Mark Anchovy

  • Published by Piccadilly Press, London, 2020
  • 311 pages, 128 × 196 × 19 mm
  • ISBN 9781848128613
  • £6.99Buy

Colin Kingsley is a pizza delivery boy with a twist. He’s actually an aspiring detective. But in sleepy Rufflington-on-Sea, there are no cases to solve – until the Golden Spatula League come calling. The world’s premier agency for ‘caterer-detectives’, the G.S.L. have been dazzled by Colin’s freakish memory skills. To join their ranks, Colin – codenamed ‘Mark Anchovy’ – must fly to Rome to track down a valuable stolen painting, titled, ‘Girl With A Squirrel’.

Mark Anchovy: Pizza Detective is the first in a series of illustrated chapter books for readers aged 8-12. You can read more about the series on the Mark Anchovy website.

Selected press

“If all of this sounds ludicrous… well, it is. Very amusingly so.”

Financial Times

“Mark Anchovy: Pizza Detective is a must-read for mystery fans… A hilarious and exciting story from author and illustrator William Goldsmith. ”

The Scotsman

“Packed with hilarious illustrations, you’ll want to gobble this up all at once.”

The Week Junior

“The story is bursting with cliffhangers and plot twists to entertain and engage on every page – all with added intrigue, drama, code breaking, despicable villains and of course, pizza. Author and illustrator William Goldsmith has hit on a winning formula in this, his debut children's novel, which is sure to herald the start of a successful new series for Colin and the Golden Spatula League.”

INIS - Children's Books Ireland Magazine