What's a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse?

Linda Bailey

The fifth book in the best-selling Stevie Diamond Mystery series, What's a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse? stars a pair of true-to-life kids who solve mysteries on their own.

Stevie and Jessie find a lost dog in Vancouver and accidentally dye it green. To their horror, they discover that the dog belongs to the visiting American president --- and that it has been stolen! Can they undo the dye job and catch the thief all in one short week? As the plot thickens with a host of suspicious characters, mystery fans are guaranteed a fast-paced, funny and compelling adventure that will keep them guessing to the end.

978-1-55074-398-2 | Jul 1, 1997
List Price: USD $12.99, CAD $12.99
BW 5 1/4 x 8 192 pages
Grades: 3 To 6 / Ages: 8 to 11

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Awards & Reviews

“Bailey has written another lively story that will keep readers involved to the very end.”
— School Library Journal, January 1998
“A well-written, often hilarious mystery set in Vancouver for anyone wanting an alternative to Nancy Drew.”
— The Ottawa Citizen, October 1997
2000 - Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, Short-listed
2000 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
1999 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Short-listed
1997 - Arthur Ellis Award, Crime Writers of Canada, Short-listed

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