The Homemade Stuffing Caper

By John V. Madormo
(Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399255434, 248pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2012

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Encyclopedia Brown, watch out Charlie Collier can match you mystery for mystery
Seventh grader Charlie Collier has always been able to solve brain teasers in no time at all. And his favorite books have always been mysteries. So when Charlie dons his father's old trench coat--the one his mother thought she brought to Goodwill--and a fedora that should have suffered the same fate, he thinks solving mysteries will be as easy as pie. But then Charlie is presented with a big case. A huge one. That involves the entire town. And Charlie needs more than just smarts to crack this case. He'll need his friend Henry, their client Scarlet, and a class bully who turns out to have some surprising secrets of his own.
I loved reading "The Homemade Stuffing Caper." The mystery is challenging. The many characters in the book are great fun. I look forward to reading the next Charlie Collier story, and the next, and the next, and the... David A. Adler, author of the Cam Jansen mysteries
"The Homemade Stuffing Caper" is an exciting mystery, full of jokes and puns, as well as brainteasers and lots of detective work. This may be the first mystery you don t want the detective to solve, because you won t want it to end "Bookpage"
Brisk and absorbing, author John Madormo's debut tips its fedora to hard-boiled classics with its sixth-grader meets Sam Spade narration. "FamilyFun "Magazine
With mysteries to solve, codes to decrypt, and an extended cast of colorful characters in tow, this first in a new series offers lots of mystery fans to chew on and will leave them hungry for the next installment. "Booklist.
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