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Will a Spoiled Teenager Ruin the New Sugar Creek Gang's Houseboat Vacation? When Les and his family head off on a houseboat trip along the Canadian border, the New Sugar Creek Gang gets to come along! But so does Lisa Glenn: a teenager with an attitude who considers Les and his friends losers, and who gets lost at every turn. Will Lisa spoil all their fun? Or does God have something special in store for Lisa, Les, and the whole New Sugar Creek Gang?
The Edgar Award-winning first book in Dori Hillestad Butler's Buddy Files seriesKing's family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human, Kayla, come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy! Then Connor disappears! Buddy (aka King) has some big problems to solve. Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Butler's entertaining story about a smart, funny, loyal dog . . . and left eager for Buddy's next adventure.
"My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective. " King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy! And just as Connor and Buddy start to get acquainted, Connor disappears! Buddy (aka King) has big problems to solve, but with some help from his friend Mouse (a very large dog) and the mysterious cat with no name, he shows what a smart, brave dog can do. Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Hillestad Butler's funny, satisfying story. . . and left eager for Buddy's next adventure.
In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story set within India's caste system, private investigator Vish Puri faces his most difficult challenge to date: a high-stakes mystery involving one of India's most controversial commodities: love.When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high-caste family, but her boyfriend is an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi's father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the "loverboy dog." Fortunately, India's Love Commandos, a real-life group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. They successfully free Tulsi, but Ram has gone missing. The task of finding him falls to India's "Most Private Investigator." Unfortunately, Vish Puri is not having a good month. He's already failed to recover the millions stolen from the First National Bank of Punjab, his wallet's been stolen, and worst of all, his arch rival, investigator Hari Kumar, is also trying to locate Ram. To solve the case and reunite the star-crossed lovers, Puri and his team of misfit assistants must infiltrate Ram's village and navigate the caste politics shaped by millennia-old prejudices. Critics hailed the The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, the last installment in the Vish Puri mystery series, as Tarquin Hall's best yet, saying that each book is "more complicated and dangerous than the one before" (The Huffington Post). Now, with The Case of the Love Commandos, Hall keeps raising the stakes, delivering more twists, turns, and surprises than ever before.
Young Marjorie Clune's best asset is her greatest misfortune: a pair of exquisite legs. They attract the perfect heel, a self- professed movie promoter named Frank Patton, whose scam seems even more flawless than Marjorie's lissome limbs. When the hype clears, the local chamber of commerce is many dollars poorer, Marjorie's been hung out to dry, and Patton's been found with the knife of Marjorie's lover implanted in his chest. Only two key factors can free Marjorie from a nightmare of accusation not even she can take in stride: the question of whether a certain door was locked or unlocked at the time of the crime; and a single cunning lie her lawyer Perry Mason will have to tell to catch a killer. ...
Perry Mason defends a man previously convicted of killing a man with an automobile while intoxicated. When the body is found to have been killed with a gun, Perry Mason argues double jeopardy as a plea, but eventually clears his client of all crimes.
A story about a precocious nine-year old who wants to be a writer.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their friends in the Snoopers Club have uncovered their most difficult case yet! The bell that helps Santa's reindeer fly has fallen off the sleigh. If the Snoopers don't find it, Santa won't be able to deliver any presents this Christmas. They have to work fast, though, because a bad elf named Fritzi is looking for the bell, too. Will the Snoopers be able to save Christmas?
Mary-Kate and Ashley are psyched to see their friend Patty perform her Irish dance in the talent contest at the mall. But before Patty goes on stage, her emerald shamrock pin is stolen! The twins are sure they'll find Patty's pin in no time. After all, the thief left behind a chocolate fingerprint. But the case gets tougher when more jewelry turns up missing. Now the talent show might be canceled -- unless Mary-Kate and Ashley can find the chocolate-loving thief lickety split!
Murder is no laughing matter. Yet a prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic. Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn't believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence, and proving who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha will require all the detective's earthly faculties. To get at the truth, he and his team of undercover operatives--Facecream, Tubelight, and Flush--travel from the slum where India's hereditary magicians must be persuaded to reveal their secrets to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges. How did the murder weapon miraculously crumble into ash? Will Maharaj Swami have the last laugh? And perhaps more important, why is Puri's wife, Rumpi, chasing petty criminals with his Mummy-ji when she should be at home making his rotis? Stopping only to indulge his ample Punjabi appetite, Puri uncovers a web of spirituality, science, and sin unique in the annals of crime.
