Waldo Chicken Wakes the Dead

A Murder Mystery of Uncommon Proportions

By Alan Goldsmith; David King (Illustrator)
(Windriver Publishing (ID), Paperback, 9781886249141, 293pp.)

Publication Date: October 2004

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Connie O'Toole enjoys part-time amateur sleuthing--and the neighborhood's worst kept secret is that he has help. You see, Connie happens to be a cartoonist who regularly confers with his cartoon characters: Waldo (a fat and pompous walrus) and the chicken (a frightfully nervous hen who roosts on Waldo's head). It's usually an amicable relationship--although Connie's wife Evelyn might disagree. Still, nobody can solve a neighborhood mystery quite like Waldo

But things change suddenly when Connie, Evelyn, and Waldo Chicken try to find the neighborhood's reigning monarch (a cat named Mr. Woo) and instead stumble onto the remains of someone they thought had left the neighborhood long ago--the sultry Becky Sawyer.

What started as an investigation to find the regal Mr. Woo suddenly becomes a full-fledged murder mystery, a mystery that - impossibly--involves Waldo Chicken

About the Author
Alan spent years laboring in the vineyards of Atlanta's advertising community, but never acquired a taste for the wine (much preferring Vodka, instead). He now lives with his wife, a gregarious West Highland Terrier named Percy, and a giant cat named William the Conqueror. There might be two more pestiferous pets, but who'd believe a walrus and a chicken?

During the past three decades, author and photo-historian David King has assembled the world's largest archive of doctored photographs, posters, and painting from the Soviet era. King began his collection during a trip to Russia in 1970, when he discovered that thousands of images of Stalin's victims had been lost to posterity--either by design or neglect. His collection has grown to more than a quarter million images, the best of which have been selected for "The Commissar Vanishes,"
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