

Format: Paperback

Detective Jay Patel has a new top-secret sidekick - his ghost grandad! Can Jay and Grandad solve the first in a series of hilarious and wacky murders? Laugh-out-loud mystery series from the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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You'd think a ghost grandad would be a great sidekick for a wannabe detective. Unfortunately, if there was a 'being a good ghost' exam, Jays grandad would fail spectacularly -- he hates walking through walls, he can't touch anything and he's rubbish at haunting.

Since his dad literally did a vanishing act (he's a magician), Jay Patel has turned detective, and now, with the help of his grandad, hes on the case of a dead body that vanished from the library of his Glasgow primary school.

But what do diamonds, blackmail and dodgy launderettes have to do with it?

David Walliams meets Agatha Christie in the first book of a new laugh-out-loud, weird-and-wacky mystery series for younger readers by the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 20 Jul 2017
ISBN 9781782504269
Number of Pages 176

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'It's lots of fun and young readers who enjoy a mystery story filled with ghosts and lots of laughs need look no further. The story whizzes along and is guaranteed to be a page-turner.'

-- Armadillo

'This is a brilliant book -- fast-moving and funny, despite the very villainous villians. The relationship between Jay and his grandad is wonderfully written. A very, very enjoyable book.'

-- Carousel

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