The Little Town of Summerville A Dog Named Chubby by Robert Douglass
The Little Town of Summerville
A Dog Named Chubby
by Robert Douglass
December 1-31, 2021 Virtual Book Tour
Jack Wellington moves from the big city to make a new start. He jumps at the opportunity to become a detective in Summerville.
A peculiar case is assigned to him as artwork has been stolen and a dog is missing. Fellow detective Charlie Finch, a man adorned with decades of service, uncovers clues with Jack. They become intrigued by the words and actions of a neighborhood boy and wonder how much he might know.
Clues are followed but it’s the kids in the neighborhood who provide the most relevant clues. As the detectives get closer to them with their questions, the pressure of the kids struggle unfolds.
Kids, dogs, thieves, and a detective who meets a gal named Sally in the little town of Summerville.
Published by: Amazon
Publication Date: November 1, 2021
Number of Pages: 200
Series: The Little Town of Summerville, 1
Purchase Links: Amazon
Read an excerpt:
I am torn about my feelings towards this book.
I am sure it has to do with Chubby, and I will warn very sensitive young people not to read this book without an adult to talk to.
The book is geared towards an upper elementary through high school audience.
The language is appropriate and the concepts are easily enough followed.
Many of the central characters are children.
The main detective is likable but comes off as idealistic, perhaps naive. I did like how that was handled at the end.
When he wants to be thorough and compassionate, he is told other goals and means are valued higher.
This gave me much to think about as I was trying to figure out the mystery.
I enjoyed the clues sprinkled throughout the book.
The subject of prejudice also comes across. Not gender or racially biased, but it is tactfully handled.
The book has many excellent qualities, which is why giving it a star rating is difficult for me.
I decided on 3.5 stars.
Robert has an AAS in Microsoft Networking Technology from Glendale Community College and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.
He likes reading, writing, and exploring natural wonders. His favorite pastime is telling tall stories around the campfire.
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