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When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose sing up for detective camp they expect to learn more about their favorite thing to do. Instead, they are caught up in the mystery of missing earrings -- and all the campers and counselors are the suspects! Can these three solve the crime before detective camp is shut down for good?

There were some great clues for early readers to follow, but the mystery was hidden well enough that it wasn't too easy to solve. I also liked how it was a bit meatier than the other A to Z mysteries. ( )
  agrudzien | Jul 20, 2013 |
I haven't read a mystery in a while and it was fun. I really liked the letters hidden in the illustrations to reveal a secret message. There were a couple multicultural characters but they did not play key roles but I think they could have. It was a fun read.

This book and its series could be used in a library program about mysteries. A map with clues could be hidden in the library, just as it is in the book, with each participant be given a clue and bring the pieces of the map together. ( )
  lnpowers | Aug 6, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375835342, Paperback)

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!
 
Super Edition #1: Detective Camp
 
In the twenty-seventh book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are off to summer camp! And this isn't just any camp... it's a camp for detectives. The kids can't wait to spend a whole week following clues and learning about the science of crime solving. Soon the counselors have all the campers working on a mystery. But while Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are figuring out their part of the puzzle, they stumble on something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at a detective camp?
 
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!
 
Bonus: Look for a hidden message inside this book!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:35 -0400)

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While learning detective skills at a sleep-away camp, Dink and his friends undercover a real mystery involving stolen paintings.

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