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Crime scene whodunits : Dr. Quicksolve mini-mysteries
Sukach, Jim.
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New York : Sterling Pub., [2003]

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96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes index.
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GV1507.D4 S825 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Liars, cheats, thieves, and murderers: it's time to call in Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and his former partner, Elliot Savant. No one else can crack a case so swiftly. Come along, join the mini-mystery fun, and see how fast you figure out who did these dastardly deeds:.

#65533; Chewing Gum Art: When the museum lights go out, a valuable painting disappeared! In the darkness everyone heard three whirrs. Is that enough to nail the culprit?

#65533; Go with the Flow: Someone's been shot--and the two men who did it fled to the park. Quicksolve, Junior, and the police are questioning some suspects. Which pair of campers should they arrest? Perhaps the heavy rain will give them a clue...

Happy (quick) solving!

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Sleuth J. L. Quicksolve and his associates fight crime in these two solve-them-yourself collections. In each three- to five-page "mini-mystery," the detectives examine the crime scene and present readers with clues to crack. The cases range from simple pranks to robbery, stalking, and murder. The writing style is variable-sometimes light and bantering and at other times deadly serious. Although solutions are given at the back of the books, the mysteries are not all completely resolved. Frequently, the detective merely suggests a possible explanation that is never actually confirmed. In one case, the answer is simply left up in the air. In addition, some solutions require knowledge beyond what is presented in the text. Punny names (e.g., Sergeant Shurshot) provide a touch of humor, but the characters are stock figures with little depth. Black-and-white sketches appear throughout. Steer budding detectives to Donald J. Sobol's Two-Minute Mysteries (Scholastic, 1986) instead.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Vanished Vasep. 6
Chewing Gum Artp. 9
Cousin in Custodyp. 13
Crime Timep. 16
Robbinsp. 20
Deputy Dowdp. 24
Go with the Flowp. 27
When Turning Left Is Rightp. 30
Friday Fudgesiclep. 33
Stalkerp. 36
Convenience Store Panicp. 39
Stallingp. 42
Mystery Partyp. 45
Boysenberry's Burglaryp. 50
Axe-Throwing Pioneersp. 55
Boogermanp. 59
Puffblossom Gets the Blamep. 64
Custom Masseysp. 67
Snubnose Smithp. 71
Dragonp. 77
Bigbert and Spudp. 80
Uncle's Willp. 84
Answersp. 90
Indexp. 96