Quicksolve Whodunit Mysteries
9 Books

Jim Sukach

1995-2005

Nearly a double-digit series, following Dr Quicksolve and his friends through many mysteries.

Quicksolve Whodunit Mysteries

Jim Sukach published many books in this series, and had excerpt stories from them published in other collections, alongside other puzzle writers like Stan Smith, Ken Weber.

In this series we follow Dr J.L Quicksolve (a surname destined for crime-solving) and occasional sidekicks, through many mini-mysteries.

Each book contains wonderfully illustrated covers, and fun illustrations throughout and follow your typical kids mystery with answers following after.

With 9 books it's a long series, and has mixed reviews in how accurately one could divine the answers to some of the more arbitrary/vague chapters. Nonetheless it spanned nearly a decade, shifting gears to different titles for the last few - focussing on Elliot Savant (another fitting name) and his Son and their crime-solving adventures.

Several other non-compilation books are credited to Jim Sukach, including one by 'James Sukach' though it's undetermined if that's part of the series, despite featuring Dr Quicksolves son.

Books in this series
4
Great Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles
Jim Sukach
Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)
1999

Get on the case! Help famous detective Dr. J.L. Quicksolve and his son Junior solve some dastardly crimes. Interview suspects, evaluate their stories, examine crime scenes, and take note of strange details. Be on the alert for liars, tricksters, and unlikely alibis. * Did Mary Contrary kill her new husband? Or could it have been someone else?

Goodreads
3.72
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780806942513
9
Elliots Talking Dog
Jim Sukach
Alan Flinn (Illustrator)
2005

Criminals beware--and young readers delight: Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Quicksolve and his friends are back in a brand new collection of intriguing mini-whodunits. It's no mystery why kids love these clever and fun detective stories, in which they can test their smarts against such experts as the brilliant Professor of Criminology, Quicksolve; his son Junior; and super-sleuth Elliott Savant. Among the puzzling cases:

Stickup at the deli: are the suspects innocent campers, as they claim...or did they grab the money and flee down the freeway? Maybe their car will "tell" the truth.

Murder at the jewelry store: The killer may not have been caught on the video camera--but the tape may hold a valuable clue, anyway.

Every one is fun to solve!

Goodreads
3.6
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
80 pages
ISBN 9781402723667
8
Elliot finds a Clue
Jim Sukach
Alan Flinn (Illustrator)
2004

Detective Elliot Savant is back, along with Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and all their friends from the police department—and that means it’s time for young armchair sleuths to warm up their mental muscles and get ready to do some crime solving. There’s murder and mayhem galore to unravel, plus some entertaining puzzles just to test your smarts.

Goodreads
3.89
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9781402710742
3
Challenging Whodunit Puzzles
Jim Sukach
Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)
1997

Follow Dr. Quicksolve as he teaches his son Junior how to solve 50 baffling crimes. Investigate a murder where one suspect plays loud music--and the other's hearing-impaired. Pick out the right heir to a millionaire's estate. Read carefully-the clues are there, but they're always hidden!

Goodreads
3.56
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780806996196
6
Crime Scene Whodunits
Jim Sukach
2003

Liars, cheats, thieves, and murderers: it's time to call Dr. Quicksolve, his son Junior, and his former partner, Elliot Savant. No one else can crack a case so swiftly. Come along, join the mini-mystery fun, and try to solve the crimes, too.

Goodreads
3.36
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9781402713552
7
Wicked Whodunits
Jim Sukach
Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
2003

Dr. Quicksolve can crack any crime in record time, and his son Junior is following in his footsteps. Learn how they rapidly solve robberies, identify forgeries, capture crazed fans, and track down other criminals-like the bad guys who poisoned the ink in the pen used to sign a merger, or the thieves who carried out the cookie jar caper.

Goodreads
3.95
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9781402727931
1
Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles
Jim Sukach
Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)
1995

Help Dr. J. L. Quicksolve solve murders, burglaries, frauds, kidnappings, and other mysteries. Was the bank teller Miss Pettithief the victim or the perpetrator of a robbery? Who poisoned Betty Finn--her husband or best friend Mary Scapegoat?

Goodreads
3.81
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780806908847
5
Clever Quicksolve Whodunit Puzzles
Jim Sukach
Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)
1999

This book offers 35 puzzling scenarios to be solved. All of the mini-mysteries are less than two pages, and will appeal to reluctant readers and students who are page counters. Reading these selections aloud will generate interest in the genre and provide a basis for discussion of clues, main character.

Goodreads
3.38
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780806964294
2
Baffling Whodunit Puzzles
Jim Sukach
Lucy Corvino (Illustrator)
1996

Professor of Criminology Dr. Quicksolve and his son Junior bust crimes wide open by simply paying attention! Join them as they visit over 40 crime scenes, and solve each mystery in minutes. Figure out how they did it.

Check each clue to see if it's real or just a red herring. The puzzles present robberies, kidnappings, firebombings, prison escapes and more.

Goodreads
3.94
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
96 pages
ISBN 9780806961194