The Talkative Tombstone: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 6

Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Terry Denton
AUD $9.99
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Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives -- Coco Carlomagno, the easily startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

Coco Carlomagno is the well-respected, if somewhat easily startled, Chief of Police in Buenos Aires. Alberta is his more sensible cousin. Together they crack the cases that confound this puzzling city.

Coco's nerves are all a-jangle. Deep in a cemetery in Buenos Aires, the tomb of the famous, much-lamented tango singer Anibal Manzana has everyone baffled. It is talking! Could it be haunted?

Luckily Coco has his commonsensical cousin Alberta on hand to help. Can they unravel this ghostly riddle?

Author bio:

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. Her work ranges from multi-award-winning novels for older readers like Abyssinia, Theodora's Gift, The Red Shoe and the 2012 CBCA shortlisted The Golden Day, to her highly-acclaimed and hilarious picture books with Andrew Joyner such as The Terrible Plop. Ursula has also collaborated with Tohby Riddle in their unique and award-winning series that takes an entertaining journey through English language, The Word Spy and Return of the Word Spy.

Terry Denton has written and illustrated many popular and funny books, including Gasp! the breathtaking adventures of a fish left home alone, the madly inventive Storymaze series and his books for younger children about Wombat and Fox. He is also a long-time collaborator with bestselling author Andy Griffiths and their books including The Cat on the Mat is Flat, the hilarious Just! series and the internationally bestselling 13 Storey Treehouse books have won every children's choice award in the country.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781743319529
Awards: Long-listed, Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards - Children's Novel, 2015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: November 2014
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 6 - 8
Subject: Children's fiction

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