Secret of the Red Gourd 1961 Lois Snelling SIGNED ~ Arkansas/Ozarks Juvenile Mystery ~ Scarce


Title: Secret of the Red Gourd

Author: Lois Snelling

Description: Signed by author on ffep. First Edition, with ''1'' on copyright page. Black cloth with red and silver lettering on spine. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page. Very slight soiling on a few pages. Dust jacket has had some wear, including chipping; however, jacket has been neatly repaired (paper reinforcements on back side, spine fully re-colored, etc.); not price clipped ($2.95); in an archival mylar sleeve. 245 pages. A scarce copy.

A scarce copy of this juvenile mystery, which revolves around a young man who takes a summer job working at a swank Ozark resort and his investigation into a mysterious, coveted Cherokee rattle. A fast paced and adventurous novel with a diverse cast of characters, suffused with Ozark atmosphere and incorporating a bit of Arkansas history.

Lois Snelling (1893-1988) was a longtime resident of Benton County and the city of Rogers in northwest Arkansas. She was the author of three other juvenile mysteries, all of which are set in the Ozark region of Arkansas: Treasure in the Valley (1958), Strange Case at Willowood (1959), and The Yellow Cup Mystery (1963). She also wrote a biography of the populist presidential candidate and developer of the Arkansas resort community of Monte Ne, William Hope ''Coin'' Harvey.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Company
Place: New York
Year: 1961

Keywords: mystery, adventure, young adult, YA, juvenile, Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, Arkansas author, Monte Ne,

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