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The Great Circus Train Robbery:  A Northern Spy Club Mystery

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Zoe Elwood longs to be a lieutenant in the Northern Spy Club, in which she is the only girl.  To do this, she must solve a crime, according to her pesky older brother Kelby, who has declared himself Chief.  Her current mission is to spy on Juniper Boomer, a grumpy, reclusive man who rents a house nearby and who, Kelby says, has a "terrible secret."  When a red baggage car, and later a red advertising car disappear from her friend Spencer's antique circus train, Boomer is a prime suspect.  The dangerous quest takes Zoe and Spencer from Boomer's moldy basement to the Big Tent of the Quirkus Circus, where the young people have volunteered backstage to help a pair of wacky clowns.  Soon Hackbury, a paranoid clown who must be pushed back into the ring when he tries to exit out of 'stagefright,' vanishes altogether!  And Zoe recalls a tall stranger with a black mustache and black tie rising up out of the stands….

Read Chapter One of The Great Circus Train Robbery.

Read Chapters Two through Four of The Great Circus Train Robbery.










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