The Case of the Dead Eagles
Encyclopedia and Charlie Stewart were on another one of their camping trips when Charlie thought he heard a gunshot. Though they were unsure if it was an illegal hunter or a murderer, the two boys went to find out what was going on. After all, how dangerous could it be for two children to chase after a murderer? They discovered a dead male golden eagle. Nearby was a nest with two eggs....
Anyone can win a marathon. It isn’t so easy to finish last.– Cicero Sturgess, who thinks winning a marathon laughably easy.
The Case of the Salami Sandwich
Ziggy Ketchum is a 16-year-old idiot who works at Hector’s Department Store. He’s the good kind of idiot, though; not the “I’m terrible at lying, but I’m going to lie anyway to cover up some sort of illegal activity” kind, which seem to be a dime a dozen in Idaville. Ziggy went to Brown Detective Agency in a panic. He needed to find his salami sandwich before he got fired. He explained that his...
The Case of the Exploding Plumbing
We’ve seen Winslow Brant before. He was junk collector who once found a map that he thought would have led him to a pirate treasure. He would have been cheated out of the treasure had the map been real and not some souvenir. Well, once again, Winslow got to be the victim. One Saturday morning, he called Encyclopedia after his toilet exploded. If I were in Winslow’s shoes, I would hope that my...
Shut up, Encyclopedia
Fangs: Wait'll you see my secret act. I juggle three apples and take bites in midair. At the end I'm juggling three apple cores.
Encyclopedia: Wow! That's core-dination.
The Case of the Frightened Witness
This story started when Sally returned from Luther Ginocchio’s house. Sally had typed a short story for Luther and she had gone to his house to drop it off for him. Luther was seen in his front yard, doing yard work. When Sally started talking to Luther, Bruno Devlin ran to the yard and looked as if he was there to help Luther. Sally thought this was odd, since Bruno had always been kind of a dick...
You Don't Deserve To Keep Your Money
Encyclopedia: Wilford didn't tell me about the meeting.
Lisa: He's sore at you. You always squelch his big money-making deals. Frankly, sometimes I don't trust him myself. ... You might keep me and the other kids from losing our money.
The Case of the Litterbugs
Marlo Fosgood thought he was doing good things for Idaville with his group called Pride. His group would find pick up litter seen around the town and mail it back to its origin, along with a strongly-worded letter about how littering is a dick move. How did his group know where the litter came from? He said that a lot of the litter was junk mail and bills, which had the addresses on them. Luckily,...
The Case of the Silver Dollar
In case you couldn’t tell from his name, Chauncey van Throckmorton was the local fancy pants. He seems way fancier than Percy Arbuthnot. What happened to that kid, anyway? Chauncey was easy to spot because he was normally dressed in suits. He was easy to hear as well, because the silver dollars in his pocket always jingled together. When he appeared at the Brown Detective Agency, he was dressed...
Don’t get smart. It will clash with your brains.– Sally Kimball, with another nonsensical insult to Bugs. The Case of the Used Firecrackers
The Case of the Window Dressers
Encyclopedia and Sally were at Hector’s Department Store when a bull passed the two detectives. It was actually a bull made of papier-mâché being carried in two pieces. The bull was followed by people carrying bullfighting costumes and a bullfighting poster. Behind them were people carrying female figures and petticoats. Encyclopedia and Sally followed them and saw that they were decorating a...
Bugs said I could hunt one dinosaur from column A and three from column B,...– Garth Pouncey, explaining the complicated fake rules Bugs spent way too much time to create when he sold Garth a fake license to hunt an animal that has been dead for tens of millions of years. The Case of the Dinosaur Hunter
The Case of the Counterfeit Bill
Armand Jenks was a young bird watcher who was concerned for the future of birds. He believed that they were becoming greedy and more humanlike. He brought his evidence to the Brown Detective Agency, where Encyclopedia looked at the bird’s nest that was made with a $20-bill. Encyclopedia explained to Armand that the bird that made the nest didn’t use the $20-bill because it was money; it was just...
The Case of the Skunk Ape
Gus Sarmiento came to the Brown Detective Agency after his cello case had been stolen. It wasn’t that big of a deal that his case had been stolen. What was most noteworthy about this was who (or what) stole it. The Skunk Ape. For those cryptozoology nuts out there, the Skunk Ape was much like Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest or the chubacabra of Mexico. It was a foul-smelling apeman that lived in...
I’ll bet you were glad to learn the screaming was a song and not a murder....– Sally Kimball, just being Sally Kimball. No Sally, I was kind of hoping it was a murder. Oh well. There’s always next time, right? The Case of Hilbert’s Song
The Case of the Worn-Out Sayings
Max Corrigan operated an information table on the side of the road. Ask him a question, and for five-to-fifteen cents, he’d look up the answer and tell you right away. Personally, I don’t see how the economy supports a business like this since he was in direct competition of the public library and Encyclopedia, who would probably answer your questions for free, but Max seemed to think business was...