James Preller



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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2019

    Told in alternating points-of-view, this powerful middle-grade survival story will have readers on the edge of their seats. Carter and his older sister Grace thought the hike with their dad and their dog would be uneventful. If anything, they figured...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2019

    Jigsaw Jones is back! A brand new original mystery, The Case of the Hat Burglar is the newest installment of the Jigsaw Jones chapter book series by James Preller. Someone’s been stealing from the lost and found. But the strangest part of this myst...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2019

    The Big Idea Gang is buzzing with excitement! They're going to show Clay Elementary just how important bees can be in this chapter book series about making a case—and making a difference—by the author of Jigsaw Jones.After Kym and Lizzie get th...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2019

    The Big Idea Gang is back at it in this exciting new chapter book series on how to make a claim and back it up, by the author of Jigsaw Jones! It's pirate ship vs. buddy bench! When third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor formed the Big Ide...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2019

    Four friends put their heads together to convince their school to get a new mascot in The Big Idea Gang -- an exciting new chapter book series on how to make your claim and back it up, by the author of Jigsaw Jones! It's armadillos vs. dragons! ...

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  • Fantasy

    Nov-2017

    After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He’s returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He’s always been an outcast. But it’s not...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2017

    Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books from James Preller have it all. Got a mystery to solve? Jigsaw Jones is on the case. Eddie Becker has the idea of a lifetime, and creates plans for...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2017

    Jigsaw Jones - 33

    Jigsaw Jones is back! Jigsaw and his crew―Mila, Joey, and Danika―find a clue that implies an alien may be about to visit their school! Can it be true? And what does the Little Free Library have that aliens from outer space might want? (Hint: T...

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  • Historical

    Sep-2016

    Will has no choice. His father drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark--whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn't quite right. Along the jo...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2015

    From James Preller, the author of Bystander, another unflinching book about bullying and its fallout. The summer before school starts, Sam's friend and classmate Morgan Mallen kills herself. Morgan had been bullied. Maybe she kissed the wrong boy....

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  • Horror

    Jul-2015

    Scary Tales - 6

    Welcome. Pull up a chair. Don't worry about the watching eyes. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Swamp Monster isn't just any tale. This is a Scary Tale. The brothers have been dreaming of a new pet for a while, but the monster they find in...

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  • Horror

    Sep-2014

    Scary Tales - 5

    Welcome. Have a seat. The doll will move if you ask nicely. She's got a story to tell. But be warned. "One-Eyed Doll" isn't just any tale. This is a "Scary Tale." Meet Malick Rice and his sister, Tiana. Two kids who love to hunt for hidden treasu...

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  • Horror

    Jun-2014

    Scary Tales - 4

    Welcome. Have a seat. The wolves will wait. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Nightmareland isn't just any tale. This is a Scary Tale. Meet Aaron Wheeler, who just got a strange, new video game. A game that sucks Aaron right in. All alone, c...

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  • Horror

    Oct-2013

    Scary Tales - 3

    Welcome. Have a seat. Ignore the shambling undead outside. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Good Night, Zombie isn’t just any tale. This is a Scary Tale. Meet Carter, Esme, and Arnold, three students accidentally locked together inside a...

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  • Horror

    Jul-2013

    Scary Tales - 1

    Welcome. Have a seat. Let us tell you a story. But be warned. Home Sweet Horror isn’t just any tale. This is a Scary Tale. Meet Liam Finn, who’s just moved into a new home with his father and sister. But this old house that seems empty, isn...

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  • Horror

    Jul-2013

    Scary Tales - 2

    Welcome. Take a seat. Buckle up, nice and tight. We’ve got a story to tell. But be warned. I Scream, You Scream! isn’t just any tale. This is a Scary Tale, from James Preller. Meet Sam Carver, an ordinary kid with a very special ticket in her...

