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Publication Order of A to Z Mysteries Books

The Absent Author (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bald Bandit (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Canary Caper (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadly Dungeon (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empty Envelope (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Falcon's Feathers (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goose's Gold (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Hotel (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Island (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jaguar's Jewel (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kidnapped King (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lucky Lottery (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Mummy (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ninth Nugget (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orange Outlaw (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Panda Puzzle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quicksand Question (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Runaway Racehorse (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The School Skeleton (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talking T. Rex (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwilling Umpire (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampire's Vacation (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Wolf (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The X'ed-out X-ray (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Yacht (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zombie Zone (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A to Z Mysteries Super Edition Books

Detective Camp (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayflower Treasure Hunt (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
White House White-out (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleepy Hollow Sleepover (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Year Dragon Dilemma (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle Crime (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Orca (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Admirer (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
April Fools' Fiasco (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colossal Fossil (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grand Canyon Grab (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Shuttle Scam (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime in the Crypt (With: John Steven Gurney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leopard on the Loose (With: John Steven Gurney) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A to Z Animal Mysteries Books

with Kayla Whaley
The Absent Alpacas (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Castle (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cougar Clues (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolphin Detectives (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calendar Mysteries Books

January Joker (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
February Friend (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
March Mischief (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
April Adventure (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
May Magic (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
June Jam (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
July Jitters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
August Acrobat (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
September Sneakers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Ogre (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
November Night (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
December Dog (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Year's Eve Thieves (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Capital Mysteries Books

Who Cloned the President? (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kidnapped at the Capital (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skeleton in the Smithsonian (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spy in the White House (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb? (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireworks at the FBI (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble at the Treasury (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery at the Washington Monument (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thief at the National Zoo (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Election-Day Disaster (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret at Jefferson's Mansion (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost at Camp David (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped on the D.C. Train! (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turkey Trouble on the National Mall (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

I Am a Thief (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chimpanzee Kid (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Nightmare Island (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frankie is Staying Back (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where's Buddy? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Million Dollar Jeans (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone is Following Pip Ramsey (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Old Tiger, New Tiger (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Pails of Water (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awful Thursday (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Ducks Went Wandering (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakfast With My Father (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Frog Swap (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avalanche! (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Has Ten Legs and Eats Cornflakes? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Move Over, Wheelchairs Coming Through! (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big and Small, Short and Tall (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Hat Is That? (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Shoes Are These? (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ron Roy
Ron Roy is a children’s fiction author best known for his A to Z Mysteries series. The talented author has been writing children’s books since 1974 and has close to 130 published works to his name. Born Wallace Ronald Roy, this author used to be a shy kid who enjoyed spending his time reading. He became a fourth-grade teacher after college and sold his first book in the 1970s. When he is not writing, Roy enjoys playing poker, traveling, and teaching new tricks to his dog, Pal. He also likes reading captivating mystery books in his free time. Roy currently lives in Connecticut.

The Absent Author
The Absent Author is the first book in the A to Z Mysteries. The book introduces Dink Duncan, a courageous young boy in love with books. When Dink writes his favorite author requesting him to come to his small town for a book signing, he is surprised when Together with his friends Ruth Rose and Josh, Dink embarks on a journey the author says yes. It is an honor to have mystery writer Wallis Wallace coming to Green Lawn, and Dink and his friends anxiously wait for the day of his arrival. However, Wallis doesn’t show up as promised. The police assume that she missed her plane, but Dink thinks otherwise. Something must have happened to her, and he is determined to find and save her if she is in danger. First, the kids approach a woman named Mavis Green, who agrees to help them in their mission. They work together to gather clues, and under the guidance of Dink, they find the hotel where the author was seen last. When they approach the hotel, it is confirmed that the author checked in, but she never spent a night in her room. The kids decide to ask the person in the neighboring room whether he saw Wallace. They are shocked when the man in the next room claims that he is Wallace Wallice. Could he be telling the truth?

It doesn’t take long for the kids to discover that Mavis Green is the author they are looking for, and she had faked her kidnapping as part of her research on a new book that she was writing. She wanted to find out how the children would solve the mystery. This is an exciting mystery story that most kids from the fifth grade and up will love. It is excellent meeting characters they can identify with and following them as they work to unravel the mystery. It is incredible that the kids are able to come together despite their differences. Dink is the leader who tells others what to do, Ruth is the girl in love with purple, and she is happy to wear it from head to toe, while Josh just goes with the flow.

The Absent Author is a well-written children’s book that many parents read with a lot of nostalgia. For young minds, this book is an excellent introduction to the mystery genre. While it is easy for an adult to figure out what is happening, it may take a while for a nine-year-old to unravel the mystery. If you are looking for a book that will keep your kids occupied for a few hours, this book is perfect. It is not uncommon for adults to find themselves indulging in it and enjoying every bit of the story.

The Bald Bandit
The Bald Bandit is the second book in the A to Z series. Once again, we interact with Dink, Ruth, and Josh, the amateur detectives who enjoy unraveling mysteries together. There is a bank robber in the small town of Green Lawn responsible for robbing the Green Lawn Savings Bank, but there is very little information on who it is. When a detective approaches Dink and his friends for help, the kids are all too happy to help. It turns out that on the day of the robbery, a red-haired high school kid took a video of the theft. According to the detective, he needs to find the boy, recover the video, and catch the thief.
Dink, Ruth, and Josh get to work, hoping to find the red-haired boy. The task proves to be more challenging than they expect since no one knows of a boy with red hair. However, these youngers will not give up. They know that without the video, the robber will not be punished for his actions. When the trio meets a bald boy who claims to have the video, they are skeptical at first. However, when the boy shows them the video, they believe him. Even though they had been warned against watching the video, the kids watch it a little bit, and whatever they see shock them to the core.

Who had warned them against trusting a stranger? What do they do now that they know the truth? Follow these courageous kids on yet another adventure. Their investigation will keep you glued to the pages, and some of their actions will leave you in stitches. While this book is made with young readers in mind, it is a perfect light read for a mystery fan. The mystery is easy to figure out, but seeing how the kids piece all the details is fun. Their curiosity leads them to view the video, and, amazingly, they are rewarded for the brave steps they take thereafter. The reason why the boy was thought to have red hair is also explained.

The Bald Bandit is an enjoyable read with an unexpected twist at the end. Kids are going to have a ball following the characters as they follow different leads and finally find the boy with the video. The author’s writing style is outstanding, and it is impressive how he is able to keep the story interesting all the way to the end. Even though there are loads of details, the language is so simplified that the young readers will have no trouble understanding it all. This book is perfect for children in the 8-12 years age bracket.

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