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The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers) Paperback – May 4, 2010
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If there's one thing Steve Brixton knows about it's detective work. And why wouldn't he? A fan of the great Bailey Brothers book series, Steve is pretty confident that in the event of a crime he'd definitely be the one to solve it in the end. So all things considered, he's probably the perfect fellow to be mistaken for an evil spy.Read more ›
I have seen a number of reviews and comments designed to market this book to "boys and reluctant readers". Lots of times that's a category filled with fart/booger/underpants books, which is unfair to boys, farts, and reluctant readers, (whatever, exactly, that group might be). While I understand, sort of, why some books are marketed that way, it really does an injustice to this book. This book will appeal to boys, girls, reluctant readers, and avid readers, because it is a good book.
Actually, it seems that this book might be considered the modern version of the Hardy Boys. Probably everyone who was a young reader read a few Hardy Boys books, and most people remember them with a certain fondness. But, if you have tried one lately you might have been surprised by how slow and simple they are, and how dead the prose and characterization is. The Brixton books are hipper, leaner, funnier, better plotted and, of course, more current. The mysteries themselves are also better. So, if you think your young reader might like the Hardy Boys, you might want to consider putting this in his hands instead.
The Maguffin Quilt is a special quilt that was started in 1776 by Betsy Ross. She embroidered a message from General Maguffin to George Washington on it. After the Revolutionary War, Washington gave the quilt to the secret agent librarians to keep safe. Since then, every major American secret has been embroidered on it. But now the quilt is missing.
The secret agent librarians think that Steve is working for the evil Mr. E, who also wants to find the quilt. The librarians try to kidnap him, but when they tie him up and put him in their limo, he escapes through the sunroof.
Steve has to try to find the quilt before the evil Mr. E does. Mr. E wants Steve's book so that he can find the quilt first.
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity takes place in the present. The action takes place in the public library, Steve's room, his kitchen, at the docks, and on a boat.
Steve and his friend Dana figure out the secret hiding place of the Maguffin quilt. But Mr. E gets the quilt first. Then Steve has to figure out who the mysterious Mr. E really is in order to get the quilt back.
I think that this is the best book I have ever read. It was very funny, and full of adventure. I could not stop reading it.
I give it 5 stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The theme of Brixton Brothers is that people just sometimes just get lucky. And the kids in this book got lucky in a very unexpected way. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brendan Burns
In many ways this is a grown(er)-up Encyclopedia Brown. Both feature boy detectives who converse about crime at the dinner table. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason Kirkfield
(Note: this is my MOMS account, by the way. Just using hers.) Okay, so I'm a 12-year-old kid who likes mysteries, and I was at my local library in Seattle, Washington, and I just... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gretchen Kimbell
This book is simply fantastic. It has the classic Hardy boy style- the type I don't see that much anymore. Read morePublished 16 months ago by BookLover33
I love this book and I loved it so much I finished it in 2 days and I'm only 10Published 23 months ago by Alexa Batinovich
A great book filled with action and mystery Steve brixton will always solve the case
And mrs not mr e
And a teacher
I realize this series appeals to a certain type of audience, but it is not a good choice for my 8 year old daughter with a history of trauma. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by Jeanne B. Coburn
I have had a hard time finding the right books for my 9 year old son. He loves to read and has read so many series that he often has a hard time finding more interesting books. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Rebecca S