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02 Three Pickled Herrings (The Fairy Detective Agency (Wings & Co))
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Emily, Buster and Fidget are back in Three Pickled Herrings, the second instalment in Sally Gardner's excellent Wings & Co series. Almost as good as the first book, Operation Bunny, Three Pickled Herrings is laugh out loud funny, imaginative and utterly endearing.

When a man and his dog suddenly die and disappear, Wings & Co find themselves with two new cases that need immediate detective work. It seems a naughty fairy is behind the recent disturbances, but is that all that's going on? With the help of Fidget the giant cat and Buster the Grumpy, Emily sets out to solve the mystery of the three pickled herrings.

Sally Gardner introduces some fantastic new characters in this book, most notably Elvis the Elf. He's brought to life by David Roberts and his fantastic illustrations, and soon became my favourite. Aunt Lettice and Mr Rollo also get honourable mentions - I loved them both and hope they show up again in future books. I can't forget already established characters too, like the lamp and the keys. They steal any scene they're in, and the lamp has the coolest Moroccan slippers!

I haven't been this excited about a series of books for younger readers since I first discovered Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries. It helps that I already love fairies and fantasy creatures, but even so, Wings & Co is unbelievably good. It hits the right tone and humour, making it the perfect children's series. I hope there are many more books to come!
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After falling head over heels in love with the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to get started on The Three Pickled Herrings. Like Emily I do miss the charming Miss String and I was happy that she wasn’t forgotten by the characters.

This book is the first mystery, or rather it’s three mysteries that might or might not be related. Look I’ll keep using words like ‘love’ ‘adore’ & ‘wonderful’ when it comes to these books so you might as well get you to it.

Living at Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency (which has the best library btw) isn’t quite turning out as Emily expected, her and Buster aren’t getting along. I actually appreciate this storyline – because instant friends don’t always happen and you can respect each other’s skills regardless. Also while Emily is certainly smart she doesn’t know everything so Fidget, Buster and Emily working together benefits them all.

The Three Pickled Herrings is a great sequel, the writing and language (particular Fidget’s fish-focused vocabulary) is perfection. I loved the way everything came together. Bring on book 3.
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on 6 November 2014
What I like...
I like the description used throughout the whole book.
What I dislike...
I don't like the length of the book because I want to move onto other books knowing I have to finish this one.
Would I recommend this book to a friend?..
I would because it is funny, emotional and lots of other happy words.
By Isla
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on 3 July 2013
We read the first one in the series with my daughter a few months back and neither her not I could wait for her birthday to read this one. The story is fun and the characters entertaining, but I suppose you'd get a bit confused if you started with this one...u
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on 6 April 2013
Always good service from these people. I buy for my granddaughter, she loves wings & co, can't wait for more in the series
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on 7 November 2013
really good book I enjoyed reading this with my Mum. And I am really sad that this book is over:(
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on 4 September 2014
My eight year old daughter and I are really enjoying this series together - it is great fun
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on 12 November 2014
My daughter loved it.
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