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By Jacka, Juliet; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe
Meet Frankie Potts, the village of Tring's number one girl detective. She has flaming red hair, a questioning mind and an addiction to gobstoppers. And she is REALLY good at solving mysteries.
When Frankie is adopted by a dog at the window of her favourite sweetshop, there's d...etecting to be done.
The dog, Sparkplug, is adorable. Even Frankie's formidable Grandma M goes all soft and goopy in his presence. Sparkplug can ride a skateboard like a pro, high-five, dance on his hind legs and sniff out a mystery two houses away. He's the ideal dog for a detective. Sparkplug wants to stay with Frankie and Frankie would dearly love to keep him - but where is he from?
There are other mysteries to solve, and they all seem to be linked: trails of ants; Grandma M's odd behaviour; her secret tattoo . . . What? When and WHY did cardy-wearing Grandma get a tattoo?
A circus has just arrived in the village - it seems a good place to start looking for clues. But first, Frankie will have to get Sparkplug past Tring Dog Control and her archenemy, Ralph Peter-McGee.Read more
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"Frankie's list of mysteries to solve gets longer by the day. Firstly, her mum is acting very strangely - she's tired, grumpy and feels sick all the time. And then there's Grandma M, who keeps dropping hints about expanding her troup of performing greyhounds: Tinkerbell, Titania ...and Tiramisu. With her detective sidekick Mac, Frankie travels to Gigglesworth to find out about the mysterious Gideon R. Best, Animal Trainer Extraordinaire, and why he sent a postcard with two kisses on it, to Frankie's mum"--Publisher information.Read more
"A band of dancers with bells and blue painted faces have come to Tring, and Frankie can smell a mystery. Who are these Wicked Wolves? How come Grandma M knows them, and wants to pick a fight with them? Meanwhile, Tinkerbell and Sparkplug's seven adorable puppies are causing chao...s at Frankie's house. Grandma M is planning to give away four of them, and Frankie and Mac must make sure that they go to good homes. But why are those Wicked Woves sniffing around the puppies?"--Publisher information.Read more
Meet Frankie Potts, the village of Tring's number one girl detective. She has flaming red hair, a questioning mind and a very clever dog named Sparkplug. And she is REALLY good at solving mysteries.
Frankie is on the lookout for a human detective sidekick to share her caseload.... Finding the right person isn't as easy as you'd think, and she's never had more to juggle. Right now she's having to contend with a new boy from Borneo, whose tales are taller and wilder than his wild black hair; the meanest school office lady in Tring; archenemy Ralph Peter-McGee's equally brutish ginger tomcat; and helping her Grandma M train a troupe of greyhounds.
Meanwhile, Tring is on high alert - a burglar is on the loose. Random pink items, most notably a bikini belonging to Frankie's teacher, are disappearing from houses all over the village. An exhibition of bejewelled items is just about to open, with a pink, diamond-encrusted bikini as its showpiece. The temptation will be too great for any self-respecting burglar to stay away.
And self-respecting solver of mysteries Frankie is determined to catch the burglar in the act . . . but in her efforts to tidy up her mystery list single-handed, is Frankie ignoring some very important cluesRead more
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