Synopses & Reviews
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhoods ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of informationits classic Encyclopedia Brown!
I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idavilles ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. Now, his first four mysteries are available in new paperback editions. Illustrations.
From The Case of the Stolen Diamonds to The Case of the Stolen Money, here are fifteen of Encyclopedia Brown's best mysteries, carefully selected from the entire series. Included is a never-before-published article written by Don Sobol about his reasons behind writing the Encyclopedia Brown series.
About the Author
Donald J. Sobol was the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series and many other books. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace