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Publication Order of A to Z Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of A to Z Mysteries Super Edition Books

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

Publication Order of A to Z Animal Mysteries Books

with Kayla Whaley
The Absent Alpacas (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bats in the Castle (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Calendar Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of Capital Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

I Am a Thief (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chimpanzee Kid (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Nightmare Island (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankie is Staying Back (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where's Buddy? (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Million Dollar Jeans (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone is Following Pip Ramsey (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

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

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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