Whenever ten-year-old Leroy (nicknamed "Encyclopedia") Brown's father, Chief of Police of Idaville, has a difficult case, Encyclopedia always manages to solve it at the dinner table. So Encyclopedia decides to open his own detective agency. His first clues include a Civil War sword ... a watermelon stabbing ... missing roller skates ... a trapeze artist's inheritance ... and an eyewitness who's legally blind! "A sure-fire recipe - some school-boy wit, a little slapstick, a whodunit, and a puzzle." - Christian Science Monitor.