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The Black Cat's Clue (Judy Bolton Mysteries #23)

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Fifteen year old Holly Potter has returned to visit her Uncle David Potter during a family reunion he planned at his home, only to learn that he was recently killed in a train wreck in Florida. Holly is afraid to face her relatives alone so she convinces Judy to pretend to be her redheaded older sister Doris. Judy plans to masquerade as Doris until she and Holly can learn ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 31st 2008 by Applewood Books (first published 1952)
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Nancy Bandusky
Jan 16, 2015 Nancy Bandusky rated it really liked it
When another mystery practically unfolds in front of Judy, she is more than ready to jump in and solve it as well as be a friend to the girl in need and to the reader.

This is a delightful old-fashioned mystery that also teaches a message about greed, forgiveness and what is really important.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 16, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This is another book in the Judy Bolton series. Judy meets a woman who is going to a family reunion, of sorts, that will be dealing with the death of her uncle and the division of his property among greedy relatives, not all of whom are who they claim to be. There is the presence of what seem to be ghosts, strange music in the house, an unexpected tunnel, a very interesting neighbor and a disappearing cat

The problem with the story is that, if you have read enough of these types of mysteries, you
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LuAnn
Jun 27, 2016 LuAnn rated it really liked it
Interesting twist in the greedy relatives looking for a missing will in a haunted house mystery. Judy again impersonates someone to solve a mystery, a la Sherlock Holmes, though Holmes doesn't take on the guise an actual person as she does. She also meets a new recurring character, a young relative of the person who died. I like that even the "bad guys" are not usually presented as all bad in this series. The usual illogic in conversations and conclusions, but I guess they are just a given.
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Ah I just love old mysteries, and Judy Bolton and Holly are such sweethearts... No need to say more!
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Aug 11, 2008 Aidan rated it it was amazing
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Margaret Sutton was born Rachel Irene Beebe in Odin, Pennsylvania in 1903. She was the daughter of Victor Beebe, a well-known historian, and Estella Andrews Beebe. Being a spirited nonconformist, she dropped out of high school, but in 1920, graduated from the Rochester Business Institute. After graduation, she worked for several years as a secretary and in printing. During that time, she met Willi ...more
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