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Wicked whodunits : Dr. Quicksolve mini-mysteries
Sukach, Jim.
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Publication Information:
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 S829 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1507.D4 S829 2003 Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
GV1507.D4 S829 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Dr. Quicksolve can crack any crime in record time, and his son Junior is following fast in his footsteps. Can you guess how they rapidly solve robberies, identify forgeries, capture crazed fans, and track down other criminals? And who poisoned the ink in the pen used to sign a merger? Figure out the fun tricks, too, such as the one Junior's twin cousins, Flora and Fauna, play on him. Better work quickly to beat the pros.

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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

Dr. J. L. Quicksolvep. 5
Now You See Him! Now You Don't!p. 6
Snowflakes and Signaturesp. 9
Camping Crooksp. 12
Swimming Contestp. 16
A Cash Withdrawalp. 19
Seven Hills Runp. 21
Strike Up the Bandp. 25
A Will and a Wayp. 28
Campus Copp. 30
Mighty Neighborlyp. 33
Merger Murderp. 35
Stolen Contractp. 37
Winter Breakp. 39
Sayahh.comp. 42
Cookie Jar Caperp. 45
Kidnapped Kickerp. 49
Another Warehouse Murderp. 52
Following Cecil Sappp. 55
Callahan and Callahanp. 59
Mystery Trainp. 63
Mystery Train Twop. 67
Defining Momentp. 73
Elliott Savantp. 78
The Meditators' Incidentp. 81
Break Timep. 84
Answersp. 87