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Criminals beware--and young readers delight: Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Quicksolve and his friends are back in a brand new collection of intriguing mini-whodunits. It's no mystery why kids love these clever and fun detective stories, in which they can test their smarts against such experts as the brilliant Professor of Criminology, Quicksolve; his son Junior; and super-sleuth Elliott Savant. Among the puzzling cases:
Stickup at the deli: are the suspects innocent campers, as they claim...or did they grab the money and flee down the freeway? Maybe their car will "tell" the truth.
Murder at the jewelry store: The killer may not have been caught on the video camera--but the tape may hold a valuable clue, anyway.
Every one is fun to solve!
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Grade 3-6 These 21 mysteries, all 2 to 4 pages long, are challenging enough to solve but feature too many quirky characters. Four regulars Elliott Savant, Dr. and Junior Quicksolve, and Officer Beekerjar are joined by other colorfully named members of the police force. Most of them are profiled near the beginning of the book, but a lying storyteller is introduced halfway through. Elliott's dog, Marguerite, who talks by way of ventriloquism, and his dancing mule also appear in a few tales. The odd quirks may be ruses to throw off and amuse readers but they also make the stories confusing. Each episode is accompanied by a witty line drawing; some are full page. A mention of a shop's Christmas hours on Valentine's Day seems a glaring error. Answers to each mystery are presented at the back of the book in mixed-up order to prevent children from seeing a solution before they have read its related story. If solve-it-yourself books are popular, you might consider purchasing this one. Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Book Description Sterling, 2005. Condition: New. Alan Flinn (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1402723660
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