This series is based on the Hardy boys.
The main character, Steve, a seventh grader, has read all of the Brixton Brothers mysteries and relies on their tips to solve his own cases.
On a train ride to a school activity, he and his best "chum" Dana stumble upon a car heist which has a weird turn of events. Steve has retired from being a detective but this case teases him until he cannot resist cracking it open. He just may find a girlfriend as he goes along!
Perfect for reluctant readers as the chapters are short, exciting and humorous. It is "hi-lo" type book-appeals to older readers who struggle with reading.
-Borrowed from the library.