The Whodunit Detective Agency

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The Whodunit Detective Agency[1] (Swedish: LasseMajas detektivbyrå – "LasseMaja's Detective Agency") is a Swedish children's book series written by Martin Widmark and illustrated by Helena Willis. In the English translation it is called The JerryMaya detective agency.

Between 2014 and 2016 eight of the books were published in English by Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House.[1]

Besides the books there are games, puzzles etc. A television series based on the books has been produced in Sweden.

Series concept[edit]

This book series is about two children called Lasse and Maja (Jerry and Maya) who live in the little city Valleby (Pleasant Valley). They like mysteries so they have started a detective agency and help the police master of Valleby.

Books[edit]

A list of the books:[2][3][4]

  • 2002 - 1.Diamantmysteriet ("The Diamond Mystery", translated by Julie Martin)
  • 2002 - 2.Hotellmysteriet ("The Hotel Mystery", translated by Julie Hazelryst, 2012)
  • 2003 - 3.Cirkusmysteriet ("The Circus Mystery")
  • 2003 - 4.Cafémysteriet ("The Cafe Mystery")
  • 2004 - 5.Mumiemysteriet ("The Mummy Mystery")
  • 2004 - 6.Biografmysteriet ("The Movie Theater Mystery")
  • 2005 - 7.Tågmysteriet ("The Train Mystery")
  • 2005 - 8.Tidningsmysteriet ("The Magazine Mystery")
  • 2006 - 9.Skolmysteriet ("The School Mystery")
  • 2006 - 10.Guldmysteriet ("The Gold Mystery")
  • 2006 - 11.Saffransmysteriet ("The Saffron Mystery")
  • 2007 - 12.Zoomysteriet ("The Zoo Mystery")
  • 2007 - 13.Biblioteksmysteriet ("The Library Mystery")
  • 2008 - 14.Fotbollsmysteriet ("The Football Mystery")
  • 2008 - 15.Kyrkomysteriet ("The Church Mystery")
  • 2009 - 16.Kärleksmysteriet ("The Love Mystery")
  • 2009 - 17.Galoppmysteriet ("The Gallop Mystery")
  • 2010 - 18.Campingsmysteriet ("The Camping Mystery")
  • 2011 - 19.Sjukhusmysteriet ("The Hospital Mystery")
  • 2011 - 20.Simborgarmysteriet ("The Swimming Pool Mystery")
  • 2012 - 21.Födelsedagsmysteriet ("The Birthday Mystery")
  • 2013 - 22.Cykelmysteriet ("The Bicycle Mystery")
  • 2014 - 23.Brandkårsmysteriet ("The Fire Department Mystery")

TV series and films[edit]

In 2006 a TV series based on the books was broadcast as julkalendern.[5] In 2008 the film LasseMajas detektivbyrå – Kameleontens hämnd, which followed up the TV series, was produced.[6]

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