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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

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on April 1, 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544238338
ISBN-13: 9780544238336
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  • ian21tang
    ian21tangMonday, June 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm55 stars
    EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER: MYSTERY ON MUSEUM MILE is told through the eyes of 11-year-old Edmund Lonnrot, a short African-American sixth grader with two special skills -- he has a photographic memory and he's an exceptional artist. When the New York City police discover his talent, they enlist him as an afterschool and weekend undercover observer and sketch artist to help solve a baffling series of thefts in Manhattan museums. In return, "Eddie Red, as the lead detective dubs him, hopes to earn enough money to attend a prestigious private school his family could not otherwise afford. He works and clashes with a hard-boiled detective who doesn't really want Eddie on the case. Meanwhile, Eddie gets help from his brainy and obsessive friend Jonah as they try to crack the mystery together.
    • bibliophile
      bibliophileMonday, June 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm44 stars
      This was a fun and mysterious book...Edmund Lonrot's parents finally broke down that they could not pay for Edmund's school tuition(Senate) while they were eating ice cream... while they were talking about this situation Edmund and his father witnessed a crime... now the police's secret weapon is now Edmund or should I say Eddie Red(code name) who has the knack of drawing everything he see once... and with amazing photographic memory...now if Eddie does help the NYPD catch the crime organization, Eddie can go to the Senate... if not then he'll have to say goodbye to his fellow classmates at Senate... it's up to Eddie to help find the crime organization before it's too late... Will Eddie solve the mystery before it's too late.... or will another painting get stolen again... it's up to you to read and find out... Wittnessing friendship, betrayals, and surviving... this was a vey fun, easy, and mysterious read... if you love to read mysteries and thrillers... then read this book!!!
      • jeffdaboss
        jeffdabossSaturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm55 stars
        Edmund has a photographic memory and is a great portrait drawer. When this gets the attention of the NYPD, he is accepted into a case. He has a partner who treats him like dirt and very little information that makes this supposedly great case awful and boring. He gets a code name: Eddie Red, and he has his friend that is obsessed in battle stuff, Jonah, helping him on this weird case. To get more info, he sneaks a peak at the classified files on the case. It actually helps him solve the case that puzzled the police for 4 years(along with Jonah's help). But in the end, his partner is in the hospital, he is grounded until he's 80(his words, not mine), and he gets a school punishment from the principal on the last day of school. On a personal note: It was great to hear a quit realistic detective story from one that is my own age:11!
        • goofy127
          goofy127Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm33 stars
          Edward is officially worried. His dad takes him out for ice-cream (which can only mean bad news) in the middle of January and then ends up breaking up a fight between two men in an alley - an alley! Turns out his dad has lost his job and now his parents can't send him to Senate, the very-expensive private school he currently attends. He's willing to do anything to be able to continue going so it's a blessing in disguise (well, at first it looks real great and then he figures out it's in disguise) when the police ask him to work for them because of his art skills. If the police solve the case with his help, he gets full tuition for next year, if not, he gets minimum wage for his time. He can draw faces better than the (well he was current, but, you know, he's been replaced) previous police sketch artist. So he gets a cool code name and an IPODICU and it's off to work with him, draw this, draw that, don't think, no that's none of your business. Edward soon has enough of the police's secrecy and unwillingness to listen to him so he works with his hyperactive ADHD OCD best friend, Jonah, who has a knack for puzzles. Together they work on their own to solve the case. But then the police are given an ultimatum - seven weeks to catch the elusive Picasso Gang. Will Eddie Red be able to solve the case and attend Senate - and will he even survive until then? I think this was a fun read, although it wasn't one of my favorites. The beginning of the book made it seem cooler than it actually was. However, I wouldn't consider that detrimental as it made it seem real - like everything could really happen in real life. I would recommend this book to a slightly younger crowd - maybe fifth, sixth graders or reluctant readers.
          • jess1018
            jess1018Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:03 am44 stars
            Eddie Red is a fun little book with a special little boy. Edmund has a photographic memory and attends a gifted school with his best friend, who can be a liitle off the walls at times. When money get's tight, Edmund looks out for a job to stay at his school. When Edmund becomes an eye witness for a crime, things start to look sunny and he gets a job to draw the criminals. But Eddie Red wants to solve the case. Is he just a camera and nothing else? Is someone unsuspected in on it? Will Eddie get to go his school after all? Find out in this not so everyday adventure.
            • yaya35223
              yaya35223Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm33 stars
              Eddie undercover was a pretty cool book. It started out very fast paced but started to drag towards the end. But this book is good for younger readers.
              • candyexpress
                candyexpressSunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:38 am
                I have a friend who recommended this book to me. After reading a brief summary about the book from this website and the sample pages, I was intrigued and couldn't wait till I could get my hands on it, one way or another.
                • talk2camden
                  talk2camdenTuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm55 stars
                  Edmund is just a normal kid with an abnormal talent for drawing, especially people. He is secretly recruited by the NYPD to help them solve a baffling case about an upcoming art theft. But helping the NYPD is far from safe. Will Eddie be able to solve the mystery and tell the NYPD before it's too late?
                  • mckenna123
                    mckenna123Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm
                    I got this book for free and I really didn't like it.
                    • lokuputha
                      lokuputhaTuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:27 am
                      its a ok book but is was not so good.

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