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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Author

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  1. Algernon_Asimov
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    I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books. I don't remember much about the books themselves, but I do remember seeking them out in the school library and reading them eagerly. There was one story that...

    I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books. I don't remember much about the books themselves, but I do remember seeking them out in the school library and reading them eagerly.

    There was one story that turned on the fact that “an arrow flight” and “a narrow flight [of stairs]” are homophones - which obviously made an impression on young Algernon, seeing as it's the only detail from any story that I can recall all these years later.

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  2. deknalis
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    I grew up reading the Encyclopedia Brown books, and I think they're lovely bite sized, accessible, children's mystery stories. I found this article an interesting look at how the author came up...

    I grew up reading the Encyclopedia Brown books, and I think they're lovely bite sized, accessible, children's mystery stories. I found this article an interesting look at how the author came up with the character, the story structure (each book has the "solutions" in the back like a puzzle book), and his attitude towards being a famous name on the cover of books.

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  3. agentseven
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    Ah, brings me back to my childhood. Encyclopedia Brown, The Mad Scientist's Club and The Hardy Boys, I couldn't get enough of all of them.

    Ah, brings me back to my childhood. Encyclopedia Brown, The Mad Scientist's Club and The Hardy Boys, I couldn't get enough of all of them.