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  • Action Adventure

    Jun-2013

    Ahoy, mateys! It’s time for recess, and the schoolyard is teeming with young pirates ready for action. Who will rule the stormy seas of the playground? Recess has never been such an adventure!...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    The summer before his senior year, Jude (yes, he’s named after the Beatles song) gets his first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark, and no one talks much -- it’s been that...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2010

    At Spiro Agnew Elementary, the fifth graders rule the school. And class clown Justin Fisher rules them all. Or, at least, he did. Justin has always been the funniest kid in school. But this year, his new teacher isn't amused. And when Justin ge...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2010

    Arr! It’s the first day of first grade, and it’s all hands on deck for a young pirate and his crew. How much trouble can they get into? What will they do at recess? And, most important, what treasure awaits them at school?...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2009

    Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you're new in town, it's hard to know who to hang out with -- and who to avoid. Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular. But something isn't right about Griffin. He alwa...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2009

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2008

    Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper have been friends forever. But can their friendship survive the fifth grade?Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper have lived next door to each other their entire lives. Their houses are on the odd-numbered side of Maple Street...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2008

    Two teams, six innings, one game.A lively cast of characters―baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen―are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches, clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors, this ga...

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  • Mystery

    2008

    Jigsaw Jones Super Special - 6

    Jigsaw Jones has always been the best detective in town. But cracking one easy case after another can be a drag. This Thanksgiving, Jigsaw would be thankful for just one good mystery. Then strange notes and tricky puzzles start showing up: Solve t...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2007

    Jigsaw Jones - 32

    Got a mystery to solve? Who you gonna call? Jigsaw Jones! But not this time. When ghosts start haunting Jigsaw's classmates close to Halloween, there's a new ghost-buster in town -- Bobby Solofsky! He's stealing Jigsaw's clients right and left. N...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2007

    A new collection of spooky, funny, and mysterious short stories for young readers from popular children's author James Preller.A scary new house. A horrible monster hiding in the closet.An imaginary friend that does very bad things. And a cat that lu...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2007

    Jigsaw Jones - 31

    Lights, camera -- disaster! The coolest show on TV, Spy Guy, is filming an episode in Jigsaw's town. When Jigsaw lands a role as an extra, he gets to go behind the scenes. He even meets Chase Jackson, the show's spoiled star, who plays a junior spy. ...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2007

    Jigsaw Jones - 30

    This case is no sweet treat! It’s almost Valentine's Day, and Ms.Gleason's class is writing poems about all the things they love: pets, practical jokes, surprises, and candy! But then the class's Valentine's Day candy stash disappears. There's more...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2006

    Jigsaw Jones Super Special - 4

    Ho, ho, ho! Jigsaw and Mila are pros at cracking tough cases. But this time, Sally Ann Simms wants to meet Santa Claus, and she won't take no for an answer. Now Jigsaw has to pull even more detective skills from his bag of goodies. Can he and Mila se...

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  • General Fiction

    2006

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2006

    Jigsaw Jones - 29

    Swish! Swoosh! Shush! Jigsaw and his family bond during a wintry weekend getaway complete with snowboarding and sledding -- but a real detective, like Jigsaw Jones, is never truly off-duty. When trouble hits the slopes, Jigsaw gears up to solve a pu...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2005

    Jigsaw Jones - 28

    Looking for intriguing mysteries, great friendship stories, and quality chapter books for beginning readers? Look no further: Jigsaw and Mila are the best detectives on the market!FOOD FIGHT! When someone starts a food fight in the school cafeteria, ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2005

    Jigsaw Jones - 27

    RRRRRib-bit! Jigsaw and his friend Stringbean are in a frog-jumping contest. The frog with the longest jump wins. It's grrr-eat... until the champion frog disappears! Jigsaw is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from catching the frog-napper. But then...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2005

    Jigsaw Jones - 26

    Jigsaw Jones is the best detective around. Until his friend Reggie becomes a super spy! Reggie uses cool spy toys like night vision goggles to solve mysteries. But toys don't make the detective. It's time for a showdown. May the best detective win! ...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2004

    Jigsaw Jones - 25

    Looking for intriguing mysteries, great friendship stories, and quality chapter books for beginning readers? Look no further: Jigsaw and Mila are the best detectives on the market!While working on a project for Parents' Night, ace detective, Jigsaw J...

