How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?

How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?

by Linda Bailey, Pat Cupples
     
 

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Someone has stolen nearly a thousand dollars from the Garbage Busters, an environmental group that employs Stevie's mother. Worst of all, they've stolen it from the kitchen table in the Diamond' apartment. Neighbors are the obvious suspects. For a while, Stevie tails Jesse proves his innocence and together they investigate the crime.

Overview

Someone has stolen nearly a thousand dollars from the Garbage Busters, an environmental group that employs Stevie's mother. Worst of all, they've stolen it from the kitchen table in the Diamond' apartment. Neighbors are the obvious suspects. For a while, Stevie tails Jesse proves his innocence and together they investigate the crime.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6For years, the Red Barn has served the best burgers in Vancouver, but when the business changes hands, the new owner decides to sell burgers in new containers. The gaudy, throw-away plastic packages cause a local environmental group to declare the business the worst "over-packager" in the city. Stevie's mother, employed by Garbage Busters, leads a campaign against the fast-food restaurant, only to have her apartment burglarized. Stevie, an avid mystery reader, is determined to find the thief. Through her chatty and humorous musings, readers meet a colorful assortment of believable characters. She moves logically from one episode to another, showing along the way that youngsters also know a lot about the environment. Local newspapers dub clever Stevie "Vancouver's answer to Nancy Drew" and "girl wonder." Young mystery fans will probably agree and welcome her fast-paced premier while awaiting more of what could be a popular series.Gloria E. Nottingham, Richmond Public Library, VA
Quill & Quire
How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? Is a fast-paced read combining mystery ? la Encyclopedia Brown and The Great Brain with contemporary issues.
The Chronicle-Herald
Stevie is another resourceful character. She gets into scrapes, which are humorously written, then gets herself out again.
From the Publisher
How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? Is a fast-paced read combining mystery ? la Encyclopedia Brown and The Great Brain with contemporary issues.

Stevie is another resourceful character. She gets into scrapes, which are humorously written, then gets herself out again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807534090
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Stevie Diamond Mystery Series
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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