Purriot og den forsvunne bronsehesten is the second book in the highly successful series, and tells the story of the well-known detective, Sherleek, and a new mystery waiting to be solved. Sherleek's wife, Paprika, is set to play the Queen in a historical play in Hurlum. However, during rehearsals a valuable bronze antique horse disappears, and Sherleek is called to investigate the case. It's a complicated affair, made no easier by the fact that Chief Superintendant Cumber is set to play the part of the King in the theatre piece.
Our new hero, Sherleek, is a brilliant cross between a famous Belgian detective and a leek – an unbeatable combination. Bjørn Rørvik's text does a fine job of bringing out the detective's personality, and the solution to the mystery is as comical as it is credible.
The book is illustrated throughout by Ragnar Aalbu, who has created a charming cast of characters.