Jennie Levinsky can hear what her neighbors' sheepdog, Sam, is thinking -- and the junk-food-loving dog detective is thinking up more misadventures in this fast-paced, funny mystery. Sam: Dog Detective thinks there's a mystery brewing right next door! Three very odd women have moved in with a house full of caged animals. What's more, a scary-looking man comes and goes at odd hours. Sam is convinced the new neighbors are witches. After all, those animals look so wretched they must be under a spell. Curiously, Sam isn't feeling well, either. Have the witches put a hex on her, too? Can Sam, together with Jennie and her best friend, Beth, discover the truth before it's too late?
Children who love detective fiction will relish the absurd premise and the surprise ending.