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Ron Roy

Ron Roy is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries series. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit Ron online at RonRoy.com.


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A to Z Mysteries: Books A-C

By: Ron Roy

The Absent Author

A is for author.... Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. To Dink's amazement, Wallace says he'll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace...

A to Z Mysteries: Books D-G

By: Ron Roy

The Deadly Dungeon
Dink’s favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover—in a haunted castle! Will they discover who—or what—is haunting Moose Manor?
The...

A to Z Mysteries: Books H-J

By: Ron Roy

The Haunted Hotel
H Is for Haunted . . . A ghost has checked into the Shangri-la Hotel! It’s almost Halloween, and reports of strange sounds and even stranger sights are coming from Green Lawn’s only hotel....


Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!


January is for Joker...
 
In the first book...




Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

 
February is for Friend...
 
In the second book...




Calendar Mysteries #3: March Mischief

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

March is for Madness...

In the third book of the Calendar Mysteries...




Calendar Mysteries #4: April Adventure

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

From the author of A to Z Mysteries comes a springtime egg hunt mystery featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger...

Calendar Mysteries #5: May Magic

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

From the author of the popular A to Z Mysteries comes a story of magical mayhem featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

May is for Magic...

In the fifth book of the Calendar...



Calendar Mysteries #6: June Jam

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

From the author of the popular A to Z Mysteries comes a Father's Day fiasco featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

June is for Jam...

In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries...




Capital Mysteries #10: The Election-Day Disaster

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the tenth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

Capital Mysteries #11: The Secret at Jefferson's Mansion

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the eleventh book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

Capital Mysteries #12: The Ghost at Camp David

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the twelfth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book...


Capital Mysteries #13: Trapped on the D.C. Train!

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the thirteenth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

Capital Mysteries #1: Who Cloned the President?

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Liza Woodruff

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the first book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

Capital Mysteries #2: Kidnapped at the Capital

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Liza Woodruff

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 

In the second book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...


Capital Mysteries #3: The Skeleton in the Smithsonian

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 

In the third book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series...

Capital Mysteries #4: A Spy in the White House

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the fourth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

Capital Mysteries #5: Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day!
 
In the fifth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series...


Capital Mysteries #6: Fireworks at the FBI

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 
 
In the sixth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book...

Capital Mysteries #7: Trouble at the Treasury

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day!
  
In the seventh book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book...

Capital Mysteries #8: Mystery at the Washington Monument

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day!
 
In the eighth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...


Capital Mysteries #9: A Thief at the National Zoo

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! 

In the ninth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 1: Detective Camp

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 2: Mayflower Treasure Hunt

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic...


A to Z Mysteries: The Panda Puzzle

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

By: Ron Roy
ilustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Bald Bandit

By: Ron Roy, illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...


A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper

By: Ron Roy, illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Deadly Dungeon

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Empty Envelope

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...


A to Z Mysteries: The Falcon's Feathers

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Goose's Gold

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Haunted Hotel

By: Ron Roy

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween! 
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million...


A to Z Mysteries: The Invisible Island

By: Ron Roy

Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit New York City! Dink's uncle is the curator of a museum with a dazzling new treasure--a statue of a jaguar cradling an emerald between its front paws. But when it's discovered...

A to Z Mysteries: The Jaguar's Jewel

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Kidnapped King

By: Ron Roy

K is for Kidnapped!

Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink,...


A to Z Mysteries: The Lucky Lottery

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Missing Mummy

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Ninth Nugget

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...


A to Z Mysteries: The Orange Outlaw

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Quicksand Question

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Runaway Racehorse

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...


A to Z Mysteries: The School Skeleton

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Talking T. Rex

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...


A to Z Mysteries: The Vampire's Vacation

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies...

A to Z Mysteries: The White Wolf

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been...

A to Z Mysteries: The X'ed-Out X-Ray

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter...


A to Z Mysteries: The Yellow Yacht

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter...

A to Z Mysteries: The Zombie Zone

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print,...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 3: White House White-Out

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite...


A to Z Mysteries: Collection #1

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve their first four mysteries!

A is for AUTHOR . . .
Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green Lawn. Wonder of wonders, Wallace says yes!...


