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Authors: Lewis B. Montgomery

The Case of the Stinky Socks

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Lewis B. Montgomery
illustrated by
Amy Wummer

New York



Text copyright © 2009 by Lewis B. Montgomery

Illustrations copyright © 2009 by Amy Wummer

Super Sleuthing Strategies illustrations copyright © 2009 by Kane Press, Inc.

Super Sleuthing Strategies illustrations by Nadia DiMattia


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. For information regarding permission, write to Kane Press, Inc., 240 West 35th Street, Suite 302, New York, NY 10001-2506.


Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


Montgomery, Lewis B.

The case of the stinky socks / by Lewis B. Montgomery ; illustrated by Amy Wummer.

p. cm. — (The Milo & Jazz mysteries ; 1)

Summary: Detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz join forces to tackle their first big case—finding out who stole the lucky socks from the high school baseball team's star pitcher.

ISBN 978-1-57565-285-6 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-1-57565-288-7 (lib. bdg.)

[1. Socks—Fiction. 2. Baseball—Fiction. 3. Mystery and detective stories.] I. Wummer, Amy, ill. II. Title.

PZ7.M7682Cs 2009




ISBN 978-1-57565-340-2 (e-book)


10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


First published in the United States of America in 2009 by Kane Press, Inc.

Printed in Hong Kong


Book Design: Edward Miller


The Milo & Jazz Mysteries is a trademark of Kane Press, Inc.

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5340-2 (pdf)

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5655-7 (ePub)

eISBN: 978-1-5756-5656-4 (mobi)



For Will, Ryan, Taylor, and Elliot:
may your socks never stink!—L.B.M.

Milo sat on his bed and stared at the plain brown box. This was it! At last!

He'd been waiting for this package ever since the day he spotted the ad in

Milo tore open the package and dumped everything out on his bed.

Wow! Look at all this stuff!

There were special rear-view sunglasses for spying on someone behind him. There was a little notebook with a black leather cover—well, it
like leather. And best of all, there was a pair of invisible-ink pens with ultraviolet decoder lights.

But where was the first lesson?

He shook the package again, and a sheet of paper fell out. The side facing him was blank. He flipped it over. The other side was blank, too.

No lesson. Dash Marlowe had made a big mistake.

He grabbed one of the invisible-ink pens.
Dash is a dope,
he scribbled on the paper. Sure enough—the ink was invisible! The paper still looked blank.


Milo turned the pen around and clicked on the decoder light to read what he'd written.

Whoa! Underneath his scribbled note, a message had appeared.


who was a dope?

His mom and dad were always telling him to slow down and think things through. But somehow, it sounded more important coming from a world-famous private eye.

Milo flopped backward and let his head hang off the end of the bed. He always read like that. His brain seemed to work better upside down.

He read on. There was more about how to observe and think and draw conclusions like a detective. Then Dash said his next task was to go out and find a mystery to solve. Not a made-up mystery like the “blank” sheet of paper, but a
one. . . .

He flipped the page over.


The lesson ended by saying that once Milo solved a mystery, he could write in and get his next lesson.

Keep a sharp eye out for anything strange or unusual. . . .

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