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Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Case of the Crashing Candelabrum; The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher; The Mystery of Lucy's Revenge; The Secret of the Almost Accident; The Case of Double Trouble; The Mystery of the Crook Convention; The Mystery of the Disk Swiper; The Case of the Stolen Samovar; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 2: The Secret Room
It's nearly Christmas and the class is bustling with holiday excitement. But Lucy is not happy at all. She's lost her father's rare coin. Jigsaw is sure he can solve the mystery, even if it means interviewing a tough suspect, Bigs Malone, the biggest kid in the second grade.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their friends in the snoopers club have to catch a holiday thief! It's December, and the second graders have set up a special display of their favorite holiday objects.
Previously published in the print anthology Parker Pine Investigates. Plans for England's new submarine have been stolen from the aspiring Prime Minister. Hercule Poirot is summoned to crack the case, but none of the witnesses' accounts are the same ...
Athena Parker has been slimed! And she doesn't think it's funny. Someone in Ms. Gleason's class is playing practical jokes. And it's up to Jigsaw and Mila to catch the clown. This could be their stickiest case yet.
The High-Rise Private Eyes, animal detectives, try to find the cat who stole their neighbor's binoculars.
Join the Clue Club and solve eight mini-mysteries that take place all over town, from the bowling alley to the classroom.
Nick Reed, private investigator for the Lassiter Agency, wasn't the marrying kind. He craved excitement, change, and he never stayed in one place too long.Unlike Tabitha Harvey. Tabby had lived in the house next door to Nick's childhood home for years. Stable and understated, she craved a home, children and a man who would love her. Too bad she'd already given her heart to a confirmed bachelor who'd run at the first hint of commitment. Unless...could she change his ways?
The Hardy boys set out to investigate a kidnapping by a UFO!
The second book in The Brains Benton Mystery Series by George Wyatt based on characters created by Charles Spain Verral. The ingenious teen-age sleuths Barclay ("Brains") Benton and Jimmy ("Operative Three") Carson match wits with a ring of rare-coin counterfeiters and track them to their secret hideout in the woods. The result: a swiftly paced tale packed with chills, chuckles, and suspense.
After Joe's high tech Wombat running shoes blow out during a 100-meter dash, the boys' investigation at a local sporting goods store produces flying fists and swinging bats-- all aimed at the Hardy Boys.
When Peter Brunold shows up at Perry Mason's office, claiming one of his glass eyes has been stolen and a counterfeit substituted in its place, who could guess that it would lead to murder? But before you know it, the real authentic glass eye is found. Found in the hand of a dead man. And Brunold has an excellent motive for wanting him dead! He's in love with the dead man's wife. Was it suicide? Well, a gun is found on the floor of the room. But then a second gun is found under a blanket. Wait! There's a third gun in the dead man's shoulder holster. What's with all the guns? And that typed suicide note is starting to look suspicious. Yup, it's gotta be murder. And Peter Brunold is the one that all the evidence is pointing to. Can Perry Mason prove his innocence and at the same time point the finger at the guilty party? And can he do it, all the while confounding the new D.A.? You betcha! But why did he just go out and order six custom-made glass eyes?
AT RIVER ARTS, NANCY'S PERFECTING HER PERFORMANCE -- UNDER COVER!Set high above the river, the grand old Pennington estate is the perfect place for an arts colony. College students can work with established artists; and the owner, elderly Marianna Pennington, gets to keep her home. But when Rhoda Benton, the colony's director, gets a disturbing threat, Nancy and Bess start hunting for an elusive suspect.From the owner's nephew, who wants to build condos on the property, to a handsome young artist determined to break all the rules, there's no lack of candidates. But Nancy's best lead comes from someone who wants to remain anonymous -- someone she'll have to meet at midnight at the edge of a cliff.
Romeo was born with cerebral palsy. His CP affects his speech and mobility. It does not, however, affect his ability to solve mysteries! He stays on the go in his power wheelchair, and speaks with an electronic communication device. But there are no limits to the trouble he gets into!
A key element in a complicated story of a body found on a beached boat is acandle that stands at a steep angle. "The details of the boat grounded at low tide with a corpse in the cabin are superbly handled, and the rest of the story--motives and characters--is both believable and reasonably straightforward.... (It) is an absolutely first-rate job."
The `Publisher's Note' says this was published after Erle Stanley Gardner's death in 1970. It contains a Perry Mason novelette and three short stories. Two predate the Perry Mason series. Contains THE CASE OF THE CRYING SWALLOW THE CANDY KID THE VANISHING CORPSE THE AFFAIR OF THE RELUCTANT WITNESS
EnolaÕs landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, sheÕs an endearing presence as Enola longs for her absent mother. So imagine her horror when Enola comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? From the master of mystery Nancy Springer, hereÕs another absorbing adventure for our award-winning, unstoppable heroine, Enola Holmes.
At all starts when Rhoda Montaine visits Perry Mason's office, seeking legal advice for "a friend." Perry's no dummy. He knows what she's up to. Seven years ago, she was married to Gregory Moxley, a con man and rotter of the worst sort. He disappeared and she's ready to have him declared legally dead. She's just recently married wealthy Carl W. Montaine, and is now horrified to find that her first husband, Gregory Moxley, is still alive. Not only that, but he's seeking blackmail money to keep quiet and out of sight. It seems like a setup for murder and that's just what happens. Rhoda's supposed to sneak out of the house at 2 AM to meet with Moxley and pay him off. She shows up at his apartment a few minutes late, and is right in the middle of his murder. It's an open-and-shut case; she evens admits she hit him with the fireplace poker. Will Perry Mason be able to solve the crime?
On a cruise from Los Angeles to Mexico, twelve-year-old Josh Ladd and his friend Tank find themselves involved in a dangerous adventure after a mysterious stranger slips a computer disk into Josh's bag.
When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOU's signed by Miss Benson's niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty--most notably the ship's owner with a bullet hole through his head. Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night...when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason's client have something to hide? With the support of his trusty secretary, Della Street, and the ever-helpful Paul Drake, Mason dives into an ocean of menace.
When the customers of the River Heights pharmacy take seriously ill after being delivered their medicine, Nancy is convinced that sabotage is involved and searches for the deadly drug.
Perry Mason defends a man embroiled in a stock battle who is accused of killing a business rival's secretary. Was the woman in a nightgown with a mudpack on her face trying to keep the gun herself, or palm it off?
When a man is shot, his second and third wives each claim to be his legal widow and heir to his millions. Perry Mason triumphs in another dramatic court appearance.
ENGAGED TO A NIGHTMARE When Norda Allison sees her husband-to-be slap his young son, she immediately calls off the wedding. Now she is terrified. Her ex-fiancé has beat up her new boyfriend. Anonymous newspaper clippings are flooding her mailbox--articles graphically depicting what jilted men do to the women who leave them. Then Norda's life takes an even darker turn. It begins with a barking dog, a child's scream, a gunshot, and the discovery of a very dead body--and ends when Norda is arrested, charged with a brutal murder. Now only brilliant courtroom strategist Perry Mason stands between Norda and a sentence of certain death . . . THE ORIGINAL COURTROOM NOVELS
A woman confesses to murder during a therapy session, and her doctor consults Perry Mason as to the legal ramifications. Later Perry Mason defends the woman in court.
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