Review: A to Z Mysteries

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A to Z Mysteries

Author: Ron Roy

Illustrator: John Steven Gurney

A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author published in 1997 by Random House Books for Young Readers

A to Z Mysteries is a series of fun, adventurous, and engaging books perfect for readers who are just getting started with chapter books. The series follows three friends, Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose, who work together to investigate clues and problem solve until they find a resolution to a mysterious event. The books do not have to be read in order for readers to understand them, but the series works its way through the alphabet starting with The Absent Author. In The Absent Author, a famous writer is coming to visit a bookstore in their town. The young friends are excited to get his autograph. But when he never shows up, Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose put their detective skills to practice to find the missing writer. Readers will enjoy the challenge of exploring the clues and trying to solve the mystery right along with the young detectives. The text is readable and the content is appropriate for younger readers. The engaging and exciting mysteries encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

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