The Case of the Missing Tarts

By Christee Curran-Bauer (Author)

Series Pigeon Private Detectives


Pub Date 8/29/2023

ISBN 9781454943617

Format Hardcover



The Case of the Missing Tarts

by Christee Curran-Bauer
The Pigeon Detectives are looking forward to devouring a delectable platter of jam tarts—until the tasty treats are stolen from right under their beaks! With tummies grumbling, the PPD are on the hunt for clues, but can the detectives recover the tarts in time before they are all eaten—or worse—stale? As the list of suspects grows longer, our heroes wonder if they’ll ever catch the thief jam-handed.

Pigeon Private Detectives: The Case of the Missing Tarts, Christee Curran-Bauer’s author-illustrator debut, pokes fun at detective procedurals with kid-friendly humor!
“[W]ith a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor and plenty of puns. The narrative, told through a mix of comic book–style panels and prose, is brought to life with crisp-lined cartoons with mostly pastel tones and a bit of film noir thrown in when the mood is right. An enjoyable homage to the dramatic mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will flock to Curran-Bauer’s lighthearted mystery. A glossary defining detective terms and a fact sheet conclude.” —Publishers Weekly

“[D]elightful comic-book-style drawings and kid-friendly humor.” —Daily Mom

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“Full of clues and coos, The Case of the Missing Tarts is a delightful and delicious detective tale!”

–John Patrick Green, author of the InvestiGators series


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Christee Curran-Bauer has a BFA from Pratt Institute in communications design/illustration, and is a proud member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Christee is a Jersey girl currently living in Virginia Beach with her family and spoiled French bulldog. She invites you to visit her at and on Twitter at @ChristeeDoubleE.

Title Details

Pages 80 pages, color illus. throughout

Trim 6 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Chapter Book Fiction

Age Range 6 to 9

Carton Quantity 32