Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: How To Be A Detective
Damian Drooth has already solved two cases to great acclaim (and uproarious chaos!), and now he thinks it’s time to pass on his skills. His students want practical experience, so he leads his seven eager trainees through the High Street looking for ‘criminle tipes’, as drawn by Damian himself. In the library they hit the jackpot: a blonde lady, with thin lips, removing a book called ‘Loot’. Unfortunately they are prevented from pursuing her then, but the next day they go to a Dog Show, and their hot suspect turns out to be the Judge! Damien overhears her in incriminating conversation, and it’s time to call in the police. However, the police take too long to arrive, and the children have to stage a mock riot in order to prevent her from leaving the scene. Damian Drooth has saved the day, again!
Barbara says: When I was eight or nine, I used to pretend I was a detective, just like Damian. My friend, Liz, and I used to watch people walking down our street and we would write 'clues' in our notebooks. I don't remember catching any criminals!
Barbara Mitchelhill's "How to be a detective" is one of the most dog-eared books in the library. As a volunteer librarian I wanted to understand it's popularity. What better way than reading the aforementioned and then "Damian Drooth Supersleuth Spycatcher" This is another book in the Damian Drooth series.