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Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer

David MacPhail
Laura Avino


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 176 pages 12 b/w illustrations 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782504269 Publication date: 20th July 2017
Genres: Ghosts and Spells, Humour, School Ideal for ages: 8, 9 and 10
Wannabe detective + (top-secret) ghost sidekick = brilliant team!

Not if your top-secret helper is:
a) a rubbish ghost
b) your grandad
c) both -- arghh!

After his dad literally did a vanishing act (he's a magician!), 11-year-old Jay Patel has turned detective. Can he solve his first case?

Dead body vanished from Glasgow primary school

A squashed janitor
A haunted mask
Some very dirty laundry…

Top-Secret Grandad and me


'It's lots of fun and young readers who enjoy a mystery story filled with ghosts and lots of laughs need look no further. The story whizzes along and is guaranteed to be a page-turner.'
-- Armadillo

'This is a brilliant book -- fast-moving and funny, despite the very villainous villians. The relationship between Jay and his grandad is wonderfully written. A very, very enjoyable book.'
-- Carousel

Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer


David MacPhail left home at eighteen to travel the world and have adventures. After working as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. At home in Perthshire,…

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Laura Avino is an illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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