Tuesday, April 12, 2011

booktalk tuesday

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
By Donald J. Sobol
IndieBound Description:
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood's 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 information--it's classic Encyclopedia Brown!


My Thoughts: Another childhood favorite! I have a shelf of these books, bought fairly recently but still enough in the past that the cover does not look like the one above!
I bought them a couple of years ago when I harbored dreams of writing a mystery series. I put that idea on the backburner when I realized that the idea I had was pretty similar to the Hannah West series that are being published. Oh well, maybe someday!

3 comments:

alissa imre geis said...

I totally want to write a detective/mystery series, too.

Jillian said...

I just wrote a mini-mystery that takes place at my school, but it was lame. I'm considering deleting it from my computer, but my mom wouldn't like that :D

Grace Lin said...

I know,writing a good mystery is hard--but they are so fun to read!