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  • Mystery

    Aug-2004

    Jigsaw Jones - 24

    Looking for intriguing mysteries, great friendship stories, and quality early chapter books for beginning readers? Look no further: Jigsaw & Mila are the BEST detectives on the market!Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw Jones has se...

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  • Mystery

    May-2004

    Jigsaw Jones - 23

    Looking for intriguing mysteries, great friendship stories, and quality early chapter books for beginning readers? Look no further: Jigsaw and Mila are the BEST elementary detectives on the market!Mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles...you've got to loo...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2004

    Jigsaw Jones Super Special - 3

    Jigsaw and Mila's new case is totally tricky! Elana Wonderly "accidentally" sold her brother's favorite falcon statue at a garage sale. And she's hired Jigsaw and Mila to get it back. But there's more to little Miss Wonderly than meets the eye. Can J...

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2003

    Jigsaw Jones - 22

    This pet show is a CAT-astrophe! Not a problem for ace detectives Jigsaw Jones & Mila Yeh. They know that mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles--you have to look at all the pieces to solve the case!With his top-secret detective journal, eye for detail, a...

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  • Mystery

    May-2003

    Jigsaw Jones - 21

    Jigsaw Jones is a, puzzle fanatic detective who deals with all kinds of cases. He knows that mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles--you've got to look at all the pieces to solve the case.Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw Jones has see...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2003

    Jigsaw Jones - 20

    Jigsaw is in big-time trouble! For a dollar a day, Jigsaw and Mila make problems go away. But now Jigsaw has some trouble of his own. He lost his grandfather's watch! Can Jigsaw and Mila find the watch before time runs out?...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2002

    Jigsaw Jones Super Special - 2

    Top Secret The Detective Journal of Jigsaw Jones, Private Eye Case: The Case of the Million-Dollar My$tery Client: Eddie Becker Show him the money! Jigsaw's class is learning about inventions, and Eddie Becker thinks he has a million-dollar idea....

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  • Mystery

    Jun-2002

    Jigsaw Jones - 18

    Jigsaw Jones is a, puzzle fanatic second-grade detective who deals with all kinds of cases. He knows that mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles-you've got to look at all the pieces to solve the case.Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw J...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2002

    Jigsaw Jones - 17

    Now you see it, now you don't! Danikia is doing a magic act at Big's birthday party. For her biggest trick, she makes Big's favorite toy disappear. Poof! It's gone! But where did it go? Even Danikia doesn't know! Time for Jigsaw and Mila to use their...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2002

    Jigsaw Jones Super Special - 1

    Jigsaw Jones is a puzzle fanatic second-grade detective who deals with all kinds of cases. He knows that mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles-you've got to look at all the pieces to solve the case.Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw Jo...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 16

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 15

    When Jigsaw takes a new case, he becomes the key witness. But he can't believe his eyes. Scarecrows don't walk, do they? It's a case of private eye turned eyewitness. And it's got Jigsaw and Mila scared silly. Jigsaw puzzles are like mysteries -- ...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 14

    Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mi...

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  • Mystery

    May-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 13

    Someone is stealing brownies from Mike and Mary¹s sandwich shop. Jigsaw is piecing together the clues‹one crumb at a time. But no one is going to snatch a brownie while a detective is watching. Time for Jigsaw to go undercover and catch this brown...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 12

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2001

    Jigsaw Jones - 11

    Jigsaw is excited about a camping trip with his friends. No school. No detective work. But a full moon and a campfire story about a lake creature get Jigsaw back to business. Danika is sure a Marshmallow Monster is haunting the lake. Jigsaw and Mila ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2000

    Jigsaw Jones - 10

    A surprise author is coming to Ms. Gleason's class! It's a real mystery. Ms. Gleason won't say the name of the writer. Some kids think it might be a ghostwriter! The class hires detectives Jigsaw and Mila to solve the case. They are on the trail of t...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2000

    Jigsaw Jones - 9

    Bobby Solofsky fooled Sally-Ann with a phony magic trick. It was a rotten trick. But that's not all that stinks. Something smelly is spoiling science time in Ms. Gleason's class. Gould Bobby be the culprit? Jigsaw and Mila are hot on the case....

