Pernilla, or Why We Didn’t Have to Bite the Bullet After All
illustrated by Susanne Göhlich
- date of publication: 14.03.2016
- from age 9
- 288 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-25089-5
- Deutschland: 13,90 €
- Österreich: 14,30 €
Dad’s been made redundant, Mum’s being threatened with a libel suit and the family coffers are gaping empty. Clever Pernilla and her brothers have their work cut out, so it’s just as well they never run out of good ideas.
Pernilla is horrified when she discovers that Dad`s funeral parlour business is on the brink of collapse and Mum`s being sued by a farmer who thinks he bears too close a resemblance to the Orchard Murderer in her latest provincial crime thriller. Pernilla is convinced the family is facing financial ruin and they`ll have to move house and live as social outcasts. Assisted by her brothers Lars and Ole, she immediately sets out on a rescue mission - a mission involving exciting detective work on fruit farms and in funeral parlours, reading chilling thrillers and running shrews interrogations. The fact that they have her little brother Sten in tow, find themselves led up many a garden path and have to resue some earthworms, complicates matter to no end - but one thing`s for sure: it`s guaranteed to be a fun ride!