Narrated By: Andrew Clover
Duration: 1 hour and 33 minutes
What to expect
Meet RORY BRANAGAN – he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious seven-book comedy-crime series for readers of 8+.
Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am ACTUALLY a detective.
People always say, ‘How do you become a detective?’
And I say, ‘Ahhhh… you don’t just FIND YOURSELF suddenly sneaking up on baddies, or diving out of the way as they shoot, or hurtling from an open plane towards the ground! You have to WANT it.’
And what made ME want it? I needed to find out what happened to my dad…
There are seven books in the RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the first, in which you meet Rory and his Accomplice, Cassidy, as they investigate the poisoning of Rory’s next-door neighbour. Rory’s adventures are all highly illustrated so you can see everything he gets up to in glorious black and white.
Children's / Teenage: Crime & mystery fiction, Children's / Teenage: Humorous stories
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Praise for Rory Branagan (Detective)
‘I read it COVER to COVER immediately. I absolutely loved it and it put a smile the size of the Grand Canyon on my face. It is so delightful … Ralph's quizzical, characterful and charming illustrations are the perfect foil to that Clover storytelling magic, full of humour, genuinely thrilling and moving to boot.' Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy
‘The Rory Branagan books are fun, fast, and child friendly. The perfect link between picture books and full length novels. If your children like books like The Diary of a Wimpy kid, they'll love these.' Adam Baron, author of Boy Underwater
‘I adore Rory Branagan, Detective … perfect for children who love graphic novels, laughter, and actual mysteries. Illustrations (by Ralph Lazar) are hilarious, full of motion, and propel you from page to page because they're irresistible. Gobble up one of these books in an hour or pace yourself to make them last. Five out of five stars!’ Alison McGhee, New York Times bestselling author
‘Words and illustrations are both very funny and surprisingly touching … A great new series for young readers.’ LoveReading4Kids
‘A totally addictive page-turning storyline … Incredibly clever.’ The Bookbag
‘A pure page turner … So good I bought it at lunch and had it finished before I went to bed. Every page is packed with comedy adventure and beautiful illustrations.' Joseph, aged 11
'I loved the book, it was great. It took me one day to read because I couldn't put it down.' G, aged 9
'A very good book. It's very inspirational and shows you to keep trying and don't let anyone put you down. You can be whatever you want to be so follow your dreams. Even if you're small, you can do big things!' Reader, aged 9