By Donald J. Sobol

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old celebrity detective. With an uncanny knack for trivialities, he solves mysteries for the local youngsters via his personal detective supplier. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his such a lot baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each one ebook, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to unravel them, however the reader is given the entire clues to boot. Interactive and chock choked with attention-grabbing bits of information—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!

“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao

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I’m no liar! ” shouted insects. “I heard the abductors say you have been employed to choose up the ransom cash. You by no means confirmed up on the outdated railroad station. you were given scared. My mom is right—I’m fortunate to be alive! ” “I wasn’t a part of the kidnap gang,” stated Encyclopedia, “because there has been no kidnapping. aside from one slip, you've gotten made each person think you, insects. ” " WHAT used to be BUGS’S SLIP? (Please see suggestions part) The Case of the Boy Bullfighter Charlie Stewart, who owned the simplest the teeth assortment in Idaville, slipped into the Brown Detective supplier. He wore vibrant crimson pants and a humorous glance. Encyclopedia stared at his pal’s purple pants. “Who’s chasing you? A lovesick hearth engine? ” “How’s your Spanish? ” requested Charlie. “Awful. Even Spanish moss supplies me trouble,” stated Encyclopedia. “What’s the matter? ” “My the teeth assortment has been stolen, together with the flowered cookie jar I preserve it in,” stated Charlie. “And I received bitten anything fierce. ” “One factor at a time,” acknowledged Encyclopedia. “I proposal you'll succeed in into that cookie jar and pull out a enamel with no getting nipped, almost like a snake coach. ” “I wasn’t bitten within the cookie jar,” acknowledged Charlie, turning round. “I was once bitten the following. ” The seat of his crimson pants was once lacking. “The tooth that bit me belong to a dog—a sizeable, black dog,” acknowledged Charlie. “And he is familiar with in simple terms Spanish. ” “I don’t do good with canine that comprehend purely English,” stated Encyclopedia. “You won’t need to seek advice from the puppy. simply come back my teeth collection,” wailed Charlie. He slapped twenty-five cents at the fuel can beside Encyclopedia. “And whereas you’re at it, locate the seat of my pants! ” “Okay, yet commence on the different end,” stated Encyclopedia. “You recognize Miguel Sebastian? ” begun Charlie. “He’s 11 and lives on Hardiee road. His father tosses the Spanish omelets on the cafeteria. ” “Makes my Adam’s apple leap simply to take into consideration them,” acknowledged Encyclopedia, nodding. “Half an hour in the past i used to be going into Miguel’s again backyard with my teeth collection,” went on Charlie. “He’s placing on a express at the present time. ” “You attempted to slide in loose? ” “No, i assumed if I acquired there sooner than a person else, i may provide Miguel a gopher’s enamel rather than the 10 cents admission cost. ” “What did Miguel say? ” “Something in Spanish, and zoom! His tremendous, black puppy stuck me via the seat. Miguel was once very well mannered. whereas he requested me if he might do whatever, he took the cookie jar with enamel. So it wouldn’t holiday, he stated. ” “You have been scuffling with forever? ” “I used to be screaming bloody homicide and operating in place,” acknowledged Charlie. “You should still see that puppy. ” “Hmm,” acknowledged Encyclopedia. “This case demands additional apparatus. ” He stuffed a paper cup with chocolate drops left over from his mother’s card get together. Charlie borrowed a couple of pants, and the 2 boys went to determine Miguel’s exhibit. Charlie paid the admissions, they usually stumbled on seats at the grass simply in time. Miguel was once approximately to begin. He used to be speculated to be a bullfighter, and his large, black puppy used to be the bull. For horns, Miguel had tied knives to the dog’s head.

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