22214 No Boats on Bannermere G.Trease, R. Kennedy, ill., 5th printing.

No Boats on Bannermere. G.Trease, R. Kennedy, ill, 5th. First in series.

A mystery set in the Lake District, with four older children from local day schools as heroes. Because it's Trease, this series is unusually well written, with developed characters and with the historical setting well researched. No Boats on Bannermere is the first of the series. The sequels are: Under Black Banner (1951), Black Banner Players (1952), Black Banner Abroad, (1954), and The Gates of Bannerdale (1956)



Agaton Sax/Diamond Thieves by Franzen /Q. Blake ill. Delacorte, 1967/1959 1st US

Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves.

"Sweden's answer to Sherlock Holmes," or Poirot? "His mind was always amazingly keen. Now, as he used it, his little body became tensed to the uttermost, his right forefinger slowly stroking his mustache."



Jexium Island by Madeleine Grattan / du Bois, illus. Viking, 1967, 1st printing.

Jexium Island.

Drawn from memories of a childhood near the banks of the Garonne and inspired by tales of the Resistance. The heroes crack a ring of kidnappers who capture children to work on a North Atlantic island of jexium deposits. An uneven but memorable book. Note: This book has been sold.



Way to Sattin Shore by Philippa Pearce / Voake, ill. Kestrel, 1983, 1st printing

The Way to Sattin Shore.

Kate struggles with the mystery of her father's death, perhaps in a drowning on Sattin Shore, Both a mystery and a well-written story of family life, and of Kate's cat Syrup.



The Village Band Mystery

"During her first winter in a Finnish-American village on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Garnet felt unwanted until she had a chance to help her friend, Laurie Sironen, solve the mystery of the disappearance of some band instruments after a big fire." Fine, detailed drawings of children enjoying the New England winter and wonderful characters. Rare in this condition.



20859 The Bone Stranger by Frank Remkiewicz,

The Bone Stranger

An exciting mystery ... tracking down the Raccoon gang who have stolen the midnight doggie bone snacks from the orphanage! Funny pictures on every page by the author with short text beneath.



Perilous Gold.

Bill helps out his father with underwater inspections, but longs to investigate sunken treasure. When he and his father buy a small submarine, treasure hunting becomes possible and dangerous.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.



Pirate Rock.

"Two teen-age boys are torn between loyalty to the man who has employed them as boat hands so fairly and loyalty to the two countries whose security is threatened by his Communist spying activities." Set in Maine near the Canadian border.



Uncle Robert's Secret.

"Three children are drawn increasingly deeper into a secret that involves the mysterious old man living next door."  Note: This book has been sold



The Secret of the Dark Tower.

Ken and Ricky arrive in Switzerland to attend school for the year and soon become involved in a smuggling mystery.



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