Mystery at the Club Sandwich

Mystery at the Club Sandwich

By Doug Cushman; Doug Cushman (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780618419692, 30pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2004

Description

Lola Gale has lost her marbles. Literally. Nick Trunk, private investigator, has been hired to find them. He’s a very good detective, but this case is a tough nut to crack. The only clues are an ostrich feather and lots of peanut butterdelicious peanut butter. Will Nick be able to solve this sticky crime? Monochromatic illustrations give this hilarious whodunit the dramatic feel of an old black-and-white movie, while endearing animals characters, plentiful P.I. and peanut puns, and a suspenseful but-not-too-hard-to-follow mystery make this a crime story that’s hard to put down.



About the Author
Doug Cushman is the creator of many favorite mystery stories for young readers featuring such memorable heroes as the intrepid Aunt Eater, the grasshopper gumshoe Inspector Hopper, and the ace reporter Dirk Bones. He has also illustrated many books written by other authors, including Jack Prelutsky's What a Day It Was at School! He lives in Paris, France.

Doug Cushman is the creator of many favorite mystery stories for young readers featuring such memorable heroes as the intrepid Aunt Eater, the grasshopper gumshoe Inspector Hopper, and the ace reporter Dirk Bones. He has also illustrated many books written by other authors, including Jack Prelutsky's What a Day It Was at School! He lives in Paris, France.


Praise For Mystery at the Club Sandwich

"With illustrations in a noir-ish gray and a merciless hand with the double entendres...the caper's...a bagful of laughs." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"spoof of noir cinema...charcoal-tinged duotone watercolors, a 1939 calendar and a femme fatale set the smoky ambience." PW Publishers Weekly

"...droll strory...greatly enhanced by delightful illustrations...tone recalls the famous adult mystery writers of the past." SLJ School Library Journal