Also don’t miss Gareth storytelling later in the day in our pop-up storytelling armchair at 2.00pm.
“The Dragon Detective Agency. Dirk Dilly speaking.”
Cynical, tough and world weary, Dirk Dilly sounds like your average hard-nosed private detective. What his clients don’t realise is that the gruff voiced detective is actually a dragon who runs the detective agency from his upstairs flat in South London.
When detective Dirk Dilly gets a call from Holly, a young girl whose pet cat has gone missing, the dragon ends up with not only a new case to solve but also a self-appointed partner-in-solving-crime. And it turns out that Holly’s cat is just the beginning!
It seems he ain’t the only dragon in town…
This series is led by a dragon with tonnes of personality and a strong young female character. Over the course of four books, Dirk Dilly and Holly uncover devilish plots by a secret sect of dragons known as the Kinghorns intent on waging war on the world of humans. As their friendship grows and the plots thicken, they travel all around (and deep inside) the world as they fight to prevent their two worlds colliding.
Cover Illustration by Scott Brown
Gareth P. Jones is an award-winning and much-loved children’s author with a wealth of event experience. The first book in the Dragon Detective series was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2007 and it launched Gareth’s publishing career, which currently includes over 40 books, including
cult classic The Thornthwaite Inheritance, the Ninja Meerkats and Pet Defenders series, and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012. He lives in south London with his family, though you’ll often find him on a stage with a ukulele, trumpet, and loop pedal.