An ancient whaling journal sets Djuna on course for buried treasure
When old Captain Beekman was on his deathbed, he turned to his daughter and muttered, “Lift the blue herring.” It’s a cryptic piece of family lore—until the day Djuna pays a visit to the old captain’s house. Inspecting the ship’s log from Captain Beekman’s final sailing voyage, the brilliant young sleuth notices something no one else ever has. A page has been torn out—and it holds the key to an adventure.
Could the missing page have to do with a long-buried treasure? Where does the blue herring fit in? With his scrappy terrier, Champ, by his side, Djuna will unravel the mystery and decode the captain’s last words once and for all.
Ellery Queen is one of the world’s finest detectives, but his adventures are nothing compared to the Ellery Queen Jr. Mystery Stories. Join Queen’s apprentice, Djuna, and his trusty Scottie, Champ, on adventures filled with danger, suspense, and thrills.