Brian Brackbrick is ten years old, and the one-hundred and thirty-eighth cleverest person in the whole world. Oh, and he might be a little bit obsessed with hats. But – is Brian Brackbrick clever enough to work out why Old Mr. Hatston has suddenly gone missing, and Harry Hatman has appeared in his place overnight? What does Harry Hatman want with Brian Brackbrick? Where is Old Mr. Hatston? Who is the mysterious Mr. Sparker? Does Charlie Chipchase really wear his grandad’s old pants?Join Brian Brackbrick and his best friend George Bum, as they search for the answers amongst the quirky characters and strange goings-on in their town!This is the first book in an exciting new series for children from author GR Dix, who invites you to jump into the world of Brian Brackbrick and stay for fun, silliness, hats, cakes, books and mysteries!