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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Jack Russell, Dog Detective
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y separately published work icon Dog Den Mystery Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005 Z1197765 2005 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'When Jack  moves to Doggeroo with his landlord, Sarge, he finds a mystery on his paws. Who is stealing his stuff? Who is making a dog den in a deserted house? Who owns the old boot in Jack's new yard? Jack is soon hot on the trail of a criminal, but what he discovers is entirely unexpected. In the course of his investigations, he meets Lord "Red" Setter, the streetwise Foxie and many other characters who will become familiar friends - and enemies - in the series.' (Publication summary)
 

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y separately published work icon The Phantom Mudder Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005 Z1197735 2005 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Jack and Foxie attend Doggeroo Dog Show with Sarge and Auntie Tidge, and straightaway Jack is paw-deep in a new mystery. Dogs are mysteriously ending up covered in mud just before their classes. The dogs all deny that they're doing it on purpose, so Jack sets out on the trail of the phantom mudder. Before he discovers the criminal, he has a close encounter with some scented pooch polish. It's amazing what a dog detective will do in the line of duty!' (Publication summary)
 

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y separately published work icon The Mugged Pug Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005 Z1197768 2005 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'The dogs of Doggeroo are mysteriously losing their collars. At first Jack assumes they are being careless, but it soon becomes obviously there's more to it than that. Jack goes undercover as a careless, trusting dog to try to un-cover the culprit, but no matter what he does, he can't seem to lose his collar. That is, until Sarge borrows it to put on Shuffle the Pug! Finally, Jack discovers the truth and he and the dogs of Doggeroo take action.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Lying Postman Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005 Z1197773 2005 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Dogs are dogs, and postmen are postmen. Dogs always bark at postmen. Jack and Foxie know that, but the new postman doesn't seem to understand. In no time he has accused the Doggeroo dogs of attacking him. Things are getting serious and Jack soon realises there's a new dog in town. Is the secretive Ralf Boxer behind the postman problem? Can Lord Red stay out of trouble? Will Jack solve the case? You bet!' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Awful Pawful Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2006 Z1340720 2006 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Fear comes to Doggeroo! Mysterious attacks are leaving dogs with sore, bleeding noses, but when Jack tries to investigate the witnesses keep stumm. What is so bad that Polly, Jill Russell, the Squekes and Shuffle can't speak of it? Even Fat Molly is too frightened to fight with Jack. And then Jack himself has a close encounter with the Awful Pawful. Something must be done. Jack's the dog to do it, but is anyone brave enough to help him out?'(Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Sausage Situation Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2006 Z1340717 2006 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Foxie is on a diet, and Jack has things on his mind.  When Auntie Tidge takes delivery of boxes of sausages, Foxie is delighted, until Caterina Smith takes them all away. Foxie is determined that Jack must solve the case of the stolen sausages, but Jack, for once, isn't sure there even is a case. He and Foxie join Lord Red, Auntie Tidge, Sarge, Caterina Smith, Polly and just about everyone else at the Doggeroo Dog and Sausage Day. There are sausages galore, and plenty of schemes and drooling dogs, but is there really a thief?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Buried Biscuits Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007 Z1516374 2007 single work children's fiction children's mystery

Jill Russell has a secret, and Foxie is as angry as a terrier can be. Someone tossed a packet of biscuits over Foxie's fence, and Auntie Tidge took them away. This means war. Since Foxie adores Auntie Tidge he has to fight with someone else- Jack. 

'But Foxie isn't the only dog acting strangely. Lord Red has found something interesting down at the reserve, and soon all the dogs of Doggeroo are playing hunt the biscuit. Bellyaches result, the vet is cross, and the dogs find themselves under house arrest.  All but Jill Russell, who is much too busy for biscuits. Finally, Jack solves the case, but can he ever look at a biscuit again?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Kitnapped Creature Sally Odgers , Darrel Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2007 Z1516368 2007 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Someone is imprisoned in a horrible cage, but why is Jack trying to get caught by Ranger Johnny Wolf? What is Foxie up to? And just who is sharing Jack's basket these days?

'Everything is fine in Doggeroo until Sarge falls ill. Auntie Tidge is at hand to look after Jack, but Foxie is being disagreeable (again). When will Sarge be back?

'In no time, Jack has both a case and a moral dilemma-- or even two.  Is it right to leave his most dangerous enemy trussed up in a cage? And, who will mind the boy while he's off detecting?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Fowl Play Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2008 Z1608595 2008 single work children's fiction children's mystery "Fowl play in Doggeroo! Auntie Tidge and her friends buy some chooks. But when you mix fowls and dogs you get pan-dog-monium, with added hen-sterics."
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y separately published work icon The Blue Stealer Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2009 Z1608588 2009 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Sarge and Caterina are preparing for a party. Auntie Tidge is welcoming a newcomer to Doggeroo. Meanwhile, Jack is teaching young Preacher the basics of detection. What better place to start than the case of the Blue Stealer!' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Inspector Jacques Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Gosford : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2009 Z1608570 2009 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'Jack has always been top dog detective in Doggeroo, but suddenly there's a newcomer trying to claim his title. Inspector Jacques is a French bulldog with attitude, and a fang-resistant collar, as Jack discovers. Meanwhile, poor Preacher has run afowl of the terrible dog-boggarts.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Ham Heist Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2010 11548286 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Jack's person, Sarge, is getting married, but Jack is more interested in guarding the whole huge ham from hopeful ham-heisters. Poor Preacher is still frightened of dog-boggarts, and his mother Jill insists Jack must solve the problem. What's a dog detective to do? Plenty! And as Jack says, the best cases always begin and end with ham.' (Publication summary)

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Works about this Work

Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 August 2006; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack Russell, Dog Detective Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , 2005 series - author children's fiction
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 August 2006; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack Russell, Dog Detective Darrel Odgers , Sally Odgers , 2005 series - author children's fiction
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