In Donald J. Sobol's new book, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints, the boy detective goes on adventures that have made the series bestsellers for years. On March 23, 2011, Yearling published a Kindle edition. Lively drawings by Gail Owens illustrate ten cases that Leroy Brown (Encyclopedia) solves, all while invites readers to decipher each puzzle in their own mind. In the title story, odd handprints will make a wheelchair-bound guest a suspect in the theft of his host's valuables. But leave it up to Encyclopedia to recognize the red herring, absolve the innocent, and make a true accusation against the culprit.
Bugs Meany comes back as always, and Sally the girl detective does her work. While Sobol's earlier stories were better in my opinion, these were also very fun to solve and each was still a unique challenge.
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints includes the following mysteries:
The Case of the Blond Wig
The Case of the Battle Cries
The Case of the Stolen Tools
The Case of the Angry Girl
The Case of the Albatross
The Case of the Prize Pig
The Case of the Hard-luck Boy
The Case of the Giant Watermelon
The Case of the Fighter Kite
The Case of the Mysterious Handprints
Other than Encyclopedia Brown, what is your favorite mystery story and why?