Judy Moody, Girl Detective
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It’s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-training vanishes into thin air.
Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings—along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries—as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!
From the Hardcover edition.
purple steps and knocked on the front door. Alyssa opened the door, and Judy stepped inside. The first thing Judy noticed was a chandelier in the entryway — it was swinging back and forth. Then, from out of nowhere, spooky music drifted into the room. Judy got goose bumps, goose eggs. Alyssa didn’t seem to notice a thing. “Is this house haunted?” Judy whispered. “Of course not.” Alyssa laughed. “Don’t be cuckoo.” Judy started to relax. Alyssa lowered her voice. “Sometimes I do hear spooky
at arm’s length and squinted at it. “We have a special guest coming to school this afternoon,” he told them. Rocky raised his hand. “Mr. Todd,” he said, “something about you is different today.” Judy turned to look at Rocky and tapped her head as if to say, ESP. You read my mind! “Are you growing a beard?” Rocky asked. “I’m afraid not,” said Mr. Todd, scratching his chin. “You got taller?” said Jordan. “I don’t think so,” said Mr. Todd. “You’re growing gray hair!” said Bradley. “You kids
Chips didn’t escape or get lost. Maybe, just maybe, Mr. Chips was stolen! As in kidnapped. As in dognapped. Maybe, just maybe, Mr. Chips had been wearing a fancy-schmancy diamond doggy collar and some bad guy with an eye patch or a tattoo or a snaggle tooth wanted it! While Judy hoped nothing bad had happened to Mr. Chips, she couldn’t help wishing for a mystery. A real-life Nancy Drew mystery. This was a case for Judy Moody, Girl Detective. Judy Drewdy! WWNDD? What Would Nancy Drew Do? She
said Rocky. “Or a bad guy like Stumpy or Snorky,” said Judy. “But they’re gi-normous,” said Stink. “As big as four footprints put together. Give me your ruler so I can measure them.” “I don’t have a ruler,” said Judy. “That whole detective kit and no ruler?” “In The Witch Tree Symbol, Nancy Drew used her skirt as a ruler.” “Then give me your skirt.” “Hardee-har-har, Stink.” “No way are these footprints human,” said Frank. “Maybe Mr. Chips got eaten by a bear!” said Rocky. “Or a yeti!”
absolute positive,” said Judy. “Check this out,” said Frank. He held up a piece of old rope. One end was tied in a knot, and the other was frayed. “Evidence!” Stink sniffed the rope. “It smells doggy, all right. The Nose knows.” “Poor Mr. Chips,” said Frank. “We’re getting warmer. I can feel it,” said Judy. “I’d bet my mood ring they keep Mr. Chips tied up with this rope while they fake like they’re fixing toilets.” “But where are they now?” Rocky asked. Judy twisted the SOS lipstick, her