The World's Greatest DetectiveBook - 2017
Toby enters a contest that will determine the world's greatest detective and teams up with amateur sleuth Ivy to solve the mystery, but the pretend murder turns into a real one, and all of the participants become suspects.
A 2017 Agatha Award Nominee! * A Best Children’s Book of the Year Pick for Kids 9 to 12 from Bank Street College!
Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, returns with The World’s Greatest Detective, a story of crime, tricks, and hilarity for those who know that sometimes it takes a pair of junior sleuths to solve a slippery case.
Detectives’ Row is full of talented investigators, but Toby Montrose isn’t one of them. He’s only an assistant at his uncle’s detective agency, and he’s not sure he’s even very good at that.
Toby’s friend Ivy is the best sleuth around—or at least she thinks so. They both see their chance to prove themselves when the famed Hugh Abernathy announces a contest to choose the World’s Greatest Detective.
But when what was supposed to be a game turns into a real-life murder mystery, can Toby and Ivy crack the case?
A less-than-skilled young detective seeks to prove his potential by entering a crime-solving contest and a talented girl detective who is prevented from entering the competition even though it is being held right in her house join forces when the contest's host is found murdered. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.