"It leaps from the tired trope of the stolen mascot to land in new territory, and the characters interact realistically and have real kid problems. Another sequel is in the offing, and young mystery fans should be glad." - Kirkus Reviews
“My partner scanned the message and a slow grin took over her face as she said our four favorite words: ‘We have a case.’”
HOWARD WALLACE IS BACK!
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.?
Praise for Howard Wallace, P.I.:
★"...Lyall's crack at the trending genre of middle grade noir is an absolute delight..." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...Give this to fans of Encyclopedia Brown who are looking for longer (and funnier!) well-plotted mysteries." - Booklist