SUSANNAH AND THE BLUE HOUSE MYSTERY by Patricia Elmore

SUSANNAH AND THE BLUE HOUSE MYSTERY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A mild, readable little mystery that has narrator Lucy and her smart friend Susannah, a judge's granddaughter and a would-be detective, snooping around at night in the large but rundown house of a recently deceased, once-wealthy old man. The snooping is on behalf of classmate Juliet, a shy girl with a bad scar who had been close to the old man. He had promised to leave her something in his will, and now Lucy and Susannah search for a will and for the unspecified ""treasure"" he had mentioned. There are the usual bumps and creaks in the dark--someone else appears to be searching for the treasure--but Susannah's sharp eyes and wits find it for Juliet, who can now afford an operation to remove her scar. (Incidentally, even arbitrarily, Susannah is colored black.) Inconsequential but agreeable.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1981
Publisher: Dutton