Shirley Temple and the Screaming Specter

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Kathryn Heisenfelt

This is a strange old book. It's a Nancy Drew style mystery but the main character is a teen-aged Shirley Temple. Characters in the book recognize her as the famous entertainer and then it's never mentioned again. There's one instance in the book where, in order to escape a desperate situation, she needs to utilize skills she had learned sitting in the make-up chair. This is just weird concept. The mystery itself is not that deep and Shirley isn't even the one who solves it. The whole plot about a haunted lake might have been the impetus of her investigation, but it's soon forgotten. What the book does have is some wonderful line illustrations by E. Joseph Dreany.

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Sat, 02/23/2019 - 15:19