The Third Pig Detective Agency (The Third Pig Detective Agency #1)
Harry Pigg, the only surviving brother from the Big Bad Wolf attacks, has set up business as a private detective in Grimmtown, only things aren't going too well. Down on his luck, with bills to pay and no clients in sight, the outlook is poor. But then in walks local businessman Aladdin who needs someone to help him track down an old lamp. What follows is far from an open-...more
The basic idea is the same as Fforde's Nursery Crimes: a fairytale detective, in this case the third ...more
The Friday Project, 2009
YA; MG; Fairy Tales; Mystery
Read for Overlooked YA Book Battle.
This is a cute little mystery story. The third pig is Harry Pigg of "The Three Little Pigs," who built his house of bricks. He has turned his attention to solving crimes in Grimmtown. One day Aladdin comes to him and commands Harry to find Aladdin's stolen lamp. Through a tangled twist of lies and deception, Harry manages to solve the ...more
Lots of tongue-in-cheek in-jokes for the fairy and folk tale fans, and a nice plot twist at the end.
It would have rated higher except:
1) I wish it had been longer. I know it was written ...more
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Just scraped three stars, wasn't bad enough to be a two-star. Enjoyable enough but nothing to write home about.