the brixton brothers
by Mac Barnett

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Twelve year old seventh-grader Steve Brixton (an only child) is obsessed with the Bailey Brothers, a pair of sibling sleuths who solve crimes in a mystery book series. Steve read all fifty-eight Bailey Brothers mysteries, sent away cereal box tops to get his Bailey Brothers Detective's License, and studies The Bailey Brothers' Detective Handbook. And by using the tactics of his fictional heroes (with varying degrees of success), Steve inadvertently becomes America's top sleuth.
Steve Brixton with his chum Dana and his ace wits, solves any dangerous, impossible, and action-packed mystery for a small fee of two hundred dollars a day plus expenses.

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books.

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The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (#1) - 2009   For Sale
Illustrator: Adam Rex
Seventh-grader Steve Brixton is an avid reader of the Bailey Brothers series, and he's about to get a chance to put the detective tactics he's read so much about into practice. He's out to solve a mystery being investigated by America's most secret crime solving agency: the United States Department of Library Sciences. It will take all of Steve's skills to navigate this story of intrigue and crime

The Ghostwriter Secret (#2) - 2010   For Sale
Illustrator: Adam Rex
The adventures of Steve Brixton, America's next great kid detective, continue. When MacArthur Bart, a.k.a. Steve's hero, vanishes, Steve and his reluctant chum Dana must rescue the man from the clutches of a villainous crime syndicate. This thrilling mystery is packed with nail-biting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and ankle-twisting humiliation, with twists that will hit you right in your solar plexus (wherever that is).

It Happened on a Train (#3) - 2011   For Sale
Illustrator: Adam Rex
For a great detective, the best part of retiring is coming out of retirement.
Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new job: He takes out the trash for five bucks a week. But it's hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve and his best chum, Dana, are pulled into a mystery involving a fleet of stolen automobiles, a vanishing girl, and a phantom train car. Oh, and there might just be some romance….

Danger Goes Berserk (#4) - 2012   For Sale
Illustrator: Matthew Myers
It's a routine case…
…or at least as routine as a cases get when you're a twelve-year-old private detective who's been sleuthing for just a few months: Steve Brixton must don a neon wetsuit and work undercover to retrieve a stolen surfboard.
But when the assignment goes all wrong, Steve finds himself caught inside mysteries involving wild surfers, pirate smugglers, thick-necked goons, and a sixth-grader who can't find his gym shorts.

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Box Set Volumes 1-4 - 2013   For Sale
Seventh-grader Steve Brixton is obsessed with the Bailey Brothers, a pair of sibling sleuths who solve crimes in a mystery book series. Steve read all fifty-eight Bailey Brothers mysteries, sent away cereal box tops to get his Bailey Brothers Detective's License, and studies The Bailey Brothers' Detective Handbook. And by using the tactics of his fictional heroes (with varying degrees of success), Steve inadvertently becomes America's top sleuth.
This complete paperback edition collection of Brixton Brothers adventures includes: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, The Ghostwriter Secret, It Happened on a Train, and Danger Goes Berserk.