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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)
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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective 3,183 copies, 29 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Strikes Again 1,442 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues 1,406 copies, 6 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All 1,299 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man 1,197 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace 1,188 copies, 1 review
Encyclopedia Brown Carries On 998 copies, 1 review
Two-Minute Mysteries 918 copies, 3 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day 770 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Lends a Hand (Author) 740 copies, 2 reviews
The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk 646 copies, 4 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case 590 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth 462 copies, 3 reviews
More Two-Minute Mysteries 399 copies, 4 reviews
Still More Two-Minute Mysteries 325 copies, 1 review
Two-Minute Mysteries Collection 283 copies, 2 reviews
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set 131 copies, 2 reviews
Angie's First Case 83 copies, 2 reviews
The Amazing Power of Ashur Fine 45 copies, 2 reviews
Lost Dispatch 8 copies
Disaster 3 copies
AYUDA A LA JUSTICIA 1 copy, 1 review

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