Damian Drooth, Supersleuth: Spycatcher
Damian Drooth has already solved three cases to great acclaim (and uproarious chaos!), and now he is passing on his skills to eager pupils. He has decided to help a friendly old man who thinks that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start – and using all his old skill, he does uncover the bad guy…
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!
"Spycatcher" is funny.I loved Damian's assumptions about potential criminals. Watch out if your eyes are too close together. The illustrations by Tony Ross add to the characterisation and the story is short enough for even young reluctant readers to finish.