A gripping middle-grade mystery from internationally best-selling author Astrid Lindgren.
For most the summer holidays in a small Swedish town would be spent swimming, fishing, or sailing. But a super sleuth like Kalle Blomkvist is always looking for the next case to crack. So when a mysterious stranger arrives in town he finds the perfect excuse to start an investigation, one that will draw him and his friends into a thrilling case of theft and deception.
The first of three thrilling detective stories for readers of 9+, perfect for fans of character led mystery book such as Murder Most Unladylike and Ruby Redfort.
Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907, and grew up at a farm called Nas in the south of Sweden. She began her writing career in 1944 after she won a children's book competition, with Pippi Longstocking published a year later. She published more than one hundred books in her lifetime and is still the most popular children's author in Sweden. Her books have been translated into more than sixty languages, and she received numerous honours and awards.