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Steve and Sim Stories series

A series of ten mystery novels by Wisconsin author August Derleth set in his native Sac Prairie.

Books in the Steve and Sim Stories series:

The Ghost of Blackhawk Island (1963)

Steve and Sim are camping on an island in the Wisconsin Dells, when a ghost gets on their case.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Joe Eckstein

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The House by the River (1965)

Steve and Sim head down the river and end up at Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien where they encounter some crooks and spend a night in jail.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Unknown

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The Irregulars Strike Again (1964)

On a winter camping expedition the two boy detectives run into some skulduggery.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: George Wilson

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The Mill Creek Irregulars: Special Detectives (1959)

Steve and Sim look into the strange goings on at a neighboring farm and spend their first night in jail.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Everett Raymond Kinstler

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The Moon Tenders (1958)

Steve and Sim build a raft and set out down the Wisconsin in search of the Winnebago treasure.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Tony Madia

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The Pinkertons Ride Again (1960)

When Steve and Sim overhear the plotting of two would-be train robbers, no one will believe them - so they take matters into their own hands.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Al Colby
George Conradsen

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The Prince Goes West (1968)

Steve and Sim are joined by Pete in rescuing a kidnapped middle-eastern prince, but the kidnappers are not going to quietly forego their prey.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Charles Waterhouse

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The Tent Show Summer (1963)

When the tent show comes to Sac Prairie it brings trouble for Steve and Sim in its wake.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: George Wilson

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The Three Straw Men (1970)

Something is not quite right at Folsom’s Fashion Center and Steve and Pete are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: Bob Brown

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The Watcher on the Heights (1966)

Steve and Sim are up against a man bent on murder in this adventure on the river.

Author: August Derleth
Illustrator: George Wilson

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