Shadow of a Pug (Howard Wallace, P.I., #2) by Casey Lyall

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“My partner scanned the message and a slow grin took over her face as she said our four favorite words: We have a case.’”
Middle-school detectives Howard Wallace and Ivy Mason are itching for a juicy case. But when their friend and cohort Marvin hires them to prove his nephew— über-bully Carl Dean—didn’t pugnap the school mascot, they’re less than thrilled. To succeed, not only must Howard and Ivy play nice with Carl, they’ll have to dodge a scrappy, snoopy reporter and come face-to-face with Howard’s worst enemy, his ex-best friend Miles Fletcher. Can Howard deal with all these complications and still be there for Ivy when her life is turned upside down? Or will he once again find himself a friendless P.I.?

Another sequel is in the offing, and young mystery fans should be glad.” —Kirkus Reviews

Title : Shadow of a Pug (Howard Wallace, P.I., #2)
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ISBN : 1454919558
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Dana rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

From the title, I expected this would be a fun middle grade mystery with great snappy dialogue by noir wordsmith Casey Lyall—and it is all of that. But it’s also much more. As much as I loved Howard Wallace, P.I., the first book in the series, there’s something about Shadow of a Pug that touched...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

I was delighted to get my hands on an ARC of the latest adventure of Howard and Ivy. The first book in the series was a refreshing read that I would love to share with a class, and the second is possibly even more entertaining. The kids in the book are funny, and just realistic enough to be relat...

Steven R. rated it ★★★★☆

November 15, 2017

I read this book immediately after reading book 1 in the series, Howard Wallace, P.I., I read both books over the span of three days. In fact I could hardly wait, I had bought the eBook of this volume before I had even finished book 1. I must admit I picked up a signed copy of book 1 at the launc...

Karina rated it ★★★★★

May 03, 2017

I loved this sequel to Howard Wallace, P.I.! In this latest adventure, Howard Wallace and Ivy Mason they are hired to figure out a pug-napping. It just so happens that the person they're trying to prove innocent is none other than one of the biggest bullies around - Carl Dean. But as Howard and I...

Heather rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

I'm so thrilled to have received an ARC of this book to review because I adored the first one, and Howard and Ivy are back to solve another crime! They solve their latest mystery with just as much witty banter, mayhem, and middle school madness as they did before. Craving a case, Howard is thrill...

Janet rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

Howard Wallace and Ivy Mason are an amazing detective duo. I loved watching them become friends in the first book, and enjoyed watching what they had to do to stay friends in the second book. Being a detective is tricky business, but so is being a friend. Howard is dying for a harder case. But wh...

Michelle (FabBookReviews) rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2017

4.5 stars I absolutely loved Howard Wallace, P.I., book one in Canadian author Casey Lyall's middle grade detective series, so I was delighted when I read that there was going to be another entry. Shadow of a Pug is indeed a more than worthy follow-up, with Howard and his crime-fighting partner Iv...

Wade rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2017

Howard Wallace is back, and he's at it again! This time the basketball team mascot—a pug named Spartacus—has been kidnapped. But have no fear, Howard is on the case! Along with his intrepid partner Ivy Mason and a host of often troublesome characters, he must deftly navigate the hallways and relat...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

This second installment of Howard Wallace is just as fun as the original! I loved Ivy and Howard's partnership and their banter had me laughing out loud on nearly every page. As the go-to detectives in their middle school, Ivy and Howard are forced to investigate some of their friends in their qu...

Mrs. rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

'Shadow of a Pug' is a creative, surprising and fun adventure into the life and mind of 7th grade Howard Wallace, P.I. and his sidekick (or partner, as she likes to be know) Ivy. My grade 4's and 5's LOVE Howard Wallace and can't wait to read another adventure from this cunning investigator. Lyal...

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