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Mystery Mountain Getaway

Book #9 of Rider Woofson
Illustrated by Ben Whitehouse



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About The Book

Rider and the PI Pack solve a snow monster mystery in this ninth Rider Woofson adventure.

Even the greatest dog detective in the world deserves a little time away from fighting crime, so Rider and the PI Pack head to the Mystery Mountain ski resort for a well-deserved vacation. But when they arrive the entire ski lodge is deserted! Turns out there’s a Snowbot on the loose, scaring all the visitors away. Now it’s up to Rider and the team to get to the bottom of this winter caper, even on their day off. Will the PI Pack be able to uncover the secret behind Mystery Mountain?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Rider Woofson chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.


Mystery Mountain Getaway Time for a Vacation!

“P.I. Pack, we need to talk,” Rider Woofson said. Rider was Pawston’s best detective. His team—the Pup Investigators Pack—was made up of three other dog detectives. They gathered around their boss in the office. Rider seemed very serious.

The others were ready for bad news. Was there a jewelry heist? Was there a bank robbery?

Instead, Rider smiled. “I have decided we need a vacation!”

“Hooray!” Ziggy Fluffenscruff yipped. He was the young detective with an amazing nose.

“Brilliant!” noted Westie Barker, the team’s inventor.

“Well, it’s about time,” added Rora Gooddog, who was Rider’s second-in-command.

“I’m glad you agree,” Rider said, handing out some travel brochures for different vacation spots. “Now all we need to do is decide where we want to go.”

“How about a tropical beach?” asked Rora.

“Well, we just came back from a beach where we nabbed the Sunburn Bandit,” Westie said. He pointed to his red face. “I’ve had a little too much sun. Perhaps we could explore the ocean in an underwater submarine?”

“But then we also just got back from putting the Smelly Jellyfish behind bars,” Rora said. She shook her head and water flew all over the office. “I am still drying off. What about an old-west ghost town?”

Ziggy was shocked. “Are you even listening to yourself? There’s no way I’m going to a ghost town.”

Rider smiled. “This is exactly why we need a vacation. We’ve been working hard and catching bad guys. Now we need to catch some time to relax.”

“Hmm, what’s the opposite of sunny, underwater, and the Wild West?” Rora asked.

“Snow, mountains, and peace and quiet,” Ziggy said.

“Ziggy, you’re a genius!” said Westie. He, Rora, and Rider unfolded one of the travel brochures.

“I am?” Ziggy asked, hopping up and down trying to see which vacation getaway the others were looking at.

“How do you feel about skiing?” Rora smiled.

“You mean log cabins and fireplaces and hot cocoa?” Ziggy said. “I’m in! Good-bye, criminals! Hello, vacation!”

About The Author

Walker Styles grew up reading kids’ books, so it makes sense that he’s writing them now. And when he isn’t writing books, he’s out solving mysteries around the city of Manhattan, where he lives. Just the other day, he lost the book he was reading. Following all the clues, Walker deduced the couch ate it! (Well, the book was under the couch cushions. Still, mystery solved!).

About The Illustrator

Ben Whitehouse is an illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. He has previously worked in the animation industry as a character designer, animator, and stop motion puppet maker before finding his feet within the world of illustration. You can visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (October 31, 2017)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481498951
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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