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Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most complicated ever! It all starts when someone hides a mysterious package in their Mom’s antique store – in the middle of the night! Of course, the boys find it, and put it in a nice, safe place, until they can open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people show up in St. Gertrude, and every single one of them seems to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happens just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection goes on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection are two jewel covered cat statues that disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago.
But soon Buckley and Bogey wonder how long those statues will stay missing. Because this is one case that really keeps them on their paws! From a trip to the Museum, and to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, they end up dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helps to have their friends with them, especially when the bad guys make a beeline for boys. That’s because it becomes very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues aren’t the only cats those crooks are after! Holy Mackerel!
What a fun book! Buckley & Bogey are like “Hank the Cowdog” of the cat world!
I read this book out loud to my little siblings at night and I can’t tell you how many times I had caught my sister trying to get ahead! The plot was fun and adventurous all throughout the story and the characters were fabulous!
The family attributes were very welcome and refreshing as well as the simplicity of the wording. I am very confident that young readers (8-12) would love this humorous, action-packed, mystery novel as they could read it fluently and understand it. There a few other books in the Buckley and Bogey series, but again like Hank the Cowdog, you can read them in any order and still enjoy the story.
I rate it 5 out of 5 stars and encourage any fans, young or old, of Hank to pick up this series! You won’t regret it!