I can't figure out why more kids (and adults) aren't reading the Zeke Armstrong Mystery Series. Red Card, the first in the Series, won the Agatha Award. The second, Green Streak, is an even better book. The plot, set in New York City, is fast, solid and tight. The main characters, Zeke and Pow Wow (who's Chinese-American, not American Indian) are smart, conscientious and highly likeable. The writing is clear and simple, but the authors (a nephew-uncle team who are, by the way, a couple of real cuties) never talk down to their audience. Pow Wow's parents (who always seem to end up looking after Zeke) are intelligent and involved, not reduced to the flat caricatures you find in many children's books. All readers - avid, reluctant, young, old - will have a ball with Zeke and Pow Wow. While Green Streak and Red Card are traditional mysteries, there's a certain Lemony Snickett quality to them. If I'm right, the Zeke Armstrong Series will prove to be just as popular as Mr. Handler's Unfortunate Events books.