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The Six Fingered Glove Mystery (Kay Tracey Mysteries #5)

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Title:The Six Fingered Glove Mystery (Kay Tracey Mysteries #5)
Benson, Mildred A. Wirt  Writing under the pseudonym: Judd, Frances K.   
(24 of 26 for author by title)
When the Key Turned (Kay Tracey Mysteries #11)
The Shadow on the Door (Kay Tracey Mysteries #4)
Published:   1936
Publisher:Cupples & Leon Company
Tags:fiction, mystery, young adult

The thieves start back to the freight car for another load of stolen goods. This is Kay’s chance. Quickly she lets herself into the shack and lifts the trap-door. In the dark cellar, dimly lighted by the lamp, she sees many crates and boxes, undoubtedly the thieves’ loot. Without hesitation Kay descends the ladder. Too late she hears footsteps overhead. The men have returned. Kay is trapped!

How Kay Tracey works herself out of this tight spot is only part of this exciting story that begins with the teen-age detective joining the hunt for the kidnapper of a beautiful movie star. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:144 Info

Author Bio for Benson, Mildred A. Wirt

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The most famous writer who worked on the Girls’ Books Series was Mildred A. Wirt Benson. She was bom Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa, in 1905. She met Edward Stratemeyer in New York in 1925 and began working for his syndicate as a writer who fleshed out his plot outlines for juvenile mystery stories. In 1929, she began to write Stratemeyer’s Nancy Drew Mystery Stories for a reported S125.00 per book. In 1950, three years after her husband Asa Wirt died, she married George Benson, the editor of The Toledo Times, from which point her professional career was focused on newspaper writing.

Mrs. Benson reportedly gained her first series book writing experience with Volumes 23 to 30 of the Ruth Fielding Series. She wrote twenty-three of the Nancy Drew books and several Dana Girls and Kay Tracey books, all for the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Under her own name, she wrote many other series, such as the Brownie Scouts. Penny Nichols, Penny Parker, and the most unusual to carry the by-line of a woman writer, the six Dan Carter Cub Scouts books for boys.

—All About Collecting Girls’ Series Books. John Axe, 2002.

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