In the Wolf's Lair: A Beastly Crimes Book

In the Wolf's Lair: A Beastly Crimes Book

By: Jane Bugaeva, Marie Muravski, Anna Starobinets

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Life in the Far Woods tends to be tranquil because the animal denizens are strictly forbidden to kill (or eat!) one another. An elderly detective, Chief Badger, oversees the community and solves its petty crimes, from stolen pine cones to plucked tail feathers. His restless assistant, Badgercat, longs for some excitement — a desperate crime, a beastly crime! The brash youngster's hopes are realized when some croaking frogs reveal the shocking news of Rabbit's murder. Wolf appears to be the most likely culprit, because — duh — he's a lone wolf without an alibi, but Badger refuses to jump to conclusions. With the help of Vulture the crime scene investigator, Mouse the psychologist, brave witness Beetlebug Buck, and other curious creatures, the woodland detectives set out to discover the truth.  
Newly translated from the original Russian, this fancifully illustrated volume is the first of a Beastly Crimes Books to come from this imaginative mystery series geared toward middle-grade readers. Look for the sequel, A Predator's Rights, also available from Dover Publications.

Dover Original.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486827623
ISBN 139780486827629
Author/EditorJane Bugaeva, Marie Muravski, Anna Starobinets
Grade level2 - 6 (ages 7 - 11)
Page Count112
Dimensions5 x 8

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