|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....
In the 60s
James Holding (James Clark Carlisle, Jr.)
took over as Ellery Queen,
Jr. The author of these
3 juveniles aroused the ire of Lee by farming out the writing of at least one
book to a "sub-ghost".
Which has made establishing authorship
In May 1998 Yellowback Library published
(# 167) for series book collectors, this issue
features an article by Jack Santore on the identity of the writers. It
featured the cover of The Mystery of the Merry Magician.
The Mystery of the Merry
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