Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries
A collection of five detective stories with an all-insect cast of characters. Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, supersensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long-jumper, along with a bevy of buggy bandits, as they solve entomological cases with clever sleuthing.
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THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED SCHOLAR
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THE CASE OF THE HEADLESS MONSTER
THE CASE OF THE EMPERORS CROWN
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