THE VANISHING SHADOW: Judy Bolton #1.
Edition: A new illustrated, revised edition.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1964, c 1932.). Hardcover - The first book in this mystery series, which is in many ways, more realistic than most such series. Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. The "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Margaret Sutton was a real woman, writing under her own name. Includes a letter to the reader from Sutton bound in at the front of the book. Illustrated, plain frontispiece. 172 pp. Black and white haunted house endpapers.
Condition: Very good in matte (flat) finish illustrated boards.