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2000

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2000

    Jigsaw Jones - 8

    Let it snow! When it snows, there's sledding, snowballs, and snow days! But things get frosty when someone steals Bigs Maloney's sled two days before the great sled race. Jigsaw and Mila are on the case. They need to keep Bigs cool and find his sled....

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  • Mystery

    Nov-1999

    Jigsaw Jones - 7

    It's almost Thanksgiving. But Jigsaw isn't feeling thankful. His dog, Rags, is missing. Did Rags wander off, or was he dog-napped? Great detectives don't solve mysteries by lying around. Jigsaw and Mila are sniffing out clues. And they won't stop unt...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1999

    Jigsaw Jones - 6

    Detective Jigsaw Jones and his friend, Mila, have a new case to solve after they happen upon a genuine mummy at the class Halloween party. Original....

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  • Mystery

    Jul-1999

    Jigsaw Jones - 5

    Yeesh! Eddie brought his baseball cards to school and now they are missing. It's time for Jigsaw to step up to the plate. He's no rookie detective! Solving this case is sure to send Jigsaw and Mila straight to the Detectives' Hall of Fame....

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1999

    Jigsaw Jones - 4

    Jigsaw Jones is no fraidy-cat detective. When Ralphie Jordan thinks his house is haunted, Jigsaw takes the case. The only way to trap the ghost is for Jigsaw to spend the night. With Mila's help, the clues are pieced together to tell a story... a spo...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-1999

    Jigsaw Jones - 3

    Someone is secretly sending Jigsaw valentines. When Jigsaw thinks about each valentine as a clue, the case starts come together. It's a red-hot mystery for Jigsaw and Mila, the best detectives in the second grade. Jigsaw puzzles are like mysteries...

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  • Mystery

    Nov-1998

    Jigsaw Jones - 2

    Lucy is in trouble. She gave her father's rare coin to Bigs Maloney. Now the coin is missing! Jigsaw and Mila are on the hunt for clues. This is a real cool mystery with a few snowy suspects! Jigsaw puzzles are like mysteries -- you've got to look...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1998

    Jigsaw Jones - 1

    Wingnut's hamster is missing! Jigsaw and his partner, Mila, are on the case. They are searching for clues and piecing together the mystery. This is a job for Jigsaw Jones, Private Eye....

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1998

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1998

    On a winters day, a mother and child take a stroll through the park, tossing sunflower seeds along the way. Unbeknownst to them, these seeds start an entire cycle of life around them. One stray seed sprouts into a sunflower, while a pair of cardinals...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1998

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1996

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1996

    Refusing to take their abduction by aliens lying down, Bugs Bunny challenges the aliens to a game of basketball that will determine the freedom of the Looney Tunes, and he enlists the help of Michael Jordan. Original. Movie tie-in....

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1995

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1994

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1988

    More than anything, Pee-Wee wants to join the circus! But what can he do? He tries everything - the trapeze, the sideshow, even the cannon - but nothing works out right. Poor Pee-Wee! Will he ever make it into the circus?...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1988

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1988

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  • Mystery

    Aug-1902

    Jigsaw Jones - 19

    Creepy attics, cobwebs, creaky floors...top detective Jigsaw Jones has seen it all. So when the new boy in town finds an old key hidden in his house, Jigsaw is ready to solve the mystery. But the clues are stacked against him. Will the key lead Jigsa...

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