Nothing elementary about these

two amateur detectives

For Middle School Readers

Ten exciting stories, full of adventure and mystery, recount the exploits of teenage brothers Ted and Johnny Taylor, who are amateur detectives and students at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, during the 1990s. Often working with local law enforcement, the two Taylor brothers face a variety of challenges, including gangs, drug dealers, racial misunderstanding, crooked coaches, animal cruelty, arson, domestic violence, small town prejudices, mistaken identities, mental illness, and even ghosts and haunted houses. Advised by their attorney father, himself a former detective, this duo of thoughtful older brother and impulsive younger brother strive tirelessly to make the world a better place. Middle school readers will enjoy author Charles Malone’s fascinating turns of plot. The book takes its inspiration from stories Malone invented for his own son years ago. No gratuitous violence or vulgarity, but lots of intrigue!

Genre: Middle school readers mystery, adventure
ISBN: 978-0-578-44655-4
Dimensions: 5” wide x 8” tall
Binding: Paper, perfect bound
Pages: vi, 210
Publication: 2019
Illustrations: 10 interior black ink and wash drawings, color cover