|he Mystery of the Merry
Gulliver Queen, nephew of the famous detective, Ellery Queen, doesn't want to be a detective. But when Gully and his new friend, Fisty Jones investigate the strange underwater noises in the Hudson River, they suddenly find themselves deep in a mystery that Gully can't resist tackling. The menacing tattooed man, the weird one-eyed figure in the abandoned building, the strange but merry Magnus Merlin, magician extraordinaire - all add up to an exciting tale of danger and suspense on, and under the waterfront on New York.
Gulliver Queen had looked
forward to spending his vacation with his famous detective-uncle--but
things were happening too fast for him now. When his uncle Ellery is
unexpectedly called away, Gully is left in charge of gathering
information. Suddenly Fisty Jones bursts into the apartment demanding
help. Gully rushes off to investigate, and finds himself helpless in a
muddle of confusion clues.... First there’s the trick dog. Then the
wailing ghost...and a terrible tattooed man. And when Gully learns the
strange secret of the space monster, he finds himself facing the worst
danger of his young life....
Nine mysteries have Djuna as main character and can be called the Djuna-series. In the 60s a pause in the
series occurred when
to continue the series as Ellery Queen,
Jr. The first two
of his EQ jr. book featured Gulliver Queen,
described as the nephew of famous detective,
in the leading
role and were issued by Golden Press with their distinctive blue-diamond spine.
But as it turns out, both of
these mysteries were not in fact Holding's work.
The son of Joseph Lawrence
stated that his father, who also
wrote the Dig Allen series
for Golden Press, was, in fact,
the author of one of
the Golden Press books
We did find a copyright entry
for The Mystery of the Merry
Magician by Joseph Greene
and one for The Mystery of
the Vanishing Victim by
(More on the authorship can be
Painted cover by Robert Magnusen.
The Mystery of the Merry
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