A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #4: Sleepy Hollow Sleepover

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic...

A to Z Mysteries: Books K-N

By: Ron Roy

THE KIDNAPPED KING
Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. Then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals’ enemies before it’s too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone...


A to Z Mysteries: Books O-R

By: Ron Roy

THE ORANGE OUTLAW
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink’s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty—and hungry—crook?...

A to Z Mysteries: Books S-V

By: Ron Roy

THE SCHOOL SKELETON
Some sneaky soul has stolen the skeleton from the nurse’s office! The principal promises free aquarium tickets to the savvy sleuths who can track down poor Mr. Bones. It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #5: The New Year Dragon Dilemma

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic...


Calendar Mysteries #7: July Jitters

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

July is for Jitters...

In the seventh book of the Calendar Mysteries...



Calendar Mysteries #8: August Acrobat

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

August is for Acrobat...

In the eigth book of the Calendar...



Calendar Mysteries #9: September Sneakers

By: Ron Roy

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

September is for Sneakers...

In the ninth book of the...




Calendar Mysteries #10: October Ogre

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

In the tenth book of the Calendar Mysteries, an early chapter-book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives, there's a haunted house in Green Lawn! It's Halloween,...

Calendar Mysteries: Books 1-6

By: Ron Roy

January Joker
When Bradley wakes up in the night to strange lights in his backyard, he wonders if there are aliens in town. His twin, Brian, and friends Lucy and Nate aren’t so certain. But then some kids disappear. Are there really aliens in Green Lawn?

February...


A to Z Mysteries: Books W-Z

By: Ron Roy

THE WHITE WOLF
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are thrilled to visit Wallis Wallace at her new cabin in the Maine wilderness. On their very first day, they glimpse a white wolf and her babies on a cliff. But soon after the kids spy the wolf...


A to Z Mysteries: The X'ed-Out- X-Ray

By: Ron Roy

Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are having an excellent time at the Penelope Gwinn concert. But during intermission, Dink injures his arm! At the same time, the singer’s diamond necklace is stolen. Could...

Favorite Series Starters Boxed Set

By: J.C. Greenburg, Mary Pope Osborne, Barbara Park, Roy Roy, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
illlustrated by: Debbie Palen, Sal Murdocca, Denise Brunkus, John Steven

Let the adventures begin!

What do the Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, A to Z Mysteries, Andrew Lost, and Nate the Great series have in common? Not only are the main characters spunky and lovable...

Capital Mysteries #14: Turkey Trouble on the National Mall

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Timothy Bush

Every year, the president pardons one turkey for Thanksgiving. One. But KC and her best friend, Marshall, think one isn't enough! This year, they want to gather lots of turkeys to be spared. The night...


Calendar Mysteries #11: November Night

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

November is for Night...
 
It's November, and there's...



Calendar Mysteries #12: December Dog

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

December is for Dog... 

In the twelfth book of...



Calendar Mysteries #13: New Year's Eve Thieves

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
 
Who knew there were thirteen months in a year? It’s an extra thirteenth book of the Calendar Mysteries! Bradley,...


A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #6: The Castle Crime

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic...

Calendar Mysteries: Books 7-13

By: Ron Roy

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

July is for Jitters...
In the seventh audiobook of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - the mayor...


A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #7: Operation Orca

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Thar she blows! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on an Alaskan whale watching adventure. On their first day, they see a mother orca and her calf. But the next day, the baby orca is missing! The calf needs its mother’s...


A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #8: Secret Admirer

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s Valentine’s Day in Green Lawn! But Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose just aren’t feeling the love this year. Valentine’s Day was so much more fun when they were little. Then they each start...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #9: April Fools' Fiasco

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

Celebrate 20 years of A to Z Mysteries! No foolin’!
 
It’s the first of April in Green Lawn! Mr. Paskey, owner of the Book Nook, plays an April Fools’ Day prank on Dink, Josh, and Ruth...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #10: Colossal Fossil

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

In the tenth A to Z Mysteries super edition, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose have a sleepover . . . with a Spinosaurus!

It's sleepover night at a science museum in Boston. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose can't wait...