'Encyclopedia Brown' author Donald Sobol dies at 87
AP: “Donald J. Sobol, the author who dreamed up the kid sleuth Encyclopedia Brown and wrote dozens of books that sold millions of copies, has died at age 87.
His series featured amateur investigator Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown, who would unravel local mysteries with the help of his encyclopedic knowledge of facts great and small. The books, first published in the early 1960s, became staples in classrooms and libraries nationwide.”
Photo:The cover of “Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective,” Donald J. Sobol’s 1963 book (Penguin)