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James Preller


USA flag (b.1961)

James Preller is the children's book author of the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries, which are published by Scholastic Corporation.

James Preller is the youngest of seven children, and has two older brothers and four older sisters. He grew up in Wantagh, New York and went to college in Oneota, New York. After graduating from college in 1983, James Preller was employed as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation, where he was introduced (through their books) to many noatable children's authors. This inspired James Preller to try writing his own books. James Preller published his first book, entitled MAXX TRAX: Avalanche Rescue, in 1986. Since that time, James Preller has written a variety of books, and has written under a number of pen names, including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers. James Preller lives in Delmar, New York with his wife Lisa and their three children.
 
Series
Jigsaw Jones Mysteries
1. The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (1998)
2. The Case of the Christmas Snowman (1998)
3. The Case of the Secret Valentine (1999)
4. The Case of the Spooky Sleepover (1999)
5. The Case of the Stolen Baseball Cards (1999)
6. The Case of the Mummy Mystery (1999)
7. The Case of the Runaway Dog (1999)
8. The Case of the Great Sled Race (1999)
9. The Case of the Stinky Science Project (2000)
10. The Case of the Ghostwriter (2001)
11. The Case of the Marshmallow Monster (2000)
12. The Case of the Class Clown (2001)
13. The Case of the Detective in Disguise (2001)
14. The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (2001)
15. The Case of the Haunted Scarecrow (2001)
16. The Case of the Sneaker Sneak (2001)
17. The Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur (2002)
18. The Case of the Bear Scare (2002)
19. The Case of the Golden Key (2002)
20. The Case of the Race Against Time (2003)
21. The Case of the Rainy Day Mystery (2002)
22. The Case of the Best Pet Ever (2003)
23. The Case of the Perfect Prank (2004)
24. The Case of the Glow-in-the-dark Ghost (2004)
25. The Case of the Vanishing Painting (2004)
26. The Case of the Double Trouble Detectives (2005)
27. The Case Of The Frog-jumping Contest (2005)
28. The Case of the Food Fight (2005)
29. The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar (2005)
30. The Case of the Kidnapped Candy (2007)
31. The Case of the Spoiled Rotten Spy (2007)
32. The Case of the Groaning Ghost (2007)
33. The Case from Outer Space (2017)
34. The Case of the Smelly Sneaker (2017)
35. The Case of the Hat Burglar (2019)
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