Sally’s Bones

Two months, twenty-eight days, nine hours and twelve minutes ago, Sally Simplesmith’s life changed forever. That was 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, lovably lifeless, decidedly dead dog.


“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.”

“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.”
“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!”
—There’s a Book