Blue Herring Mystery (1954)
Mysteries have a way of finding Djuna, and this time a missing page from an old ship's log and the dead captain's haunted house start the ball rolling.
Djuna has learned that Capt. Beekman brought a treasure
from his whaling trips. Who can have an interest to let the boy get lost? Was he
close to the answer of the mystery?
fast-moving adventure, colorfully told.''
New York Times
“Young Djuna of The Yellow Cat Mystery and others, is on the hunt again,
this time in his own Atlantic seaboard home town of Edenboro, to solve the
mystery of the belongings old Capt. Jonas Beekman left behind him…Lively hide
and seek.” Kirkus Reviews
Samuel McCoy (1882-1964) wrote The
Blue Herring Mystery as well as 5 other Djuna stories. This
was his last
contribution to the series.
The 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.