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The Mysterious Fireplace (The Dana Girls Mystery Stories, First Set #10)

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Jean and Louise are excited to be spending Christmas vacation at Highfort, a property that Captain Dana's friend Tom Fairweather is in the processing of purchasing. The Danas' trip turns out much more exciting than anticipated, because several other people show up at Highfort claiming ownership to the property including arrogant Mrs. Plimpton and the Danas' school friend S ...more
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Published 1950 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1941)
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Jerry
Oct 17, 2016 Jerry rated it did not like it
There's a reason why this series is out of print: It doesn't stand the test of time.

Seriously, stick with Nancy Drew.
Sarah Crawford
Aug 02, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
1941. The Dana girls live in Oak Falls and attend school at the Starhurst Academy. This mystery involves a new girl at the school who has basically fled her home country. The thugs there are after her and her brother and the jewels that belong to them.

There's a major slimy character, stolen jewelry, fake jewelry, intruders in their house, a possible hidden fireplace and a very, very annoying woman who thinks the house belongs to her.

Jean spends a short time in the hospital and Lettie is up to h
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Candice
Apr 27, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it
I came across this book in an antique bookstore, noticed that it was by the same "ghost author" as Nancy Drew, and eagerly bought it. Although considered children's literature, I fell in love with it. The font. The pages. The language. It all reminded me so much of reading Nancy Drew novels as a fifth grader. I'm sad that the Dana Girls are out of print. I want to read them all. I guess my life will now have to be a treasure hunt for Dana Girls novels!
Jenn Sut
May 22, 2015 Jenn Sut rated it liked it
classic Dana Girls- way too many mysteries all tie in together. Lettie Briggs breaks laws and goes to far but nothing comes of it. entertaining.
Debra
Mar 21, 2013 Debra rated it liked it
I loved this series of books that I read back in junior high. They are from the same syndicate that wrote the Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys, but I much preferred the Dana Girls.
Shaney
Jul 21, 2013 Shaney rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Dana Girls are quite rare but they are on par with the Nancy Drew series. You just have to work a bit in order to read them.
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Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.

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