MYSTERY AT CRANE'S LANDING by Marcella Thum

MYSTERY AT CRANE'S LANDING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

aula comes to Crane's Landing, a small town in Missouri, to spend a spring vacation with her friend Lucy Crane, a first family there since the Civil War Centenial they are now celebrating. But the struggle is still going on-- between Lucy's unreconstructed Aunt Sissy and her Cousin Walter, who serves not only in loco irentis to Lucy but has managed in the last five years to put the place back on its feet. At first Cousin Walter seems very affable; but later Paula really begins to wonder whether Aunt Sissy is as ""foolish"" and Lucy as ""headstrong"" as Cousin Walter would have her believe. An old photograph secured, not without danger to both girls, proves the ""mystery"" of an impersonation... Very well sustained from its unsuspected start to its breathless finish and a story which girls will like.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1964
Publisher: Dodd, Mead