Dial M for Mongoose (Paperback)

A Chet Gecko Mystery

By Bruce Hale

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547480794, 128pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/5/2009)

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Description

Chet Gecko’s investigations often show him the seamy underbelly of school life, but this case throws him for a loop. A deadly stink bomb is unleashed, a school building falls to rubble, money goes missing from the principal’s office, and that’s just a start. Chet’s endurance for trouble is tested, but so is his loyalty: Someone is trying to get his mongoose janitor pal Maureen DeBree fired. A true-blue P.I. doesn’t take that kind of monkey business lying down. Standing up, maybe.
And stand up he will—to some very shifty school bullies. Chet keeps digging for the truth like a mole after an earthworm sandwich. Oh, foolish detective.



About the Author

BRUCE HALE is the author of Snoring Beauty, illustrated by Howard Fine, as well as the fifteen Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.
www.brucehale.com


Praise For Dial M for Mongoose: A Chet Gecko Mystery

Praise for the Chet Gecko series:
"Those who haven't read a 'Chet Gecko' mystery don't know what they're missing."--School Library Journal
"Hold onto your fedoras; this gecko's going places."--Kirkus Reviews
"A choice series for reluctant readers."--Booklist
"The sleuth with the smart mouth shows no signs of slowing down . . . and should continue to draw fans like fleas to a dog show."--Kirkus Reviews