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Penny Nichols and the Black Imp

Joan Clark [Mildred A. Wirt]

"Hanley Cron ended his speech a few minutes later and a silent, dissatisfied crowd arose to depart. Penny and Susan hurriedly started toward the door, preferring to get away before the art critic recognized them. They did not reach the outside corridor, for a uniformed attendant came swiftly into the room, closing the door firmly after him. "No one must leave this room!" he commanded the startled group. "A shocking thing has just occurred."

Penny Nichols and the Black Imp is the third volume in the series, from 1936. Penny Nichols’ father is a well-respected private detective and Penny proves to be a talented amateur detective herself. In this story Penny befriends Amy Coulter. Not only is Amy’s sculpture, The Black Imp, unfairly denied first prize in the local art show, but Amy is accused of stealing of a rare Rembrandt painting; Penny must apply her sleuthing skills to the task of clearing Amy’s name.

All four books in the series were written by the prolific Mildred A. Wirt (Nancy Drew, Penny Parker, Kay Tracey) from 1936 to 1939 under the pseudonym Joan Clark. According to research at, these books are in the public domain in the United States.

Book publisher: The Goldsmith Company, Chicago
Book copyright:
Book editor: Reprint edition, yellow-patterned binding
Pages: 249 (252 bound pages)
Size: 5-1/4″ x 7-7/8″
Dust jacket: Yes
Illustrations: None
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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