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"I can tell you the exact time the murder was committed--almost," said Grampss Wiggins to D.A. Frank Duryea. "How?" "There was a clock in that room that told the time of the murder." "What clock?" "That oil lamp." "I don't get it," Duryea said. "You wouldn't," Grampss chuckled. "You're too young. And I ain't going to tell you any more right now. But remember this --autopsy surgeons ain't so darned infallible. I can remember lots of cases where they got things balled up."
It's girls against boys in the biggest football game ever. But when one boy's sneakers disappear, the players stop the clock. Jigsaw and Mila take the field to find out why someone wanted to stop the big game.
Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It's Sherlock -- Nancy, Bess, and George's snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season's activities! Nancy's friend Deirdre has even transformed herself into Madame Chocolata, a fortune-teller who predicts the future by reading hot cocoa marshmallows! But the wintry days get a little too chilly after many of Deirdre's visions come true. Sherlock even goes missing -- just as predicted! Can the Clue Crew put a freeze on this mystery before it snowballs out of control?
Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It's Sherlock--Nancy, Bess, and George's snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season's activities!<P> Nancy's friend Deirdre has even transformed herself into Madame Chocolata, a fortune-teller who predicts the future by reading hot cocoa marshmallows! But the wintry days get a little too chilly after many of Deirdre's visions come true. Sherlock even goes missing--just as predicted! Can the Clue Crew put a freeze on this mystery before it snowballs out of control?
Jigsaw and his family bond during a wintry weekend getaway complete with snowboarding and sledding -- but a real detective, like Jigsaw Jones, is never truly off-duty. When trouble hits the slopes, Jigsaw gears up to solve a puzzling mystery, and all without the aid of his partner, Mila. Can Jigsaw solve the case before his family packs their bags for home?
With clues cleverly offered in the text and illustrations, these mini-mysteries are designed to challenge Samantha Scarlet, Peter Plum, Greta Green, the other members of the Clue Club -- and readers.
Ralphie Jordan can't sleep. Something is making spooky noises in his room at night. It's a perfect case for Jigsaw Jones, who pieces together all the ghostly clues.
Blackmail leads to murder on a yacht and a cash-filled purse on the bottom of the ocean weighted down with a gun.
Bobby Solofsky footed Sally Ann with a phony magic trick. It was a rotten trick. But that's not all that stinks. Something smelly is spoiling science time in Ms. Gleason's class. Could Bobby be the culprit? Jigsaw and Mila are hot on the case.
Detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz join forces to tackle their first big case---finding out who stole the lucky socks from the high school baseball team's star pitcher.
Young Brains Benton and his pal Jimmy Carson take on a case that has baffled the police. Five thousand dollars, collected in the community to build a summer camp for youngsters, have disappeared without a trace. Before Brains and Jimmy solve the crime, they are plunged into a whirlwind of excitement a suspense, climaxed by a wild chase in a racing car. The third book in The Brains Benton Mystery Series by George Wyatt based on characters created by Charles Spain Verra.
The Clue Club members are busy being detectives. There are mysteries to solve all around --at the circus, the jewelry store, and the post office. Look for the clues in the story or picture. See if you can solve the mysteries before the Clue kids do.
In the tradition of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries comes The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins!Twelve-year-old Maisie is a noticing sort of person. Thats why she is convinced she would make an excellent detective if she ever got the chance! But instead of detecting, she spends her days polishing the banisters at her grandmother's boarding house or fetching fish for the lodgers' dinner. In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie's big chance to prove herself finally arrives when crime strikes her Victorian London neighborhood. While the grown-ups turn a blind eye to the whodunit and justice goes un-served, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, search the streets for clues to crack the case.This first book in a series features black and white illustrations and a rollicking mystery complete with tricks, disguises, danger, and a little dog too!
My secretary tells me you're Bishop William Mallory, of Sydney, Australia, and you want to see me about a manslaughter case.
