The mayor of Frankfurt
Detective - Football - Humour - Adult - Child
This gripping novel contains all elements of a detective story: Tom Branco, a though, self-absorbed detective, supported in his work by a bungling assistant and a charming secretary. But the narration soon reveals that the author parodies this kind of mystery tale: Matteo, a little boy, contrasts ironically with the only apparently mature adult world. The play on narrative conventions makes this a thoroughly entertaining book with humour that children will certainly appreciate. The text has an attractive layout with black-and-white sketches which capture the dynamic quality of the narrative.
"White Ravens, Italy", 142, 2001