28 April 2022
My thanks to the publishers and author for my copy of this book
Detective Dachshund of Battersea Police wears a smart blue hat and a matching fleece.
He has boundless energy for fighting crime, but his detective skills, sadly, are far from sublime.
Now, Detective Dachshund one night was told, to catch a fluffy thief who was sneaky and bold.
The thief went by the name of Clawdius Cat... and should our detective trust Reece the Rat?
Wanted posters showed the cat's cheeky face, blowing raspberries from lamp posts all over the place!
Officers had already scoured the city... how could Detective Dachshund find this bad kitty?
📖 My thoughts..
I've just spent a delightful hour in the company of Detective Dachshund as he is given the task of tracking down a decidedly dastardly cat burglar who goes by the wonderful name of Clawdius Cat. The story really comes to life in well written verse with delightful illustrations, all of which give the animals such strength of character, Reece the Rat, in particular, just made me laugh out loud whenever he appeared on the page.
The verse, which flows so well, had me turning the pages, in eager anticipation, to discover if Detective Dachshund would get to the bottom of the mysterious goings on. I also enjoyed the twist in the tale, which made me smile. Given the success, and general appeal of this latest case, I am sure this is not the last we have seen of Detective Dachshund's adventures with the Battersea Police 😃
I especially enjoyed the expressive nature of the story and whilst the book is aimed at young readers who like an adventurous story, Detective Dachshund and the Fluffy Thief would also appeal to those who enjoy reading bedtime stories to their children.
🍺Best read with...a sleepy child and a cup of milk
In recognition of Detective Dachshund's home turf and all the fantastic work undertaken to care for animals in need, a percentage of royalties will be donated to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
About the Author
Decima Blake, author of the Hingston series, has a long-standing interest in child protection and is deeply passionate about child victims of crime. Hingston: Smoke and Mispers is the second in the series, following Hingston's Box which was published in 2016. Decima combines historical research, accurate police procedure and a touch of spookiness to provide readers with an immersive experience as they join Hingston on his race to solve cases involving missing persons and murder. Decima's first illustrated children's book, Detective Dachshund and the Fluffy Thief, is published on 28 April 2022.