The Third Pig Detective Agency and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Third Pig Detective Agency (Third Pig Detective Agency, Book 1) Hardcover – 25 Jun 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£14.22 £0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"
£8.88


Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (25 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906321752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906321758
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Reviews of THE THIRD PIG DETECTIVE AGENCY

‘This is undoubtedly the most whimsical hardboiled detective novel ever written, and it's utterly delightful.’ MATT REES

‘The Third Pig Detective Agency is a wonderful pastiche of noir-ish detective stories like The Maltese Falcon. The design is an absolute gem, with coffee stains on some pages and a genuinely vintage looking cover.’ www.culch.ie

‘A cross between Chinatown and all the fairy tales you've ever read.’ LIMERICK LEADER

Book Description

A crackling detective story!


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Welshcake on 23 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Ever wondered what happened to the little pig (otherwise known as Harry Pigg) who was wise enough to build his house out of bricks? Well, after boiling the Big Bad Wolf down for soup, Harry became something of a fairytale legend and decided to take advantage of his fame and set up as a detective.

But business begins to dry up and Harry finds he has too much time on his trotters and not enough cash in his piggy bank. So when he's approached by a certain Mr Aladdin, who is missing a very special lamp, he has no choice but to take the case on. Naturally, this embroils Harry in a lot of trouble. There's avaricious witches, thuggish orcs and a sometimes overenthusiastic Jack Horner to contend with, along with a host of other complications.

The Third Pig Detective Agency is a great book, totally entertaining and madcap. Harry Pigg is a fabulous character, a kind of porcine Philip Marlowe let loose in a fractured fairytale universe. I have no doubt he is going to garner a cult following.

As well as being a great read, I have to mention the book design too (cover and inside.) It's beautiful, well thought out and witty.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Victor A. Gannon on 27 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Well thought out, clever twists, very polished, I would highly recommend this book both to teens and adults a like, there's something in here for everyone. The writing is clever, witty and fresh, you can see a lot of work went into this book. Laugh out loud funny. From the first paragrahy you just know you're in for a fun, fun ride. Harry's the man (well the pig!). I'm usually a very slow reader but I couldn't put this down until the mystery was solved.

My nieces and newphews will be receiving early xmas presents of it in the post very soon.

This is the businss, I can't wait for his next case!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By geckoboy on 26 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the fabulous cover design, through the cool touches to the pages , right the way until the end.
Harry Pigg is up to his trotters in a case, and there's a plethora of familiar Brothers Grimm/Fairytale characters to aid, annoy, antagonise and attack our porcine hero. Comparisons to Phillip Marlowe in the previous review are spot on.
A witty tale told with so much dedication to every word. Bob Burke is going to be very popular in years to come if he keeps this up. A touch of Raymond Chandler, a sprinkle of Eoin Colfer, a dash of Columbo - riveting stuff and you'll have a blast identifying the familiar faces and names in Grimmtown.
Roll on the next Harry Pigg case....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stefland on 8 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I had to wait for my little boy to finish this book before I could get my hands on it. It is an immensely fun read, tipping a wink to a range of genres in a way that had me smiling broadly as I whizzed through it.
I hope that this is the first of many books from the author. He has at least two fans in our household.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Cosh on 6 May 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A good idea for a story let down by a poor writing style. Too often the writer over explains situations which makes its a little painful and annoying for the reader. A book in the mould of Jasper Fforde but nowhere near to that standard.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Louiseog on 4 Jun. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I do love the idea of a parrallel world where the fairy story characters live.
Some great ideas which really appealed to me and there was a coherent plot which involved these characters sensibly and well.
Have already got the sequel!
Always end up doing and 'if you liked......' and this would be if you like Jasper FForde's Nursery Crimes series or Robert Rankin Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse then you'll like this (or if you liked them you'll like this one!)
Also will be making by 12 year old boy read it too! Just right for that age
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S'lander1 on 7 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A cracking (or to quote the cover `crackling') good idea fusing fairy tales, noir detective stories and a myriad of other popular culture references, THE THIRD PIG DETECTIVE AGENCY is bound to become a cult hit appealing to both kids and adults.

Harry Pigg is a superb, and very funny, central character in a standout cast of amusing dullards and villains each well drawn and memorable. Although a short book the plot will keep you scratching your head to the very end with plenty of twists and turns on the way.

Thoroughly recommended!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By hbw VINE VOICE on 7 Mar. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Back in the day, there was three little pigs who figured they could make a fast buck in the property business. Thing is, two little pigs (who were not exactly at the head of the line when brains was bein' handed out) decided to cut a few corners building regulation-wise, if you take my meaning. Bad move. Enter Mr Wolf. Huff-puff. Bacon time.

Turns out that the third little big was the real brains of the outfit. Brick house. Wolfy ends up as toast. Pig opens detective agency.

So, one day, this Aladdin guy walks in. Now this guy was loaded - pretty much owned the town. Turns out somebody's fingered some old lamp which he is very keen to get back. Weird. Anyways, piggy is persuaded (if you take my meaning) to take the case quicker than you can say "oh no he isn't!" and pretty soon finds himself up to his trotters in pig-s***, elves and enchanted forests with attitude.

OK, so the Third Pig Detective Agency ain't exactly goin' to give Philip Marlowe any sleepless nights, but as locked-room mysteries go it's pretty ingenious - plenty of action and a few laughs along the way. Somethin' to slip into the old lady's Christmas stocking (or the old man's - this bein' an equal business opportunity outfit).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback