Something Queer Is Going On

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Something Queer is Going On (later redubbed The Fletcher Mysteries) is a children's mystery book series written by Elizabeth Levy and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.

The books focus on the cases of the young amateur sleuths Jill, her best friend Gwen, and Jill's almost completely inert basset hound Fletcher. Gwen, marked by her annoying habit of tapping her dental braces, is the more aggressive of the pair, while Jill attempts to be moderate in the investigations.

Poll Results

Something Queer at the Cafeteria (1994) 2
Something Queer at the Library (1977) 1
Something Queer on Vacation (1980) 1
Something Queer at the Lemonade Stand (1982) 1
Something Queer in Rock 'n' Roll (1987) 1
Something Queer Is Going On (1973) 0
A Hare-Raising Tail (2002) 0
The Principal's on the Roof (2002) 0
The Mixed-Up Mask Mystery (2003) 0
The Mystery of Too Many Elvises (2003) 0
Something Queer in the Wild West (1997) 0
Something Queer at the Scary Movie (1995) 0
Something Queer in Outer Space (1993) 0
Something Queer at the Birthday Party (1989) 0
Something Queer at the Haunted School (1982) 0
Something Queer at the Ballpark (1975) 0
The Cool Ghoul Mystery (2003) 0

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 17 April 2020 00:01 (six months ago) link

Are we voting for the titles, since it doesn't seem quite popular enough for many of us to have read much of them?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:58 (six months ago) link

it has a wikipedia page and everything! god, this is probably the most popular thing i've ever polled, i read like half of these when i was a kid

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:00 (six months ago) link

I loved these books!

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:09 (six months ago) link

I'm in the wrong age group for these, but based on your description I like the concept. Especially Fletcher, who I imagine contributes more to the dialogue than the action.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:12 (six months ago) link

for the record it's not my description, literal copy and paste from wikipedia

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:24 (six months ago) link

these sound wonderful, i'm surprised i never stumbled on them when i was younger. i feel like half the books i got out of the library around ages 7-8 or whatever were mystery stories for kids. i read a bunch about a girl detective named cam jansen, whose gimmick was pretty awesome:

A series of books following the exploits of a fifth grade female detective named Jennifer "Cam" Jansen and her best friend Eric. Nicknamed Cam for her photographic memory, the protagonist closes her eyes and says "click" at various points in a story, mimicking the noise of a camera while memorizing a scene in front of her. She later recalls these scenes to aid in solving a mystery.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:41 (six months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 27 April 2020 00:01 (six months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 00:01 (five months ago) link

wow, the cafeteria. who knew?

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 00:38 (five months ago) link

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