By: Richard Roxburgh
Genre: Y - Children's, teenage & educational
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 01 Oct 2016
ISBN: 9781760292140


Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime…

Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee- wedgie. It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape, he might need help from family, friends, a little old lady, a small dog and the Fartex 120Y…

A riotously funny adventure from the multi-talented Richard Roxburgh.


This is the first book from well known Australian actor Richard Roxburgh, and is aimed at the younger reader market.

Artie, our main character, has stumbled across a mystery. He is attempting to uncover a criminal racket headed by none other than his town mayor. Unfortunately for Archie, everything that can go wrong usually does...

With humorous illustrations throughout and a fast paced storyline, this book will appeal to its target audience of 8 - 12 year old boys.

Reviewed by Rob