ARC Review : Mark Anchovy: Pizza Detective by William Goldsmith

ARC Review

Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Expected Publication Date: April 9th, 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade
Buy Links: Kinokuniya Malaysia
Source: Huge thanks to Pansing for the ARC copy in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 5


Colin Kingsley is a pizza delivery boy with a twist. He's actually an aspiring private detective.

He's desperate for an interesting case to solve - that is, until the Golden Spatula League come calling, the greatest of all detective agencies, who only recruit children and have been hugely impressed by Colin's amazing memory skills.

To join their ranks, Colin - codenamed 'Mark Anchovy' - must fly to Rome to track the movements of known art forger Mr Big Al Fresco - who is suspected of stealing the valuable painting, Girl With A Squirrel, worth something in the region of 20 million US dollars.


Since this book is going to be published on April 9th, 2020 hence I am going to avoid spoiling anything from the story. My review going to be very simple and it will stay that way.

Let's make it short yet lovingly and hopefully a good review from me. Here goes nothing.

Colin is a regular boy who his family owns a pizza restaurant in which he helps his parents to deliver the pizza as well but he is very interested in being a detective and one day, a private detective agency comes to his life and the real deal case need to be solved. Colin or his codenamed - Mark Anchovy has been selected to investigate and solve the case.

The story is full of adventure and a whole lot of actions in the story, the spy secret which the kid in me is really enjoying the story so much. I remember when I was a kid, I dream to be a detective too because I thought it was cool and couldn't help to watch any related spy movies especially spy kid, nancy drew and more. I can't help to keep flipping pages after pages to know how the story goes. The illustration is amazing. I love it.  

Overall, it safe to say that, the kids even the adult would enjoy the story very much. It is amazing. Highly recommended. Get your copy once the book is available at all bookstores on April 9th, 2020.