“BOOKS IN OUR BACKYARD” 2015
(Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators)
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Books in the BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES series:
CURSE OF THE SCARAB
(Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1 )
Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber.
All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life – walking her human, checking Peemail at the park - but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn.
Why are dead scarab beetles found after each disappearance? Do the strange markings on a gravestone really spell out an ancient Egyptian curse?
And what about Max, the Pit Bull with a murky past, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own…can Honey risk everything and trust him or will it cost her the chance to save the puppies?
Haunted dog show. Jealous rivals. Serious slobber.
When Honey the Great Dane arrives at a dog show, the last thing she expects to meet is her doggie doppelgänger!
But things get even stranger when her famous 'twin' is poisoned and Honey is asked to take her place in the show ring... She soon finds that the glamorous world of champions hides some ugly secrets.
Are the Showgrounds really haunted by a Phantom Hound? What really happened ten years ago when a mysterious fire claimed two lives? And just how far will someone go to win the title of 'Best in Show'?
(A trilogy of Halloween, Christmas & Easter mysteries ~ ideal for younger readers!)
Halloween hysteria. Christmas rescue. Easter secrets. Serious slobber.
Celebrate your favourite holidays with this collection of exciting short mysteries featuring Honey the Great Dane sleuth and her canine friends.
In NIGHT OF FLYING SHADOWS, a creepy visitor on Halloween night sends the dogs on a dangerous mission through a haunted forest.
Then Honey and her friends find themselves deciphering a mysterious note during a snowy Christmas in MESSAGE IN A BAUBLE.
And in TREASURE FROM THE PAST, the dog detectives race to uncover a long-lost secret over an Easter weekend and find themselves delving into the fascinating history of the priceless Faberge eggs. (* includes educational historical section at the end on Russia)
The stories in the HOLIDAY COLLECTION (above) are also available as individual ‘limited edition’ titles at special times of the year:
Night of Flying Shadows (Halloween Special Edition)
Creepy caller. Trick or treat. Serious slobber.
Join Honey the Great Dane sleuth and her canine friends on this spooky adventure! A creepy visitor arrives on Halloween night and the dogs soon find themselves on a dangerous mission through a haunted forest. And they also realise that they're not alone - something is stalking them...
Message in a Bauble (Christmas Special Edition)
Christmas intrigue. Daring rescue. Serious slobber.
When Honey the Great Dane finds a hidden note inside a strange Christmas bauble, the festive season takes a sinister turn. Was the note from a trapped child? Join Honey and her canine friends as they set off on a daring Search & Rescue while they race to solve the mystery of the message in the bauble.
Treasure from the Past (Easter Special Edition)
Long-lost heirloom. Desperate egg hunt. Serious slobber.
Join Honey the Great Dane and her canine friends in this exciting Easter mystery as they come across a strange, fairy-tale house and its mysterious occupants. Can they decipher the clues in time to find a priceless lost treasure from the Russian Revolution?
PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES:
"If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start." - Net Galley reviewer
"I’ve been a teacher for many years and I think this story is spot-on. It deals with important issues, but they are an integral part of the plot, and there is no ‘preaching’." - Amazon reviewer
"This was a page-turner and also had very emotional moments. This should appeal elementary students and I will be adding it to my school's wish list!" - Goodreads reviewer
"I just adored this mystery. Although this is labeled as a children's book, rest assured even adults will enjoy going on Honey's spine tingling adventure. You have a huge fan following you now!" - Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)