Publisher description for The master detective handbook : help our detectives use gadgets & super sleuthing skills to solve the mystery & catch the crooks / by Janice Eaton Kilby ; illustrated by Jason Chin.

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What does it take to solve a crime? Inquiring kids want to know, so the kid super-sleuths at the Pinkerton Detective Agency have invited detectives-in-training to join them in unraveling a mystery. And youngsters can really get involved, because every page is interactive: along with the great story come plenty of interesting projects, activities, and tasks. Imaginative watercolor illustrations feature visual clues just waiting to be found. Coded messages require deciphering. And to do their part, readers have to start a case file, complete with paperwork, photos, a crime scene sketch, and other pertinent details. Children will love learning essential gumshoe slang and implementing time-tested detective skills and trickery, including dusting for prints, bagging and tagging evidence, and sneaking around unnoticed…just like a pro.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Handicraft -- Juvenile literature.
Detectives -- Juvenile literature.
Detective and mystery stories -- Juvenile literature.