Look here, it’s a letter from Sander!
Thanks so much for your letter. Thanks, also, for including a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope, otherwise known as a SASE. Since you are a detective, I wonder if you can figure out why they call it a “SASE”?
Anyway, I am glad to hear from a detective. I’m always looking for new ideas. Have you solved many mysteries?
Growing up, I was the youngest of seven children. Check it out:
While I was not a detective like you, I was a spy. I fondly remember a particular toy I had — it was a periscope that extended way out — which allowed me to peer around corners to spy on my family. I loved sneaking around in my socks (better for silent creeping). It was like being invisible! But before you try it yourself, let me warn you: It’s dangerous work. Don’t get caught.
I like your wish. No one has ever expressed that to me before. You must be an original thinker. That means you think of things that nobody else in the world has ever thought. Amazing. I’m very impressed. You have a good mind. It must be all that reading!
I have not written a Jigsaw Jones book in the past six years. However, I have happy news. I am writing a new one right now! I mean, I’ll be writing it after I finish writing to you. I wish I could tell you more about the story, but to be honest, it’s still a mystery to me. I don’t know what’s going to happen yet. The book won’t be out until the year 2017. I expect you’ll be shaving by then.
Good luck with your detective work. Life is a mystery — we sure do need more good detectives around to help us figure it out.
My best to you, and happy holidays!
What a generous and kind response! I love reading Jigsaw Jones books with Sander. I used to read them to him, but now he reads them to me. Big hugs from Sander’s grandma.