A to Z Mysteries

25 books in series
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A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author Summary

A is for author...

Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer before it's too late!

©1997 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.
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  • Book 1

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer before it's too late!

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  • Book 2

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Bald Bandit

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 42 mins
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    The Green Lawn Savings Bank has been robbed! When a private detective comes to Dink's door looking for the kid who videotaped the crime, Dink and his friends volunteer to find him. After all, there's a reward! But tracking down one red-headed kid isn't so easy, especially if he doesn't want to be found. Can the trio find that kid, and his tape, before the bandit does?

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  • Book 3

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis. Her canary is missing! The little bird has vanished without a trace, and he's not the only one. Two other pets are missing. The kids suspect a pet-napper, and now that Ruth Rose's cat, Tiger, has turned up missing too, it's become personal!

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  • Book 4

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Deadly Dungeon
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover - in a haunted castle! But as soon as the young detectives arrive, they start hearing screams behind the walls. Will they discover who - or what - is haunting Moose Manor?

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  • Book 5

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Empty Envelope
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan". But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!

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  • Book 6

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Falcon's Feathers
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Josh discovers a nest of young falcons in the forest, he, Dink, and Ruth Rose start visiting every day. But in the morning they find it empty! The kids discover a wounded falcon with its wing feathers clipped, and they know someone's up to no good. Can they figure out what's going on before it's too late to save the falcons?

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  • Book 7

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Goose's Gold
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 48 mins
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    Sun, sand - and sunken treasure? That's what Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose discover when they go on vacation to Florida. An old ship has been found off the coast, and it's full of gold! Two divers are collecting donations to bring up the loot. They're promising to share whatever they find - but is this too good to be true? It's up to Dink and his friends to get to the bottom of it!

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  • Book 11-14

    • A to Z Mysteries: Books K-N

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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    This collection includes K is for Kidnapped, L Is for Lucky, M Is for Mummy, and N Is for Nugget. Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?

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  • Book 11

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Kidnapped King

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    K is for Kidnapped! Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?

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  • Book 12

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Lucky Lottery

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 57 mins
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    L is for Lucky. . . . And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket . . . before Lucky loses out!

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  • Book 13

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Missing Mummy

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 54 mins
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    M is for Mummy...It's Mummy Monday at the museum, and Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited about the new Egyptian exhibit. It features a child mummy in an actual tomb! But then the mummy is stolen and the tomb robbed of its treasure. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unravel the mystery and return the mummy to its rightful resting place?

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  • Book 14

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Ninth Nugget

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    N is for Nugget...Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. Everything is normal in a cowboy kind of way - until Josh finds a huge gold nugget! Just as they are deciding what to do with their newfound riches, the nugget disappears. Will the kids be able to track down the thief before it's time to mosey on home?

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  • Book 15-18

    • A to Z Mysteries: Books O-R

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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    This collection contains The Orange Outlaw, The Panda Puzzle, The Quicksand Question, and The Runaway Racehorse. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink’s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty—and hungry—crook?

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  • Book 15

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Orange Outlaw

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink's Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty - and hungry - crook?

    Regular price: £10.59

  • Book 16

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Panda Puzzle

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr
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    The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars.... Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up the cash?

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  • Book 17

    • A to Z Mysteries #17: The Quicksand Question

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit.

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  • Book 18

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Runaway Racehorse

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to see Uncle Warren's new racehorse, Whirlaway, in action. But the night before the big race, the horse disappears! Can the kids figure it out or is Whirlaway out of the winner's circle for good?

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  • Book 19

    • A to Z Mysteries: The School Skeleton

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Some sneaky soul has stolen the skeleton from the nurse’s office! The principal promises free aquarium tickets to the savvy sleuths who can track down poor Mr. Bones. It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.

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  • Book 20

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Talking T. Rex

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    Meet Tyrone the Tyrannosaurus, Green Lawn’s newest–and biggest!–visitor. The kids’ old friend Jud Wheat is in town raising funds for a dinosaur museum. But after the show in Green Lawn, all Jud’s money disappears! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose track down the cash?

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  • Book 21

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    The whole town has turned out to watch the Green Lawn women challenge the men and to see Mr. Pocket's prized baseball collection. But sometime during the game, the balls are stolen! The police suspect the umpire of foul play. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose prove he's innocent, or is it strike three for the Green Lawn ump?

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