Detective Nosegoode Trilogy by Marian Orłoń

A series of irresistibly charming, beautifully illustrated children's classics - the adventures of Detective Nosegoode and his talking dog, Cody.

 

 

 

 

Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery
By Marian Orłoń
Translated by Eliza Marciniak
. Published by Pushkin Press
Publication date: 3 August 2017
ISBN 9781782691556
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At first glance, Mr Ambrosius Nosegoode seems to be a perfectly ordinary older gentleman. After retiring, he has moved from the big city to a small town, where he spends his days growing radishes, playing the flute and taking walks with his dog, Cody.
But appearances can be deceiving: this unimposing man was once a famous detective, and his dog isn't an ordinary mutt either - he can talk! When a mysterious man with a fake black beard comes to town and a music box goes missing from the workshop of clockmaker Mr Ignatius Blossom, the two friends begin to investigate.

Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers
By Marian Orłoń
Translated by Eliza Marciniak
. Published by Pushkin Press
Publication date: 28 September 2017
ISBN 9781782691570
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Detective Nosegoode wants to enjoy his well deserved retirement, but it seems the villains of Lower Limewood are determined not to let him rest: Ambrosius Nosegoode’s best friend, his talking dog Cody has been kidnapped! Will he be returned safe and sound? Never fear, Detective Nosegoode is already on their trail.

Detective Nosegoode and the Museum Robbery
By Marian Orłoń
Translated by Eliza Marciniak
. Published by Pushkin Press
Publication date: 26 October 2017
ISBN 9781782691594
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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.

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.

Jerzy Flisak (1930-2008) was a well-known Polish illustrator and designer of film posters and stage sets. He illustrated more than 70 books over his long career.

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