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About Meg Mackintosh

Meg Mackintosh is the young detective who stars in the Meg Mackintosh Mysteries. She loves a problem. She gets excited by the challenge of solving a good mystery, and she is very observant and analytical. Meg notices details, watches people carefully, and listen to what they say. Once she starts a case, she works steadily on it. Even if she grows confused, she never gives up.

School Library Journal describes Meg as "determined, clever, and resourceful," and Booklist reports that the series "will keep young readers turning the pages." Using clues in the text and illustrations, young readers can solve fun and exciting cases alongside Meg. Each mystery is challenging and rewarding for readers at all levels. Contact Lucinda Landon for more information about Meg Mackintosh.

A Meg Mackintosh Mini-Mystery

Meg Mackintosh, with Gramps, and her dog, Skip, spent the afternoon fishing. Gramps got lucky and caught a big bass just before it started to rain. When they got back to their cabin, it was pouring, and Harry, the cat, was waiting on his warm spot above the wood stove. While Gramps cleaned the fish and sprinkled it with breadcrumbs, Meg heated some milk for hot chocolate. Suddenly a bolt of lightning cracked and the lights in the cabin went out. Gramps fumbled in the dark for matches and a candle. Something crashed to the floor. Skip ran in circles barking. A chair knocked over. Harry screeched. By the time Meg pulled her flashlight out of her detective kit and flicked it on, the kitchen was a mess ... and the fish was GONE!

"Skip!" scolded Gramps. "You broke the platter and ate our dinner!"

"How do you know Harry didn't do it?" asked Meg, her eyes scanning the scene.

"Harry is still in the same spot, and besides, he couldn't eat a whole fish that fast," Gramps grumbled, as he started to pour the chocolate into the hot milk "Looks like peanut butter sandwiches for us."

"WAIT!" shouted Meg. "Don't pour the chocolate in the pot!"

Match Wits with Meg: What did Meg deduce?

—Mini Mystery Solution Below— 

“The fish is in there,” Meg insisted.

She was right.

“Harry grabbed the fish when the lights went out,” Meg explained. “See, there ware his paw prints in the breadcrumbs on the table. But Skid must have startled Harry when he was taking the fish up to the shelf. Thats’s when he dropped it in the milk. I noticed smashed milk on the stove and harry was licking crumbs off his paws.” 

“Hmmmm, you’re a sly old cat.” Gramps shook his head. “Sorry, Skip. Good detecting, Meg-O.”

“Looks lie good fish chowder,” Meg smiled, as she stirred the pot. And it was.”