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Mystery of the Golden Horn

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Everyone called her "difficult...." But if you ask fourteen-year-old Vicki Stewart, she would be surprised. She isn't trouble. She just has some problems. After all, her mother is ill and in the hospital and her father is far away, teaching at an American college in Istanbul, Turkey. But everything changes when Vicki fails school. Instead of going to camp, she's sent to st ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 28th 1990 by Fawcett (first published 1962)
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Laurie Bok
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I read this when I was a pre-teen and remembered loving it...I finally found it again as an adult & read it! It probably didn't hold as much power as I remembered because I only remembered a few books when I was younger that I loved - but it's still a great story!
Melissa
Mar 01, 2010 marked it as to-read
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I believe I read this book as a girl. I have a vague memory of a book that took place in Istanbul with 2 young girls as the main characters. I remember loving the descriptions of the architecture, the climate, the way people dressed, the mysteriousness of the city. It seemed so exotic and foreign and I think it was one of the first books to spark my interest in travel. Which has now morphed into an interest in foreign cultures, languages, foods and travel. I will have to find a copy and read it ...more
C.
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know the treasure trove of finding Phyllis A. Whitney’s youth adventures. I’ve been astounded to discover some superior to her gothic novels. I don’t place “Mystery Of The Golden Horn”, 1962, among the masterpieces. It fell short of elements I normally praise. I’ll give examples, still urging it is worthy of being read. I see Phyllis entered the 1960s with Turkish flavour. “Black Amber” was plotted there in 1964. Because the adult intrigue was laid out so sharply and atmospherically, I visuali ...more
Lisa Nixon
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this in elementary school and adored it!
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

She was born in Japan to American parents and spent her ear
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