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Howard Wallace, P.I.

Series

Howard Wallace, P.I.

Howard Wallace, P.I.

Books in this series

by Casey Lyall - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery, Youth Fiction

12 year-old Howard Wallace lives by his list of rules of private investigation. He knows more than anyone how to work with what he’s got: a bathrobe for a trench coat, a makeshift office behind the school equipment shed, and not much else --- least of all, friends. So when a hot case of blackmail lands on his desk, he’s ready to take it on himself...until the new kid, Ivy Mason, convinces him to take her on as a junior partner. As they banter through stakeouts and narrow down their list of suspects, Howard starts to wonder if having Ivy as a sidekick --- and a friend --- is such a bad thing after all.

by Casey Lyall - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Middle-school detectives Howard Wallace and Ivy Mason are itching for a juicy case. But when their friend and cohort Marvin hires them to prove his nephew --- über-bully Carl Dean --- didn’t pugnap the school mascot, they’re less than thrilled. To succeed, not only must Howard and Ivy play nice with Carl, they’ll have to dodge a scrappy, snoopy reporter and come face-to-face with Howard’s worst enemy, his ex-best friend Miles Fletcher.

by Casey Lyall - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

Spring (musical) fever has hit the Grantleyville Middle School Drama Club! Since Ivy Mason is busy with the production, she decides to take a break from sleuthing, while Howard Wallace keeps things running smoothly with their detective agency. Then, just a few weeks before showtime, suspicious things start happening backstage: missing costumes, damaged props, and too many other mishaps to be coincidental. Ivy calls in Howard and their crew to take on the case. Howard tries to lay low and quietly sniff out the perp, but he’s soon brought into the spotlight when he’s framed as the saboteur!