Djuna visits his friend Tommy in Florida. His yellow cat has a sore tooth and
they set of to see the dentist. The dentist is new to the town at doesn't seem to be able to help them.
They do however notice two persons who came from a mysterious black-lacquered ship at sea...
Djuna steps off the bus and into the Florida heat, ready for a few weeks of
slow-paced Southern living with his friend Tommy, whose father recently
moved to Dolphin Beach. After spending the whole summer solving mysteries,
Djuna is looking forward to some peace and quiet.
|''Another adventure of young sleuth Djuna and his friend Tommy Williams will find a ready audience among the young mystery addicts.'' New York Times|
|Above: dust and 4 hard cover variations for Little, Brown & co.; cover Open Road Media Teen & Tween (2015); cover audiobook Blackstone Audio, Inc. (2015) . (Click on the covers to see the differences) *|
|Samuel (Duff) McCoy (1882-1964) had a contract with the Queens for the first eight juveniles from The Black Dog Mystery until The Blue Herring Mystery. But he didn't actually write the stories ... Whilst researching his new book on Ellery Queen, Jeffrey Marks found a first edition of The Red Chipmunk Mystery with the following inscription "Rhinebeck, N.Y. Aug. 31/48 For Karen Rose from the only real ghost who had anything to do with this book - Harold Montanye". He looked into this and found proof in correspondence between McCoy and Montanye that all final six books before 1954 beginning with The Green Turtle Mystery were written by Montanye. Harold had some difficulties getting his stake in the half share McCoy had. (More on the authorship can be read here...)|
|Above: Frontipiece from Japanese edition, Hayakawa.|
The Yellow Cat Mystery
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