The Brown Fox Mystery (#5)

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During a lakeside vacation, Djuna hunts a mysterious fire starter

Whenever Djuna leaves the house, he seems to get into trouble. Whether it’s catching bank robbers or sniffing out a ring of counterfeiters, something about this young man makes him a magnet for mystery. When Miss Annie Ellery plans a summer vacation by the shores of Silver Lake, Djuna and his friend Tommy while away their time fishing, swimming, and sleeping till noon. Djuna promises to stay out of trouble—but it isn’t long before trouble finds him.

Djuna’s best friend at Silver Lake is Captain Ben, a fisherman who shows him the tricks of the trade. When Ben’s boat and fishing shack go up in smoke, Djuna promises to find the person responsible, even if it means getting into more trouble than ever before.


“A pleasant, relaxed whodunit for the ice cream cone crowd, having to do with the mysterious doings in an abandoned ice house. Two boys, Tommy and the familiar Djuna, bring the two villains and one dope to justice. There are interesting digressions on fishing, motor-boating and other matters of juvenile importance. The plot manages to achieve a mild state of tension guaranteed harmless (but surely popular with this age).”


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