By Donald J. Sobol

Fit Wits With The World's maximum Boy Sleuth an incredible footprint within the delicate earth . . . counterfeit cash in a bird's nest . . . a threatening letter . . . an exploding bathroom . . . a lacking silver greenback . . . and a stolen newspaper clipping that may be worthwhile! those are the one strains left on the scene of ten brain-twisting crimes that Encyclopedia Brown needs to resolve! “I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao

Note: This identify used to be later re-issued as Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Exploding Plumbing and different Mysteries.

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