Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel (Paperback)

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Bowser is a handsome mutt adopted by Birdie on her 11th birthday. The two quickly bond and before long they are working together to solve the mystery of who stole Black Jack, the prized mounted marlin which for years hung on the wall in the bait and swamp tour shop owned by Birdie's grandmother. This is a middle school reading level book filled with all the things young readers enjoy: adventure, friendship, humor, animals, suspense, excitement, daring deeds, and even a treasure map. What makes it especially appealing is that the story is told by Bowser with his intelligent, doggie-brain mind. Similar to the author's best-selling Bernie and Chet mysteries for adults, this book is sure to please the younger crowd. Hopefully this is the first of a series.

— Sandy


The New York Times Bestselling Mystery

There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp -- Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they're lying.

Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It's not just that her grammy's stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It's the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. It's the truck that seems to be following Birdie and the bad feeling on the back of her neck.

When Birdie and Bowser start digging into the mystery, not even Bowser's powerful sniffer can smell just how menacing the threat is. And when the danger comes straight for Birdie, Bowser knows it up to him to sic 'em.

About the Author

Spencer Quinn is the author of the New York Times bestselling adult mystery series, Chet and Bernie. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.

Praise For…

Advance Praise for Woof:

"Spencer Quinn speaks two languages -- suspense and dog -- fluently."

--STEPHEN KING, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Imagine Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird setting out to solve a mystery with the aid of a charming, slobbery dog. You'll wish you had Birdie and Bowser as your very best friends."

--KATHRYN LASKY, New York Times bestselling author

"Bowser and Birdie sent me into giggle fits and won my heart. Bowser deserves the Bucketful of Bacon Award for Best Dog Ever!"

--JUDE WATSON, New York Times bestselling author
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545643320
ISBN-10: 0545643325
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English