Nate the Great, boy detective and pancake lover, is on a case - who stole Annie's painting of her dog, Fang? Garbed in deerstalker hat, trench coat, and rubbers (his mother insists), Nate follows all leads. Could Fang have buried it in the backyard? Or did Rosamund, who has four cats all named Hex, take the picture? Then there's Annie's little brother, Harry, who is painting pictures himself....With a deadpan style reminiscent of Sam Spade, Nate follows the clues and solves his case - and eats a lot of pancakes on the way.