THE MYSTERY OF THE SCARLET DAFFODIL by Dorothy Clewes

THE MYSTERY OF THE SCARLET DAFFODIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of the Henry Hare books for youngest readers turns to an older group with a cleverly woven if quietly told, English detective story- set in London. Through the eyes of Peter Hadley, sixteen and second oldest in a family of six, come the events in the last five years leading up to the disappearance of a rare red daffodil grown by his horticulturist-policeman father, just before an important flower show. There are plenty of suspects- an old gardener, the maid's boyfriend, a gypsy boy- Peter's photography abilities, concerted family effort, older sister's small romance with the boy next door-all add up to a pleasant solving. British in tone, so gauge your audience.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1953
Publisher: Coward, McCann