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Penny Nichols Finds A Clue

Joan Clark [Mildred A. Wirt]

"Penelope Nichols is the daughter of a detective. Naturally of a fearless and inquiring disposition, she manages to stir up plenty of excitement as well as to help her father solve an important case." [dust jacket]

Penny Nichols Finds a Clue is the first volume in the Penny Nichols series, from 1936.  The series of four books was written by the prolific Mildred A. Wirt (Nancy Drew, Penny Parker, Kay Tracey) from 1936 to 1939 under the pseudonym Joan Clark. Although a short series, she would also name another heroine Penny in her favorite and long-running series, the Penny Parker Mystery Stories. Her heroines were always strong, smart, independent, and fearless. This series by Wirt is in the public domain in the U.S. according to research by

Book publisher: The Goldsmith Company, Chicago
Book copyright: 1936
Book edition: Likely first edition, jacket cites volume 2 as still in preparation, red cover
Pages: 247 (250 bound pages)
Size: 5″ x 7-5/8″
Dust Jacket: Yes
Illustrations: None
Digital edition © 2010 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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