The trouble with the first half of this is that you have to believe that five kids (McGurk's detective squad) would waste...

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THE CASE OF THE TREETOP TREASURE

The trouble with the first half of this is that you have to believe that five kids (McGurk's detective squad) would waste their time trying to figure out who stashed a bunch of old junk from garbage cans up in a tree. The stuff is discovered by Wanda, the organization's one girl member, when she climbs up to rescue a kitten; and the plot doesn't thicken until, midway, a real antique sterling bowl joins the loot. Soon after, the police get a note from someone who is trying to frame Wanda with the silver bowl; and kids who've stuck with the case this far will be rewarded with a nifty demonstration of detective Brains Bellingham's homemade card computer--which, in the end, singles out the very kid suspect that McGurk has zeroed in on by hunch. Once more McGurk just barely pulls it off.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980