Kids' Whodunits 2: Crack the Cases! (Jonah Bixby Mysteries)

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9781402753985: Kids' Whodunits 2: Crack the Cases! (Jonah Bixby Mysteries)

Twelve-year-old sleuth Jonah Bixby returns with more cool cases to crack! Jonah, who showed off his crime- and conundrum-solving skills in Kids' Whodunits: Catch the Clues!, now has 20 perplexing new mini-mysteries to unravel. Children will love testing their wits against Jonah’s and seeing who’s first to decipher codes, figure out clues, and find the culprit!

 

Solve these and more!

-         An escaped convict has sent a cryptic message to his mother on a postcard. What do the strange words mean?

 

-         Is a house really haunted or is someone just pretending to be a ghost?

 

-         Which of Jonah’s relatives stole a precious ruby necklace from his aunt?

 

-         Did Mrs. Glower really spot a murder in the house next door?

 

 

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About the Author:

Hy Conrad has received three Edgar nominations for his mystery writing. He began his career as a New York - based playwright, and has since developed numerous games for Parker Brothers and Milton-Bradley, as well as interactive mysteries. During the late 1990s, Hy was the creative director of Mysterynet, the largest Web site devoted to the mystery genre. For the past seven years, he has been writing and producing the TV detective series Monk. This is his tenth book of short mysteries published by Sterling.

From Booklist:

This follow-up to Kids’ Whodunits: Catch the Clues! (2007) once again stars 12-year-old junior detective Jonah Bixby, who lives with his mother, a detective in the major-crimes department in a town near Indianapolis. After the death of his father, also a detective, Jonah spent much of his growing-up years as the “mascot” of the Fifth Precinct, all the while absorbing detective techniques and honing his case-solving skills. Jonah shows those off in 20 cases that require him to break codes, find forgeries, and out imposters. As the continued success of the Encyclopedia Brown books shows, this follows a format that works: a case takes a page or two to unfold, and answers are at the book’s conclusion. Always a plus, the cases are at a level where some readers some of the time can solve them. The book’s gray-and-wash illustrations are a bit on the clunky side, but there are lots of them and they give the cases a modern feel. Grades 4-7. --Ilene Cooper

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