Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.
From tales of hapless superheroes and stolen squirrel monkeys to murderous triplets and haunted basements, these thrilling, puzzling, and hilarious cases have one thing in common—YOU get a chance to be the detective before the author reveals the solution.
With twenty-never-before-published mysteries stories, this collection will leave young detectives sleuthing for more!
From Fred Rexroad, we have “Whiz Tanner and the Pilfered Cashbox”. This mystery follows Whiz—Agent M, and Joey Dent—Agent K, two self-taught, six-grade detectives as they investigate some missing money. Whiz and Joey normally face off against the likes of bank robbers, spies, and art thieves from their underground Crime Lab. In this tale, however, they tackle even more sinister villains—high-schoolers.
During a crowded event at the Jasper Springs Community Center, someone … made off with the funds from a school fundraiser. The cashbox just vanished.
No obvious clues … and plenty of alibis. Who’s lying and who’s telling the truth? Only the incomparable Whiz Tanner is able to notice the vital clues and put them all together.
Pit your brain against Whiz … uh … I mean Agent M … and try to beat him and Agent K to the solution. And then move on to the other 19 wonderful mysteries.