Author(s): Erich Kastner
'After him! After him!' Emil is excited to be going on a train all by himself, with money for his grandmother safely tucked into his pocket. But a strange man wearing a bowler hat is acting mysteriously, and soon Emil starts to feel sleepy . . . The next thing he knows the man - and the money - have gone! Emil is determined to get it back and teams up with a gang of young detectives in a hair-raising chase across the city to catch the thief.
Erich Kastner was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including his most famous series which began with Emil and the Detectives.