he 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?
“Djuna does as masterly a piece of deduction
as any small boy can imagine himself doing.”
New York Times
“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.”
|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...)||
Above: "Champ is back!"
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
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