How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?

Linda Bailey

Stevie Diamond and her friend Jesse have a thief to catch. A thousand dollars is missing from her mother's apartment and although there are lots of suspects, there aren't very many clues. A worthy challenge for Stevie Diamond, Detective! Set in Vancouver, the very first Stevie Diamond Mystery is a funny and entertaining read.

978-1-55337-583-8 | Nov 1, 2002
List Price: USD $15.95, CAD $15.95
BW 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 176 pages
Grades: 3 To 6 / Ages: 8 to 11

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Awards & Reviews

“How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? Is a fast-paced read combining mystery à la Encyclopedia Brown and The Great Brain with contemporary issues.”
— Quill & Quire, August 1992
“Stevie is another resourceful character. She gets into scrapes, which are humorously written, then gets herself out again.”
— The Chronicle-Herald, November 1992
1998 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Short-listed
1994 - Langley Book of the Year Award, Winner
1994 - Surrey Book of the Year, Winner

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