Author Donald Sobol Dies

The author of the “Encyclopedia Brown” mystery series for children, Donald Sobol, has died at age 87 in Miami from natural causes. First published in 1963, the series featured a boy and his friend Sally who solved a mystery in each chapter; the books had clues at the end that explained how the mysteries were solved. The 28th book in the series, “Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme,” will be published this October. For more information, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/books/donald-j-sobol-creator-of-encyclopedia-brown-dies-at-87.html?_r=1&emc=eta1 .

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