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The kangaroos have escaped! This secret code message spells trouble for Brains Benton and Jimmy Carson and leads them down a trail that involves a circus clown, a real live performing elephant, a fortune-teller, a tightrope walker, and a very pesky parrot. All clues seem to point toward a secret message which could bring the boys' new friend Skeets Fenton into his proper inheritance, and unmask the villains as well!
Madcap MYSTERIES With a MESSAGE! Have the good people of Midvale lost their minds? Why else does Mrs. Applewhite think she's a famous ballerina ... and dress the part? Why else would Police Chief Robertson think he's a rooster? The Case of the Missing Minds A routine investigation turns into a crazy race to save the town as the brother and sister detective agency Bloodhounds, Inc.--with the help of some souped up thinking caps and, of course, Jeremiah--learn Who should, and who shouldn't, control our thinking!
History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket! Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency! Lady Ada Byron, age eleven, is a genius. Isolated, awkward and a bit rude--but a genius. Mary Godwin, age fourteen, is a romantic. Adventurous, astute, and kind, Mary is to become Ada's first true friend. And together, the girls conspire to form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency--a secret constabulary for the apprehension of clever criminals. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects. But it's no match for the deductive powers and bold hearts of Ada and Mary. Mystery fans will love this tween girl riff on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. History buffs will be delighted to see all the real figures who play a role in this story and appreciate the extensive backmatter that helps separate truth from fiction. Parents and educators hoping to promote the STEM fields for girls will be thrilled to have a series where two girls use math, science, and creative analytical thinking to solve crimes. But most especially--emerging readers will love this series filled with humor, action, intrigue and wonderful artwork from Kelly Murphy.From the Hardcover edition.
The Clue Club loves to solve mysteries. They are very good detectives and solve cases all over town.
Mary-Kate and Ashley couldn't wait to see the mummy exhibit at their at museum. But when they got there, the mummy was gone! Join the Trenchcoat Twins as they solve one of their most puzzling mysteries ever!
[from the back cover] "Not a month goes by without a mystery being Solved! It's almost Halloween, and Dottie's pumpkin has disappeared from the front steps of her house. The Calendar Club is quick to get on the case. After all, what's Halloween without a pumpkin? But the three friends soon learn that Dottie's isn't the only gourd gone missing. Everyone all over town has had their pumpkins taken, too! Will the Calendar Club solve this strange mystery in time for the holiday?" Calendar Club mysteries for all of the months of the year are on the way.
Meet Smiffy Blue, ace crime detective of Doober City. With his sidekick, Jeremy Joe, and his faithful dog, Dog, Smiffy Blue sniffs out clues that lead him all around town in search of crooks.
Logan Deverell has infuriated Kit Morris for the last time. She's had enough of her boss's temper, his ingratitude and, most of all, his complete oblivion to her feelings for him. But she certainly manages to get his attention when she quits and joins the Lassiter Agency as their newest detective. Once he gets over his initial anger, Logan feels lost and miserable without Kit. Realizing what he needs to do, Logan vows to get Kit back...but he'll have to offer a lot more than a job--he'll have to give her his heart.
Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swath through modern India's swindlers, cheats, and murderers.
Previously published in the print anthology Poirot Investigates. When Violet Marsh's late uncle's first will seems to be a prank, she is desperate to find the second one.
Buddy has been adopted from the P-O-U-N-D by Connor and his mom, but he's still searching for his first family and his beloved Kayla. What has happened to them? He hopes to solve that mystery soon, but right now he's got another urgent case--two dogs, Muffin and Jazzy, have been switched! How can Buddy get poor Muffin and Jazzy back to their real owners? Readers will cheer as Buddy solves the second case in Dori Butler's The Buddy Files, and eagerly await the next adventure of this famous dog detective.
Buddy was adopted from the P-O-U-N-D and he likes his new family, but he's still searching for Kayla--his first family. What has happened to them? He hopes to solve that mystery soon, but right now he's got another urgent case-two dogs, Muffin and Jazzy, have been switched! How can Buddy get poor Muffin and Jazzy back to their real owners?
What Is the Mysterious Destroyer Lurking in Sugar Creek? When his trouble-making cousins come for a visit, Les finds himself babysitting a couple of little monsters! But that's not the worst of it. Because the New Sugar Creek Gang has evidence that there is a real monster hiding in the park. Now Les and the gang must face a frightening old woman--and a danger they never expected--as they fight to protect each other--and Sugar Creek!
