THE DETECTIVE REED MYSTERIES

 

ABOUT THE DETECTIVE REED MYSTERIES

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Detective Reed solves it all!  He is a true hero! He is unstoppable! Follow him to the land of musical shapes and find out why they spin wildly in the air in Secrets at Willow Wail. Fly with him over Sound City into a garden of singing flowers following an escaped note in  the Case of the Flying Note. Ride with the detective to a blue moon where musical notes retire and take off in a time machine in Adventures on a Blue Moon.

If you like music, you’ll love these stories.
If you don’t like music, you’ll love these stories.
No prior musical knowledge is necessary to enjoy any Detective Reed mystery.

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Book 1:  THE CASE OF THE FLYING NOTE

Join Detective Reed on his musical mystery adventure. Enjoy this imaginative tale as the detective chases a note that has flown from its music.Yikes!

In this story, everything is music based and readers learn about many aspects of music as they zoom along with the detective.

Come fly through a magic portal into clouds of lost quarter notes. Adventure inside a snoring bugle horn and into a forest of rests. Soar deep within an underground music academy where Detective Reed escapes from the shooting arrows of C sharps and witness a rare gathering of violins! Join the detective when the flying note reveals the real reason it left its music.

The themes of this story:
– the importance of knowing who you really are
– it is OK to accept help from others
– finishing creative projects is important and great fun

  • REVIEWS:

  • *****

    By Sherry P. Todd on January 20, 2017

    Fun, easy to read fantasy with whimsical characters who drop little musical terms and tidbits along the way. Perfect for a read out loud or middle grade 2-3-4 read alone book. I bought a bunch as gifts for adult music teachers and their students to enjoy!
*****

By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2017

My children and I love this book! It is fun, creative and educational!

*****
By P. Goldberg on January 27, 2017
Beautiful, sweet and wonderfully illustrated.

*****

By Michelle Rae on January 24, 2017

Great book for children and adults! Super cool illustrations! Greatly recommended!!!

 

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Book 2: THE SECRET AT WILLOW WAIL

A measure of notes in a newly written trumpet piece take off to find who and what they really are! The detective and his house key, Glissando, decide to work together to look for them. They visit the Eighth Note Gymnasium, the Half Note Cafe, the Dot Theater and Museum Shop, and finally discover their answers in an amazing place called Willow Wail, the land of shapes.  At each stop, the measure of notes learns one new thing about who they are with Reed and Glissando following their every move.

The themes of this story:
– the importance of figuring out who you are and why you are here.
– the connections between math/art and music.
– some rhythms are common and some are unusual.
– playing is a great way to learn.

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Book 3: ADVENTURES ON A BLUE MOON

Celesta, a quarter note wants to know where she came from. With Detective Reed’s help they travel into space and land in the place where notes retire ~ on a Blue Moon.  Here they meet a note historian who takes them on a journey to ancient worlds where the first musical symbols were created.

The themes of this story:
– how music evolved into the notes they now are.
– what it means to be retired and full of wisdom and knowledge.
– the importance of friendship, no matter how old or young.

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