Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.

By (author): Leslie Gentile


Leslie Gentile

Leslie Gentile is a singer/songwriter of Northern Salish, Tuscarora and Scottish heritage. She performs with her children in The Leslie Gentile Band, and with one of her sisters in The Half White Band. Her debut novel, Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer, won the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize and the Jean Little First Novel Award and was short-listed for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award, the MYRCA Sundogs Award, the SYRCA Diamond Willow Award, and many more. Gentile currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband.


“I’m a sucker for a four legged P.I. Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I. by Leslie Gentile is my new favorite flea attracting clue-chaser … I love this book, it was so adorable.”
– CBC’s The Next Chapter

“Leslie Gentile has written a touching novel with a unique narrator.”
– Canadian Review of Materials

“Leslie Gentile has written an amusing and heartfelt mystery from the perspective of Shamus the dog.”
“Have you ever wanted to read a perfect detective story for animal lovers written from the perspective of a dog? Well, if you do, read this book! I give this book five stars because it’s very entertaining and captivating.”


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