Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook

Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook

By Mary Amato

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422715, 140pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

First Slurpy is fishnapped, then other things from Mrs. Blackwell's room start to disappear. Odder still, whoever is committing these crimes leaves a note written in poetry. Edgar has it all covered in his "crime investigation notebook"--but so does Patrick Chen, who has copied Edgar and is trying to solve the case first. Yet as Edgar keenly observes his surroundings, he notices many interesting things about his classmates. The more closely he watches two "suspects," the more he begins to think they might make pretty good friends. This warm and humorous story puts writing, friendship, and mystery into a short, accessible chapter book.

About the Author
Mary Amato is known for her comic middle grade fiction, including the Riot Brothers series and her young adult novels. She lives in Maryland.