The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

Book - 2009
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When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416978152
Characteristics: viii, 179 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rex, Adam


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Jul 06, 2016

This book is hilarious, easy to get into and keeps you hanging at the end of every chapter. It's hard to put down. I have had difficulty finding books for boys that are actually interesting and well written. This is one of the best series of books that I have come across. If you like adventure, comedy, excitement and mystery, you should read this book.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

The Brixton Brothers series is both exciting and hilarious. It’s the only book I’ve ever seen where a kid out bikes a renegade bookmobile, and then dusts for fingerprints using hot chocolate mix. This is funnier and more relatable than Encyclopedia Brown and the Hardy Boys ever were.

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Jun 18, 2015

I think that this book is funny and an easy read. Books don't have to be believable to be funny. :-)

Jun 17, 2015

for me, not recommended. it feel's fake and unrealistic, the fiction within fiction is obvious and badly written.

Apr 16, 2014

When the Brixton Brothers are on a case there is exciting danger, fun blaming, and deceiving (by the bad guys). The Brixton Brothers learn a lot from the detective handbook they found – like how to deliver a punch to the solar plexus.
Kids that enjoy mysteries and have a brother would like this book.

JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

Steve has read every book in the Bailey Brothers mystery series and constantly studies The Bailey Brothers' Detective Handbook, practicing all the skills that will make him a detective. He's very smart and capable. It's just that the books are very old, which mean his tools and methods are very out of date and that Steve calls his best friend his "chum" and uses other old-fashioned terms and language.

No one notices or cares, though, since much more ludicrous things are afoot. When Steve checks out a library book for his school research assignment, he is arrested by a secret operations team of librarians who accuse him of treason. They say he is working for Mr. E and want to know all of his secrets. Steve has no secrets, but now he's on the run, trying to find Mr. E for the cops and librarians to clear his name.

The height of silly hilariousness, this is a mystery book that has a ton of fun not making much sense.

Dec 02, 2012

This book eases you into the weird world of the story without a jolt. Plus, there's ninja librarians. That has to count for something.

Nov 06, 2012

im about to put this book on hold is it really a good book?

Oct 14, 2012

First of all, the title makes no sense, but it is a fair portent of the kind of humour this book (now series) runs on. It’s mostly the over-the-top trying-too-hard kind of funny that appeals more to kids, but I still laughed a few times. I cringed a few times too, at the jokes that kids wouldn’t get but that aren’t even funny to adults, such as the Red Herring Bar and the Macguffin Quilt. The subtitle, “Brixton Brothers #1″, represents the more subtle humour that exists in the book … because Steve Brixton is an only child who understands detective novel heroes come in pairs.

Aug 21, 2012

I am now going to put this book on hold this right now. Are you sure that this book is an interesting and good book?

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Sep 28, 2017

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Jun 18, 2015

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Oct 14, 2012

Steve paused behind the bronze book [statue], took a few deep breaths, then ran into the open. Ropes wrapped around the upper half of his body, he sprinted down the road like a sausage escaping from a butcher shop.

Oct 14, 2012

The inside of the Red Herring was shabby and dim and smelled like beards.


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Mar 22, 2013

Twelve year old Steve Brixton has been mistaken as the detective of the evil Mr.E! Now he has to find out who is Mr.E and clear his name.


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