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Though it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, when that cover features a squirrel driving a classic convertible, it's a pretty fair guess that what's inside is no ordinary mystery! Readers who pick up Brian M. Wiprud's Pipsqueak are in for a wild, action-packed ride, where each turn of the page leads to quirky characters and ever-wackier situations. The focus of this mystery is a collectible stuffed squirrel known as Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, and as things move along, they only get stranger and more wonderful.
Incorrigible collector and professional taxidermist Garth Carson knew it was a mistake to go into a shop called Tiny Timeless Treasures -- it was sure to be loaded with cutesy crafts -- but a rather splendid-looking stuffed loon caught his eye and lured him into the adventure of a lifetime. While bargaining for the loon, Garth spots Pipsqueak, a genuine piece of taxidermy that had been made into a puppet for a long-cancelled 1950s TV show. The program had been one of Garth's childhood favorites, and he longs to claim Pipsqueak as his own. Unfortunately, before he can convince the shopkeeper to sell, a biker comes in demanding the squirrel, and bullets start flying. When the bedlam finally ends, the biker is down, the loon is shattered, and Pipsqueak and the shopkeeper are gone. But a little thing like having no clue where to look isn't enough to keep a stubborn collector like Garth down for long! Sue Stone