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Sally's Bones

Sally’s Bones

Two months, twenty-eight days, nine hours and twelve minutes ago, Sally Simplesmith’s life changed forever, when she came face-to-face with death—a delightful, dearly departed little dog she lovingly calls Bones. But when the cadaverous canine is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Sally must solve the case herself.

Does she have what it takes to fetch a thief?

Sally’s Bones is the impossibly possible tale of a girl, a crime and a falsely accused, lovable lifeless, decidedly dead dog.

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Praise for Sally’s Bones

“Spooky without being scary, dark without being morbid, this is a winning tale about loyalty in the face of loss. Dog lovers and fans of storytellers like Neil Gaiman will adore sullen Sally and her dearly departed sidekick.”

“Heavily tongue-in-cheek tombstone talk, snappy text, over-the-top melodrama plus a sympathetic heroine equal one hilarious read… A silly, deliberately histrionic but surprisingly suspenseful preteen tale.”

“Readers who like tales that are strange, a little dark, but that have a happy ending will truly enjoy this title.”
Through the Looking Glass
“Cadenhead captures the essence of human behavior in a suspenseful yet endearing story.”
The Rivertowns Enterprise
Sally’s Bones is a story about acceptance, individuality, loss and triumph that’s filled with a bit of mystery readers will love!”
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