The Great Diamond Heist

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What to expect

Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am a DETECTIVE, and the time has come for me to solve the BIGGEST and most IMPORTANT mystery in my life: where is my Dad?

The Dame Norton Diamond, the most expensive jewel ever stolen, has been MISSING for seven years – and so has my dad. Bad guys want to find him. The police want to find him. I need to get there first, and NOTHING can hold me back. Not evil baddies, not the deep, dangerous ocean – and not even the biggest SHOCK of my life…

The seventh and final book in the hilarious and action-packed comedy-crime series is perfect for children aged 8 and up, and all children at heart.

Critics Review

  • Praise for Rory Branagan (Detective)

    ‘I read it COVER to COVER immediately. I absolutely loved it and it put a smile the size of the Grand Canyon on my face. It is so delightful … Ralph’s quizzical, characterful and charming illustrations are the perfect foil to that Clover storytelling magic, full of humour, genuinely thrilling and moving to boot.’ Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy

    ‘The Rory Branagan books are fun, fast, and child friendly. The perfect link between picture books and full length novels. If your children like books like The Diary of a Wimpy kid, they’ll love these.’ Adam Baron, author of Boy Underwater

    ‘I adore Rory Branagan, Detective … perfect for children who love graphic novels, laughter, and actual mysteries. Illustrations (by Ralph Lazar) are hilarious, full of motion, and propel you from page to page because they’re irresistible. Gobble up one of these books in an hour or pace yourself to make them last. Five out of five stars!’ Alison McGhee, New York Times bestselling author

    ‘Words and illustrations are both very funny and surprisingly touching … A great new series for young readers.’ LoveReading4Kids

    ‘A totally addictive page-turning storyline … Incredibly clever.’ The Bookbag

    ‘A pure page turner … So good I bought it at lunch and had it finished before I went to bed. Every page is packed with comedy adventure and beautiful illustrations.’ Joseph, aged 11

    ‘I loved the book, it was great. It took me one day to read because I couldn’t put it down.’ G, aged 9

    ‘A very good book. It’s very inspirational and shows you to keep trying and don’t let anyone put you down. You can be whatever you want to be so follow your dreams. Even if you’re small, you can do big things!’ Reader, aged 9

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