How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?

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Stevie Diamond and her friend Jesse have a thief to catch. A thousand dollars is missing from her mother's apartment and although there are lots of suspects, there aren't very many clues. A worthy challenge for Stevie Diamond, Detective! Set in Vancouver, the very first Stevie Diamond Mystery is a funny and entertaining read.

When a thief steals money from her mom's Garbage Busters project, Stephanie, a sixth grader, identifies herself as "Stevie Diamond, Detective" ...

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Overview

Stevie Diamond and her friend Jesse have a thief to catch. A thousand dollars is missing from her mother's apartment and although there are lots of suspects, there aren't very many clues. A worthy challenge for Stevie Diamond, Detective! Set in Vancouver, the very first Stevie Diamond Mystery is a funny and entertaining read.

When a thief steals money from her mom's Garbage Busters project, Stephanie, a sixth grader, identifies herself as "Stevie Diamond, Detective" and sets off to find the culprit.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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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.

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553375838
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: A Stevie Diamond Mystery Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 8 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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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