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Do you believe in dragons? Ashley and I didn't -- until we went to the Logical I dude ranch. Strange noises in the middle of the night. . . a terrible smell coming from the well. . . things at the Logical I weren't logical at all! We were on the case! An old ranch hand, Dusty, said a dragon was behind it all. Ashley and I didn't believe him -- until we found giant paw-prints outside our bunkhouse! Were we really on the trail of a dragon?
Perry Mason is hired to find the identity of an "heiress" who ran ads in a lonely hearts magazine. Later, he defends the heiress against a murder charge.
Mason defends a woman accused of murdering the man who murdered her father. He does so by juggling identical guns until no one knows what is what. The car dealer and his newlywed son are involved.
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.
AT A TRAVELING ANTIQUES SHOW, NANCY'S APPRAISING BURGLARIES, FRAUD, AND A GREEDY THIEF! While visiting Chicago, Nancy, Bess, and George bring some items to the Old Can Be Gold show to see what they're worth, just for fun. In George's old tape recorder, a dealer finds a rare early tape by a famous rock group. But before George can get it insured, it's stolen -- like many other items brought to the show! From a luxury condo on Lake Shore Drive to a hot blues club, Nancy discovers a mix of suspects. There's a seedy dealer, an ambitious publicist with access to the show's database, a talented singer in need of money, and drop-dead gorgeous twin brothers, one a top appraiser and the other a gifted photographer. Nancy's got to wind up the case -- before a desperate con artist erases her for good!
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.
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!
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?
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.
Buddy has settled in with his adopted family, but he's never given up on finding his beloved human, Kayla, and his first family. One night he sees people taking things out of Kayla's old house and loading them into a van. What's up? In the middle of the night Buddy decides to make a daring move, leaving everything to find Kayla. Dori Butler's third chapter book in The Buddy Files will delight the many fans of this smart, funny, loyal dog.
When a six-foot-tall tan giant of man comes into Albert Blunt's International Detective agency, Tommy and Tuppence-married couple and detective aficionados-are in for a treat. Not only has Mr. Stavansson emerged after a two-year Arctic adventure, but he's lost his fiancÉe Hermione too. What telegrams and scraps of information Tommy and Tuppence can gather are all the hope the adventurer has in finding her. But this information leads the duo into dangerous situations, investigating secluded country houses in the dead of night, and that's only the start of it....
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