THE CASE OF THE FLYING NOTE – A Detective Reed Mystery


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Join Detective Reed on his first Musical Mystery Adventure! Enjoy this imaginative tale as the intrepid detective chases a note that has flown from its music! In this story, everything is music based and readers learn about many aspects of music as they zoom along with Detective Reed!

Come fly through a magic portal and into clouds of lost quarter notes.  Adventure inside a snoring bugle horn and into a forest of rests. Soar deep within an underground music academy where Detective Reed escapes from shooting C-sharps and witnesses a rare gathering of violins! Join the Detective when the flying note reveals the real reason it left its music!

These stories all take place in Sound City – the creation of author, illustrator and teacher, Alice Cotton.   Many other adventures unfold in Sound City, such as the exciting tale of Allegro the eighth note in Alice’s book titled ‘Musical Tales’ – also available in this online store!






Sound City is a place where characters inspired by music iconography live and engage in delightful adventures! In Alice Cotton’s highly original and beautifully illustrated books, young readers meet the fanciful citizens of Sound City, such as the debonair Detective Reed, a half rest who leads readers through thrilling musical mysteries.  They’ll bump into Allegro, the energetic eighth note and Hilo, a super cool treble clef found in a song called The Peppermint Twist.  They’ll weave through sound waves and vibrating strings.  They’ll discover the forest of rests, and go on a trip into the mysterious Town of Changing Shapes. Along the way, readers learn about music in a natural way.  If lucky, they might find themselves in the garden where pink singing flowers grow!

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