The Movie Theater Mystery 7

Author: Martin Widmark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399542876
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Jerry and Maya are on the case again! Doodle Bug is the third dog that has mysteriously disappeared in Pleasant Valley. But the police chief has no idea who the dog-napper might be. When Jerry and Maya hear strange sounds coming from the basement of the Rio Cinema, they quickly realize it just might be a clue. Can Pleasant Valley's doggy detectives get to the bottom of this canine caper?

The Mummy Mystery

Author: Martin Widmark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448480743
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When a night watchman claims that he saw the mummy at the art museum walking around on the same night a valuable painting was stolen, Jerry and Maya are summoned by the chief of police to get to the bottom of the spooky mystery.

The Cafe Mystery

Author: Martin Widmark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448480735
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Assisting the police chief after three robberies at Pleasant Valley's best bakery, super sleuth kids Jerry and Maya struggle to look past the delicious muffins, croissants and tarts to stop a nefarious culprit. Simultaneous.

The Swimming Pool Mystery 6

Author: Martin Widmark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448480778
Format: PDF
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Jerry and Maya, classmates and best friends, are on the case again and ready to solve the latest caper in this international bestselling series! It’s Christmastime in Pleasant Valley and the town is getting ready to celebrate. But when all the lockers at the Pleasant Valley swimming pool are emptied during the Big Holiday Swim, it looks like Christmas won’t be very merry. Once again, Jerry and Maya use their super sleuthing skills to help the police chief track down the mysterious thief before he ruins Christmas for the whole town!

Dirk Gently s Holistic Detective Agency

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476782997
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

The Gold Mystery 8

Author: Martin Widmark
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451533046
Format: PDF, ePub
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When a valuable shipment of gold disappears from the vault at the Pleasant Valley bank, Jerry and Maya are called in to help crack the case. There are no witnesses and there's nothing on the security cameras, so it feels like the gold vanished into thin air. But once again, with their super sleuthing skills, the young detectives help the police chief get to the bottom of the mind-boggling mystery.

Talking About Detective Fiction

Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593320
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In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. P. D. James examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens’s Bleak House and Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Henning Mankell. Along the way she writes about Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie (“arch-breaker of rules”), Josephine Tey, Dashiell Hammett, and Peter Lovesey, among many others. She traces their lives into and out of their fiction, clarifies their individual styles, and gives us indelible portraits of the characters they’ve created, from Sherlock Holmes to Sara Paretsky’s sexually liberated female investigator, V. I. Warshawski. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction—and of the detective hero—in recent years. There is perhaps no one who could write about this enduring genre of storytelling with equal authority and flair: it is essential reading for every lover of detective fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400077656
Format: PDF
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 1 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Spellman Files

Author: Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416532404
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Izzy Spellman launches her career as a private investigator while working for the firm of her outlandishly dysfunctional family.