Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2014
has a photographic memory. When he witnesses a crime, he’s able to
provide the NYPD sketches of the perpetrators better than the
professional sketch artist. One of the rather gruff detectives hires
Eddie to help solve a string of art thefts. Eddie, with the help of his
best friend, is determined to prove his value to the force, even if that
means occasionally using non-traditional methods. Eddie’s parents are a
hoot and his relationship with the NYPD detective is hilarious. The
adults support Eddie in a variety of ways, while still being mildly
embarrassing and over-protective.
Art, mystery, fun and friendship, combine in this illustrated middle grade series debut. Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case, drawing Eddie deeper into New York's famous Museum Mile and closer to a dangerous criminal group known as The Picasso Gang.
With page-turning adventure and fun characters, this first installment in the Eddie Red series is a must-read for any fan of puzzles and mystery.A Spring 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices selection.