The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries)

The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries)

Ron Roy

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0679881689

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
A is for Author . . . A famous writer is coming to Green Lawn! Dink rushes to the bookstore to meet his favorite author, Wallis Wallace, and get all his books signed. But the author never shows up! Where is Wallis Wallace? It’s up to Dink and his friends Josh and Ruth Rose to track him down.

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he said. “Come on, guys, I have a feeling we’re getting closer to finding Wallis Wallace.” Maureen put her hand on Dink’s arm. “I just thought of something,” she said. “When he handed me my fare, this Wallace fella was smiling.” Dink stared at Maureen. “Smiling?” She nodded. “Yep. Had a silly grin on his face. Like he knew some big secret or something.” Back on Main Street, Dink adjusted his backpack and led the way to the Shangri-la Hotel. “Maureen Higgins said she dropped him off at

she saw him walk into this lobby.” “And he’s famous!” Ruth Rose said. She placed her book on the counter in front of Mr. Linkletter. “He wrote this!” Sighing, Mr. Linkletter looked down at Ruth Rose. “We are quite aware of who Mr. Wallace is, young miss.” Mr. Linkletter turned his sad eyes back on Dink. He flipped through the hotel register, glanced at it, then quickly shut the book. “Yes, Mr. Wallace checked in,” he said. “He arrived at 8:05.” “He did? What happened after that?” Dink asked.

checked in to Room 303 at five after eight last night. Dink pulled out his letter from Wallis Wallace and compared the two signatures. They were exactly the same. Josh dug his elbow into Dink’s side. “Look!” he whispered. Josh was pointing at the next line in the register, room 302 had been printed there. Check-in time was 8:15. “Someone else checked in right after Wallis Wallace!” Ruth Rose whispered. “But the signature is all smudged,” Dink said. “I can’t read the name.” When Mr.

tuna sandwiches and lemonade. Ruth Rose brought a bag of potato chips and some raisin cookies from her house next door. They ate at the picnic table in Dink’s backyard. Dink took a bite of his sandwich. After he swallowed, he said, “Let’s go over what we know.” He moved his lemonade glass to the middle of the table. “My glass is the airport,” he said. “We know Wallis Wallace landed.” “How do we know he did?” Josh asked. “The airport told me the plane landed, Josh.” “And Maureen Higgins said

she picked him up,” Ruth Rose added. “Okay, so your glass is the airport,” Josh said. “Keep going, Dink.” Dink slid his sandwich plate over next to his glass. “My plate is Maureen’s taxi.” He put a cookie on the plate. “The cookie is Wallis Wallace getting into the taxi.” Dink slid the plate over to the opened potato chip bag. “This bag is the hotel.” He walked the Wallis Wallace cookie from the plate into the bag. Dink looked at Josh and Ruth Rose. “But what happened to Wallis Wallace after

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