Who Killed Snowy?

Petra Soukupová

Petra Soukupová: Who Killed Snowy?

Original title: Kdo zabil Snížka?

Genre: children´s book


Host 2017

ISBN: 978-80-7577-226-8

Pages: 152


shortlisted for Golden Ribbon in two categories (the literary section’s Fiction for Young Adults and the art section’s Book for Older Children and Young Adults), shortlisted for Magnesia Litera (Children's book category)

Foreign editions:

Russian (Samokat, 2018)

Rights sold to:

Bulgaria (Alja)


Another extraordinary story for young readers by Petra Soukupová, this time with a detective twist.


When Martin said he wanted a dog, he had no idea how much trouble Snowy would cause. From a little white puppy, he has grown into a dog most people in the village dislike. Even Mum is frightened of him. So when Martin finds Snowy’s body, he’s pretty sure the dog’s death was no accident.

But was Snowy really killed deliberately?

With his friends Frankie, Charlie and Victor, Martin determines to get to the bottom of Snowy’s death, and the boys’ adventurous quest leads them to a surprise revelation.

Petra Soukupová, best known as a successful author of fiction for adults, has followed the children’s book Bertie and the Snuffler with another book for children.

Note: Two books by Petra Soukupová have been published nearly at the same time in the Autumn 2017. „These two books — Who Killed Snowy? / Kdo zabil Snížka? and Best for Everybody / Nejlepší pro všechny— do and do not belong together. Each is and is not a part of the other, as a child is and is not a part of his parents. And as the book-child and book-parent gradually give up their stories, we come to understand that these are neither two separate stories nor the two halves of a whole. It is difficult to explain. But it is like one hand taking another”, says about the latest works by Petra Soukupová Tomáš Baldýnský-

Book illustrations by Tereza Ščerbová

Tereza Ščerbová (born 1982) is a renowned artist and illustrator whose work has twice won the Zlatá stuha [Golden Ribbon] award — in 2015 for her illustrations for Cracks / Škvíry by Marka Míková (Argo, 2014) and two years later for Kooki / Krtník (Host, 2016), a book of her own authorship.

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