The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security. In this first book, Hank and his little buddy, Drover, set out to solve a series of baffling murders on the ranch. Is Hank a suspect? An Outlaw? Can he clear his good name?
The second book in the series opens with Hank defending the ranch against the attack of a Silver Monster Bird. Later he is stricken with the dreaded disease, Eye-Crosserosis. Hank visits the cave of a witchy little owl named Madame Moonshine.
Hank’s third adventure opens with Hank in trouble again, so he decides to make a visit to town to see his sister. Sounds innocent enough, but then Hank takes his nieces and nephews on a garbage patrol and gets captured by the dog catcher. Will he find a way out?
Hank faces a baffling new mystery which begins with the death of a calf on the ranch. Hank goes on a very dangerous mission to spy on the coyote village and arrest the murderer. A pack of wild dogs also complicates the plot. It takes all of Hank’s deductive powers to solve this one!
Hank’s thoughts turn to romance. He decides that he has been working too hard and needs a vacation. Hank goes to visit his true love, Miss Beulah the Collie, and encounters all kinds of challenging situations on the way. Will his intuition and investigating powers be enough?
Who’s killing the ranch’s chickens? What’s Ranch Security going to do about it? These are the critical questions in Hank’s sixth adventure. A fiendish murderer is loose on the ranch. Never has Hank followed so many clues or interrogated more suspects. Every character in the book turns out to be a suspect - including Hank himself.
What happens when an honest, hard working dog falls heir to a fortune? How is Hank, a steak loving dog, changed so that he would say, “We’d be fools to trade priceless corncobs for a miserable pile of steak scraps”? Hank and Drover fight over “money,” put on airs, even quit their jobs, and leave the ranch.
When darkness falls, Drover reports that he has seen a witch, a ghost, a pirate, and two skeletons on Slim’s front porch. These terrifying creatures were saying something about “Tricker Trees.” Hank goes to verify this and the fun really starts.
Hank is literally at the end of his rope in his tenth adventure. It’s roundup time at the ranch and Hank is left behind, tied to a post, while a high-bred border collie named Bennie takes his place. How can Hank restore himself as Head of Ranch Security and reclaim his fame and fortune?