The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
Chet Gecko Mystery No. 1

Published: 2000

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Some cases start rough, some cases start easy. This one started with a dame. (That’s what we private eyes call a girl.) She was cute and green and scaly. She looked like trouble and smelled like… grasshoppers.

Shirley Chameleon came to me when her little brother, Billy, turned up missing. (I suspect she also came to spread cooties, but that’s another story.) She turned on the tears. She promised me some stinkbug pie.

I said I’d find the brat.

But when his trail led to a certain stinky-breathed, bad-tempered, jumbo-sized Gila monster, I thought I’d bitten off more than I could chew. Worse, I had to chew fast: If I didn’t find Billy in time, it would be bye-bye, stinkbug pie.

Working Mother Magazine's Favorite Books of 2000

Bruce Hale leaves no stones unturned in this fast-paced read that will entice juvenile readers and listeners alike to join the fun.

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