17 Jul 2012

Death of children's author

9:06 am on 17 July 2012

American authorDonald J. Sobol, best known for his Encyclopedia Brown series of children's books, has died in Florida.

Sobol, 87, who wrote dozens of fiction and nonfiction books, won several awards, including the Edgar Award for his contribution to mystery writing.

Penguin says generations of children have learned to read, and solve mysteries alongside Encyclopedia Brown, an amateur boy detective.

The latest installment of the series will be published in October.