The Absent author

by Ron Roy
Series: A to Z Mysteries #1
87 pages, Mystery
Reviewed by bookRacoon

Good first story in a very well-written series.


Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are best friends who live in the town of Green Lawn, Connecticut. One day, when their favorite mystery author Wallis Wallace doesn't show up for his book signing, they go to investigate. What they find is a mystery of their own.


The laws of morality are abided by. While there is some discussion about a person having been kidnapped, it is resolved.

Spiritual Content

God is not mentioned in this book; Dink, Josh, Ruth Rose, and their friends and family all live very moral lives.


The author is gagged and tied to a chair.

Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



This series is one of the best "easy readers" ever written: the plot is enjoyable, the characters likeable, and the writing style good. It is a fun read for younger children who enjoy mysteries, and makes a good alternative to the ever-popular "Nancy Drew" and "Hardy Boys" books.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 8-10

Review Rating:

Average rating: 4 stars
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