Mystery at the Club Sandwich by Doug Cushman

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Lola Gale has lost her marbles. Literally. Nick Trunk, private investigator, has been hired to find them. He’s a very good detective, but this case is a tough nut to crack. The only clues are an ostrich feather and lots of peanut butter—delicious peanut butter. Will Nick be able to solve this sticky crime? Monochromatic illustrations give this hilarious whodunit the dramatic feel of an old black-and-white movie, while endearing animals characters, plentiful P.I. and peanut puns, and a suspenseful but-not-too-hard-to-follow mystery make this a crime story that’s hard to put down.
 

About Doug Cushman

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Doug Cushman is a veteran mystery writer for children and the illustrator of more than 100 picture books. Among his many popular books are the seven Holiday Mice books, written by Bethany Roberts. He lives in Northern California and Paris.
 
Published October 18, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With illustrations in a noir-ish gray and a merciless hand with the double entendres, Cushman sets elephant-in-a-trench-coat Nick Trunk, Private Eye ("I work for peanuts") on the track of diva Lola Gale's missing marbles—her lucky marbles, that is.

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This ""cunning twist"" on the traditional alphabet book offers a ""full-fledged whodunit that is solved by the book's end,"" said PW.

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Dressed like Sherlock Holmes for a costume party, Aunt Eater has her hands full;

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The wombat Seymour Sleuth sets sail for Egypt to help recover the Stone Chicken of King Karfu, which was recently stolen from Seymour's pig friend, Professor Slagbottom.

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A wombat detective sets sail for Egypt to recover the valuable Stone Chicken.

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Readers sophisticated enough to appreciate the intricacies of the mystery are beyond learning their ABC's, while those new to letter identification may struggle with the abstract metaphors in the text: ``C is the Clue that's left in the room.'' To the probable delight of picture book fans, howeve...

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