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Crime Scene Whodunits: Dr. Quicksolve Mini-Mysteries

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Liars, cheats, thieves, and murderers: it's time to call Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and his former partner, Elliot Savant. No one else can crack a case so swiftly. Come along, join the mini-mystery fun, and try to solve the crimes, too.

Chewing Gum Art: When the museum lights went out, a valuable painting disappeared. In the darkness everyone heard three whirrs. Is that enough to nail the culprit?

Go with the Flow: Someone's been ...

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Overview

Liars, cheats, thieves, and murderers: it's time to call Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and his former partner, Elliot Savant. No one else can crack a case so swiftly. Come along, join the mini-mystery fun, and try to solve the crimes, too.

Chewing Gum Art: When the museum lights went out, a valuable painting disappeared. In the darkness everyone heard three whirrs. Is that enough to nail the culprit?

Go with the Flow: Someone's been shot-and the duo who did it fled to the park. Quicksolve, Junior, and the police are questioning some suspects. Who should they arrest? Perhaps the heavy rain will give them a clue...Happy (quick) solving!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Sleuth J. L. Quicksolve and his associates fight crime in these two solve-them-yourself collections. In each three- to five-page "mini-mystery," the detectives examine the crime scene and present readers with clues to crack. The cases range from simple pranks to robbery, stalking, and murder. The writing style is variable-sometimes light and bantering and at other times deadly serious. Although solutions are given at the back of the books, the mysteries are not all completely resolved. Frequently, the detective merely suggests a possible explanation that is never actually confirmed. In one case, the answer is simply left up in the air. In addition, some solutions require knowledge beyond what is presented in the text. Punny names (e.g., Sergeant Shurshot) provide a touch of humor, but the characters are stock figures with little depth. Black-and-white sketches appear throughout. Steer budding detectives to Donald J. Sobol's Two-Minute Mysteries (Scholastic, 1986) instead.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402713552
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 370,953
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Vanished Vase 6
Chewing Gum Art 9
Cousin in Custody 13
Crime Time 16
Robbins 20
Deputy Dowd 24
Go with the Flow 27
When Turning Left Is Right 30
Friday Fudgesicle 33
Stalker 36
Convenience Store Panic 39
Stalling 42
Mystery Party 45
Boysenberry's Burglary 50
Axe-Throwing Pioneers 55
Boogerman 59
Puffblossom Gets the Blame 64
Custom Masseys 67
Snubnose Smith 71
Dragon 77
Bigbert and Spud 80
Uncle's Will 84
Answers 90
Index 96
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