Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams Mysteries
14 Books

M. Masters

1983-1985

An early 80s series spanning only 3 years and 14 books, in the same 'young local detective' style as Encyclopedia Brown.

Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams Mysteries

Christopher "Hawkeye" Collins and Amy (Amanda) Adams are a pair of 12-year-old fictional detectives, the main characters in a series of children's novels titled Can You Solve The Mystery?, credited to M. Masters (a pseudonym used by different writers), originally published from 1983–1985, by Meadowbrook Press. The series was republished in 1992, 2006-2007 by Spotlight (ABDO Publishing Company) and most recently in 2013 by Meadowbrook Press as Can You Solve The Mystery?

Similar in style to Encyclopedia Brown, readers are given clues in the form of narration. An important distinction from the Encyclopedia Brown series is the graphical picture included for each story, presented as a sketch by "Hawkeye" Collins of the scene of the crime, which provide the necessary hint to solve the puzzle.

Collins and Adams are neighbours who live across from each other on Crestview Drive in the fictional town of Lakewood Hills, Minnesota. Collins is described as having excellent observation prowess and able to carry out a quick but comprehensive sketch of the scene of the crime which capture vital clues to solving the mystery. Adams is an athletic red-haired girl who is described as "quick of mind, quick of feet and quick of temper".

It was mentioned that Hawkeye's father is a lawyer and his mother a real-estate agent. Amy's father is an airline pilot and her mother a medical doctor.

Together, they were oft called upon to solve crimes or mysteries in their town.

[Exceprts from Wikipedia]

Books in this series
1
The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin
M. Masters
1983

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the “Can You Solve the Mystery” series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.

Goodreads
3.69
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
92 pages
ISBN 0-91565881X
2
The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher
M. Masters
1983

"Hawkeye" Christopher Collins and Amy Adams, both 12, in Lakewood Hills Minnesota, solve cases. He sketches; she decodes; Sgt Treadwell may supervise. Mirror-type answers are at back, except final cliff-hanger.

Goodreads
3.77
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-915658852
3
The Case of the Video Game Smugglers
M. Masters
1983

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the “Can You Solve the Mystery” series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.

Goodreads
3.78
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-915658887
4
The Case of the Mysterious Dognapper
M. Masters
1983

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.91
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
95 pages
ISBN 0-91565895X
5
The Case of the Clever Computer Crooks
M. Masters
1983

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.72
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
92 pages
ISBN 0-915658119
6
The Case of the Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
M. Masters
1983

Short mysteries starring Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams, two twelve-year-old sleuths who solve mysteries using Hawkeye's sketches of important clues.

Goodreads
3.67
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
95 pages
ISBN 0-915658151
7
The Mystery of the Star Ship Movie
M. Masters
1983

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.86
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-915658208
8
The Secret of the Software Spy
M. Masters
1983

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.82
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
94 pages
ISBN 0-915658267
9
The Case of the Toilet Paper Decorator
M. Masters
1984

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.95
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
94 pages
ISBN 0-881660248
10
The Secret of the Loon Lake Monster
M. Masters
1984

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve a series of mysteries using sketches of important clues.

Goodreads
3.87
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-881660507
11
The Mystery of the Haunted House
M. Masters
1984

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.84
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
95 pages
ISBN 0-881660256
12
The Secret of the Video Game Scores
M. Masters
1984

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve ten mysteries using Hawkeye's sketches of important clues.

Goodreads
3.89
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-881660264
13
The Mystery of the Phony Frankenstein
M. Masters
1985

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve nine puzzling cases, using sketches of important clues. Includes hints for interpreting clues and brief explanations of the investigative methods used.

Goodreads
3.8
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-881660345
14
The case of the clever marathon cheat
M. Masters
1985

Two twelve-year-old sleuths solve ten mysteries with the help of Hawkeye's sketches. The reader is asked to present the solution before it is revealed in the book.

Goodreads
3.7
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
97 pages
ISBN 0-881660353