Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work. "The source of light will heal all ills, but a curse will follow him who takes it from the gypsies." This is one of the clues Nancy is given to find an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist. The young sleuth never gives up her search, though she is poisoned by a French-swordsman doll, run off the road in her car by an enemy, and sent many warnings to give up the case. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 180 Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap Publication Date: 1947 Dimensions: 7.70 X 5.08 X 0.72 (inches)