Winner of a Reader’s Favorite Book Award in the Children’s Mystery category!
Twelve-year-old Kassy O’Roarke wants to win the Thompson Award at her school newspaper. Her pesky little brother Percy and his key-stealing ferret try to help . . . and that’s when the trouble begins.
Apollo the cougar cub goes missing from their family’s petting zoo. Kassy must put her detective skills to the test to find him before Animal Control does. Can Kassy outsmart the dogcatcher and rescue Apollo before being grounded for life?
Join Kassy’s fun-filled adventure cracking riddles, detecting clues, and solving a whole zoo of animal trouble in the first book in the Pet Detective Mysteries.
Kelly Oliver is the award-winning, best-selling author of the adult fiction Jessica James Mystery series, including Wolf, Coyote, Fox, Jackal, and Viper.
Kelly is also the author of the historical mystery, Miss Lemon’s Mysterious Assignment at Styles, the first in a new series.
When she’s not writing novels, Kelly is a distinguished professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, and the author of fifteen nonfiction books and over one hundred articles on issues such as the refugee crisis, women and the media, animals, and the environment. Her latest nonfiction book, Hunting Girls, won a Choice Magazine Award for Outstanding Title. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she has been featured on ABC News, CSPAN Books and Books, the Canadian Broadcasting Network, and various radio programs. To learn more about Kelly and her books, visit www.kellyoliverbooks.com with a parent or guardian.
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“A juicy middle-grade mystery in which a young investigator learns that it’s okay to be vulnerable.” —Foreword Reviews
“A polished, convincing, kid-centered adventure, with endearing characters and a strong sense of middle-school humor. Oliver writes in a breezy, kid-friendly style that’s perfect for early middle schoolers, who will easily identity with Kassy. A strong series debut!” —BlueInk Review
“An action-packed and exciting adventure mystery novel. Kassy O’Roarke, Cub Reporter is well-written and likely to entertain both animal and mystery lovers of all ages. It’s most highly recommended!” —Jeff Mangus, Readers’ Favorite
“A whole lot of fun—and delivers in every way an adventure story should! The mystery’s twists and turns are clever and unpredictable, but Kelly Oliver builds more than a detailed mystery. She also creates a heartwarming world populated with believable characters who feel like people you know.”—Sarah Scheele, Readers’ Favorite
“Great fun, with its underpants-wearing animals and many memorable characters, like Flatulent Freddie the farting ferret. The book is action-packed, and the characters are all likable and realistic, with relatable problems. The plot has twists and turns that are sure to keep readers on their toes. I was hooked by the first page!” —Kristen Van Campen (teen reviewer), Readers’ Favorite
“This is a purely enjoyable adventure filled with memorable characters, an endearing protagonist, and a lot of heart.” —US Review of Books
“For everyone who’s into adventure, mystery, and a whole bunch of middle-grade fun, this first in series does the trick! Beware, you won’t want to set this book down anytime soon.”—Chanticleer Reviews