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Arno Eliot is always causing trouble--and when he disappears at the zoo, Dawn Bosco will have to solve a mystery to set things right It's almost the end of the summer, and Dawn Bosco is hoping for one last mystery before school starts. Then Noni, Dawn's grandmother, has to babysit Arno Eliot, the worst six-year-old Dawn has ever met, for the whole week! Dawn doesn't want to spend her last week of summer vacation watching Arno. When Arno says he wants to go to the zoo, Dawn knows there will be trouble--and maybe a mystery, too. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! Pick up a pencil and get ready to solve the puzzle--and a puzzling murder--in this lively debut of a unique amateur detective, Miss Cora Felton, the reigning queen of crosswords. Cora's an eccentric old lady with a nationally syndicated puzzle column, an irresistible urge to poke into unsettling events, and a niece who's determined to keep her out of trouble. In a slyly amusing and wickedly suspenseful mystery, this delightful heroine takes her first crack at playing sleuth. Only this isn't fun and games....It's murder.Violent crime is rare in tiny Bakerhaven. When the body of an unknown teenage girl turns up in the local cemetery, Police Chief Dale Harper finds himself investigating his first homicide. Nothing about this case is straightforward. Even a thorough search of the crime scene fails to reveal who she was, the murder weapon, or why the killer left her body in a graveyard minus her shoes. A cryptic message on a scrap of paper she carried seems to be a crossword puzzle clue. Could it have been left by the killer? If so, what does it mean?Fortunately for Harper, Bakerhaven is the new home of Miss Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose popular crossword puzzle column graces newspapers nationwide. Yet bringing Cora Felton into this case could be his most costly mistake. For though she may look like someone's sweet old grandmother, behind those twinkling eyes and that slightly mysterious smile lies a woman with a whopping secret...and some hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of mystery turns Miss Felton into a modern-day Miss Marple.Now Cora is snooping through crime scenes, questioning witnesses, and gaining a lot of unwanted attention. It's just the sort of meddling, mischief-making behavior that drives Chief Harper to distraction and inspires many cross words from her long-suffering niece Sherry. But when another body turns up in a murder that hits much closer to home, Cora must find a killer--before she winds up in a black box three feet across...and six down.A delicious brew of colorful characters, irresistible intrigue, and dazzling plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is just what a mystery should be--a generous helping of fun and a puzzle that never fails to surprise and entertain.From the Hardcover edition.
This is the first book in a fascinating new series for girls. It is the thrilling story of Connie Blair's first assignment as a fashion model at Campion's in Philadelphia, and how she becomes involved in a baffling mystery. It all starts with a missing fur beret. Connie's dashing young aunt, stylist for Campion's, is deeply concerned. The hat, a Paris original, is fabulously expensive. It is not the first article in Aunt Bet's care to vanish mysteriously. But what worries Connie is that an unknown enemy is trying to cast the shadow of suspicion on Aunt Bet. Determined to find the culprit, Connie enlists the aid of Larry Stewart, the young display man, and finally comes face to face with a far more ruthless enemy than she has ever imagined in her wildest speculations. Connie Blair is one of the nicest heroines you will ever meet, and her exicting experiences will be followed by girls everywhere.
In a town as pretty as a picture postcard, Nancy seeks the key to a picture-perfect crime! Nancy has come to White Falls, Massachusetts, to visit her former neighbor, Vera Alexander. The town is rich in history, and Vera wants to preserve a piece of its past. But her plan to convert the old Caulder Cutlery factory into a museum turns suddenly ominous when someone threatens her life. Why was Vera's antique trunk stolen? What dark secrets has she unwittingly disturbed? The answers are hidden in the past. Fifty years ago the owner of Caulder Cutlery was killed by his own knife -- and Nancy knows that before she can solve the present-day case, she must first uncover the haunting truth behind an old-fashioned murder.
Jean and Louise Dana continue as students at Starhurst School. Jean come up with a new invention. Will she be able to make it work correctly? Their uncle, Captain Ned, lost a passenger. Can Jean and Louise help their uncle unravel this new mystery? Follow Jean and Louise, and their new friend, Frances Roy as they untangle a mystery of illegal immigrants and jewelry thieves from Penfield to New Mexico and back again.
The Aldens find themselves right in the middle of an Iowa cornfield and a brand new mystery! The children visit a farm that's famous for its wonderful corn maze. Every year the maze is open to visitors, and there's even a festival! But who is damaging the maze at night? Can the Boxcar Children catch the culprit and save the festival?
Lovely young Carla Ponce, who lives in Peru, invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her "monkey mystery," which promises to lead to a fabulous treasure. A clue is carved on an intriguing wooden plaque that is so old, most of the crossword cipher is obliterated. When a notorious gang headed by El Gato (the Cat) steals the priceless relic, Nancy's hopes of solving the mystery are almost shattered. But the daring young detective's ability to think fast and act quickly results in the recovery of the plaque.Nancy's determined efforts to decode the crossword decipher take her to the magnificent, awe-inspiring Incan ruins at Cuzco and Machu Pichu. Through clever deductions, perseverance, and dangerous adventures, Nancy and her friends help to capture a ring of vicious smugglers and go on to make an astounding archaeological discovery.
