The Shoebox Mystery
Billy Fender PI Series - Book 1
by Glenn Lindsey
Pub Date 04 Dec 2017
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Sherlock Holmes is Billy Fender’s hero. But watching the upcoming Holmes movie marathon is out of the question when the TV dies. The family can’t afford a new one, so Billy searches for a way to earn money. Determined to reach his goal of $300 and buy a new TV, he starts his own business ‐ Billy Fender Private Investigations.
Billy’s first case involves a furry body in a shoebox. When Miss Applebee offers him $50 to discover how the body ended up in her garden, he accepts the case. Best friends Raffi and Lisa join the hunt for clues, but things get complicated when a schoolmate mistakenly gets taken into police custody. Eager to free his friend and help Miss Applebee, Billy, Raffi and Lisa will stop at nothing, even if it means venturing into Deadmen Bog. Expect the unexpected as the trio seek to solve The Shoebox Mystery.
"I loved following Billy Fender and friends Lisa, Raffi, and Archie on their sleuthing adventures. Major Tom, Miss Applebee, Simone Wilkie, and Madame Toots were excellent additions to an intriguing cast of diverse west coast townsfolk. The entire town sparkles with life when friendship, determination, and inquisitive minds meet Sherlock Holmes logic and lore to solve Coyote Point's many mysteries. Loved the Fenderprise. And the maps and drawings were excellent bonus features!" Verified purchase - J. Read
"Positive youth book. In the vein of Blyton's Famous Five aimed at a younger audience. Friendship, family, constructive, instructive, good role modelling, and uplifting. A good read for 7-12 year olds or anyone young at heart looking for something light." Verified purchase - Peter Salomonsson