Author Donald J. Sobol died on July 11, 2012, in Miami, Florida, at the age of eighty-seven.
He is best known for his long-running and beloved boy detective series Encyclopedia Brown. The series was honored with a special Edgar Award in 1976 and inspired both a comic strip (1978-1980) and a television show (1989). Sobol’s twenty-eighth Encyclopedia Brown book will be published by Penguin in October 2012.
Sobol’s more than eighty books include children’s novel Secret Agents Four (1967) in addition to adult fiction and nonfiction.