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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

What's a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse?

by (author) Linda Bailey

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jul 1997
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 1997
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
  • Reading age: 8 to 99


The fifth book in the best-selling Stevie Diamond Mystery series, What's a Daring Detective Like Me Doing in the Doghouse? stars a pair of true-to-life kids who solve mysteries on their own. Stevie and Jessie find a lost dog in Vancouver and accidentally dye it green. To their horror, they discover that the dog belongs to the visiting American president --- and that it has been stolen! Can they undo the dye job and catch the thief all in one short week? As the plot thickens with a host of suspicious characters, mystery fans are guaranteed a fast-paced, funny and compelling adventure that will keep them guessing to the end.

About the author

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.


Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Linda Bailey's profile page


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award
  • Short-listed, Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
  • Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Award, Crime Writers of Canada

Editorial Reviews

A well-written, often hilarious mystery set in Vancouver for anyone wanting an alternative to Nancy Drew.

Bailey has written another lively story that will keep readers involved to the very end.

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