Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Book Review: The Crypto-Capers in the Case of the Missing Sock by Renee Hand

Title: The Crypto-Capers in the Case of the Missing Sock

Written by: Renee Hand

Illustrator: Alla Dubrovich

Soft cover: 105 pages

Ages: 8-12 (grades 4-7)

Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-87839-304-6

Published: October 2008

Price: $12.95

Many of us remember the challenge of cryptograms with fondness. In The Crypto-Capers in the Case of the Missing Sock, and no it didn’t get lost in the washing machine, the Holmes siblings find themselves in their latest caper. Blending their skills of puzzle solving, deduction, and reasoning with their best friend Morris’ computer know how the trio along with Granny are hired by Mr. Delacomb to find a single sock. At first they are baffled why a single sock would be stolen. Until they have their first meeting with Mr. Delacomb. They discover words sometimes do not explain the value of an item. It’s up to them to uncover the what, why, where, and who and they soon find themselves traveling to Florida to discover the answers. Of course, the muscle of the group, Granny travels with them for guidance and protection.

Come along for this exciting adventure of mystery, intrigue, and puzzle deducing techniques to solve their latest case.
Author, Renee Hand cleverly blends a mystery and cryptogram clues throughout her series The Crypto-Capers making the adventure of solving a mystery more exciting. To learn more about Hand’s writing career visit


  1. Looks like the sort of thing I would have loved to read with my son. We collected quite a few books with cryptograms and other puzzles in the stories.

  2. This book looks wonderful - that age group loves mysteries. I love the title!

    Karen Cioffi


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