Little Brown Books for Young Readers

  • Each book in the Crime Through Time series is hosted by a different child member of the famous Fitzmorgan detective family. While the young sleuth unravels a fictional mystery, readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the different eras. In sidebar activities, readers take on the role of assistant, helping to crack the case. Breathtakingly suspenseful but never violent and always age-appropriate, the books read like private investigative journals, with photos, maps, news clippings and crime scene sketches.
    In book 5, set in 2007, Nick Fitzmorgan unexpectedly returns home early from detective training camp, only to find his screenwriter father vanished and the house in disarray. The house isn't just messy, though: it's carefully set up with clues that will lead Nick all the way to Everest, and his father's rescue.

  • In 1969, fourteen-year-old Mal enrolls in a rural California boarding school where he finds himself caught up in a plot involving endangered animals and an illegal pesticide.

  • Each book in the Crime Through Time series is hosted by a different child member of the famous Fitzmorgan detective family. While the young sleuth unravels a fictional mystery, readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the different eras. In sidebar activities, readers take on the role of assistant, helping to crack the case. Breathtakingly suspenseful but never violent and always age-appropriate, the books read like private investigative journals, with photos, maps, news clippings and crime scene sketches.
    In book 2, set in 1925, G. Codd Fitzmorgan arrives at a storm-battered mansion for a party. But more than an engagement celebration seems to be afoot, as our detective unravels a mystery involving a seance, a reckless aviator, and sale of liquor banned under Prohibition.

  • Breathtakingly suspenseful but never violent, this title kicks off a new forensic fiction series for middle grade readers. Young Fitz Morgan unravels a mystery aboard one of the new Continental Express trains in 1906. Readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the era. Illustrations.

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