The Vanishing of Billy Buckle (Wings & Co #3) by Sally Gardner

How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Fantasy / Mystery

Previously reviewed: Maggot Moon
Operation Bunny (Wings & Co #1)
The Three Pickled Herrings (Wings & Co #2)

Synopsis: The Wings & Co detectives are in Puddliepool-on-Sea. The giant Billy Buckle is missing. His daughter Primrose is desperate to find him – and so are the detectives, because Primrose is growing bigger every day and living with a giant isn’t half as fun as it sounds. There’s also a murdered pianist and a vanished fortune-teller to deal with. It’s up to Emily, Fidget and Buster to get to the bottom of it!

200words (or less) review: Reading a Wings & Co book is always a joy because you know you’ll have Sally Gardner’s wonderful word- and worldcraft. (Hopefully that sentence works… I’m no word genius.)

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep repeating it – I adore these books.  They just have everything I could want: amazing and imaginative writing, wonderful characters and of course the brilliant world they inhabit. Which is pretty close to ours, just that little bit more magical. 😉

In the The Vanishing of Billy Buckle the shop has packed up and moved (because occasionally it does) to Puddliepool-on-Sea. Emily, Fidget and Buster are trying to look after Primrose, a not-so-small-giant-but-still-little girl who is fast outgrowing the shop while they find her missing father.

I read this book immediately upon finishing The Three Pickled Herrings and enjoyed it just as much.

Recommend it?


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