Author(s): Dave Shelton
Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo are pedigree police: the finest canine cops in all Muttropolis. And they're never short of work. The Golden Bone of Alexandria has been stolen by malevolent mongrels and our doggy duo are the perfect pooches to take on the case... CRIMINALS BEWARE: Bergman and McBoo are on your tail!
"Definitely First-Class" (Paul Gravett); "It is a brilliant homage to the classic noir detective movies, and pretty much every cop buddy movie going and is laced throughout with snappy dialogue and one-liners that will make you laugh out loud" (Book Zone for Boys); "Sequential narrative (comic book panels to you and me) can offer more visual possibilities than straightforward writing and Dave Shelton makes full use of the form ... This hairy whodunnit will thrill children from 5-99. Go fetch!" (Emma Byrne Inis); "The plots are goofy, the laughs are there and writer/artist Dave Shelton has got more expression out of his characters than I thought possible. Let's hope we see more of the Muttropolis duo in the future" (Bear Alley); "A hilarious noir detective romp ... Full of slapstick visual gags and great wordplay, you'll soon develop a soft spot for these two lovable detectives" (Daniel Hahn The Ultimate Book Guide)
Born and raised in Leicester, Dave now lives in Cambridge with a brilliant woman, a beautiful girl, a bonkers dog and an inexcusable cat. He likes comics, cricket, crosswords and talking to cartoonists about pens. He is the creator of the slapstick comedy noir comic strip Good Dog, Bad Dog, as seen in the DFC, the Guardian and the Phoenix. His debut prose novel for children, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, which he also illustrated, was shortlisted for the Costa children's prize and the Carnegie medal, and won the Branford Boase award. He is fond of cake.