Synopses & Reviews
Chet Geckoand#8217;s investigations often show him the seamy underbelly of school life, but this case throws him for a loop. A deadly stink bomb is unleashed, a school building falls to rubble, money goes missing from the principaland#8217;s office, and thatand#8217;s just a start. Chetand#8217;s endurance for trouble is tested, but so is his loyalty: Someone is trying to get his mongoose janitor pal Maureen DeBree fired. A true-blue P.I. doesnand#8217;t take that kind of monkey business lying down. Standing up, maybe.And stand up he willand#151;to some very shifty school bullies. Chet keeps digging for the truth like a mole after an earthworm sandwich. Oh, foolish detective.
Praise for the Chet Gecko series: "Those who haven't read a 'Chet Gecko' mystery don't know what they're missing."--School Library Journal "Hold onto your fedoras; this gecko's going places."--Kirkus Reviews "A choice series for reluctant readers."--Booklist "The sleuth with the smart mouth shows no signs of slowing down . . . and should continue to draw fans like fleas to a dog show."--Kirkus Reviews
A deadly stink bomb is unleashed, a school building falls to rubble, money goes missing from the principal's office, and that's just a start. Chet Gecko's endurance for trouble is tested, but so is his loyalty: someone is trying to get his mongoose janitor pal Maureen DeBree fired. Illustrations.
The pun-slinging, crime-solving Chet Gecko is at it again in this new mystery of fire and stink!
About the Author
BRUCE HALEand#160;is the author of Snoring Beauty, illustrated by Howard Fine, fifteen Chet Gecko mysteries, and the Underwhere series, illustrated by Shane Hillman.and#160;He's also aand#160;popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults. www.brucehale.com