he Red Chipmunk Mystery (1946)
Wonderful adventure story of boy Djuna, who uses his eyes and his head and his little Scottie dog (terrier), Champ who uses his nose. There is also Mr. Scissors, the traveling knife grinder, driving though the country in a wonderful caravan (see cover) with his young granddaughter, Joan and also two wicked men who are cruel to Mr. Scissors plus a reporter named Socker Furlong and Miss Annie Ellery who plays a surprising part at the end.
"...Mr.Furlong, a newspaper reporter, was a friend of both the boys'. They admired him, because he was a really good reporter, but he liked to pretend that he was lazy. Waterbury looked alarmed at seeing so many people around and hastily pulled his head back inside his shell. ..."
A new Ellery Queen, Jr.
book is an event which is joyously hailed by all boys and girls who love a
good mystery story.
Samuel McCoy (1882-1964) wrote The
Red Chipmunk Mystery as well as 5 other Djuna stories.
Although this book may have been written by Harold Montanye. Jeffrey Marks
first edition of the book in
existence which has the following
inscription "Rhinebeck, NY
Aug. 31/48 For Karen Rose from
the only real ghost who had
anything to do with this book-
Princeton University Library still has correspondence, notes, and selected
manuscripts of McCoy (Class of 1905), ranging from his writings as an
investigative reporter in the early 1900s to his later works as novelist,
biographer, and children's author under the name of Ellery Queen, Jr. As investigative journalist
McCoy won the Pulitzer Prize for the New York World in 1922 with
his investigation of the Florida penal system.
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