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Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Meet the Patels

Posted on 07/07/2017 in Books Top-Secret Grandad and Me

You’d think a ghost grandad would be a great sidekick for a wannabe detective. Unfortunately, if there was a ‘being a good ghost’ exam, Jay’s top-secret grandad would fail spectacularly – he hates walking through walls, he can’t touch anything and he’s rubbish at haunting.

Since his dad literally did a vanishing act (he’s a magician), Jay Patel has turned detective, and now, with the help of his grandad, he’s on the case of a dead body that vanished from the library of his Glasgow primary school.

Read on to meet the weird and wonderful Patel family, stars of David MacPhail’s hilarious new detective series.

Jay Patel

Name: Jayesh Patel
Age: 11
Occupation: School pupil/detective
Strengths:
• Powers of deduction
• Common sense
Weaknesses:
• Accents
• Messiness
Likes: Solving mysteries
Dislikes: Anything cooked by his mum…

 

Grandad

Name: Sanjeev Patel (aka Grandad)
Age: OLD
Occupation: Ghost
Strengths:
• Invisibility
• Special ghostly powers (sometimes…)
Weaknesses:
• Floating too slowly
• Won’t walk through walls
Likes: Wearing sunglasses
Dislikes: Quiz shows

 

Granny

Name: Ellora Patel
Age:
Even she isn’t sure…
Occupation:
“Doing up” the house
Strengths:
• “Fixing” things
• Ferocity
Weaknesses:
• Slightly deaf
• May be shrinking
Likes:
Power tools
Dislikes:
Game show contestants who get the answers wrong

 

Mum

Name: Katie Patel
Age:
She doesn’t like to say
Occupation:
School librarian
Strengths:
• Yoga
• Meditating whilst Granny is around
Weaknesses:
• Road rage
• Cooking (though she doesn’t think so)
Likes:
Meditation
Dislikes:
Driving

 

Dad

Name: Ravi Patel (aka The Great Maharishi)
Age:
38
Occupation:
Magician
Strengths:
• Crystal ball gazing
• Vanishing into thin air
Weaknesses:
• Magic tricks often go wrong
• Current whereabouts unknown
Likes:
Applause
Dislikes:
Magic doves flapping underneath his shirt

 

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