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The Golden Eagle Mystery (1942)

What happened to the stone egg in the carved claw? What was the meaning of the faded ink message, "I have put the nest-egg where it be?" Why should anyone steal and wreck the lobster boat named Patagonia? How did a carved cane get into the eagle's nest?
That young "G-man" with the odd name - Djuna - and his pal; Billy Reckless, piece together the clues to a 150-year-old mystery. Only quick thinking enables them to outsmart crooks following the same clues to a pot of - well, that would be giving away another exciting Ellery Queen Jr. mystery story.

Djuna does as masterly a piece of deduction as any small boy can imagine himself doing.       New York Times

Djuna and his dog Champ, go to Stony Harbour to spend what he thinks will be a quiet and uneventful holiday in a seaside village. But little does Djuna know what is in store! First he meets Billy Reckless and his "dog" Alberto. (And we are sure you can't fail to be amused by Alberto!) Then there is the mystery which enshrouds Djuna's Aunt Patty. Things begin to happen! Djuna has a grand time with his new-found friend, lobstering, sailing and exploring, till Aunt Patty's motor boat the Patagonia mysteriously disappears. Ellery Queen Junior has created a likeable character in Djuna the Junior Sleuth, not forgetting, of course, his black Scotty, Champ.

Nine to twelve is not too young for the craving for mystery stories to show itself, so start them with worthwhile ones. The Ellery Queen Jr. mysteries fill this bill.      Kirkus Reviews  

The Golden Eagle Mystery - cover Frederick Stokes co.The Golden Eagle Mystery - Identical covers published by Stokes and by Grosset & Dunlap, drawings by E.A. Watson copyright 1942The Golden Eagle Mystery - cover
The Golden Eagle Mystery - Cover Collins, 1943The Golden Eagle Mystery - hard cover Collins, 1946
The Golden Eagle Mystery - cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc., read by Traber Burns, Augustus 1. 2015

Pulp fiction writer Frank Belknap Long (1901-1994) has admitted writing at least two unfortunately without mentioning the titles. We have reason to believe they are The Black Dog Mystery and The Golden Eagle Mystery. For the latter the copyright stated Dannay/Lee and McCoy. The boy who began his career as amateur detective in the exciting chase in The Black Dog Mystery has a new adventure in a new setting. (More on the authorship can be read here...) "Champ is back!"
Above: "Champ is back!"

This second yarn in the junior series offered by famous Ellery Queen mystery-story team (under the signature, Ellery Queen, Jr.) is a first-rate mystery and exciting reading. Djuna with his Scottie, Champ, goes to spend the summer in a coast village. Right away, things begin to happen. He makes a new friend who likes the same things he likes and who introduces him to some grand new sports, such as lobstering, sailing, and exploring a deserted island. In the midst of the fun an exciting mystery develops and Djuna follows one clue after another. Though the thing might have baffled a grown-up detective, Djuna uses his head (and his Scottie’s nose) and solves it in the end.

The Golden Eagle Mystery - hardcover Collins Junior Mystery, art E.A.WatsonThe Golden Eagle Mystery - hardcover Collins Junior MysteryThe Golden Eagle Mystery - hard coverThe Golden Eagle Mystery - cover eBook publication, Open Road Media Teen & Tween, March 10, 2015


Het Geheim van de Gouden Adelaar - Dustcover Dutch edition Nicholson & Watson Ltd, Brussels (Wigwam series)Het Geheim van de Gouden Adelaar - Dustcover Dutch edition Nicholson & Watson Ltd, Brussels (Wigwam series)Le Mystère de l'aigle d'or - Cover French edition, Wigwam, 1947Milo und die Goldenen Adler - cover German edition Jr. Albert Müller-Verlag, Rüschlikon, 1961Milo und die Goldenen Adler - cover German edition, 1968Milo und die Goldenen Adler - German cover, Tosa o.J., Wien VerlagIl Mistero Dell'Aquila d'Oro - cover Italian cover, Nr.12, 1957
O Mistério Da Águia Dourada - cover Brazilian edition, Editora Globo (Porto Alegre), 1951 - Coleçao UniversoDuffy och Guldörnen - cover Swedish edition B.Wahlströms UngdomsböckerTajemství zlatého orla - Dustcover Czech edition, Orbis, 1948Tajemství zlatého orla - Cover Czech edition, Orbis, 1948Rahasia Radjawali Emas - Cover Indonesian edition of  The Golden Eagle Mystery, PublisherJajasan Pembangunan Djakarta,1952The Golden Eagle Mystery - cover Japanese edition

The Golden Eagle Mystery  Translations
The Golden Eagle Mystery - cover Chinese edition, Jieli Publishing House, June 2015
Brazilian: O Mistério Da Águia Dourada 
Czech: Tajemství zlatého orla  
Dutch: Het Geheim van de Gouden Adelaar 
French: Le Mystère de l'aigle d'or 
Indonesian: Rahasia Radjawali Emas 
Italian:Il Mistero Dell'Aquila d'Oro 
German: Milo und die Goldenen Adler 
Japanese: 金色のわしの秘密 (kiniro no washi no himitsu) 
Swedish: Duffy och Guldörnen 

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