| he Mystery of the
Vanished Victim (1962)
“Katal!” The black bird repeated the two syllables again and again. “Katal! Katal!” As Gulliver Queen seeks out the meaning of the strange word, he is drawn into the world of international diplomacy--and dangerous espionage! As he follows the trail of clues, Gully acquires two friends from India who aid him in the search for a missing embassy guard. Treachery and intrigue meet the young sleuths at every turn, and flying bullets lead to flying spies as Gully and his friends uncover a fantastic plot that threatens the very future of the United Nations!
|Above: cover Golden Press edition (1962); cover Golden Griffon (1962); cover Open Road Media Teen & Tween (2015); cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2015).*|
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
Both French and German translations have no original titles indicated but after obtaining a copy of one of the translation we were able to "deduce" the true "origins" of three "Gully" translations
The Mystery of the
Vanished Victim Translations:
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