Murder in the Middle Pasture (Hank the Cowdog Series #4) by John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes
There's been a brutal murder on the ranch, and Hank thinks he knows who the guilty party is. Can he nab the killer before he strikes again?
USA Today calls the hilarious Hank the Cowdog series "...the best family entertainment in years."
Hank is a scruffy, smart-alecky supersleuth with a nose for danger and an eye for the ladies. And as Head of Ranch Security on a West Texas ranch, he's usually up to his ears in all kinds of amusing trouble. Whether he's called upon to bark up the sun, investigate suspicious goings-on, or defend the ranch against marauders, Hank's hilarious, hair-raising adventures will delight readers young and old alike.
"Rip-roaring fun...[a] marvelous situation comedy." --School Library Journal