Yves Stening is a screenwriter and director. Dinner Detectives are his first children's books. Nigel Buchanan is an internationally recognised illustrator and has won many prestigious awards. Both their children attend Bourke Street Public School in Surry Hills, Sydney, where they met and their collaboration began.

… The fascinating story and fantastic illustrations work together wonderfully to create a book perfect for 3-8 year olds.
— My Child magazine