The Curious Case of the Irish Yeti: Molly Malone and Bram Stoker

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Written by: Alan Nolan
Illustrated by: Shane Cluskey
Publisher: The O'Brien Press

Dublin’s dogs are mysteriously disappearing! No guard dogs means thieves are running riot, and with no sheepdogs to herd the animals in Smithfield market, the city is overrun with sheep and goats … and even worse, Dublin’s cats are having an absolute field day! The dwindling doggy population is being blamed on a curious creature known as the Irish Yeti, a tall, terrifying shaggy beast with snow-white fur and red, glowing eyes. 
Bram Stoker, Molly Malone and the Sackville Street Spooks are fascinated by this mysterious monster, but when Molly’s own dog goes missing, the friends decide enough is enough – they have to go on the trail of the Yeti … 
Can Molly & Bram solve the mystery of the disappearing dogs? 

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    About the Author

    Alan Nolan

    Alan Nolan grew up in Windy Arbour, Dublin and now lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow with his wife and three children. Alan is the author of the Molly Malone and Bram Stoker series, including The Sackville Street Caper and Double Trouble at the Dead Zoo. Alan is the author and illustrator of Fintan’s FifteenConor’s Caveman and the Sam Hannigan series, and is the illustrator of Animal Crackers: Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals, written by Sarah Webb. Alan runs illustration and writing workshops for children, and you may see him lugging his drawing board and pencils around your school or local library.

    Alan Nolan

    About the Illustrator

    Shane Cluskey

    Shane Cluskey is an illustrator from Galway in the west of Ireland. He studied at The National College of Art & Design in Dublin and after that, traveled to America and London to further his illustration career. Now, he’s back in his hometown, still daydreaming and drawing pictures, and he hopes to keep doing it for a very long time!

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