Chet Gecko's Detective Handbook (and Cookbook)

Chet Gecko's Detective Handbook (and Cookbook)

Tips for Private Eyes and Snack Food Lovers

By Bruce Hale; Nancy Oster

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, Spiral, 9780152052881, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005


Revealed at last--secrets and surprises from ace detectives Chet Gecko and Natalie Attired's criminal casebook!

This nifty (and very handy) handbook features tips and techniques for detective work: how to shadow people, collect evidence, and conduct searches; photocopy-ready documents that every private eye needs--license, search warrants, forged sick-day notes from parents; a list of suspects and pointers on how to ID the crooks; a guide to detective lingo for all you shamuses; and tasty recipes for distinctively Chet Gecko-ish snacks, including Tick Tacos and Sweet Potato-Bug Pie (minus the bugs, of course).

It doesn't take a private eye to see that this book is F-U-N.

About the Author
Bruce Hale has written and illustrated over thirty books for kids, including Clark the Shark; Clark the Shark Dares to Share; the award-winning Chet Gecko Mystery series; Snoring Beauty, one of Oprah's Recommended Reads for Kids; and the School for S.P.I.E.S. series. In his free time, Bruce enjoys hiking, watching movies, and making music. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, dog, and many hats.

Oster is a medical writer, healthcare activist, Internet expert, and educator. She was honored in the US House of Representatives for her role as the founding president of the Breast Resource Center of Santa Barbara.

Praise For Chet Gecko's Detective Handbook (and Cookbook)

[in burst?] Laughs!
[in burst?] Suspense!
[in burst?] Bad jokes!
[in burst] Gross snacks!