Marvelous Mysteries

October 5th, 2009 by

Hey, gumshoe, listen up. We’ve got a real interesting case for ya, see. We were sitting at our desks, working on Kidsmomo when this blonde dame wandered into our office. She’d obviously been crying, and she was clutching an old photo in her hand. She sat down, gathered her thoughts, and then said —

Okay, she didn’t say anything, because this never really happened. We’re making it all up. I mean, come on, you think our lives are that exciting? If they were, we wouldn’t need to read these mystery books (in no particular order):

  1. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Karen’s pick)
  2. Sam the Cat, Detective by Linda Stewart (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game by Blue Balliett
  4. The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  5. Sammy Keyes series by Wendelin Van Draanen
  6. Locked in Time by Lois Duncan
  7. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  8. Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt
  9. Room One: a Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements
  10. Mysterious Benedict Society books by Trenton Lee Stewart
  11. Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright
  12. Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowery Nixon
  13. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
  14. Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis
  15. The Man Who Was Poe by Avi

Also, if you’ve read any of these, send in your book review and we may read it our podcast. Or send in a review of your favorite mystery book!

UPDATE 10/19/09: We revealed the answer to our mystery edition of Mystery Book Theater in the “Get a Clue” Podcast, so take a listen. You’ll get the scoop on a mystery series we both loved as kids, plus get two additional book recommendations from kids like you!

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