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Five-Minute Crimebusters: Clever Mini-Mysteries
     

Five-Minute Crimebusters: Clever Mini-Mysteries

by Stan Smith, Kathleen O'Malley (Illustrator)
 
Murders most foul, criminal capers, and miscellaneous mysteries:
welcome to the world of wily logician Thomas P. Stanwick. Join him
as he fingers the guilty parties in homicides, robberies, frauds,
and espionage--and helps his neighbors with less felonious puzzlers.
Take a careful look at the facts, the timing, and the suspects--and
try to get to

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Murders most foul, criminal capers, and miscellaneous mysteries:
welcome to the world of wily logician Thomas P. Stanwick. Join him
as he fingers the guilty parties in homicides, robberies, frauds,
and espionage--and helps his neighbors with less felonious puzzlers.
Take a careful look at the facts, the timing, and the suspects--and
try to get to the bottom of these whodunits as quickly as Stanwick!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This is the second Thomas P. Stanwick book, featuring the same sleuth as in Five-Minute Whodunits. There are over thirty separate mysteries in this collection, and most are two pages long accompanied by one pen and ink illustration. Stanwick is a stereotypical British armchair detective. He solves each case deductively, and the reader is asked how the detective knew what he knew. The puzzles are challenging but the solutions at the end are clearly explained, and gradually the reader gets better at scrutinizing the apparently minor details. This book might be fun to use, one episode at a time, in a fourth or fifth grade classroom as a learning game. Many children fantasize about being a spy or a private eye and this book will appeal to them. 2000, Sterling Publishing Co., Ages 10 to 12, $6.95. Reviewer: Seth Berg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806918273
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
418,282
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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