Two-Minute Mysteries by Donald J SobolTwo-Minute Mysteries by Donald J Sobol

Two-Minute Mysteries

byDonald J Sobol

Paperback | November 1, 1991

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Whether testing their own sleuthing abilities by working against the clock or enjoying the intrigue of unraveling each case, readers will delight in the spine-tingling puzzlers in each of these short but thrilling mysteries.
Donald J. Sobol was born in 1924. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. In addition, he has written the "Wacky" series and the "Encyclopedia Brown Record Books." His awards include the Pacific Northwest Reader's Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace and a special Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for...
Title:Two-Minute MysteriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.61 × 5.3 × 0.37 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590447874

ISBN - 13:9780590447874

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A riveting read Encyclopedia Brown for teenagers and adults (it's by the same writer). I remember reading this as a teenager and enjoying it very much. The mysteries are clever the solutions helpfully explained at the end of each mystery and the book is never boring, I liked it. I suggest young adults read this book for enjoyment. Recommended
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I always enjoyed reading this book and its sequels when I was a child. This is a remarkable series that I enjoyed when I was a child, full of scientific facts that prove the guilt or innocence of the characters Dr. Haledjian investigates. The source for some of the mysteries in the ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN series, it is a wonderful puzzle book, but two of the stories are flawed. In one, Nick the Nose's story is proven accurate because the dying man is speaking Portuguese instead of Spanish and hence Nick's Mexican friend could not understand him. This is untrue - Mexican Spanish is almost identical to Portuguese, and so Nick's friend could have understood the dying man. In a second story, a young man gives away his involvement in a bank robbery by providing a description of a bank robber dressed as a motorcycle cop that includes the colour of his eyes, which at the time the book was written would have been invisible behind his goggles. Not now - modern goggles have lenses which shift between degrees of light and darkness, so that the robber's eyes would have been clearly visible when he entered the bank and shot the guard.
Date published: 2018-02-18