Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A to Z Mysteries Collection #1 by Ron Roy

Roy, Ron. A to Z Mysteries Collection #1, illustrated by John Steven Gurney. 358 pgs. Random House, 1997, 1998. $8.99. Sexual Content-G; Language-G; Violence-G. Reprint.

The collection includes the following titles: A is for Author, B is for Bandit, C is for Canary, and D is for Dungeon. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are three friends who live in Green Lawn where they solve various mysteries. In A is for Author, Dink is excited to meet his favorite author Wallis Wallace, but when he doesn’t show up at the book signing Dink suspects he’s been kidnapped. Dink and his friends take Wallis Wallace’s itinerary and follow the steps to find out what really happened. In B is for Bandit, a private detective asks the three friends to help him find a red-headed teen who filmed a robbery. They discover the teen and something about the private detective. In C is for Canary, pets around the neighborhood are missing and soon after they are returned, the houses are burgled. The three friends stake out a house to discover if the person returning the pets is also the thief. In D is for Dungeon, the three friends are visiting author Wallis Wallace in her castle Moose Manor, when they decide to discover who is making the spooky noises. Plenty of pencil illustrations adorn and add to the stories. These gentle, age-appropriate mysteries that will appeal to both boys and girls.

EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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