Agaton Sax and the Colossus of Rhodes

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      There are not many cases, even in the files of Agaton Sax, that involve ancient art, devious dentistry, false Frenchmen and a temporary tooth. The story of the Colossus of Rhodes, however, is one of them. Left giddy by a hefty dose of anaesthetic after a visit to the dentist, Agaton's good friend Lispington is powerless to fight back against the criminals capturing him. With many miles separating the two, Sweden's finest detective can do nothing but stand by and listen in helplessly. But when Agaton Sax pursues the case and seeks out the nefarious criminals that have spirited his friend away, he finds that there is more to the case than a simple grudge against Scotland Yard… The Agaton Sax series of books were first published in Sweden, later being translated into English and printed with illustrations by much-loved artist Quentin Blake (perhaps best known for his work on the books of Roald Dahl). The English translations became immensely popular, achieving the status of the most re-issued mystery & detective series in the history of Nordic children's literature. Now, after many years out of print, Oak Tree Books is proud to publish the entire Agaton Sax series, newly translated and illustrated for the next generation. This new collection includes the eleventh book which has never before been released in English.
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