Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes
Operation Daffodil

Detective Agency No. 2 #4

When some expensive art is stolen, an unusual thief is arrested.

A valuable painting is stolen from the home of one of Riverton’s richest men. But rather than the theft itself, it’s the thief’s choice of clothing that have people raising their eyebrows: he was dressed as a rooster at the time of the break-in. The police have arrested a suspect they think is guilty, but the man denies stealing anything and the painting is still missing. Tiril and Oliver then make an interesting find outside of the arrested man’s house. Can the two detectives solve the mystery?

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.

Effective and educative crime fiction for the youngest. Jørn Lier Horst hits the target with his series about Detective Agency No. 2.

NRK, Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes
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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