One by one neighborhood dogs disappear. One by one the ransom notes arrive. When Toby Martin and her best pal, Freddy, discover Toby''s dog is the next intended victim, they become first-rate detectives. Who is the pooch pilferer? Will Toby and Freddy rescue the dogs and capture the criminal? While Toby is investigating, she is also writing a series of mystery stories in the Sherlock Holmes'' tradition. These stories are critiqued by the delightfully nasty Mrs. Trattles, a hard-nosed, straight a... more info>>
Hate mail, mean-spirited pranks, bomb scares, and some very bad poety all threaten to ruin the holiday season for Toby Martin and her foil, Freddy Galvin. Little kid pranks escalate into serious threats when Toby, her pals, and Mrs. Trattles are specifically identified on a "hit list." After Toby's beloved Grandma is also targeted, Toby knows she must become Toby Martin: School Sleuth. Can she stop the terrorist or will it be "bombs away" instead of "Deck the Ha lls" for Toby and her pals?