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The Mad Scientists' Club series by Bertrand R. Brinley The Mad Scientists' Club: A strange sea monster suddenly appears on Strawberry Lake, a fortune is unearthed from an old cannon and a valuable dinosaur egg is stolen. Who's responsible? Those seven junior geniuses -- and their wild ideas. Watch out as the Mad Scientists' Club turns the town of ...


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This question may be too broad ... there are a lot of illustrated "solve the mystery" books for kids, and neither planes nor mansions are particularly uncommon settings. However, one very possible answer is the first three stories in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series, published in the late 1980s. I owned a single-volume copy of all three of these stories, ...


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This seems like the one. Except it doesn’t seem to be a pseudonym, as there is a biography and photo of the author available. The ‘Allmen’ crime series by Swiss author Martin Suter focuses on the adventures of Johann Friedrich von Allmen. Written in German, with a couple available in English translation. German titles and author photo can be seen at Amazon....


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"Puzzle for Poppy" by Patrick Quentin Looking up "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" led me to the ISFDB page, which listed two Hitchcock anthologies that included the story, Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense and Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbinders in Suspense, the latter of which looked very familiar, but none of the listed entries matched up. However, ...


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Interesting question. Regarding your observation about the greater prevalence of concerns with homophobia in detective fiction vs other fiction genres, that seems like a bit of a stretch conclusion...maybe even premature. In other words, more cross-genre evidence is required in support of the claim. What's worth noting (as you've done) is that there has ...


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