“Who Stole the Zmulobeast?” is a humorous detective story for middle school-aged children written by Keith A. Owens. The story introduces the Pi in the Sky Squad, a crew of (mostly) kid detectives comprised of a talking dog with a wise-cracking sense of humor, a hovering space alien from the Planet Acabagua, a rambunctious collection of exceptionally curious youngsters, and Chief, the poor adult tasked with supervising this bunch. In this, their first adventure, the Pi Squad must find out who stole a creature known as a Zmulobeast – just as soon as they can figure out what a Zmulobeast is.
This is his first novel for children and was done in partnership with Dr. John Leddo, CEO and founder of Education Online (www.eollearning.com). EOL’s patented SAT/PSAT Math Test Prep tutoring software is designed to make online math tutoring affordable for all families.
Keith Owens is a freelance writer, columnist, editor, and award-winning journalist whose work has been featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit’s alternative newsweekly the Metro Times, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, and other newspapers. He was also a nationally syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate for three years beginning in 1993.