Table of contents 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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Contents
Dear Budding Detective	6
How to Use This Book	7
Chapter One: How It All Started	8
Our Gang	8
Make Your Own Detective Agency Sign	10
Make Your Own Crime Kit	12
Best-Dressed Detective Jacket	14
Secret Camera Pocket	15
Chapter Two: The Scene of the Crime	16
Memory Master: Noticing and Remembering Details	18
Sharpening Your Memory	19
Record the Scene: Make a Photo Scale	21
Fingerprint Kit	22
Dusting for Fingerprints	23
Make Your Own Mystery Note	24
Collecting Trace Evidence: Hair and Fiber	25
The String's the Thing: Spatter and Projectile Analysis	27
X Marks the Spot: Recording Local Conditions	29
Out With It, Darn Spot! Fake Blood	30
The Bare Truth: What Feet Tell Us	31
Invisible Messages	33
More Invisible Messages	33
Starting the Search for a Missing Person	34
Chapter Three: The Tables Are Turned	36
Trash Cover	37
Talk to the Hand: Handwriting & Paper Analysis	39
Pigpen Cipher	40
Coded Screensaver Messages	41
Disguising Your Voice	43
Stop Thief! Powder and Other Best Booby Traps	45
The Drawer Trap	45
The Book Trap	45
Reversible Shirt	46
Other Disguises	47
Chapter Four: The Chase is On	48
Sneaking	49
Time Is of the Essence	51
Faking It: Making a Cut-Out Silhouette	52
Mean Streets: Shaking a Tail	53
Excellent Small Hiding Places	54
False-Bottom Box	55
Excellent Large Hiding Places	57
Color Codes and Secret Drops	59
Complex Color Codes	59
Book Cipher	60
Being There (Not): How to Make a Fake Body	62
Night Surveillance Outfit	63
Night Work: Stuff that Glows in the Dark	64
Coded Morse Message	66
Chapter Five: Closing In 70
Elementary, My Dear: Simple Rules of Ratiocination 70
Getting Bubbles to Bubble: Interrogation Techniques 72
I Confess! Using Good Cop/Bad Cop Tactics 74
Goodbye and All That 76
The Master Detective's Handbook 77
Make an Evidence Bag and Tape 80
Secure the Scene: Crime Scene Tape 82
Make a Fingerprint Database 83
The Game's a Foot! Collecting Footprints 84
Grime Doesn't Pay: Drag marks and Tread Marks 86
Tool Time: Make Your Own Casting Putty 88
The Eyes Have It: Interrogation Tips 89
More Invisible Messages In Case You're Kidnapped 90
The Essential Detecting Library: A Guide for Beginners 92
DetectiveSpeak: A Vocabulary 78
Give Up? Cracked Codes 95
Index 96

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Handicraft -- Juvenile literature.
Detectives -- Juvenile literature.
Detective and mystery stories -- Juvenile literature.