Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes
Operation Thundercloud

Detective Agency No. 2 #1

Who is behind the strange thefts in Riverton?

Nobody seems to see the connection between the strange events taking place in Riverton this summer: baker Monsen’s entire stock of yeast getting stolen, the new bathing platform barrels at the beach going missing, and someone making off with all the juniper berry bushes in the park. The list of stolen items just keeps on getting longer – not to mention more incomprehensible. The young detective duo Tiril and Oliver are hot on the case, but in desperate need of a clue to help point them in the right direction. It will take some genuine detective work and a clever, four-legged ally to solve this case of missing items!

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series is crime fiction for the youngest – clever, engaging, and full of thrills! Join our heroes Tiril, Oliver and their dog Ocho as they solve mysteries that have even the adults of Riverton scratching their heads.

The new crime fiction series for kids engages from mystery one.

Østlands-Posten, Norway

The books are easy to read, the mysteries are exciting and it’s all finished with colorful illustrations. /.../ I welcome more books in the series!

Oppland Arbeiderblad, Norway

If you have a small detective or enjoy clever stories, then definitely don’t miss this book. It even entertained me, though I’m quite a few years older and not the target audience. /…/ Operation Thundercloud is just the sort of book that will amuse children as well as their parents and grandparents.

Severské detektivky, Czech Republic

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes
Dag G. Nordsveen

Norwegian writer Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) and illustrator and animator Hans Jørgen Sandnes (b. 1979) have together created the bestselling children’s book series Detective Agency No. 2 for ages 6-9. Jørn Lier Horst has won multiple awards for his crime fiction books for adults, and is also the author behind the highly praised CLUE series for children aged 9-12. Horst’s ability to create charming and believable characters has resulted in a rich universe full adventure and mystery. Together with Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ award-winning illustrations, the Detective Agency No. 2 series’ universe and its lovable young detective duo are brought to vivid life before the reader.

The Detective Agency No. 2 series follows the adventures of Tiril, Oliver and their dog Ocho. Together the two young detectives collect evidence, search for connections, and join the at times perilous hunt for criminals. Concluding each book is an afterword in which readers can put their own sleuthing skills to the test.

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Edited September 13, 2019 by Salomonsson Agency