Beginning at end of October, the new “Mini Crimes - special Agatha Mystery”game will be available at specialty board game shops, on-line game shops, specialty toy stores, Amazon and large-scale retail trade, bookstores and other dedicated market places throughout Italy. “Mini Crimes - special Agatha Mystery” is the first game ever launched dedicated to the title. The story, also written by Sir Steve Stevenson, will see Agatha dealing with a mysterious sabotage of the hot air balloons prepared by the protagonist's grandfather for the annual Bristol Festival regatta.
The "Agatha Mystery" series of books, aimed at children ages 8 and older is written by the author Mario Pasqualotto, under the pseudonym of Sir Steve Stevenson. The seriesfeatures an aspiring detective with powers of deduction, Agatha travels the world with her clumsy cousin Larry, her faithful butler, and her cat, Watson, to solve the most intriguing mysteries. The book series published in Italy by De Agostini, with over 700,000 copies sold, has sold approximately 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 27 languages. The series, born in 2010, has had great international success and now has 34 titles already published, as well as 10 special titles and new titles due out in 2024.
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