A stand-alone story in the warm and funny bestselling series about philosopher detective Gordon and his clever assistant Buffy.

Gordon is on vacation, and Buffy is the sole detective at the small police station in the forest. It is not easy for a police officer to be alone. Especially when there are strange noises outside the station at night. Buffy decides to seek out Gordon in his little cottage by the lake to ask for help. After all, two police think twice as well as one. Two police are twice as brave!


Ulf Nilsson is a celebrated Swedish children’s writer, who has written over twenty books for all ages.

Gitte Spee graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a renowned academy of fine art and design in the Netherlands. She now works in Amsterdam as a children’s book illustrator.


Perfect for graduates of early chapter books and a guaranteed hit as a read-aloud, this is a definite purchase for all children’s collections.

School Library Journal, starred review

Ulf Nilsson has a charming prose style and a shrewd understanding of personalities, while Gitte Spee’s charming colour illustrations capture the moods of the forest and its inhabitants perfectly

The Source

Gentle humor will make kids smile.

Youth Services Book Review

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