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The 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?

''A 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 (Duff) McCoy (1882-1964) had a contract with the Queens for the first eight juveniles from The Black Dog Mystery The Blue Herring Mystery -  cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc., read by Traber Burns, October 1. 2015until The Blue Herring Mystery. But he didn't write them. Sub ghosts came natural and after Jeffrey Marks found a first edition of The Red Chipmunk Mystery with the following inscription " Rhinebeck, NY Aug. 31/48 For Karen Rose from the only real ghost who had anything to do with this book- Harold Montanye" he looked further. He soon found proof the final six books before 1954 were all written by Montanye. Harold had some difficulties getting his stake in the half share McCoy had. (More on the authorship can be read here...)

The Blue Herring Mystery - dustcover Little and Brown, 1954The Blue Herring Mystery - cover Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1954The Blue Herring Mystery - cover Berkley,1968The Blue Herring Mystery - cover eBook publication, Open Road Media Teen & Tween, March 10, 2015

Milo auf falscher Spur - cover German edition, Benziger,Zürich , Köln, 1971.Milo auf falscher Spur - cover German edition, Tosa Verlag, Vienna, 1980. Cover illustration by Franz Josef TrippMilo auf falscher Spur - cover German edition Albert Müller-Verlag, Rüschlikon, 1967.Il Mistero Della Aringa Azzura - Cover Italian edition, Nr.9, 1957The Blue Herring Mystery - cover Japanese edtiionThe Blue Herring Mystery - cover Chinese edition,Relay Press, Jieli Publishing House, August 1. 2016 

The Blue Herring Mystery  Translations
Chinese: 博物馆蓝鲱鱼谜案 
German: Milo auf falscher Spur 
Italian: Il Mistero Della Aringa Azzura 
Japanese: 青いにしんの秘密 (aoi nisin no himitsu) 

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