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Hiss Me Deadly: A Chet Gecko Mystery
Chet Gecko Mystery Series Book #13 of 15 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Bruce Hale

Book Info

Published on October 1, 2007
Age Group: 8 - 12 years
Reading Level: AR: 3.5 (2.0 Points, Quiz #117248)
Lexile® measure: 570L

Chet Gecko is hired by Principal Zero to investigate the disappearance of valuable items from Emerson Hicky Elementary--including Mama Gecko's pearls.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
I'm Chet Gecko, best lizard detective at Emerson Hicky Elementary.

Back Cover:
The principal's claws emerged. His eyes narrowed. "Things have begun disappearing around school."

Yeah, like my mom's necklace, I thought.

"At first, we didn't worry much - a watch here, a camera there. But last night, two computers went missing."

"Impressive," I said.

"I want you to help me shut down this thief....Pronto."

I spread my hands. "I'm flattered, boss man. But why haven't you called in John Q. Law - you know, the cops?"

The principal tilted back and rubbed his watermelon gut with a paw.

"I don't want any word of this to get out. If the school superintendent hears that we've got thieves, he won't let us display the Flubberjee Egg - that rare jewel we're showing at the fair on Friday."

I scratched my chin. "And this would be a problem because...?"

He leaned forward. "No egg, no big crowds. No big crowds, no big money for our fund-raiser."

His eyebrows drew together like two caterpillars smooching. "Catch the thief before the fair tomorrow."

"And if I don't?" I asked.

Quick as a cop on a doughnut, Mr. Zero's paw shot out. His razor claws shredded my pink slip.

"Do I make myself clear?" he growled.

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