The Case of the Haunted Haunted House

BOOK: The Case of the Haunted Haunted House
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by
Lewis B. Montgomery
illustrated by
Amy Wummer

The KANE PRESS
New York

Text copyright © 2009 by Lewis B. Montgomery
Illustrations copyright © 2009 by Amy Wummer
Super Sleuthing Strategies illustrations copyright © 2009 by Kane Press, Inc.
Super Sleuthing Strategies illustrations by Nadia DiMattia

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Montgomery, Lewis B.
The case of the haunted haunted house / by Lewis B. Montgomery ; illustrated by Amy Wummer.
p. cm. — (The Milo & Jazz mysteries ; 3)
Summary: Amateur detectives Milo and Jazz try to figure out if the haunted house they are building for the school fair has a real ghost.
ISBN 978-1-57565-295-5 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-1-57565-297-9 (library binding)
[1. Haunted houses—Fiction. 2. Schools—Fiction. 3. Mystery and detective stories.] I. Wummer, Amy, ill. II. Title.
PZ7.M7682Cah 2009
[Fic]—dc22
2008049804

ISBN 978-1-57565-360-0 (e-book)

10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1

First published in the United States of America in 2009 by Kane Press, Inc.

Printed in Hong Kong

Book Design: Edward Miller

The Milo & Jazz Mysteries is a registered trademark of Kane Press, Inc.

www.kanepress.com

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5360-0 (pdf)

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5659-5 (ePub)

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5660-1 (mobi)

For Wilton, Rose, Harrison, and Abbey

—L.B.M.

“Chicken fingers.” Milo pulled one off his lunch tray and looked at it. “If these are the fingers, how big is the chicken?”

His friend Jazz laughed. “Big enough to eat
us
for lunch.”

A hand reached over Jazz's shoulder and grabbed her oatmeal cookie. She twisted around. “Hey! Give that back!”

Grinning down at them, Jazz's older brother Chris took a huge bite. “Better get used to it.” He handed her what was left of the cookie and headed back across the cafeteria toward his buddies.

“You haven't won yet!” Jazz yelled after him.

“What was
that
about?” Milo asked.

She sighed. “I bet him my desserts for a whole week that our booth for Spring Thing would raise more money than his.”

Milo stared at her. “But his class is going to run Dunk the Teacher. That booth always does the best.”

Jazz looked stubborn. “We'll just have to think of something better.”

Milo thought about it as they ate their lunch. What could they come up with to beat Dunk the Teacher? “How about a petting zoo?” he said. “Everybody with a pet could bring it in. You could bring Bitsy.” Bitsy was Jazz's potbellied pig.

Jazz's face brightened. Then she frowned. “Ms. Ali won't let us. Not since Gordy hid his hamster in her desk and it pooped on a pop quiz. Remember? She said no more pets the whole rest of the year.”

“Oh, yeah,” Milo said.

As they walked back to class, he had another idea. “I know! A Sleuth Booth.
We solve mysteries on the spot.”

Milo and Jazz were detectives in training. They got lessons in the mail from world-famous private eye Dash Marlowe. With a little help from Dash, they solved real-life mysteries.

Jazz shook her head. “What if we can't solve a mystery on the spot? Besides, it's supposed to be the whole class, not just you and me.”

Good point, Milo thought. That was Jazz. Always thinking logically. It used to drive him nuts. But now he had to admit, she really was a great partner.

Back in class, Ms. Ali clapped her hands twice. “Okay, everybody, settle down. It's time to come up with a booth idea for the Spring Thing—”

Brooke Whitley's hand shot up.

“Yes, Brooke?”

“I think we should do a makeover booth.” She tossed her long hair and smiled smugly at her friends, Emily S. and Emily B. The Emilies smiled back.

The boys in the back of the room made gagging noises. Gordy yelled, “Makeup? No way!”

Brooke glared at him.

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