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The World’s Greatest Detective

In Caroline Carlson’s newest novel, hilarity and hijinks abound as the greatest detectives around try to solve the greatest mystery they’ve ever come across

Detectives’ Row is full of talented investigators, but Toby Montrose isn’t one of them. He’s only an assistant at his uncle’s crime-solving business, and he’s not sure he’s even very good at that. But he sees his chance to prove he could be by entering Hugh Abernathy’s crime-solving contest in his uncle’s place.

Toby’s friend Ivy is the best detective around—or at least she thinks so. But she can’t show off her sleuthing skills and take the title because she’s not allowed to join the investigators’ ranks. Even though the competition is being held at her house.

Then a detective is found murdered before the games begin and his death becomes the World’s Greatest Mystery. And Toby and Ivy may be the only two who can crack the case.

Rights details

USA/Canada: HarperCollins (Summer 2017)
Germany: Ueberreuter
Portugal: Clube de Autor

Good news

Starred Booklist review

“A dream come true for young mystery fans.”

Junior Library Guild Selection (Summer 2017)

The Author

Caroline Carlson

Caroline Carlson is an MG author who has a delicious taste for the quirky and the fun. Her trilogy, THE VERY NEARLY HONORABLE LEAGUE OF PIRATES, is published in several countries, and her latest novel – THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE publishes in 2017 with HarperCollins.

She has worked as a paraprofessional children’s librarian and as an editor at an educational publishing company where she wrote, edited and developed English Literature and psychology texts for children of all ages. She is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives with her husband and baby daughter in Pittsburgh, PA.

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