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Win 1 of 4 copies of The Nosy Detectives by Louisa Bennet

Ahead of its official release on July 29, this is your chance to get your hands on early copies of The Nosy Detectives, a barking good mystery by Louisa Bennet, thanks to Clan Destine Press!

The Nosy Detectives is the third in the Monty Dog Detective series, following on from the bestselling Monty and Me and The Bone Ranger.

The Nosy Detectives Agency is like no other. For a start, one of the detectives is a dog called Monty, a rescued Golden Retriever with a heart of gold and a super-smart nose. 

Rose Sidebottom, an ex-copper, has an uncanny ability to know when a suspect is lying. And Ollie Fernsby is a teenage super-geek and inventor of the rat-cam. They make a great team. There is just one problem - no clients. 

Then one day, Phyllis O'Neal, a grumpy grandmother from the village of Nether Wallop, offers them an unsolved cold case they can't refuse - who really lit the fire that killed Tony and Marie Toyne?

The surviving son and only witness, Finn, hasn't spoken since that terrible night. Monty sets out to locate a forgotten second witness, a dog called Panda, who might recognise the arsonist if she had a good sniff. The tricky case gets harder when Rose is distracted by a handsome fire-scene investigator. 

Can Monty get Rose back on track? Is Tiffany the giant cat friend or foe? And why is the whole village lying about the night of the fire? Can the Nosy Detectives solve the pawfect murder? 

Genre: Amateur Detective, Cosy, Humour
Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Clan Destine Press, July 2023

RRP: $36.75 from all good bookstores and online from

About the Author 

British-born mystery author, Louisa Bennet, studied Literature at the University of London and went on to learn Canine Linguistics from her Golden Retriever, Pickles, which is how she discovered what dogs really get up to when we’re not around. Truth be told, Pickles came up with the story for the Monty And Sidebottom Mysteries, and Louisa just transcribed it. She’s faster on the keyboard and less easily distracted by food and passing squirrels. 

She divides her time between London and Sydney, Australia, and runs courses on crime fiction and creative writing. Pickles runs courses on wee-mailing, duck toppling and drool management.
To stay in touch with Monty the sniffer super-sleuth, please go to

You can follow Louisa Bennet on Facebookon Instagram @writerwithdogs and on Twitter @LouisaBennetdog 

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of The Nosy Detectives by Louisa Bennet ***
(Total Prize Pool: $143.00)


1. Like our post (08/07/23) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account

2. Tell us "Where is the action set in the Monty Dog detective series?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

3. Tag up to 3 friends (for extra entries) in the draw!


1. This Competition opened on Saturday 8th July 2023 (4:00pm) and closed on Sunday 16th July 2023 (11:59pm, AEST). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winners: S. Swick, D. Philp, N. Foster (via Facebook) & @anneflavel (via Instagram).
Please allow 2 weeks to receive your book directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (08/07/23) + Tell us "Tell us where is the action set in the Monty Dog detective series?via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

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