What can be better than a good mystery book, unless it’s a mystery book narrated by a dog? Spencer Quinn, aka Peter Abrahams, presents Bowser, recently adopted from “the pound” by Birdie Gaux. Bowser is enthralled with his new home, and immediately bonds with his new owner Birdie, whose grandmother runs the family business, Gaux Family Fish and Bait. But all is not well at the fish and bait store, for Grammy’s championship black marlin, caught by her father and mounted on the wall of the store, has been stolen. Who could possibly be interested in an old fish, its value only sentimental? Birdie, with the assistance of Bowser, is determined to capture the thief. Spencer Quinn has the unique ability to fully adopt a dog’s persona (as in the popular Chet and Bernie mystery series for adults); Bowser’s observations will amuse young readers, and following the trail of the fish thieves will hold their attention.— From Holiday Picks 2015
The New York Times Bestselling Mystery
There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp -- Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews And the sweat on humans when they're lying.
Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It's not just that her grammy's stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It's the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. It's the truck that seems to be following Birdie and the bad feeling on the back of her neck.
When Birdie and Bowser start digging into the mystery, not even Bowser's powerful sniffer can smell just how menacing the threat is. And when the danger comes straight for Birdie, Bowser knows it up to him to sic 'em.
About the Author
Spencer Quinn is the author of the New York Times, bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery books and the stand-alone novel The Right Side, both for adults. His novels for kids include the New York Times bestselling Bowser and Birdie novel, Woof, and the follow-up Arf, as well as the Edgar-Award nominated Echo Falls series. Spencer lives with his wife, Diana, and dogs, Audrey and Pearl, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.