Howard Wallace, P.I

Howard Wallace, P.I

eBook - 2016
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"What's with the get-up? Is that the company uniform or something?" "This? All P.I.s wear a trench coat." "Dude, that's a brown bathrobe." I shrugged and straightened out my sleeves. "First rule of private investigation, Ivy: work with what you've got." Twelve-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.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781454919957
Branch Call Number: EBOOK J OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jul 23, 2019

This novel is underrated. Howard Wallace is a hilarious detective and narrator, Ivy Mason is sassy and witty, and this novel is full of twists. I literally could not put this book down. I wanted to space out the book by reading a little every day for the suspense factor but clearly that didn’t work. The suspense was too much - I mean that in a good way.

samdog123 Oct 27, 2017

When Howard Wallaces' two best friends move away and move on to other friendships, Howard makes himself over into a private eye. Soon he's solving crimes in middle school until the new girl, Ivy, comes along and asks to get in on the action as a partner. Howard and Ivy work on solving the big case of who stole the student council cheques. It's a twisty, turny mystery, but the two detectives work together and come up with a solution. A great start to a funny series by Canadian author, Casey Lyall.

MissAnnie Nov 30, 2016

Howard Wallace, PI is a smart, quirky, fast-paced detective novel with lots of plot twists to keep you reading.


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