Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints

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Dell Yearling, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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A stolen watermelon...

Dueling kites...

A blond wig left at the scene of the crime...

And a smashed wristwatch whose time has run out!

These are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him--the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back!
 

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Contents

The Case of the Blond Wig
1
The Case of the Battle Cries
11
The Case of the Stolen Tools
17
The Case of the Angry Girl
24
The Case of the Albatross
31
The Case of the Prize Pig
44
The Case of the Giant Watermelon
52
The Case of the Fighter Kite
59
The Case of the Mysterious Handprints
65
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About the author (1985)

Donald J. Sobol was born in the Bronx, New York on October 4, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army as a sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in the Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Oberlin College. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long Island Daily Press. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. His first book, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, was published in 1963. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series. He died from gastric lymphoma on July 11, 2012 at the age of 87.

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