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The Mystery at Darcy's Discount Store

Gracie's Mysteries: Super Spy Series
The Mystery at Darcy's Discount Store
Average: 4.4 (5 votes)

Gracie is ready to begin her summer vacation, but her inquisitive mind takes her on an adventure that lands her in the hospital. Crutches and stitches do not slow her down, but opens up a new opportunity to help the employees at Darcy's solve a mystery. The story takes on a twist when the criminals are caught but merchandise is still disappearing. Gracie has an idea about the thief, but no one believes her. Can she convince the management to check out her lead? 

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Pages: 64
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781882658350
Categories: Action Adventure, Boys, Family & Friends
Features: Illustrations, Chapters
Keywords: girls, detective, crutches, thief, good citizen
Date Added: May 30, 2015
Readers' Favorite International Book Award Honorable Mention
Okay it could not be rain hitting my f a c e a l t h o u g h i t i s p o u r i n g o u t s i d e b u t what else could it be I bet that mysteri ous Mr Chapman the tenant who lives above us is up to no good I jumped up dressed and discovered there was definitely water coming from the ceiling I was not dreamingit was real I grabbed my binoculars rain jacket and a pop tart told Mom I was going to investigate and was out the door in a matter of minutes There is something about solving a mystery that makes my day My mom knows I enjoy investigating around our neighborhood every Saturday One day Im going to latch on to something big I always say as I walk out the door  I climbed to the top floor of our building and walked out onto the roof which connected with the building next door so I could get a peak at our neighbor above us to find out what was going on I quietly walked to my favorite spotwhere one roof reaches out over the other It makes a perfect little hiding place with its own little roofa justright place on a rainy day I must say I was surprised to put it lightly Right there in Mr Chapmans window was the most peculiar looking plant I had ever seen It was shaped like a palm tree with little orange and yellow blossoms at the base And to top it all off it had some sort of green fruit growing from the top I grabbed my binoculars to get a better view and boy did I ever get a view As soon as I focused in on the right window there was Mr Chapman staring back at me pointing his fin ger and yelling something Im glad I didnt hear I quickly moved the binoculars around and pretended as though I was just checking out the entire building I was being as nonchalant as I knew how I even started whistling It was then I heard his window open He leaned out and yelled You are the nosiest kid in this whole build ing he said veins bulging on his neck You need to be punished by your mother his fists were tightly clinched You should never use those things to look in other peoples homes