The Silver Treasure (Silverskatten)
Illustrations by Mimmi Tollerup
Emil Wern lives in Visby. In his yard there is an old yellow market stand where he has his detective bureau. And Visby really needs a detective bureau, because it is full of suspicious people. Together with his little sister Linda and the pretty stupid dog Molly, Emil solves some really tricky mysteries.
In The Silver Treasure Emil stumbles over a case at a visit in the Old Hall at the County Museum of Gotland. He happens to hear that silver coins are being stolen from the silver treasure called Spillings – the worlds largets Viking silver treasure. No less than seven kilos has disappeared lately! Efter some serious thinking, Emil and his little sister Linda have four suspects: the museum guide Lucy T Rex, the museum Director Sten Grey, the silver smith Filip Hammertong and the cleaning lady Katarina Jamas. Who could it be? They all have motives, but only one misses an alibi…
Sweden: Rabén & Sjögren
“Anna Jansson weaves the fictional story with facts about Gotland and Visby and the treasures that have been found there. This insight in the history of the island is nor burdensome or boring. Instead it makes a lively story. The result is an exciting book for children eight and up.”