Hank the Cowdog Head of ranch security is on the case in his fiftieth mystery! And this is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill ranch intrigue. No sir, this is a real, honest-to-goodness archaeological adventure! when an old friend of Slim's starts an archaeological dig near the ranch, it doesn't take long before little Alfred gets caught up in the excitement. And once Alfred manages to get himself invited to the dig, it isn't long before Hank follows. once there, Hank finds himself face-to-face with the most ancient of bones a huge bison bone that Hank just knows has been aged to delicious perfection. Hank should be protecting the bone, but can he keep his doggie instincts at bay and uphold his position? or will the most ancient of bones get the best of him?
While dining at a restaurant after a grueling day, Perry Mason and his secretary, Della Street, find the proprietor angered by the sudden walkout of one of his waitresses. She leaves behind an old mink coat which ends up offering a number of clues to Perry in his next murder case.
Special effects might look like magic to the audience, but there's always someone behind a curtain pulling the strings Someone is targeting the best actresses in London, and the only way to keep Verna Tillet safe is to keep her off the stage until Andrew Tillet, Sara Wiggins, and Inspector Peter Wyatt can find out who the deadly killer is. But Andrew's mother isn't going to like being kept in the dark, and with a mysterious criminal mastermind set to take over London's sordid underworld, Wyatt has his hands full already. For extra help, the intrepid sleuths turn to their friend Baron Beasley, a gentle giant of a man whose job as an antiquities dealer provides plenty of opportunities to meet people from every level of London society--including a colorful reformed safecracker. They'll all have to work together to solve the case before time runs out . . . and the killer turns his attention to Verna.
In this set of short, illustrated mysteries, members of the Clue Club take young sleuths on lots of fun adventures.
Strange things are happening at Pine Grove Middle School. The door to Ms. Balian's darkened room clicked. From her hiding place, Nicki drew in her breath suddenly Someone had slipped into the room! A dark figure moved quietly through the rows of desks and stood in front of the dresses, waiting . . . . Strange things are happening at Pine Grove Middle School--vandalism, dog-napping, stolen papers, and threatening notes. Is there a connection between the unusual girl and the mysterious mark that keeps appearing whenever something goes wrong? Nicki Holland and her best friends want to find out before something terrible happens to one of them!
How do you dust for fingerprints on a meat loaf? Club CSI: is on the case in this new middle-grade series about forensic science!Calling all kid crime-solvers: Forensic science isn't just for grown-ups anymore! Thanks to the popularity of shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, forensic science has made its way into the classroom. This new middle-grade series stars a group of students whose forensic science class inspires them to form a "Club CSI:" to investigate crimes and capers at school. As Club CSI: collects clues, readers will love trying to put the pieces together to find out what really happened in this series that is part mystery, part detective story, and just plain fun!In The Case of the Mystery Meat Loaf, Ben, Corey, and Hannah's first case as Club CSI: begins when a bunch of students and the principal get food poisoning from the cafeteria's hot lunch. Everyone blames the new science teacher because she pushed the lunch lady to add her healthy "meatless meat loaf" recipe to the menu, but Club CSI: isn't pointing fingers until they evaluate the evidence. Can they find out who messed with the meat loaf before the science teacher gets in trouble or more people get sick? Club CSI: is on the case!
There she was, swimming naked toward Alder Island, and Perry Mason just happened to be paddling a canoe on the bay. But when he rescues her, Mason is rather surprised to find himself also having to defend her. At first the charge against Dorothy Fenner is theft, but now it's murder, and Mason has some explaining to do, too.
Perry Mason is hired by a woman whose husband is having an affair to wreck it, then defends her on a murder charge.
[from the back cover] "It's New Year's Eve, and the town of Fruitvale is ready to celebrate. But this year, the townsfolk have more to worry about than party hats and noisemakers. There's a cat burglar on the loose, and jewelry and money have been stolen from homes all over town. Even though Spector, Dottie, Casey, and Leon are stuck with a babysitter on this New Year's Eve, that doesn't stop them from using their detective skills. Cracking a case under the watchful eye of a babysitter is tough, but if anyone can do it, the Calendar Club can. Can they catch the thief before the clock strikes midnight?" Pictures are described. A winning Calendar Club story for February, The Case of the Vengeful Valentine, is included at the end of the book. Look for more Calendar Club mysteries in the Bookshare collection including The Case of the missing Pumpkin and The Case of the Thanksgiving Thief.
When Hank's three juicy T-bones disappear before he can enjoy them, he's sure there's a dreaded Bone Monster loose on the ranch.
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