Inspector Rumblepants and the case of The Golden Haggis by Mike Blyth

8 May

rumblepantsInspector Rumblepants and the case of The Golden Haggis

by Mike Blyth

Illustrated by Mike Motz

104 pages – ages 9+

Published by BQB Publishing on February 28, 2013

When the Golden Haggis (an item that represents Scottish royalty) is stolen, Inspector Rumblepants and Sergeant Widebottom are called into action (this is, of course, because Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on vacation) to find the Golden Haggis before the Scots invade England… and take over the world. Rumblepants and Widebottom have to figure out who is on their side (there is a mole causing all sorts of trouble), solve baffling clues and save the world!

When I got a review request for this book, my list for the month was filled up already, but the title of the book and the fact I am a HUGE fan of Sherlock Holmes made me want to break my rules and add it to my TBR list. I am glad I did. The book is packed with a lot of humor was just a fun read. I like that this book has a list of anachronisms at the end of the book (like the story takes place in 1865 and Sherlock Holmes would have been 11-years old (he was fictitiously born in 1854). I also had to look up what an anachronism is/means on my Kindle).  The plot was a little predictable and there were places I would have liked the story to have more details (like the castle setting or the bad-guy’s lair), but in all, I enjoyed the story. I think that it is a good book for ages 8+ and is a good introduction to a Holmes-type mystery. Rumblepants and Widebottom (LOVE the names) were fun and unique characters. I hope they go on more adventures. The illustrations in the book (there is about one every-other chapter) were colorful and really added to the story. I didn’t think the cover art showed the silliness of the book though (even though it is a nice illustration).

Four out of five bookworms for “Inspector Rumblepants and the case of The Golden Haggis”! fourbooks

To learn more about Mr. Blyth and this series, please visit the official website HERE!

16 Responses to “Inspector Rumblepants and the case of The Golden Haggis by Mike Blyth”

  1. Catherine Johnson May 8, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    This sounds perfect, Erik! It would go well with my Once Upon a Toilet

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  2. Genevieve Petrillo May 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Sounds like fun. Mom says haggis is a gross food. I wish I could eat some. I love gross foods.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      I think you’d like to eat it Cupcake. I wouldn’t want you to give me doggie kisses after though…

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  3. julie rowan zoch May 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I was expecting a cartoony/humorous cover when I first saw the title! I like the name of the characters you mentioned too.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Yeah, I think the cover should be funnier. The names and the characters are very funny! 🙂

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  4. Michelle Isenhoff May 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    This sounds fun. I love Sherlock!

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  5. Julie May 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this review, Erik! The author is a hoot and it’s amazing how entertaining his stories are considering the line of work he’s in (risk management). http://inspectorrumblepants.com/biography.html

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  6. ontheplumtree May 9, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    Inspector Rumblepants and a golden haggis! Obviously a Scottish sense of humour! I wonder f Sherlock would mind having an imitation who goes in search of, instead of a golden fleece, a golden haggis? Ha!

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  7. readingwithrhythm May 9, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    This one sounds pretty fun! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for the review!

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  8. Myra GB May 19, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Hmm.. thanks for sharing this title with us. Interesting. 🙂

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