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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781783445981
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

Pigeon P.I.

Murray, pigeon private investigator, is looking for the quiet life… but trouble is looking for him.

Pigeon private investigator Murray just wants to take things easy, but when kind-hearted Vee starts to sing like a canary (after all, she is a canary) he can't hold out. Murray agrees to find the feather thief who has kidnapped her friends, but his change of heart comes too late: now Vee herself has gone missing. Can Murray find the mysterious feather thief and save his new friend, or is her goose cooked?

  • Pub date: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781783445981
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Meg McLaren

Meg graduated from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Printmaker, illustrator and unapologetic Hercule Poirot aficionado, she now lives in Inverness (where she is trying to rebuild her natural Scots' resolve against the cold) with her other half Jon and their impressive Lego collection.

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Praise for Pigeon P.I.

“It won’t be a mystery when this highly enjoyable picture book disappears from your shelves.”

Booklist, starred review

“Pigeon P.I. demands from the very first word that you channel your inner Humphrey Bogart and give it the full film noir voiceover effect... A cracking read.”

Glasgow Herald

“This story of mystery and friendship presented in McLaren's intricate visual style will delight both children and adults as they discover the hidden details and jokes within each illustration”


“Highly original and lots of fun, Meg McLaren’s second picture book is full of jokes, verbal and visual, that will entertain readers of all ages”

Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids

“Jokes abound... not one to miss”

Books for Keeps

“Thsi noirish avian crime caper is another distinctive turn from a rising star, rich in visual jokes and detail”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide

“A brilliant book... the plot is fast-moving and exciting”


“Behold! A new crime fighting duo extraordinaire!”

The Book Sniffer

“A hugely enjoyable detective story, full of drama and jokes, which children will love”

Library Mice

“A wildly dramatic, hugely entertaining piece of detective fiction”

Picture Books Blogger

“Meg McLaren's winning piece of detective fiction is bound to make you cackle.”

Red Reading Hub

“A fantastic book”

Kaiden Smith, age 5, for lovereading4Kids.co.uk

“Funny and exciting”

Ethan Watkin, age 9, for lovereading4Kids.co.uk

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