The Scent of Something Sneaky


Accidents keep happening at the mountain bed & breakfast where fourteen-year-old Emily Sanders is working with her friend Mary. A broken step, a stinky septic tank, an invasion of bees, even a fire threaten the livelihood of the innkeeper, Mary’s grandmother. Emily suspects foul play, but only when a crashed van links drugs to the inn do her friends start to help her investigate. Soon Emily, Mary, and neighbor boy Alex are over their heads in danger. This is an exciting sequel to the NSTA/CBC award winner Something Stinks!

Author: Gail Hedrick
Age Range : 7-12
Grades: 3-6

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9780989792486 
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction/Mysteries & Detective stories
  • Page Count: 192
  • Age Range: 7-12
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Lexile Level: 760
  • Pub Date: 15/09/2015



Gail Hedrick, award-winning middle-grade fiction author, freelance writer, editor, proofreader, voiceover artist,audiobook narrator, and former physical education teacher, reads the sports section everyday, loving the stories behind the scores. Writing about subjects ranging from how-to’s and fitness, to etiquette and mysteries, she’s published over a hundred stories, poems, and articles in publications for children.  And she is also the author of two middle-grade mysteries-2014 CBC/NTSA Outstanding Science Trade Book Something Stinks!,set in Virginia, and The Scent of Something Sneaky, set in North Carolina.

Gail graduated from the University of Houston, is the mother of two remarkable boys and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

She grew up on a lake in Michigan, spent many years on the lakes and rivers of Virginia and North Carolina, and now lives near the Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton, Florida. For more information, please visit her website:

“The story is a good adventure that not only dwells on the intriguing mystery at hand, but also on the characters themselves. Gail Hedrick showed the kind, compassionate side of the characters, making it difficult to guess who the good people were, especially with Emily’s suspicious mind…”
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