Told against the fascinating background of South America, this Nancy Drew mystery-adventure makes exciting reading. Lovely young Carla Ponce who lives in Peru invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her "monkey mystery," which promises to lead to a fabulous treasure. The clue is carved on an intriguing wooden plaque that is so old most of the crossword cipher is obliterated.
While trying to locate a missing dancer who is about to gain a large inheritance, Nancy Drew finds a clue leading to the solution of yet another mystery. Beginning in the late 1950s, the Nancy Drew mysteries were revised and condensed. This is the version published before the revision.
Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. <P><P>Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue - and unexpectedly fund themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue, an anonymous diary, includes not only indecipherable handwriting, but puzzling technical drawings and chemical formulas as well. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? When evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, who was swindled by "Foxy Felix", our young detective makes the desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson because of his dear five-year-old daughter.
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue--and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary--its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery. Praise for the Nancy Drew series on audio. . .
When a local shyster's home burns to the ground, was he in it? Follow Nancy, aided by George, Bess, and handsome Ned Nickerson as they delve into a man swindling local inventors, a fire that demolishes his home and a few clues left near the scene to determine the cause of the fire and who was responsible. This facsimiled edition of the original volumes and story lines is not to be confused with later condensed, updated versions.
In solving the mystery of two medallions missing from an inherited curio collection, the Hardys wind up in a desolate area of Guatemala at the mercy of dangerous thugs.
George is upset. Everyone's going on a field trip except her. Why? Because the teacher says she was passing notes in class. But she wasn't. Someone was passing notes to her! Maybe if Nancy can find out who did write the notes, the teacher will change her mind. The funny thing is, Nancy has to find someone who really likes George!
Louise and Jean travel to Old Bridge to spend the weekend with their friend, Carol Humfrey. The girls stumble upon a mystery when the bell inside the Webster College chapel rings mysteriously at night. They visit the chapel, only to be warned away by gossipy Miss Weatherspoon. Miss Weatherspoon claims that the bell tower is haunted by the ghost of a young child who died of starvation while locked inside the bell tower. She also hints that the ivy covering the church hides a great secret. Can the Dana girls solve the mystery before the town sells the Webster College?
An antique dealer's revelation about a former queen's priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures.
Nancy Drew witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work.<P><P> Readers will enjoy Nancy's clever ways of finding all she seeks, and bringing happiness to a misunderstood child and her lonely grandmother.
Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner to do some detective work.
Mrs. Strook requests Nancy's help finding an old stagecoach she believes her uncle hid in her hometown of Francisville. Mrs. Strook believes the stagecoach houses a clue that will be valuable for the town! Can Nancy help her find the missing stagecoach?
For cliffhanging suspense and thrilling action read THE NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES--the worlds most popular mystery series for young readers! Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve mare than fifty baffling cases-- from THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK to the haunting mystery of THE THIRTEENTH PEARL.
The Aldens are volunteering at the local recycling center, where they find plenty of things that can be reused, including a pinsata that Benny takes home. But when the center is vandalized, the Boxcar Children have a mystery to solve. Is there treasure amidst the junk?
WELCOME BACK TO THE PENNYFOOT The kitchen staff of the Pennyfoot Hotel is toiling away to prepare their guests the finest Christmas meal. And the plum pudding may very well be to die for... When the Pennyfoot's housekeeper is suddenly called away, Cecily Sinclair Baxter needs a quick replacement. On short notice, the agency sends Beatrice Tucker, who proves more of a curse than a Christmas miracle. She even fights with the Pennyfoot's latest VIP guest, the famous actor Archibald Armitage. When Armitage drops dead after Beatrice serves him some plum pudding, everyone assumes the huffy housekeeper is the culprit. But as Cecily investigates, the list of suspects grows, and solving this case may not be as easy as pie...or pudding.
Louise Dana, one of the Dana girl twins, is baffled as to why a man would value an artificial black orchid. Shortly after Jean and Louise arrive at summer camp, the orchid is stolen. The girls learn that not only does the orchid have a hidden value, but may provide a clue to a pair of twins who went missing years before in South America. Through a series of amazing events, Jean and Louise learn what happened to the missing twins and discover the secret of the black orchid.
Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy's help in unearthing a secret of antiquity which can only be unlocked by three black keys. While on an archaeological expedition in Mexico, Terry and Dr. Joshua Pitt came across a clue to buried treasure. <P><P>The clue was a cipher carved on a stone tablet. Before the professor had time to translate the cipher, the tablet disappeared - along with Dr. Pitt! Terry tells Nancy of his suspicions of the Tinos, a Mexican couple posing as scientists who vanished the same night as Dr. Pitt. Nancy and her friends follow a tangled trail of clues that lead to the Florida Keys and finally to Mexico in this suspense-filled story that will thrill readers.
While searching for the guard end of a broken saber that will solve one mystery, the Hardy brothers become involved with a gang of bank robbers.
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