Narrated By: Andrew Clover
Duration: 1 hour and 27 minutes
What to expect
Meet RORY BRANAGAN – he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. Second in a hilarious comedy-crime series for readers of 8+.
Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am ACTUALLY a detective.
One day, I will be the biggest detective in the world! And I will find out what happened to my Dad…
But today, a CRIME has been committed on my OWN road. Someone is stealing dogs!
What if they try to take Wilkins Welkin – my best friend who is also a sausage dog?
I need to find these stinking baddies and I need to stop them!
And THAT, friends, is what Rory does, with the help of his Accomplice, Cassidy, in a BOOMTASTIC adventure involving dogs, cats, a wheelie bin chariot, a brave and daring rescue and Mrs Welkin, who fights crime in quite a surprising way. (Just you wait! Just you wait!) There are seven books in the RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) series and this is the second.
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