History Literature / EncyclopediaBrown

2nd May '16 9:31:32 AM MasoTey
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* StrictlyFormula: The first couple of pages of every book except for the first are almost word-for-word identical, describing Idaville, the businesses in it, and the police force, leading up to Chief Brown bringing a case home for his son to solve.

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* StrictlyFormula: Each book arranges its stories in a similar loose arc.
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The first couple of pages of every book except for the first are almost word-for-word identical, describing Idaville, the businesses in it, and the police force, leading up to Chief Brown bringing a case home for his son to solve.
26th Mar '16 4:21:09 PM ANTMuddle
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* GeniusBruiser: Sally, particularly on cases where gender is a plot point.



* InspectorLestrade: Chief Brown.

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* InspectorLestrade: Chief Brown.Brown can solve some cases singlehandedly, but he never plays this trope completely straight.
24th Mar '16 5:35:27 PM JoeG
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* StrongGirlSmartGuy: Sally and Encyclopedia.
11th Mar '16 9:03:32 PM StarSword
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Encyclopedia once declares a purported [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate Army]] officer's saber a forgery based on its inscription saying that General Lee had given it to General Jackson "after the First Battle of Bull Run" when neither side had called it that until after Second Bull Run.
10th Feb '16 6:30:25 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: In one case, the absent-minded Ziggy Ketchum is mentioned as having once hired Encyclopedia to find his wristwatch. Encyclopedia found it on his other wrist.
18th Jan '16 5:41:36 AM starofjusticev21
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* AdultsAreUseless: Every book starts with Encyclopedia helping his police officer father solve a crime over dinner. (These tend to be 'real' cases, e.g. armed robbery. The other chapters are cases brought to him by fellow schoolmates and tend to be lesser crimes.)

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* AdultsAreUseless: Every book starts with Encyclopedia helping his police officer father solve a crime over dinner. (These tend to be 'real' cases, e.g. armed robbery. The other chapters are cases brought to him by fellow schoolmates and tend to be lesser crimes.are the sorts of misdeeds carried out by local bullies.)
14th Jan '16 10:02:09 AM starofjusticev21
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Encyclopedia once declares a purported [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate Army]] officer's saber a forgery based on its inscription saying that General Lee had given it to General Jackson "after the First Battle of Bull Run" when neither side had called it that until after Second Bull Run. The bigger clue should have been the fact that, then and now, the South refers to the battles in question as the Battles of Manassas (after the strategic city of Manassas, VA the Union meant to capture), not Bull Run (a creek near the battlefield after which the North named the battles).
** The solution ''does'' mention that the inscription should've called it the Battle of Manassas.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Encyclopedia once declares a purported [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate Army]] officer's saber a forgery based on its inscription saying that General Lee had given it to General Jackson "after the First Battle of Bull Run" when neither side had called it that until after Second Bull Run. The bigger clue should have been the fact that, then and now, the South refers to the battles in question as the Battles of Manassas (after the strategic city of Manassas, VA the Union meant to capture), not Bull Run (a creek near the battlefield after which the North named the battles).\n** The solution ''does'' mention that the inscription should've called it the Battle of Manassas.
31st Dec '15 5:01:29 PM starofjusticev21
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** The solution ''does'' mention that the inscription should've called it the Battle of Manassas.
28th Dec '15 2:08:18 PM MarkLungo
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** In one story the ConvictionByCounterfactualClue that a sword purporting to be from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar sword is the inscription, which states that it was given to Stonewall Jackson by General Lee "after the first Battle of Bull Run," which wasn't called that until after the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.

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** In one story the ConvictionByCounterfactualClue that a sword purporting to be from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar sword is a fake is the inscription, which states that it was given to Stonewall Jackson by General Lee "after the first Battle of Bull Run," which wasn't called that until after the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.
28th Dec '15 2:08:00 PM MarkLungo
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** In one story the ConvictionByCounterfactualClue that a sword isn't a genuine Civil War sword is the inscription, which states that it was given to Stonewall Jackson by General Lee "after the first Battle of Bull Run," which wasn't called that until after the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.

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** In one story the ConvictionByCounterfactualClue that a sword isn't a genuine Civil War purporting to be from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar sword is the inscription, which states that it was given to Stonewall Jackson by General Lee "after the first Battle of Bull Run," which wasn't called that until after the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.
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