A Chihuahua in Every Stocking (Barking Detective Mysteries)

Move over, Rudolph – permit Pepe lead the way!

Who could thieve a bit girl's puppy, correct sooner than Christmas? After seeing younger Sophie's heartbreaking tale at the information, P.I. Geri Sullivan and Pepe—her speaking Chihuahua—vow to rescue this bonita canines named Chiquita. yet monitoring the pooch's smell via a Pacific Northwest wintry weather wonderland is not effortless, specially while the path results in an elf who is been mortally mauled! Geri and Pepe needs to keep little Sophie's Christmas and locate this muy naughty dognapper . . . and fire up a bit Christmas magic alongside the way!

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"Pepe is a delight!" —RT ebook Reviews (4 stars)

"Move over, Scooby-Doo, there is a new puppy in town!" —Jennie Bentley

"A enjoyable twist at the common P.I. partnership." —Simon Wood

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It truly is real, Geri! ” He appeared damage. “I burrowed into the snow and taken him a scorching toddy, which saved him hot until eventually the search-and-rescue staff was once in a position to dig him out. if you happen to Google his identify, you will discover the tale. in fact, they passed over the position I performed, yet humans frequently put out of your mind us little canine. this is the reason we needs to pass locate Chiquita. ” “But Felix is coming over . . . ” I stated. i used to be already awaiting the scrumptious dinner i might cook dinner, the eggnog we'd drink, and the candy lovemaking that may persist with— Pepe interrupted my concepts. “We will restoration the Chihuahua to the little woman and be domestic sooner than dinner,” he stated. “But we needs to make haste. Andale! ” he additional, working to the door. there has been not anything to do yet persist with in his tiny footsteps. in the event that your puppy is dependable to you, try to be dependable to him. I grabbed my warmest clothes—my wintry weather parka and mittens and my snow boots—and a sweater for Pepe (he steadfastly refuses to put on outfits, yet I had a sense he may swap his brain after we received to Leavenworth) and rancid we went. bankruptcy 2 It was once snowing as we drove into Leavenworth, a vacationer vacation spot excessive within the Cascade variety. It did seem like a paranormal position. i may see why Sophie notion she could locate Santa there. the most road used to be coated with picturesque Bavarian-style structures: and 3 tales tall, the eaves adorned with scalloped trim and crisscrosses of half-timber at the partitions, and them all defined with 1000's of tiny white lighting. an immense Christmas tree, dotted with pink adorns and looped with swags of purple ribbons, towered over a gazebo. The Black wooded area hotel stood simply off the street. It was once a type of out of date resorts with all of the doorways dealing with onto outside walkways that ran the size of the development dealing with the car parking zone. The doorways have been painted eco-friendly, the eaves have been adorned with scalloped gingerbread trim, and the wood railings of the balconies have been festooned with garlands. I parked my eco-friendly Toyota and went into the foyer, wearing Pepe in with me. I wasn’t going to depart him within the motor vehicle, by no means in a city the place there have been dognappers. The middle-aged lady on the entrance table directed me to #205, which was once the place Sophie and her dad have been staying. it seems that humans have been losing via ever because the broadcast, bringing nutrients and garments and crammed animals. We headed up the wood stairs and down the balcony, Pepe working sooner than me. In his eagerness, he scratched at the door along with his tiny paws. I don’t understand how she heard the tiny sound, however the door flew open. I observed a bit lady, donning corduroy pants, a red turtleneck, and crimson snow boots. She fell upon Pepe, protecting him with kisses. “Chiquita! ” she cried. “Oh no! ” stated Pepe, taking a look at me together with his colossal brown eyes. “You chanced on Chiquita! ” That was once Tim Rohrbach, showing in the back of his daughter. He used to be nonetheless donning a similar sweatshirt. “Um, no,” I stated. “This is my puppy, Pepe. ” Sophie had accrued Pepe up and used to be clutching him to her chest. Now she held him out in entrance of her face and tested him together with her eyes narrowed.

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