History Literature / AToZMysteries

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.

* CrossOver: Dink, Josh, RealLifeWritesThePlot: Partial example. When Ron Roy visited the White House during the Christmas season, he watched the hubbub of the festive preparations and Ruth Rose meet remarked that it seemed that the kids in Christmas season would be the ''Capital Mysteries'' in 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''.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''.
15th Feb '13 4:10:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* LotteryTicket: In the first book Nate says he sent postcards to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose telling them they had won a million dollars in a contest.
20th Jun '12 4:29:08 PM SingingRain
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* ShoutOut: During ''The Runaway Racehorse'', Ruth Rose reads ''TheBlackStallion''.
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** During ''The Runaway Racehorse'', Ruth Rose reads ''TheBlackStallion''.''TheBlackStallion''. ** Josh has a dream in ''The Goose's Gold'' that anything he touches turns into chocolate like in ''The Chocolate Touch'.
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