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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #1:
Dog Den Mystery


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 0-439-93802-3 PBK
80 pages
Ages 7 to 9
5 ¼” x 7 5/8”


Big city pup Jack Russell and his human landlord, police detective Sarge, have just moved to the small town of Doggeroo. But this new terrier-tory has its own excitement in store for Jack: before he knows it, he’s got a mystery on his paws! It’s strange enough that his new backyard has an old boot in it, but when that boot disappears — followed by a ball that belongs to his new friend Red — Jack knows there’s a thief to be caught. And when Jack’s very own squeaker-bone and blanket go missing, too, this case gets personal! Can Jack use his super-sniffer to track down the canine crook?

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #2:
The Phantom Mudder


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 0-439-93801-5 PBK
80 pages
Ages 7 to 9
5 ¼” x 7 5/8”


It’s time for the Doggeroo Dog Show! Normally Jack Russell is not the type to get excited about a dog show, but when he gets there, he finds that this time is definitely different: all the contestants are getting covered in mud, and none of them can tell the dog detective how it happened! Even Jack’s super-sniffer isn’t much help this time: as clean dogs get muddied and muddy dogs get washed, the smells of mud and soap keep messing up his nose maps. Luckily Jack Russell has other senses to help him, not to mention his smarts — one way or another, he’s going to get to the bottom of this muddy mystery!

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #3:
The Mugged Pug


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN-13 978-0-439-93800-6 PBK
80 pages
Ages 7 to 9
5 ¼” x 7 5/8”


When Shuffle’s collar is taken and then Red’s gets taken, too, Jack knows he’s got a new case on his paws. Who is stealing the pugs’ collars? Good thing Jack’s got a nose for pug-muggers!

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #4:
The Lying Postman


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN-13 978-0-439-93799-3 PBK
80 pages
Ages 6 to 9
5 ¼” x 7 5/8”


There’s a new postman in town, and he doesn’t understand the rules of the dog-and-postman game. With all his cursing and kicking, he’s bound to get told a few home tooths, but was it really Foxy who bit him? Jack must get Sarge to see the evidence before Foxy ends up in the pound.

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #5:
The Awful Pawful


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN-13 978-0-439-93798-6 PBK
80 pages
Ages 6 to 9
5 ¼” x 7 5/8”


When Jack and Foxy return from holidays, they can’t smell any dogs! Something terrier-able has happened to the dogs of Doggeroo: their noses are all scratched! It’s up to the dog with the nose that knows to solve the case!

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #6:
The Sausage Situation


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 978-0-545-99932-8 PBK
80 pages
Ages 6 to 9
5” x 7 ¾”


There’s a thief loose and the Doggeroo Dog and Sausage Day, and Jack soon finds he has a sausage situation on his paws. Who is the canine criminal trying to steal sausages? When Jack calls for back-up, “pandogmonium” ensues. There is going to be a terrier-able disaster if someone doesn’t take matters in paw. Jack is just the dog for the job! But will he be able to crack the case of The Sausage Situation?

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Jack Russell: Dog Detective #7:
The Buried Biscuits


by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 978-0-545-99629-7 PBK
84 pages
Ages 6 to 9
5” x 7 ¾”


There’s a smell of unspecial biscuits wafting over Doggeroo, and Jack knows something strange is going on. Which dogs buried these biscuits? And what do those two sneaky boys have to do with it? Evidence is inconclusive—after all, it’s hard to get an honest answer from a dog when biscuits are involved. Then the biscuits make some dogs sick, and the dogs of Doggeroo are all put under house arrest! Jack’s going to have to escape to get to the bottom of this mystery.

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