Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.
by Leslie Gentile
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.375" x 8.00"
JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Missing jewelry, a false accusation, and a real thief. Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I. is on the case.
The name’s Shamus. I’m a special kind of dog known as a Rez Dog. That means I’m a mix of different breeds and I come from a reserve. I live in the city with Mom and the twins, Rainey and Cole. We are one of many Indigenous families on our block.
Life is great — until Mom is falsely accused of stealing from the jewelry store she’s worked at for years. When the kids and I set out to catch the real thief, we discover some surprising and, if I do say so myself, hilarious clues — including a false wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah!
Ages: 9 to 12
Publication Date: September 2, 2023
“The view from the doghouse isn’t half bad, and Shamus the Urban Rez Dog should know. As a pup, he’s got lots to learn about becoming that ‘well-behaved dog,’ but as a P.I., this dog can sniff out a clue like no-puppy else (as long as he avoids those Thai leftovers).”
— Angela Misri, author of Tails from the Apocalypse and the Portia Adams Adventure Series
“Children love a hero, particularly one who has suffered the injustices they have observed in their lives as probationary people, and Shamus is a perfect fit with that imaginary landscape.... The language in this romp is accessible and loaded with sensory detail that teases the appetite. Shamus is the perfect metaphor for a story-craving kid....”
— The British Columbia Review
“Leslie Gentile has written a touching novel with a unique narrator.”
— Canadian Review of Materials
“Leslie Gentile has written an amusing and heartfelt mystery from the perspective of Shamus the dog.”
— Ildiko Sumegi, Canadian Children’s Book News
“Have you ever wanted to read a perfect detective story for animal lovers written from the perspective of a dog? Well, if you do, read this book! I give this book five stars because it’s very entertaining and captivating.”
— Dylan W., 10, Young Mensan Magazine