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.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 200 x 148 mm
"The quality of the book's binding, cover, and design are uncommonly good for a paperback, and the high-quality pages show off Flisak's distinctive black-and-white drawings very well. Readers who enjoy the quirky characters and well-constructed mysteries can look forward to two more adventures featuring Detective Nosegoode in the coming months." - Booklist
"Recommended for independent readers who might enjoy this dip into another era, to children who like older stories, such as Lois Lenski's Eleanor Estes' Harriet the Spy, or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." - Youth Services Book Review
"The classic Polish children's book series... It's all woofily exciting." - The Times, Children's Book of the Week