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Play Dead

Series: A Dog and His Girl Mysteries (Book #1)
by Jane B. Mason, Sarah Hines-Stephens

Dodge is an old German shepherd who has put in plenty of time helping the local police force. After he loses his hearing in one ear, he is taken in by the police chief, who gives Dodge to her daughter as a pet. Dodge adores his new owner, a bright young girl named Cassie. He especially loves her sleuthing skills, and her excellent nose for solving crimes.

When the town millionaire, Verdel Ward, suddenly disappears, the whole town seems to want in on his money. Cassie and Dodge are suspicious, particularly of Ward's fiancée and his odd twin brother. Can the four-legged sleuth and his two-legged pal piece together the clues?

Told from the perspective of the lovable, gruff Dodge, this is a unique tale filled with colorful characters and a clever mystery.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Independent Publishers Group
Number of Pages
Mystery and Suspense

About the Authors

Jane B. Mason Jane B. Mason is the author of Without Annette, her young adult debut. She lives in Oakland, California, where she spends her time adjusting to her teenage children, open-water swimming, and writing.
Sarah Hines-Stephens

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