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Good Dog, Bad Dog: Double Identity

Good Dog, Bad Dog: Double Identity back

Dave Shelton

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Page 45 Review by Stephen

"Oh, can we give you a ride back to town, Mr. Wiener? Only it's awfully draughty in here... now."

Now that you've shot a hole in his roof, McBoo.

"Umm, after we've got our car out of the ditch, that is.
"And some of the ditch out of our car."

That one wasn't McBoo's fault, surprisingly. The ditching was down to fellow detective Kirk Bergman's malfunctioning map-reading skills in the pouring rain, but whatever the weather this dysfunctional duo are a car crash waiting to happen.

If they're going to solve any case it's going to be by accident. Fortunately, at those they are specialists.

Here they are summoned to Weiner Bros Studios by a certain Sam Weiner on account of death threats received by Dunstan Bassett, an aging film star whose career has gone to the dogs. Alas, award-winning Sam Weiner seems otherwise engaged; it's his brusquer brother Jack who greets them just in time for Dunstan's stunt double to get blown up on set, leaving nothing behind but his boots.

For rapacious Jack this is far from inconvenient: releasing that footage will be a money-making goldmine. But for Bergman and McBoo it's a sure sign that the danger in Dunstan's death threats is all too real so they swiftly set about piecing together clues. It's only when those pieces fall off that the pieces, the clues, and the clue in the glue start sticking together to make sense.

We have only just begun, for what they should be investigating is staring them right in the face. It's a shame, then, that McBoo's attention span is shorter than a squirrel's.

"McBoo, I don't know what you're doing... but I really hope you'll have stopped by the time I turn around."

From the writer of two of our very few books of illustrated prose, which are commended to you with all my heart - THIRTEEN CHAIRS and A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT - I present you with all-ages pun-tastic, slapstick comicbook crime from The Phoenix for which I can find flip-all usable interior art online. Again.

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