By Donald J. Sobol

Clear up a few extra difficult mysteries with large sleuth Encyclopedia Brown!

Leroy Brown is again within the Encyclopedia Brown series. As Idaville's ten-year-old celebrity detective, Encyclopedia has an uncanny knack for trivialities. together with his unconventional wisdom, he solves mysteries for the local young children via his personal detective corporation. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the manager of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve essentially the most baffling crimes. With ten confounding mysteries, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, yet readers are given the entire clues to boot and will chime in with their very own strategies. Interactive and enjoyable, it is 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 have to rejoin my visitors. ” After he had long past, Encyclopedia walked to the table. It used to be naked aside from a couple of tweezers and a bottle of benzine with an eyedropper for locating watermarks. A quartz lamp stood at the back of the table chair. “Leroy, over here,” referred to as leader Brown. He held up a tiny little bit of curved glass. It had fallen one of the flat window glass at the carpet. “It will be from an eyeglass lens,” he acknowledged. “The thief may need damaged his glasses entering into the room. ” “Then we greater search for a guy donning damaged eyeglasses,” acknowledged Encyclopedia. “Or, if he’s taken them off, for somebody who squints and bumps into issues. ” Father and son went downstairs. They made up our minds to split and meet within the kitchen in part an hour. Encyclopedia moved slowly one of many colorfully costumed women and men. “Leroy, over here,” known as leader Brown. He held up a tiny little bit of curved glass. A floppy horse brushed previous him. “The guy within the rear may have glasses on, damaged or not,” concept Encyclopedia. “But how to define out? ” a guy dressed because the nice detective Sherlock Holmes—with a deerstalker cap, magnifying glass, and pipe—was studying a poem to a ballerina. He used to be studying, although, with out the aid of eyeglasses or the magnifying glass, and it was once the ballerina who squinted. “No, she’s simply fluttering her eyelashes,” Encyclopedia discovered while he moved nearer. A Humpty-Dumpty sat on a chair and peered via blinking purple eyes. “He’s simply tipsy,” Encyclopedia made up our minds as Humpty-Dumpty fell off his chair. He lay at the flooring noisily snoring. on the finish of part an hour, the boy detective had noticeable nobody with damaged eyeglasses or a squint. He headed to the kitchen. at the means he sidestepped a masked guy in a cowboy outfit. leader Brown was once ready by means of the range. “I desire you probably did greater than I,” he stated. “I struck out. ” “Struck ... that’s it, Dad! ” exclaimed Encyclopedia. “That little bit of curved glass wasn’t from an eyeglass lens in any respect! ” WHAT DID ENCYCLOPEDIA suggest? (Turn to web page ninety four for the answer to The Case of the damaged Window. ) The Case of the gas capsule Twinkletoes Willis was once Idaville’s maximum baby music big name. 8 years in the past he had run a 50-yard sprint, and the rustic had taken discover. His time, 22. 1 seconds, had set an American checklist for boys lower than years of age. Ever for the reason that then, Twinkletoes seldom walked if he may well run. while he got here into the Brown Detective organisation, even though, he wasn’t working. He was once limping. “My left foot is killing me,” he groaned. “Maybe you've a gap on your shoe,” acknowledged Sally. “Naw, the outlet is in my correct shoe,” responded Twinkletoes. “I’ve obtained my cash roll in my left, and is it making my ft sore! ” “You’ve stumbled on a brand new approach of footing your bills,” remarked Encyclopedia. “How come? ” Twinkletoes defined. part an hour in the past he had long past to Mr. Arronzi’s shoemaker’s store to have the opening mounted. yet Mr. Arronzi was once so busy that he couldn’t commence new paintings for 2 days. “While i used to be there,” stated Twinkletoes, “Wilford Wiggins walked in. ” “Oh, oh,” acknowledged Encyclopedia. Wilford Wiggins used to be a highschool dropout and as lazy as a curbstone.

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