Seven Strange Clues: A Judy Bolton Mystery
by Margaret Sutton
1953 (1932), Grosset & Dunlap, New York
Sewn binding. Decorative paper over boards. Decorative end-papers. Pictorial dust cover. 7 5/8", vii, 210 pages
Good book in Poor dust cover. Solid copy, Owner's name on front edge of leaves, and inside back blank leaves.. Dust cover shows wear with wrinkles, creases, tears, major chunk missing at heel of spine, others at head of spine and top front edge, pen markings on back cover.
From the Contents: The Poster Contest; Someone Whistling; Breaking Glass; So This Is Art!; The Missing Apple; The Missing Stack of Papers; A Queer Friendship; In Flames; Blue and Scarlet; The Open Window; Irene is Puzzled; Judy is Dismayed; At the Exhibit; Impossible!; Congratulations; Confessions; Through the Magnifying Glass; Seven Days of Mystery; Seven Clues; Kay's Perfect Alibi; The Search Begins; Down the Ladder; Nipped in the Bud; Irene's Big Chance; Judy's Talent
A popular series for young readers aimed at girls. In the tradition of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton was an intrepid teenage sleuth. The ads for the series stated that each book was "based on something that actually happened," and Margaret Sutton did indeed incorporate events from her life into each book.
The Judy Bolton Mystery Series was produced by Grosset & Dunlap from 1932 with the release of THE VANISHING SHADOW, until 1967 with the release of the final book, THE SECRET OF THE SAND CASTLE. The titles were constantly reprinted and G & D rarely, if ever, changed the Copyright date information from printing to printing. One of the safest ways to date a volume which has its dust cover is by the list on the inside front flap. This particular book is the 1952 reprint of the 1932 title.
Hold onto your hats! Judy Bolton is on the case.
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