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The Black Dog Mystery (1942)

The first in the Ellery Queen Junior Mystery Stories for boys and girls. Two boys, a girl, and one small dog, as a detective gang, make this a jolly and exciting mystery yarn for boys and girls. When there's a bank robbery in the country village where Djuna lives, and one of his dog's best friends gets shot in the escape, the boy makes up his mind he'll find out who did it. His chum and his dog Champ are in on the hunt and two heads and a keen nose are better than one. The boys remember something queer they noticed about a truck with a covered load that passed them on the road when they were going fishing. Clue follows clue, and when the Scottie gets himself all smeared with fresh paint, and Clarabelle spoils a picture, Djuna emerges as a regular Ellery Queen! Every boy and girl who likes dogs or mysteries will enjoy every page of this story, and fathers and mothers who follow the great Ellery Queen will enjoy starting their children right on Ellery Queen, Jr.!

Intelligent and deftly knit…There is danger enough and plenty of clues to pique the curiosity.   New York Times, 1941 

The Black Dog Mystery - kaftThe Black Dog Mystery - coverThe Black Dog Mystery - cover Grosset & Dunlap NY 1941A Stokes Book, JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, New York, copyright 1941The Black Dog Mystery - hardcoverThe Black Dog Mystery - cover Frederick A. Stokes Co. NY 1941
The Black Dog Mystery - softcover Collins, London and Glasgow, First Edition, reprinted 1946The Black Dog Mystery - hard cover Collins, London and Glasgow, First Edition, reprinted 1946, several colours exist...The Black Dog Mystery - dustcover Collins, London and Glasgow, 1948The Black Dog Mystery - hard cover Collins, London and Glasgow, First Edition, reprinted 1946, several colours exist... Click for titlepageThe Black Dog Mystery - Cover eBook Open Road Media, March 10, 2015

The Black Dog Mystery - cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc., read by Traber Burns, July 1. 2015The Princeton University Library still has correspondence, notes, and selected manuscripts of McCoy (Class of 1905), ranging from his writings as an investigative reporter in the early 1900s to his later works as novelist, biographer, and children's author under the name of Ellery Queen, Jr. As investigative journalist McCoy won the Pulitzer Prize for the New York World in 1922 with his investigation of the Florida penal system.

Illustrated with beautiful drawings by William Sanderson. Samuel McCoy (1882-1964) wrote 'The Black Dog Mystery' as well as 5 other Djuna stories. 

Illustrated with beautiful drawings by William Sanderson. 
 


Milo und der schwarze Hund - cover German edition Jr. Albert Müller-Verlag, Rüschlikon, 1960Milo und der schwarze Hund - cover German edition, Benziger, 1972Milo und der schwarze Hund - cover German edition, Tosa Verlag, Vienna, 1965. Cover illustration by Franz Josef TrippIl Mistero del Cane Nero -cover Italian edition,Nr.17, 1958Duffy och bankkuppen - Cover Swedish edition, 1951
Tajemství černého psa - cover Czech edition, Orbis, 1947 (dust and hardcover)The Black Dog Mystery - cover Japanese edition, Tor Books, Sep 1958The Black Dog Mystery - cover Japanese edition, Tor Books, Hayakawa Shobo, September 1, 1958The Black Dog Mystery - cover Japanese edition, March 1959銀行ギャングを追え - cover Japanese edition Sep 1960 (title not confirmed)

The Black Dog Mystery Translations:
Chinese: 黑色犬之謎 
Czech:Tajemství černého psa  
German: Milo und der schwarze Hund 
Italian: Il Mistero del Cane Nero 
Japanese: 黒い犬の秘密 (kuroi inu no himitsu) 
Swedish: Duffy och bankkuppen 

The Black Dog Mystery - cover Japanese edition, June 1961The Black Dog Mystery - cover Japanese edition, Hayakawa Publishing, November 1978黒い犬の秘密 (kuroi inu no himitsu) - Japanese edition, Kadakowa Tsubasa editions, 2017The Black Dog Mystery - cover Chinese edition, Times literary publishing house, 1986The Black Dog Mystery - cover Chinese edition, Jieli Publishing House, June 2015

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