he Golden Eagle
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.”
to Mike Nevins this was one of the two books written by Frank Belknap Long
(the other being The Green Turtle Mystery).
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. 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.