C'est toi le détective
You are the detective!
11 Books

Cedric Ramadier

2009 - Ongoing

Illustrated kids puzzle books

C'est toi le détective

Some visually beautiful kids mysteries to solve - each with full color illustrations. From the authors bio:

How did the idea for the collection come about?As a child, I read Pif gadget in which there were Inspector Ludo's investigations. But what bothered me when I found the culprit was that Inspector Ludo was the hero and not me. Later, I discovered the collection ["You are the hero", what a revelation!]... With the "C'est toi le detective" collection, I wanted to put the reader at the heart of the book, whether he himself be the investigator.

[What do the books involve?] It all starts with an imagined news item. There is a re-enactment scene with eleven suspects, each with different peculiarities (observing every detail is very important). The reader must decipher ten clues to exonerate the suspects one by one and unmask the culprit. I can only carry out my [mysteries] on a computer because the technique requires extreme precision. I have an eye for detail, I seek perfection in my illustrations, to create beautiful images, strong atmospheres, in addition to being interesting puzzles.

Note that the publisher also released special games editions that collect earlier stories in different formats.

Books in this series
1
Panique sur le Pacific
Panic on the Pacific
Cedric Ramadier
2009

Who ransacked the princess's cabin? Who stole bottles of grand cru from the kitchens? And who is trying to sow panic on the liner? Each investigation corresponds to ten suspects present at the time of the offense. It's up to the reader to decipher the clues, pushing aside the suspects one after the other until the culprit is unmasked.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782742785056
2
Micmac au manoir
Micmac at the Mansion
Cedric Ramadier
2009

Who stole masterpieces from the mansion? Who attacked the baron, his owner? Who kidnapped the Fidolo breed dog? Each investigation corresponds to ten suspects present at the time of the offense. It's up to the reader to decipher the clues, pushing aside the suspects one after the other until the culprit is unmasked. A new series of fascinating, colorful surveys.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782742785100
3
Rapt à l'opéra
Kidnapping at the opera
Cedric Ramadier
2010

Who wanted to prevent the great singer Maria

Mélécasse from performing on stage? Who kidnapped

the conductor?

And who sacked the splendid setting of Jef Assetoo?

Exciting behind-the-scenes investigations at an opera.

Goodreads
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★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782742791033
4
Clash à la plage
Clash at the Beach
Cedric Ramadier
2012

Serial mysteries under the sun, because thugs do not take vacations! At the Haifonne hotel, who provoked the attack on Aubin Didont, the king of luxury? Who at the campsite sabotaged the Tash concert during the karaoke night? And who replaced the vanilla cream with mustard and the strawberry with harissa in the ice cream machine at Bichoma Beach? Three major investigations to be resolved where you have to carefully observe the reconstitution photo and decipher the ten clues to exonerate the suspects one by one and unmask the culprit.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330009014
5
Racket au supermarket
Racket in the supermarket
Cedric Ramadier
2013

Who sabotaged the cash register? Who tied up and locked up the manager of the supermarket?

Who tampered with the delivery trucks' GPS? The store empties while the products are delivered anywhere!

Three funny and captivating investigations; eleven suspects and ten clues to eliminate them one by one until the culprit is unmasked.

Goodreads
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★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330019235
6
Rififi chez Néfertiti
Trouble with Nefertiti
Cedric Ramadier
2014

A fresco in the temple of Koudussor was ransacked. Another thug kidnapped then locked up in a sarcophagus the famous professor Jean Pollion. A third attempted to sabotage a film shoot in period costume. Three major investigations on the banks of the Nile, three culprits to be identified. The hunt for clues is open for all little enthusiasts of ancient Egypt!

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330032951
7
Terreur à la télé
Terror on TV
Cedric Ramadier
2014

Who replaced the news on the one o'clock news with funny stories? Who sought to poison the host of the game “Who wants to win a lion?” ? And who put piranhas in the “Fort Trouillard” submarine ordeal?

Three new investigations to solve while having fun; 10 suspects and 9 clues to eliminate them one by one until the culprit is unmasked.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330032630
8
Fric-frac au cirque
Fric-Frac at the Circus
Cedric Ramadier
2015

Who sabotaged the act of the famous cannonman of the Ullaire circus? Who played a trick on the magician by tampering with his mysterious trunk? And who made the elephants escape from their enclosure? The culprits inevitably left evidence in their flight. It is up to the reader to know how to track down and decipher the clues. An exciting puzzle book.

Goodreads
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★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330050702
9
Dinos parano
Dinosaur paranoia
Cedric Ramadier
2016

Three thrilling and funny investigations in the heart of a dinosaur park: the mechanism allowing to animate the life-size model of the Lilotrésaur has been sabotaged; two dinosaur eggs were stolen; and, while a filming was to take place in the park, several reconstructions were ransacked! For all budding detectives who are passionate about these great animals.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330064068
10
Stupeur au stade
Stupor at the stadium
Cedric Ramadier
2016

For all budding detectives and football enthusiasts, investigations where it is a question of being as keen observer as perceptive.

The spirits are heated by the fever of the competition. Whether during training, during a match or in the stands, the puzzles are linked. It's your turn !

Three new investigations to solve while having fun, where you have to decipher clues to eliminate the suspects one by one and unmask the culprit.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330064150
11
Trac dans le train
Stage fright on the train
Cedric Ramadier
2017

Who provoked the evacuation of the Cétunesacré-sur-Prize station because of a strange suspicious package? Who poured itchy hair in the dining car? And who sabotaged the circuit breaker at Patray-les-Gales station to prevent the trains from starting again? But let the culprits have no illusions, they will be unmasked! 30 clues, 3 major police investigations to solve.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
64 pages
ISBN 9782330078522