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The Case of the Missing Message (Brains Benton Mystery #1)
The kangaroos have escaped! This secret code message spells trouble for Brains Benton and Jimmy Carson and leads them down a trail that involves a circus clown, a real live performing elephant, a fortune-teller, a tightrope walker, and a very pesky parrot. All clues seem to point toward a secret message which could bring the boys' new friend Skeets Fenton into his proper i ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published 1959 by Western Publishing Company, Inc
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I loved this book as a kid. Colourful characters and fast-paced story! Wish I could get hold of a copy to see if it is as good as I remember, but it seems to be out of print. Could some publisher please resurrect it?
Found this book while cleaning out the bookcases at 109. A skinny book with large print. Of course, I grew up liking all the female mystery books so I sat down later and quickly got caught up in this little book. The author was very good with his writing and humor. The book was a "Brains Benton Mystery" book. The author used his real name for this book but after that he used another name, which I cannot recall at this moment. Then another person started to write for him but he didn't like the wa ...more
The Brains Benton series is for kids. I read all six in the series when I was a young boy. Loved them! It's a mystery series intended for boys. If you have an eight year old boy in your life that likes to read or likes to be read to, I recommend these.
Not great literature, but wonderful for a summer day. I saw this series compared to The Mad Scientists' Club books, and while they don't seem to be quite that good, they have a similar feel. Plus, this one has an elephant, a trapeze artist, and a secret hidden message.
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