Friday, August 21, 2015

Top ten crime capers

Robin Stevens is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series. One of her top ten sleuthing stories, as shared at the Guardian:
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner

Poor Emil. He falls asleep on the train on the way to visit his grandmother in Berlin and his pocket is picked. Too terrified to admit what has happened to the adults around him, he instead chooses to team up with the local children to solve the case and bring the criminal to justice. I love how resourceful Emil and his detectives are: Kästner doesn’t for a moment belittle the bravery or intelligence of his child heroes, and they solve the case absolutely on their own merits. This book is a wonderful caper for any detective fan.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue