The Great Hamster Massacre

The Great Hamster Massacre

Illustrated by: Hannah Shaw
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Anna and her brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet. And after their latest pestering campaign, their mother finally gives in and lets them choose a pair of hamsters from the local pet shop. But their happiness soon turns to horror when the hamsters are found mysteriously dead in their cage. Anna and Tom launch a full-scale investigation to determine who—or what—is behind the hamster homicides. Can they solve the case of the Great Hamster Massacre?

Katie Davies’ irresistibly funny mystery and Hanna Shaw’s spot-on illustrations combine for a quirky, delightful read that is part detective tale, part diary, and altogether hilarious.
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Book Details:
  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442420625 | 
  • May 2011 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $14.99

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Hamster Massacre / Rabbit Rescue

Anna and her brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet! But when they find there new pet hamsters mysteriously dead in their cage, the two kids launch a full-scale investigation to determine who—or what—is behind THE GREAT HAMSTER MASSACRE!

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CHAPTER 1
What a Massacre Is


This is a story about me, and Tom, and our Investigation into the Hamster Massacre. I’m supposed to be writing my What-I-Did-On-My-Summer-Vacation story for school, but I’m going to write this story first because you should always write a Real Investigation up straight away. That’s what my friend Suzanne says. And Suzanne knows everything about Real Investigations. Mom said she didn’t think my teacher would like the story of my real summer vacation, and how the Hamster Massacre happened. She said, “Anna (that’s my name), some nice things must... see more

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