This first title in the Junior Handlers Mystery Series introduces Ree Antonio, her friends Jake and Stacy, and her psychic Saluki hound, Merlin! Read along as Merlin drags the kids through a rollicking mystery, and learn about the exciting world of dog shows from the included glossary.
Exciting children's mystery for ages 8-12 that also teaches about dog showing. Kids, dogs and special dog show classes just for youngsters: what could be more fun? Try adding a psychic Saluki hound with a nose for trouble, a mysterious body that appears and disappears at random, a dark, spooky museum with a stuffy curator, and an exciting police chase through the night! Meet Ree Antonio, her junior handler friends Jake and Stacy, and her trouble-finding Saluki hound, Merlin, in The Corpse that Wasn't There, the first of a new series of mysteries for young readers: The Junior Handlers Mysteries. Merlin leads the kids on a merry chase and lands them in the middle of a mystery that must be solved...or Merlin may lose his life! Just who is the dead guy behind the sheds? How does his body keep vanishing and appearing in new locations? And what's up with that mean old museum curator, anyway? The Junior Handlers Mysteries are more than just an exciting adventure. Each story contains a glossary of terms and introduces young readers to the exciting world of dog shows, Junior Showmanship..and more!
"There's something back there."
"Back where, what is it, Ree?"
"I don't know. It looks like.... "
I pushed past Merlin toward the two big cans. His crazed actions stopped as strangely as they had started, and he wagged his feathery tail slowly. The look in his dark eyes seemed to say, "It's about time!" His stare made my stomach lurch. He stood stock still, trembling slightly as I grabbed the handle of one of the cans and hauled on it with all my strength.
It moved aside.
Something tumbled out from between the cans with a thud. It was an old work boot....
...and it still had a foot in it.