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Strange things are going on at Woodford's old abandoned airfield -- transport trucks rumbling through the gates in the middle of the night, unexplained lights bobbing up and down and security guards who seem to possess superhuman strength. Sam the sheepdog is certain an alien invasion is about to happen. Were those missing neighborhood pets beamed up into a UFO? Is Sam next? Can Jennie and her best friend, Beth, rescue Sam from a fate worse than eating dog food?
Sam: Dog Detective is back in a ghostly adventure that occurs during summer vacation at a spooky old mansion built by a pirate.
Talk about the winter blahs. Sam: Dog Detective can't find a mystery anywhere. The sheepdog sleuth doesn't know how she's going to make it through another snowy season. But things begin to heat up when her friends, Jennie and Beth, visit a museum. There they see the mummy of a pharaoh who is said to walk the earth searching for his beloved missing dog. Now Sam -- who always feels she deserves the royal treatment -- has the mummy hot on her trail. Will she be able to elude this creepy corpse as he stalks Woodford looking for his shaggy white dog?
Sam: Dog Detective is bored. There are no ghosts in her house, no monsters, no mysteries! Luckily, Halloween is only a week away; soon Woodford will be crawling with vampires, goblins, mutants and witches. And the sheepdog sleuth's excitement grows when she and her friends, Jennie and Beth, uncover a spooky legend. Once every hundred years on Halloween night, real live ghouls slink out of the woods searching for children to steal away! When Sam sees hooded, white-faced creatures piling out of a creepy black van, she knows the ghouls have arrived -- but will she be able to put a stop to their horrible Halloween plot?
Elsie is about to have puppies, and Elizabeth is going to help. Her grandmother shows her exactly how to make the den for the dog and how to be ready when the puppies come out. After they are born, Elizabeth helps Elsie care for them. Most important of all, though, she helps her grandmother find just the right home for each, especially the very last one.
Sam: Dog Detective is convinced that the creepiest house in town must be the home of Dracula!
Sam: Dog Detective believes there's a mystery brewing next door in this chapter book for middle readers.
Join Sam, Dog Detective, on her fifth funny adventure as she enjoys a little family holiday at the Grand Hotel.And what could be more exciting than the bustling lobby of a big hotel? Guests arrive, people meet -- and signals are exchanged. For Sam, this can mean only one thing: spies, and lots of them! Everyone seems awfully suspicious, what with envelopes being passed back and forth, people creeping out of guests' rooms and secretly using the back stairs. Something's definitely up, and Sam is sure to figure it out -- if only Jennie and Beth will help her.
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