The Detective’s Guide to New York City

Nicki Greenberg

Pepper Stark is thrilled to be returning to the grit and glitter of New York City. She can’t wait to go exploring with her father, the Captain, and reunite with her fellow detectives, aspiring Broadway star Norah and up-and-coming pastry chef Sol. Even when the Captain invites along his new ‘friend’ Emmaline and her son Elliott, Pepper is determined to make the most of her time in the city that never sleeps.

But when notorious food critic Anthony ‘the Shark’ Sharkey is taken ill after dining at the restaurant where Sol works, Pepper finds herself entangled in another murky mystery. Pepper, Sol, Norah and – reluctantly – Elliott are facing an even bigger challenge than the Saffron Diamond affair, and the stakes have never been so high. If they don’t find the culprit, Sol’s career could be over … or worse. And the Big Apple might become the place where all of their dreams turn to dust.

From the bright lights of Broadway to back-alley speakeasies, Nicki Greenberg brings 1920s New York to life in this rollicking return to the world and characters of The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel.

Middle Grade Fiction

Nicki Greenberg

Nicki is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne. Her first books, The Digits series, published when she was 15. She spent 10 years disguised as a lawyer, while continuing a career children’s books. Her book, Hamlet, was joint winner of the 2011 CBCA Picture Book of the Year award.

Affirm Press

Affirm Press is an independent publisher dedicated to publishing great stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors. Our children’s list has been shortlisted for the BOP Bologna Best Children’s Publisher of the Year award in 2020 and 2021.

The Detective’s Guide to New York City
Tash Besliev