Walker: The Mystery of the Missing Millions
Written and illustrated by Shoo Rayner | Published 25 March 2021 | ISBN 9781913102531
A thrilling new case for Walker, the boy detective who can talk to dogs!
Ten-year-old Walker walks people’s dogs because he can’t have a dog of his own, and gets drawn into mysteries because dogs can talk to him. After crooked billionnaire Arlington Wherewithal goes to prison, his wife asks Walker to keep looking after his dogs. Walker finds out a gang are trying to make Jazaminta tell them the hiding place of Arlington’s missing millions. Walker tries to help – but when he gets too close he is kidnapped by the gang!
Can Walker, his friend Anje and the dogs save themselves, stop the crooks and solve the clues to find the money?
Praise for the book
‘The fur certainly flies in this fast-paced adventure as author and illustrator Shoo Rayner delivers dog-flavoured fun and frantic antics on the road to collaring the thuggish thieves. And with the bonus of a special art lesson at the end of the book, Walker’s adventures look set to run and run.’ Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post
‘This is a zany adventure that every young dog-lover (or mystery-lover) could want; notorious bad guys, an unsolvable mystery, dramatic and madcap chase scenes, worried parents, a flummoxed police force and hero dogs! Walkers’ unique gift mystifies everyone around him, but gives him the ultimate advantage in solving this crime. He is bold, brave and not afraid to take chances because he knows he has strong allies, even when the going gets really tough. A fast-paced plot peppered with wonderful word-play makes this a story that is so much fun to read! You’ll laugh and gasp and stay on the edge of your seat. Thrilling, funny and absolutely delightful book for young competent readers!’ Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories blog