When Dirk Dilly Gets A Call From Holly Asking Him To Help Her Find Her Missing Cat, He Thinks That The Case Will Be Very Tedious However, Soon He And The Intrepid Holly Are Engaged In A Life Or Death Struggle In Which The Missing Cats Play Only A Small Part This Is A Case That Will Seriously Test Dilly S Detective Skills As He Finds Himself Up Against Some Very Dangerous Foes
Gareth first started writing when he was very young but it wasn t until he was in his early twenties that he completed his first novel Having had it universally rejected he wrote a novel for children called Who Killed Charlie Twig, which received an equally unimpressed reception and remains rightly unpublished to this day Some years passed during which Gareth met his future wife, Lisa and began a career in TV, working on shows such as The Big Breakfast and Richard Judy Then one day he found himself having lunch at the offices of Bloomsbury He mentioned the unpublished book to a nice lady called Sarah, who politely suggested that he should send in the first three chapters for her to look at and most likely dismiss, she thought to herself Gareth returned home and excitedly told his wife this news, who gently explained that the book he had written actually wasn t very good, but reminded him that he had recently begun work on a much better idea This turned out to be good advice In 2007 Bloomsbury published the first of four books in the series The Dragon Detective Agency and have since published The Thornthwaite Inheritance, Space Crime Conspiracy and The Considine Curse He has also written a shorter story, Perry s 5, published by Barrington Stoke and a series of books called Ninja Meerkats, published by Stripes.Gareth now divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and son, Herbie and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room.NOMINATIONS AWARDSThe Dragon Detective Agency The Case of the Missing Cats was shortlisted for the Waterstone s Book Prize.The Thornthwaite Inheritance was shortlisted for eleven local book awards and won seven of them.The Considine Curse was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.
- 192 pages
- The Case of the Missing Cats
- Gareth P. Jones
- 20 February 2017 Gareth P. Jones