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Donald J. Sobol (1924–2012)

Author of Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Includes the names: Donald Sobol, Donald Sobol, Donald J. Sobol

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Donald J. Sobol was born in the Bronx, New York on October 4, 1924. During World War II, he served in the Army as a sergeant in a combat engineer battalion in the Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Oberlin College. He worked as a copy boy and then a reporter at The New York Sun and The Long Island Daily Press. In 1959, he began writing a syndicated fiction column called Two-Minute Mysteries. He is the creator of the Encyclopedia Brown series. His first book, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, was published in 1963. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series. He died from gastric lymphoma on July 11, 2012 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective… (more)
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective 3,669 copies, 29 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues 1,672 copies, 6 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Strikes Again 1,641 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All 1,493 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace 1,441 copies, 1 review
Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man 1,433 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Carries On 1,209 copies, 1 review
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake! 1,088 copies, 7 reviews
Two-Minute Mysteries 1,029 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day 906 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand (Author) 843 copies, 2 reviews
The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk 764 copies, 5 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case 696 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth 581 copies, 3 reviews
More Two-Minute Mysteries 433 copies, 5 reviews
Still More Two-Minute Mysteries 350 copies, 1 review
Two-Minute Mysteries Collection 304 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set 143 copies, 2 reviews
Angie's First Case 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Amazing Power of Ashur Fine 49 copies, 2 reviews
The First Book of Medieval Man 33 copies, 1 review
Lost Dispatch 10 copies
Disaster 3 copies
AYUDA A LA JUSTICIA 1 copy, 1 review
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