Bean is inspired by a movie (it sounds like a film noir private eye movie) she watches with her mom to become a private investigator. She picks up the language, finds an old felt hat and an old-fashioned telephone that she can bang down, an assistant (Ivy) and sets up an office in the yard. That’s the easy part- the hard part is finding cases to investigate in her neighborhood. Eventually Ivy and Bean have a case but it isn’t so easy to solve. This is a fun, easy read that will make Ivy + Bean fans happy. December 2014 review by Carol Schramm.