Scott Pack at The Friday Project has signed The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke.This might be a children's book but that doesn't mean we adults can't take a gander...In the meantime there's Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series to be getting on with: The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear, so far.
Harry Pigg is the only surviving brother from the Big Bad Wolf attack and runs a down-at-heel private detective agency. His luck seems to have turned when he is hired by local bigshot Aladdin to track down a stolen lamp, only things aren't quite as they seem.
Pack says 'All of us at The Friday Project loved Bob's book the moment we saw it. He is an extremely funny writer and Harry Pigg is a wonderful character who we hope to see for many more books to come. Imagine Hans Christian Andersen rewritten by Raymond Chandler.'
The Third Pig Detective Agency will be published in autumn 2008. The Friday Project have world rights.
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Thursday, September 06, 2007
First Sheep and Now Pigs...
First there was Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann in which the lead detective is sheep Miss Maple and today's Book2Book reports on The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke: