About the Author: Susan Hughes is a children's book writer and editor. Her book No Girls Allowed was chosen as an OLA Best Bet for Teens. Her other works include a picture book, Earth to Audrey, and a novel, Virginia.Here's What I Think: Although this is technically a children's book (intended for ages 8-12), I certainly learned a lot from it. Each of the nine mysteries is broken down by a description of the mystery, a background, "case open" (which describes the recent findings and facts), "mystery solved?" (the conclusions) and ends with either "Case Closed" or The Investigation Continues..." I appreciated that the book didn't "dumb down" the details of each case and gave thoughtful explanations. I also liked that it was a "just the facts ma'am" sort of book. I think that my niece would enjoy this book as well as any child grade 3-7.
Michael Wandelmaier is an illustrator and graphic designer who uses both traditional and digital media in his work. He is the illustrator of Case Closed? Michael lives in Toronto, Ontario.