If you were a judge, would you: punish a man for stealing a smell or order a barber to give an ox a shave or call in a willow tree as a witness to a crime? Judge Ooka does!
Jigsaw is excited about a camping trip with his friends. Danika is sure a Marshmallow Monster is haunting the lake. Jigsaw and Mila scope out the area and wait to find out the real story of the Marshmallow Monster!
Sally May and Loper are away. Slim's down with measles. A blizzard hits the ranch. It's up to Hank the Cowdog to sort it all out. Number 33 in the Hank series.
Dane Lassiter, former Texas Ranger and Branntville rancher, was the head of the Lassiter Agency, a group of crack Houston private detectives. Soul-scarred by love, he existed only for his work-until the night his assistant, Tess Meriweather, became the target of drug dealers. Dane vowed to keep her safe, no matter what the cost. But will their stormy past keep the gentle Tess from trusting Dane with her life...and her heart?
Maria Packington suspects her husband of having an affair. In an attempt to revitalise her marriage, she responds to an ad from Mr. Parker Pyne - who promises to provide solutions to unhappiness. Maria's life soon undergoes a rapid transformation...
Hank joins Slim on a stakeout to catch the theives stealing calves from Uncle Johnny's pasture.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their friends in the Snoopers Club are on the trail of a diamond thief. They saw him in the mall jewelry store just before the precious gems were stolen. With the Snoopers' help, store guards catch the thief, but he has no diamonds! The Snoopers are determined to find them before the thief gets away with the million-dollar jewels. Will they catch him in time?
There's a contest in Jigsaw's school to come up with a prize-winning invention. The kids are convinced the prize is a million dollars and everyone wants to win. But someone sneaky is messing up the contest. Jigsaw and Mila may have to invent some super-sleuthing gadgets of their own to solve this million-dollar mystery.
Perry Mason is hired to identify a woman based on an appendix scar because she fears that looking like an heiress may lead to a setup for her arrest. Mason later defends the heiress on murder charges.
Plato the Bird Dog is missing and Beulah asks Hank for help finding him. Before he can catch the scent of the spotted bird-dog, he finds himself face-to-face with an angry mother hog.
Superintendent Perry Trethowan was enjoying a peaceful motoring holiday in North Yorkshire when he and his wife, Jan, had a strange encounter in a country pub. The seemingly unremarkable elderly spinster who introduced herself as Miss Edith Wing, a retired schoolmistress, proceeded to produce form her capacious blue handbag a yellowing manuscript - and claimed that it was part of an undiscovered novel by one of the Brontë sisters. Was it a clever forgery, or the literary sensation of the century? What started out as a harmless holiday diversion for the superintendent turned into a hunt for a vicious attacker as both Miss Wing and Perry himself found themselves in deadly danger.
Little Jim's calf Wandering Winnie has vanished into thin air. Has someone stolen her? Will Little Jim's offer of a $100 reward help lead to her recovery? Is Wandering Winnie the carcass dumped in the swamp or the calf riding in the back of the pickup truck with the mysterious couple? All these questions are answered in The Case of the Missing Calf. This final installment of the Sugar Creek Gang series also gives a wonderful example of the power of sacrificial love. The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchens's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole, the island, and the woods that surround Indiana's Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
Hank devises a plan to get rid of Pete the Barncat, but sticking to his evil plot is more difficult than he imagined.
Elana sells her brother's falcon by mistake and hires Jigsaw Jones and Mila to get it back.
Buddy has settled with his adopted family, but he's never given up on finding his beloved human, Kayla, and his first family. One night he sees men taking things out of Kayla's old house and loading them into a van. What's up? Though his friend Mouse advises against it, in the middle of the night Buddy decides to make a daring move, leaving everything he knows behind. Dori Butler's third case in The Buddy Files will entertain and satisfy the many fans of this brave, funny, and loyal dog.