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Pet-sitter Nick finds himself up to his ears in dogs, cats, and danger in this thrilling mystery from three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts.

Nick is excited to earn money by pet-sitting for the residents of the Hillside Apartments. What could be easier than feeding cats and walking dogs?

But he wasn’t expecting an Airedale twice his size…or a hissing, sharp-clawed cat named Eloise. And he’s definitely not prepared for the strange happenings at the apartment building: light bulbs that mysteriously burn out, gasoline stored near flammable materials, and two small fires.

Can Nick figure out what’s really going on before it’s too late?

Willo Davis Roberts wrote many mystery and suspense novels for children during her long and illustrious career, including The Girl with the Silver Eyes, The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Megan’s Island, Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, Scared Stiff, The Kidnappers, and Caught! Three of her children’s books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades, including the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Georgia Children’s Book Award.

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