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Chet Gecko, Private Eye Series

Bruce Hale
Chet Gecko, Private Eye, Book 1: The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse by Bruce Hale
Chet Gecko, Private Eye: Book 4 - Farewell, My Lunchbag by Bruce Hale
Chet Gecko, Private Eye: Book 3 - The Big Nap by Bruce Hale

Chet Gecko, Private Eye Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
Danger may be Chet Gecko’s business, but dessert is his delight. . . .

Chet Gecko’s hunger for mystery is matched only by his appetite for cockroach casserole, mosquito marshmallow surprise, and stinkbug pie. So when the cafeteria needs help nabbing a food thief, Chet digs into the case with a passion he usually reserves only for dessert. But this time Chet may have bitten off more than even he can chew.

Someone has framed him, and now everyone at Emerson Hicky—even his trusted partner, Natalie Attired—thinks the food thief is none other than Chet!
Book 3
Grammar school—it’s all about eating and sleeping. Well, for Chet Gecko, anyway.

To Chet, nothing is more divine than a plate of Mrs. Bagoong’s Mothloaf Surprise followed by a sweet bit of shut-eye on the playground. (Besides a few Pillbug Crunch bars and a monthlong holiday, that is.)

In this hilarious mystery from Chet’s tattered casebook, he and his mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, must catch a cafeteria thief, foil the sinister plans of a weaselly zombie master . . . and still take part in the Nations of the World PTA assembly. (Fourth-grade detectives get no respect.)
Book 2
Most folks know him as the best lizard detective at Emerson Hicky Elementary, but it’s not all knuckles and know-how with Chet Gecko. He’s also got his artistic side.

If it wasn’t for his art, he might never have been sent to Principal Zero’s office, where he stumbled onto the mystery of Mr. Nice.

Because whatever you can say about Principal Zero, one thing is certain: He is not nice. Until now.

Chet knows something is wrong with this picture, and he’s just the gecko to solve this mystery. After all, who do you think put the art in smart aleck?
Book 1
Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee: stinkbug pie.

So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy as pie. But Billy’s disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman. If Chet doesn’t solve the case fast, the entire school could be humiliated. Worst of all, Chet might not get his fee. And Chet’s hungry. . . .
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