THE CASE OF THE SULKY GIRL was only the second of the Perry Mason books ever written, published in September 1933. Perry, Della and Paul Drake all appear. And for the first time, Mason's young law clerk Frank Everly. Still no appearance by District Attorney Hamilton Burger or Lieutenant Tragg. But this is the first Perry Mason story to feature his courtroom manipulations. The story has a beautiful young blond with a fiery temper, Frances Celane, being blackmailed. Her uncle and guardian, Edward Norton, won't give her any money from her trust, so that she can pay off the blackmailer. And so before you know it, he's dead and she's accused of his murder. She's secretly been married, and that's the basis for the blackmail. Did her new husband do it? He says so, but Perry suspects he's just trying to cover for his new bride. Obviously, his client is innocent. (Aren't they always?) So just who did murder Edward Norton?
Perry Mason defends the daughter of a man convicted of armed robbery who first loses her trailer, all her clothes and her diary.
Attacked by an invisible enemy, Hank rushes to the house to make sure his family is safe, but the house is in the path of a killer tornado and Hank gets trapped inside the house.
After a temporary typist who enjoys trick photography has left Perry Mason's office in a tearing hurry, he and Della find some diamonds stuck in chewing gum on the bottom of her desk. Her murder trial features an ending unique in the Mason series.
[From the back cover:] "Not a month goes by without a mystery being solved! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Fruitvale is abuzz with its yearly window decorating contest. All the stores participate, and it's Casey, Dottie, and Leon's job to make sure Mrs. Calendar's bakery wins first place! As if the three friends don't have enough on their hands making pinecone turkeys and pilgrim hats, they learn that people all over town are missing jewelry. Can the Calendar Club crack the case of the missing jewels and get the bakery window looking fabulous in time for the contest?" The first Calendar Club book, The Case of the missing Pumpkins is in the Bookshare Collection. Calendar Club mysteries for the rest of the months of the year are on the way.
Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective. Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town's treasure, has gone missing. Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D. C., are Bruce Lee-inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating in a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect. They have three days to find the treasure... the future of their whole town is at stake Will these kids be able to save the day?
In this case, Pete and Penny help two toy shop owners who receive a mysterious letter in the mail. Someone may be sabotaging a big toy contest in town . . . Pete and Penny need to follow clues and solve puzzles to uncover who before it's too late! .
In an alternate America that runs on magic, a potential environmental disaster plunges an overworked bureaucrat into a deadly conspiracy of evil gods and darkest sorcery David Fisher pushes paper for the EPA in a world that's a lot like ours . . . only different. In this California--and throughout the alternate United States--all gods are real, science doesn't exist, and magic rules everything, running imp-driven computers and creating anxiety-inducing bumper-to-bumper flying-carpet rush hours. Unfortunately, unchecked magic use can leave dangerous residues, creating hours of mind-numbing deskwork for David and his fellow bureaucrats at the Environmental Perfection Agency. Now a leakage at a toxic spell dump in Angels City is about to complicate David's life in ways he never imagined, unleashing vampires, werewolves, and soulless babies. Even the actual spooks at the CIA concerned. But looking too closely into what might be more than just an accident could have David stepping on the toes of some very nasty deities indeed, imperiling his future on the Other Side . . . and on this one, as well. When it comes to creating alternate histories--and worlds--no one does it better than the great Harry Turtledove. The multiple-award-winning master of the fantastic carries readers on a droll thrill ride through a richly detailed, ingeniously imagined fantasy reality where the impossible is mundane--and absolutely anything can happen.
On the school camping trip to Bottomless Lake, Orville's nemesis Stu Frysley disappears. The adults freak out and call a search and rescue team. Could Stu have been eaten by Trixie, the Bottomless Lake monster? Wright and Wong are sure to get to the bottom of things at Bottomless Lake.
Perry Mason acquires an interesting client, who was made trustee for the girl he loved and embezzled her funds for her own protection.
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