THE ROOFTOP MYSTERY by Joan M. Lexau
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THE ROOFTOP MYSTERY

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Albert and Sam, who made I Should Have Stayed in Bed such a howl, are stuck on moving day with Sam's sister's doll -- until it disappears from the roof. They pounce on a look-alike baby who kicks them, get a runaround from the police, try ringing doorbells to see who's taken down the wash (""Did you wash today?"") with no success until the lady on the first floor says she took the doll for safekeeping; she lends them a clothesbasket so no one will laugh. They think they're safe in Sam's new apartment but when it's time for everyone to go to Albert's for dinner. . . ""'Oh, no,' Sam yelled. 'Not again! Come on, Albert. Run.'"" Interracial incidentally, real and funny fundamentally.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Harper & Row