About the BookA sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. "Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong", the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.
With Junie, his daughter, Nancy asks down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Clues weave in and out of several puzzles, two of which are linked with Italy. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on another farm? And who is responsible for the atmosphere of fear in the neighborhood?
After several harrowing experiences, Nancy begins to tighten the net around a ruthless villain and calls on the assistance of her friends Ned, Burt, Dave, Bess and George to bring his nefarious schemes to a dead end.
- Genre: Mystery
- Theme(s): Family, Children's
- Author: Carolyn Keene
- Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
- ISBN: 0448095548
Hardcover Release North America Oct 1, 1976
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