Reading level 2
The Curious Case of Dr Salamander
Author Damian Harvey
Mystery and Thriller
When new neighbours move into the house next door, twins Jazz and Mortimer can’t help being excited. The house has been empty for ages and they have been hoping to have neighbours with children their own age. But Jazz and Mortimer are disappointed to learn there are no children – just a man who goes by the name of Dr Salamander and his elderly housekeeper, Mrs Heckle. They are an odd couple and the children long to find out more about them. But the twins have another mystery to solve – why are the neighbourhood pets disappearing?
Chapter 1 A Stranger Moves In
Jazz and Mortimer are very excited to have new neighbours moving in next door, but when they arrive something isn't quite right. Why is there only one set of footprints? And what is Mrs Heckle hiding?
- Chapter 2 Missing Pets
Jazz and Mortimer know Dr Salamander is up to something, they just don't know what! When pets start going missing, including their own pet mouse Twitch, the twins are determined to solve the mystery.
- Chapter 3 The Howling House
When Jazz and Mortimer hear howling coming from Dr Salamander's house, they have to sneak inside. Someone might be in trouble! What will they find?
- Chapter 4 The Cage
When Mrs Heckle arrives home and corners Jazz and Mortimer, it looks as if they are are finally about to meet Dr Salamander. But Mrs Heckle has a large cage with her, and the twins begin to worry...
- Chapter 5 The Disappearing Act
When Jazz and Mortimer finally meet Dr Salamander and discover his secret, they decide to try and help their neighbour. But with his great-grandfather's notes destroyed, it's not looking good...
Thank you Laila,
I am really happy that you liked it - especially that part of the story. That little bit was tricky to write as I didn't want it to sound too complicated. Sometimes when you write a story, you have everything in your head but ot's not always easy getting it right when you write it...
Have fun readingAuthor Damian Harvey · 25 May 2018, 2:32 p.m.
that is great to hear. I'm glad that you enjoyed the story and that it helped you learn new words. I love learning new words...
Have fun readingAuthor Damian Harvey · 25 May 2018, 2:33 p.m.
It has been fantastic reading all of your comments. I had a lot of fun writing about Dr Salamander and the twins, Jazz and Mortimer and feel as though we have all been on an exciting journey together.
Now that you have read the whole book you know that Dr Salamander is invisible so you can finally see him without his wig and sunglasses... and now I can ask you something without spoiling it.
What would YOU do if you were INVISIBLE???Author Damian Harvey · 25 May 2018, 2:52 p.m.
- Chapter 2 Missing Pets