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Inhaltsangabe: New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1932. Kid actors Billy O'Dwyer and Virginia Grady are taking an intermission from the fast life in New York City, where they helped solve a murder but managed to shut down the movie studio they worked for. While living with Billy's family, they plan to put on a show for the neighborhood kids. But things don't unfold according to their script. Enter, stage right: a creepy skeleton, a missing treasure, and two squabbling would-be heirs. When Billy and Virginia set out to locate the treasure, they find themselves center stage in a tangled family drama of rivalry and deceit. The cast of characters includes a hobo with big ambitions, a crooked cop gone straight, and a "fisherman" who hauls ashore something much more valuable than fish. They know somebody's putting on an act. What they don't know is that a repeat performance as detectives could bring down the final curtain - on themselves....
From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-In this sequel to O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Acting Innocent (Aladdin, 2002), set in 1932, child movie-stars Billy O'Dwyer and Virginia Grady return from filming in New York to live with Billy's parents in Massachusetts. While scouting for props for a backyard production, the 11-year-olds discover a skeleton in an abandoned house. Virginia's insatiable nose for crime leads them to suspect that a murder was committed and hidden treasure was involved. Their investigation takes them through library records, handwriting samples, and some encounters with dubious characters, including the estranged son of the victim. In the melodramatic climax, the children find themselves accidentally whisked off to sea in a boat outfitted for rum-running. The hardships of the Depression are accurately portrayed yet readers can see that kids will be kids despite the hard times. Virginia likes to read the "Hardy Boys" and "Nancy Drew," and this mystery mirrors the basic formula style of those series. A light, enjoyable read.
Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, Miamisburg, OH
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