When the FBI suddenly orders Judy's husband Peter to Washington, D.C. on a bank robbery case, the young couple is just about to start off on a trip. To cheer herself up after Peter's plane departs, Judy buys a corsage of snapdragons. Judy is wearing the corsage when she and Peter's sister, Honey Dobbs, decide to drive to New York City and spend a few days with Irene and Dale Meredith. On the way, the two girls nearly have a fatal accident. A handsome young stranger comes to their rescue and introduces himself as Mr. Nogard. What Mr. Nogard says when he sees Judy's corsage, and the mysterious package he gives her, lead to an exciting cross-country ride for Judy and Honey. In the heart of Yellowstone Park, at the Dragon's Mouth, Judy finds a vital clue to Peter's bank robbery case and at the same time places herself in great danger. How one word on a postcard alerts Peter to her predicament winds up a hair-raising mystery-adventure for Judy.
|Series:||Judy Bolton Mysteries Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Margaret Sutton was born Rachel Irene Beebe in Odin, Pennsylvania in 1903. She was the daughter of Victor Beebe, a well-known historian, and Estella Andrews Beebe. Being a spirited nonconformist, she dropped out of high school, but in 1920, graduated from the Rochester Business Institute. After graduation, she worked for several years as a secretary and in printing. During that time, she met William Sutton at a church dance in New York City. After a courtship exchanging poems and playing chess, they were married in 1924, and she began writing stories for her husband's daughter, Dorothy. Her first Judy Bolton Mystery was published in 1932 under the pen name Margaret Sutton. Ms. Sutton wove many real events and places into the Judy Bolton stories through the 35-year history of the series. She also wrote numerous stories for children and young adults. She was also active in social causes, joining the historic March on Washington in 1964. In 1965, her husband of more than 40 years died. In 1975, after traveling extensively, she married a long-time family friend, Everett Hunting. They moved to Berkeley, California and made their home there until 1993 when they moved back to Pennsylvania. Mr. Hunting died shortly after they moved. In 2001, at the age of 98, Margaret Sutton died in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, not far from her native Potter County.