ON A CASE
York : HarperCollins, 1992.
3-6 RL 5.2 .
book won the 1993 Edgar award for a great
mystery book in the YA category. Twelve year old
Henry Coffin helps his dad at the "Coffin and
Pale Detective Agency." Henry's itching for a
chance to work on a case of his own. One day his
dad tells him he has to fly to San Diego and
leave Henry with their housekeeper. (Henry's mom
left when Henry was a baby.) I'll let Henry tell
you about his new client: (Read some of page 7).
Well, Henry's dad sends her away since he has to
go to San Diego. But she calls Henry at home
later that night. (Read some of page 24). Henry
takes the case and come up with some very
mysterious clues. But what he doesn't know is
that he's heading into some very serious
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