The first in a detective series for children has been penned by a Harborough writer.
The Great Cat Kidnap by Damion Nickerson revolves around PJ O’Ben, a pint-sized super sleuth who goes on the hunt for her missing cat, Mr Murray.
As the story unfolds it becomes apparent PJ has stumbled upon a mysterious cat-napping plot.
The book has been illustrated by Leicester woman Hester Durkan.
Damion said: “Neither of us have ever had our work published before so we are especially excited. The book is aimed at seven- to 11-year-olds but it is also for adults and children to read together. Wehave made a dark and funny “tail” to appeal to all ages. The illustrations have little things to spot throughout the book and we have been a little bit naughty with some of the words, bringing out the fun in language.”
It is available from Waterstones on The Square in Harborough and on Amazon as well as independent stores like The Bookshop in High Street, Kibworth. It is published by Windlass Publishing of Oxfordshire.
Damion said that it was important to both of them the book was printed in England.