A to Z Mysteries

28 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 496 ratings

A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author Publisher's Summary

A is for author...

Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer before it's too late!

©1997 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.
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  • Book 1

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer before it's too late!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Number 1!

    • By Rachel K. Gray on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 2

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Bald Bandit

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Green Lawn Savings Bank has been robbed! When a private detective comes to Dink's door looking for the kid who videotaped the crime, Dink and his friends volunteer to find him. After all, there's a reward! But tracking down one red-headed kid isn't so easy, especially if he doesn't want to be found. Can the trio find that kid, and his tape, before the bandit does?

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 3

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis. Her canary is missing! The little bird has vanished without a trace, and he's not the only one. Two other pets are missing. The kids suspect a pet-napper, and now that Ruth Rose's cat, Tiger, has turned up missing too, it's become personal!

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 4

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Deadly Dungeon
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover - in a haunted castle! But as soon as the young detectives arrive, they start hearing screams behind the walls. Will they discover who - or what - is haunting Moose Manor?

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  • Book 5

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Empty Envelope
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan". But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 6

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Falcon's Feathers
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    When Josh discovers a nest of young falcons in the forest, he, Dink, and Ruth Rose start visiting every day. But in the morning they find it empty! The kids discover a wounded falcon with its wing feathers clipped, and they know someone's up to no good. Can they figure out what's going on before it's too late to save the falcons?

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 7

    • A to Z Mysteries

    • The Goose's Gold
    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Sun, sand - and sunken treasure? That's what Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose discover when they go on vacation to Florida. An old ship has been found off the coast, and it's full of gold! Two divers are collecting donations to bring up the loot. They're promising to share whatever they find - but is this too good to be true? It's up to Dink and his friends to get to the bottom of it!

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  • Book 8

    The Haunted Hotel audiobook cover art
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  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11-14

    • A to Z Mysteries: Books K-N

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This collection includes K is for Kidnapped, L Is for Lucky, M Is for Mummy, and N Is for Nugget. Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 11

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Kidnapped King

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    K is for Kidnapped! Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?

    Regular price: $13.27

  • Book 12

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Lucky Lottery

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    L is for Lucky. . . . And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket . . . before Lucky loses out!

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  • Book 13

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Missing Mummy

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    M is for Mummy...It's Mummy Monday at the museum, and Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited about the new Egyptian exhibit. It features a child mummy in an actual tomb! But then the mummy is stolen and the tomb robbed of its treasure. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unravel the mystery and return the mummy to its rightful resting place?

    Regular price: $13.27

  • Book 14

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Ninth Nugget

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    N is for Nugget...Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. Everything is normal in a cowboy kind of way - until Josh finds a huge gold nugget! Just as they are deciding what to do with their newfound riches, the nugget disappears. Will the kids be able to track down the thief before it's time to mosey on home?

    Regular price: $13.27

  • Book 15-18

    • A to Z Mysteries: Books O-R

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    This collection contains The Orange Outlaw, The Panda Puzzle, The Quicksand Question, and The Runaway Racehorse. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink’s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty—and hungry—crook?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Bruce Kasrel on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 15

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Orange Outlaw

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink's Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty - and hungry - crook?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • review

    • By Daphne Nafe on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 16

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Panda Puzzle

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars.... Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up the cash?

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 17

    • A to Z Mysteries #17: The Quicksand Question

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit.

    Regular price: $11.20

  • Book 18

    • A to Z Mysteries: The Runaway Racehorse

    • By: Ron Roy
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to see Uncle Warren's new racehorse, Whirlaway, in action. But the night before the big race, the horse disappears! Can the kids figure it out or is Whirlaway out of the winner's circle for good?

    Regular price: $11.20

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