Title: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK BONES: DOGGONE
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Pub. Date: February 21, 2017
Format: Hardcover, eBook
The Adventures of Sherlock Bones turns snooping on its floppy ear when one day, Dr. Jane Catson, a surgeon injured in the Cat Wars has an afternoon nap interrupted by a most unusual occurrence.
On the front lawn of her home, rather loud footsteps disturb her peace as Sherlock Bones, a Great Dane in a deerstalker claiming to be the greatest detective in the world arrives.
After a quick critical examination of the intrusive dog whose enormous body blocks the entire sun from view, Catson has her doubts. But that’s not all. The monstrously-sized creature makes an even more astonishing claim. He has come to live with her!
Before Catson can collect her thoughts into an intelligent rebuttal, Sherlock Bones has made himself quite at home, inventing things like a jetpack for her Castilian housekeeper-cook, a turtle named Mr. Javier and placing his gigantic food and water dishes next to hers.
But there’s no time for protest. The great detective and Dr. Catson have caught themselves their first case: A suspiciously dead human in a nearby abandoned building. Can Sherlock Bones and Dr. Catson crack the case before the killer strikes again? Or will their differences get in the way of solving Case File No. 1? One thing’s for sure, that would be a doggone shame.
Title: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK BONES: DOG NOT GONE Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted Pub. Date: February 21, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 150
After being introduced to Sherlock Bones, the Greatest Detective in the World, in Case File #1: Dogged to Death, Dr. Jane Catson - surgeon and veteran of the Cat Wars - is back to share an all-new mystery adventure with readers. Despite all of Jane's resistance, Bones is now living with her and her housekeeper/chef, the turtle with a jetpack, Mr. Javier. This time out, the mismatched duo's investigations lead them to a case involving murder, of course, and - wait for it! - Utah. If there's one thing readers can be certain of it's that in this world, the animals are always smarter than the humans. Also, did we mention...Utah?
Middle Grade author interview questions
Describe yourself in three words.
Resilient, resilient, resilient.
Describe your book in three words.
Unusual, whimsical, quirky.
Tell us about your day job.
I’m fortunate enough to say that Writer is my job.
Which writers inspire you?
Well, for this series, I’d have to say Arthur Conan Doyle, wouldn’t I? But for children’s fiction in general, I’d have to say that Roald Dahl is the gold standard.
What is your writing process like?
Get unusual idea and then, from Monday until Friday, from 7am to 5pm, write until I have a first draft. Revise as necessary.
What are you reading right now?
A nonfiction book that’s a kind of memoir about a netsuke collection. Not my usual fare, but when I was at the library two weeks ago, a librarian said, “You have to read this.”
Do you have an author crush?
Physical books or eBooks?
Coke or Pepsi?
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for public, Facebook for family and friends.
Song you can’t get out of your head right now?
“Ex’s and Oh’s.”
Sweet or salty?
Coffee or tea?
Write on computer or notebook paper?
Computer. But if lines start running through my head when I’m away from it, I’ll write on whatever I can find including Kleenex in a darkened movie theatre.
- (1) winner will receive a pair of Great Dane Socks (pictured below) and a Bag of Wellness Brand Dor or Cat treats, US Only.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens and kids, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers which she created with her husband and daughter. She lives in Danbury, CT, with that husband and daughter as well as their marvelous cat, Yoyo.
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