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5th May '16 2:49:19 PM SingingRain
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* BlatantBurglar:



* EatingPetFood: In ''December Dog'', the kids get a present which appears to be dog-shaped cookies. After Brian takes a bite out of one, he discovers they're actually doggy treats.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: The titular "thieves" of ''New Year's Eve Thieves'' wear a ski mask and a bandanna. The kids are led to believe that they are [[BlatantBurglar Blatant Burglars]] [[spoiler: though they turn out to be Lucy's parents screwing with them.]]

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The titular "thieves" of ''New Year's Eve Thieves'' wear a ski mask and a bandanna. The kids are led to believe that they are [[BlatantBurglar Blatant Burglars]] [[spoiler: though they turn out to be Lucy's parents screwing just messing with them.]]


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* OutlawCouple: Subverted in ''New Year's Eve Thieves'' as the kids think two strangers walking around town are [[BlatantBurglar Blatant Burglars]] [[spoiler: but it turns out ti be Lucy's parents visiting from Arizona who apparently think it's funny to troll the main kids.]]
5th May '16 2:25:37 PM SingingRain
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* DeathbringerTheAdorable: The kids call the new neighbors' dog "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killer]]" because she looks big and fearsome. When it "attacks" Bradley they learn that its name is actually Daisy and that it really doesn't want to attack anyone.

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* BlatantBurglar:
* ChristmasEpisode: The December issue, which mostly takes place on Christmas Eve and ends on Christmas.
* DeathbringerTheAdorable: The kids call the new neighbors' dog "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killer]]" because she looks big and fearsome. When it "attacks" Bradley they learn that its name is actually Daisy and that it really doesn't want to attack hurt anyone.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: The titular "thieves" of ''New Year's Eve Thieves'' wear a ski mask and a bandanna. The kids are led to believe that they are [[BlatantBurglar Blatant Burglars]] [[spoiler: though they turn out to be Lucy's parents screwing with them.]]



* NewYearHasCome: The thirteenth book, ''New Year's Eve Thieves''.



* ValentinesDayEpisode: ''February Friend''.

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* TitleDrop: Mr. Linkletter drops the title of the 13th book, telling the kids that an elderly couple "would be amused to know that you suspected them of being New Year's Eve thieves!".
* ValentinesDayEpisode: ''February Friend''.
24th Jan '16 5:36:33 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* BigBrotherInstinct: In ''The Unwilling Umpire'', the titular umpire implicates himself in the theft of the story because he thinks his little brother did it. It turns out this isn't the first time he's done it either.
24th Jan '16 5:34:47 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AdultFear: It's somewhat unnerving how often the main trio gets locked in locations by the crooks and were they not able to escape, probably wouldn't be found for hours.
** A more specific example occurs in ''White House White-Out''; the main trio teams up with the President's stepdaughter to rescue the kidnapped First Dog. After they end up stranded in the snow, Dink works out that the stepdaughter was the intended target.



* CrossOver: Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose meet the kids in the ''Capital Mysteries'' in ''White House White-Out''.

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* CrossOver: Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose meet the kids in the ''Capital Mysteries'' in ''White House White-Out''.White-Out'' and end up teaming up with them to rescue the kidnapped First Dog.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Partial example. When Ron Roy visited the White House during the Christmas season, he watched the hubbub of the festive preparations and remarked that it seemed that the Christmas season would be the perfect time to steal something from the White House since everyone is so busy that it would take a while for anyone to notice. The plot of ''White House White-Out'' revolves around a plot to kidnap the First Dog [[spoiler: with the real target being the president's [[AdultFear step]][[WouldHurtAChild daughter]]]]



* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Sammi leaves one with kaleidoscope pieces when he's kidnapped in ''The Kidnapped King''. Thankfully [[TeamPet Pal]] can smell them out.

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* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Sammi Sami leaves one with kaleidoscope pieces when he's kidnapped in ''The Kidnapped King''. Thankfully [[TeamPet Pal]] can smell them out.




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* WouldHurtAChild: Many of the crooks are all too happy to threaten the main trio.



* SpinOffspring: The series follows the adventures of Bradley and Brian Pinto (Josh's younger brothers), Nate Hathaway (Bradley's friend), and Lucy Armstrong (Dink's cousin).

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* SpinOffspring: The series follows the adventures of Bradley and Brian Pinto (Josh's younger brothers), Nate Hathaway (Bradley's friend), friend and Ruth Rose's little brother), and Lucy Armstrong (Dink's cousin).
25th Jul '15 6:58:29 PM SingingRain
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* DeathbringerTheAdorable: The kids call the new neighbors' dog "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killer]]" because she looks big and fearsome. When it "attacks" Bradley they learn that its name is actually Daisy and that it really doesn't want to attack anyone.
25th Jul '15 6:31:44 PM SingingRain
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Nate comes up with a plan to recover some of their stuff that has fallen into the hands of their new neighbors. Bradley points out that if they were to use the ladder it would be stuck in the neighbors' yard. Nate responds that they'll figure it out later. In the end the ladder is left in the neighbors' yard.


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* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: The twins get new neighbors with a menacing dog. They start working on a mysterious project which the kids decide to investigate. [[spoiler: Turns out the project is a Thanksgiving surprise for their grandchildren and "Killer" is actually a real nice dog.]]
21st Jul '15 7:59:17 PM SingingRain
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* FriendOnTheForce: Officer Fallon.
15th Jul '15 7:51:51 PM SingingRain
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* HalloweenEpisode: The October issue.
12th Jun '15 9:54:45 AM ladyofthelibrary
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** ChekhovsClassroom: Dink learns some French in ''The Kidnapped King'' and mispronounces ''jaune'', the French word for ''yellow'', as Joan, the name of the tutor. Using this knowledge, he later finds out that Joan is the kidnapper.

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** ChekhovsClassroom: Dink learns some French in ''The Kidnapped King'' and mispronounces ''jaune'', the French word for ''yellow'', as Joan, the name of the tutor. Using this knowledge, he later finds out that Joan is the kidnapper.kidnapper by connecting the trail of yellow glass pieces to this information which Sami, the victim, would have known because he was present for Dink's mispronunciation.
22nd Feb '13 9:23:07 PM Xtifr
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** During ''The Runaway Racehorse'', Ruth Rose reads ''TheBlackStallion''.

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** During ''The Runaway Racehorse'', Ruth Rose reads ''TheBlackStallion''.''Literature/TheBlackStallion''.
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