Get to know the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series.

So you’re only halfway through your homework and the Director of the FBI keeps texting you for help…What do you do? Save your grade? Or save the country?

If you’re Florian Bates, you figure out a way to do both.

Florian is twelve years old and has just moved to Washington. He’s learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things. It’s a technique he invented to solve life’s little mysteries such as: where to sit on the on the first day of school, or which Chinese restaurant has the best eggrolls.

But when he teaches it to his new friend Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn’t little. In fact, it’s HUGE, and it involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL.

Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case?
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on August 23, 2016 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1481436309
ISBN-13: 9781481436304
9 Book Reviews
  • higosezukyke
    higosezukyke6 months
    I loved this book! It has so much suspense!
    • beanski
      beanski9 months44 stars
      This book is good and fun but slow at times.
      • twelfth_night
        twelfth_night9 months44 stars
        Read this in a book club and LOVED it. I was able to figure out the mysteries before Florian!!!!!!!!!
        • moonlight2011
          moonlight201112 months55 stars
          it's cool this book
          • sharkfun123
            sharkfun123almost 2 years55 stars
            It was very cool, and I want to be able to do TOAST everywhere like they can. I think it would be really cool to be a detective like that, it would be AMAZING!!! I'm going to read all the books in the series because it's really amazing!! You have to read it.
            • imabookworm3
              imabookworm3about 3 years55 stars
              I decided to read this book because it is a mystery novel. it was pretty good, though now I want to learn t.o.a.s.t. I recommend this book to you. Read it!!!!!!
              • misicetyxy
                misicetyxyalmost 5 years55 stars
                I REALLY liked this book a lot it was my favorite out of all I red so far!
                • readingkendal
                  readingkendalalmost 5 years55 stars
                  This book, FRAMED! a T.O.A.S.T. mystery is amazing! In this book a 12- year old named Florian Bates becomes part of the F.B.I. and using T.O.A.S.T. solves mysteries. But when it involves the National Gallery Florian and his friend ,Margaret are on the job. They at first thought that only 3 paintings were stolen they figure out there might be even more! I recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery, and friendship!
                  • anajas1
                    anajas1about 5 years55 stars
                    Framed! A T.O.A.S.T Mystery by James Point is probably one of the best books I have ever read. The book is about a kid named Florian Bates who works for the FBI. Florain is kidnapped and recounts his adventures to the readers. His family moves around a lot and they just moved to Washington D.C. After a whirlwind of events, he sees what the FBI didn't. He solved the case of the 3 missing paintings. Or was it 4? Florain is asked to become a covert asset. He will work for the FBI undercover using a different name. Along with his best friend Margret he will try to figure out who was behind all the missing paintings. But will they succeed? And will he be able to finish his homework on time? I really loved this book because it has all the elements for a good book. This book appeals to 5-7th graders.