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by Ted Staunton

ISBN 9781443157179 Paperback
Pages | Ages 8 to 12
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Duncan lives with his eccentric aunt, whose plans for him don’t exactly gel with his own. He’s not very interested in school, and would rather be a detective like the ones he reads about. If only he had a mystery to solve.... What are the chances that a bank robber would actually run into Duncan making his exit from the bank?

Full of twists and turns, laugh-out-loud adventure, and even a cobra and an alligator, this hilarious tale will keep readers guessing until the very last page. This fun, fast-paced romp is loosely based on a true story from Texas in the early 2000s


  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

Rights Sold

  • US rights available

Selling Points

  • Fast-paced and engaging for all reading levels, including reluctant readers.
  • Laugh-out-loud funny.


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Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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