Once again, Nilsson delivers a rare gem of a book

Starred Review, School Literary Journal

Detective Gordon: a Complicated Case


A warm and funny illustrated chapter book about doing the right thing – and eating little cakes.

Translated by Julia Marshall

Read the first chapter here


  • Description

    Something is going on in the forest. The animals are troubled. But no one dares make a statement to the police. Detective Gordon and his assistant Buffy must investigate!

    It is a complicated case. The two police officers split the workload: Buffy questions the suspects, while Gordon stays in bed to think. Who is the culprit?

  • Book Details

    Country of OriginSweden
    Reader Age6-8 year, 8-12 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Otago Daily Times

      This is a gentle story about supportive friendships and the importance of protecting vulnerable creatures, and it comes with a strong anti-bullying message. It’s a nice introduction for children to how they can use their own moral compasses to decide what is good and bad behaviour.

    2. Diane Neylon, Youth Services Book Review (US)

      [I would] recommend this book for mature children that enjoy thoughtful books, programs that deal with bullies.

  • Reviews

    1. School Library Journal (US)

      Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case is one of the School Library Journal’s (US) Best Books of 2016! Watch from 19:49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wPt4Pi_1o8

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