By Charleston Mercury Staff

The Springer Spaniel Mysteries are back as local artist, author, and Mercury cartoonist Nancy Lucas releases the third volume in the series, The Missing Tulip Bulbs. Our four-legged protagonist “Scout” is out to solve yet another canine caper, fresh on the heels of A Ghostly Tail and The Missing Boston Terriers of Smith Street. This time he is working against the clock to save 700 missing bulbs that were to be the stars of “The Impromptu Tulip Mania Party.” He’s also hoping to rescue his imperiled share of the fete’s fare. Was it Chisolm the Possum, or perhaps an unknown malefactor that’s walked off with the bulbs? Scout is sure to find out.

Anyone with a wee one in need of a good read, a heart for hounds, or just a love for a good yarn will enjoy The Missing Tulip Bulbs. Readers will find 30 terrific illustrations by the author. Catch the scent and join Scout on his adventures around our Holy City: the book is available on, both in paperback and in a Kindle edition. Also, be on the lookout for more from Nancy Lucas soon: The Curse of the Carriage Mules is scheduled to be “let out” shortly.
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