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Bill Bergson, Master Detective
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First edition
Author Astrid Lindgren
Original title Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist
Translator Herbert Antoine
Illustrator Louis S. Glanzman
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Series Bill Bergson
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Rabén & Sjögren
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print
Pages 200 pp
OCLC 186744453
Followed by Bill Bergson Lives Dangerously 

Bill Bergson, Master Detective (original Swedish title Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist) is a children's novel by Astrid Lindgren. It is the first in the series about the Swedish boy detective, in English translation named Bill Bergson (Swedish name: Kalle Blomkvist).

Plot summary

Bill Bergson investigates his friend's mysterious cousin, who is behaving suspiciously, and solves the mystery of a jewel robbery.

Bill and five of his friends also play a mock war game, with the White Roses and the Red Roses vying for possession of an unusual stone.


There is a film based on the book, Bill Bergson, Master Detective, produced in 1947.

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