Amateur sleuth Clarissa Montgomery Hayes loves her loyal canine partner, Paw. Together they sniff out crime and dig up clues to solve mysteries. Can a dog be a detective? He sure can.
This cozy mysteries box set includes The Dog Detective Series Shorts Books 1-5.
The Mystery of the Blue Dolphins
When struggling freelance writer, Clarissa Hayes, and her trouble-making Saint Bernard, Paw, visit their relatives in Upstate New York, they are saddened to find the family in mourning. Clarissa's amateur sleuth uncle has died, evidently from a heart attack.
But was the death truly an accident? An anonymous note hints that her uncle was murdered, and now Clarissa and Paw are determined to sniff out the truth.
Soon the duo find themselves nose deep in their uncle's final baffling case: the theft of the fabulous Blue Dolphin diamonds. Clarissa's determination to find her uncle's killer leads her deep into a world of glittering gems and deadly secrets, where each new discovery threatens to bring her to the notice of a ruthless murderer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. Can Clarissa and her detective dog Paw crack the case, or will they become the killer's next victims?
The Mystery of Aunt Carol's Disappearance
When Amateur sleuth, Clarissa Hayes and her mischievous Saint Bernard, Paw, go on a relaxing vacation to the beach with their friends, they are surprised to find their hostess missing. Their friend's aunt has disappeared and the beach bungalow is locked.
Where could she be? What could have happened to her? And what are those strange lights at sea?
With Paw digging up clues, Clarissa and her friends search frantically for the missing woman. As they follow the trail of clues, their search leads them into a world of dangerous criminals and dark secrets. Can Clarissa and Paw collar the criminals and save the missing woman, or will they disappear too?
The Mystery of the Body in the Shed
Clarissa and Paw are enjoying a snowy winter day indoors when their neighbor, Mrs. Carstairs calls. She's concerned about the door to her shed being open and banging in the wind. Clarissa agrees to go over and shut it so that Mrs. Carstairs doesn't go out into the ice and snow. Going to close the door, Clarissa is surprised to find the dead body of a man in the shed. Who could it be? How did he die? And more importantly, is Mrs. Carstairs in danger?
Clarissa and Paw will be on the case.
The Mystery of the Missing Bear
Clarissa and Paw, her Saint Bernard, are visiting their friend, Mrs. Booksteen, when her neighbor boy's bear goes missing. Where could it have disappeared to? Paw soon finds the bear, but then the real mystery begins. Why is there a key inside the stuffed bear? What does it go to and who put it there? More importantly, why is the boy's stepdad so determined to get the bear back?
Clarissa and Paw will have to dig up clues to solve the case.
The Mystery of the Missing Actor
What has happened to Robert Roberts, the new actor in town? Clarissa, Paw, and their friend, Shelbee, discover the back door of his house wide open. It is evident that a struggle has occurred in his kitchen. Where is he? Where is his cat, Kathleen? And why does his parrot keep yelling, "No! John. No!"
It will be up to Clarissa and Paw to follow the trail to find Kathleen. Will they find Robert as well? And in time?
About the Author
Sandra Baublitz is a lover of all animals. She has always loved dogs and cats. A Dog Detective series originally began as a contest entry. Paw’s creation was influenced by the Beethoven movies and the author’s desire to own a Saint Bernard. The author never got the opportunity to own a St. Bernard and her current cats will not allow a new edition. Ms. Baublitz expresses her love of the breed by continuing to write about Clarissa and Paw and their mystery adventures. She hopes her readers enjoy reading them as much as she enjoys writing them.