Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is the 1st in a chain of zany, action-packed middle-grade mysteries that includes platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.
When a choice is available in a few crime down on the docks related to a lacking schoolteacher and a duffle bag filled with unlawful fish, Zengo and O’Malley are going to need to learn how to set their transformations apart in the event that they are looking to resolve this. particularly while the clues all aspect to Frank Pandini Jr., Kallamazoo’s first son and its strongest, well-respected businessman.
Fans of Adam Rex, Jon Scieszka, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s personal Lunch woman photograph novels will turn for Jarrett’s new sequence of illustrated middle-grade novels.

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We’re searching for information regarding a lacking individual. we now have cause to think he was once right here at your membership simply final night. ” O’Malley provided the photograph of Hopkins. Pandini took a glance, yet shook his head. “Sorry, by no means obvious him. ” “Well, we chanced on a Bamboo serviette in his jacket. And we have been simply attempting to prepare a couple of pieces—” “I’m going to move forward and prevent you correct there, Detective. an individual misplaced his jacket? we now have a lost-and-found on the coatroom. Bobby can be satisfied to assist you—” “The jacket was once came upon down at the docks, in a crate of unlawful fish. ” Pandini took this in. “If you’re insinuating that the unlawful fish you chanced on has whatever to do with my membership, i will be able to guarantee you that i've got a zero-tolerance coverage for such subversive habit in my institutions. unlawful fish is an epidemic, and needs to be eliminated. ” Zengo stuck a glimpse of Joey, who was once busing tables around the room, yet nonetheless obtrusive on the detectives. Zengo tousled again. Pandini stuck the glance. “What’s the problem with you, Detective? ” he requested. “Indigestion? ” “Yeah, indigestion from all this malarkey you’re feeding us,” stated Zengo. “We imagine Hopkins was once in the following and he used to be in the following the day before today. The professor pulled funds from the ATM round the corner. Why may he hassle pulling funds from that ATM whilst he teaches at the east aspect of city and lives nowhere close to right here? ” Zengo used to be taking part in a deadly video game and he knew it. O’Malley glared at him, yet Zengo couldn’t cease now. “Why may Hopkins pass so out of how on his travel to prevent the following for funds? ” Pandini flashed his million-dollar smile. “That’s an exceptional query. however the purely one that may possibly resolution that for you'd be the nice professor himself. If the professor was once one in all my many staff, I’d have the capacity to support you—they’re below my surveillance day and evening. i will inform you what they consume for lunch, what model of toothpaste they use, and the names in their favourite lecturers in easy university. however the professor wasn’t one among my staff, so I don’t be aware of whatever approximately him. Any info at the whereabouts of the lacking professor isn't for me to gather. ” Pandini grew to become to his bartender. “Carpy, did you notice the professor in the following final evening? ” “I ain’t visible him, Frank. ” Pandini stood and loomed over Zengo. “If Carpy didn’t see him, not anyone observed him. Now, I’d take pleasure in it if you’d cease wondering my staff, as we’ve disrupted the lunch crowd adequate. Carpy, root beer floats for the detectives, at the condominium. ensure you placed a few additional sugarcane in them. those boys deserve our gratitude for his or her effective paintings. ” “My apologies for any inconvenience,” O’Malley acknowledged quick. “My accomplice here's new at the strength, and that i desire you could forgive his—” Zengo didn’t are looking to pay attention any longer. He stomped towards the door and waited outdoor for O’Malley, pacing furiously within the parking zone. A second later, O’Malley charged out the door and correct as much as Zengo. “What the heck have been you considering again there? ” Zengo was once stuck off protect. He didn’t recognize O’Malley may possibly get this fired up.

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