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Dial M for Mongoose: A Chet Gecko Mystery
Chet Gecko Mystery Series Book #15 of 15 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Bruce Hale

Book Info

Published on October 5, 2009
Age Group: 8 - 12 years
Reading Level: AR: 3.7 (2.0 Points, Quiz #133745)
F&P/GRL: R
Lexile® measure: 530L

Summary:
Fourth-grade detective Chet Gecko and his associate Natalie Attired investigate a series of mishaps that all seem to point to the school janitor.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Jerry Dooty extended his cupped paws. "I found these on the floor in Maureen's office."

We leaned closer. He held a bunch of little-bitty pieces of wood. Headless matchsticks.

Inside Front Flap:
Chet Gecko's investigations often reveal the seamy underbelly of Emerson Hicky Elementary, but this case throws him for a loop. A deadly stinkbomb is unleashed, a school building falls to rubble, money goes missing from the principal's office, and that's just a start. Chet's tolerance for trouble is tested - and so is his loyalty. Someone is trying to get his mongoose janitor pal, Maureen DeBree, fired. A true-blue PI doesn't take that kind of monkey business lying down. Standing up, maybe.

And stand up he will - to some very shifty school bullies, the Dirty Rotten Stinkers. But Chet keeps digging for the truth like a mole after an earthworm sandwich.

Oh, foolish detective.

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