THE MYSTERY OF THE BURNT COTTAGE
by Enid Blyton
Illustrated by J. Abbey
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1943
Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper. The First Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog. Discoveries, Shocks, Surprises and Excitements by the dozen! Blue cloth, magnifying glass vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 164 pages.
SIGNED by the author on an autograph slip which has been stuck to the front free-endpaper and dedicated to Ria. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Autograph slip is foxed but contents are fine. Dustwrapper is edge creased and torn with some slight loss and tape repairs on verso.
Stock no. 1315317
- The first of the 'Five FInd-Outers and Dog'. Five children watch a cottage being burnt down and make up their minds to find out who started the fire. They find their 'clues' and make out their list of 'suspects'. Then they set to work, helped by Buster, the Scottie Dog, and hindered by 'Clear-Orf', the village policeman.