The Clue of the Black Cat Author:Paul Berna Bobby Thiriet, with his 2 older brothers, his sister, and his parents has lived for almost as long as he can rememberin a tinybasement apartment in the overcrowded Paris suburb of Puisay. Again and again his father has been disappointed in his efforts to fined a more comfortible home for his family. — One foggy winter evening Bobby and father are... more » discussing their troubles at Fred's barbershop when a customer, overhearing them, offers the family a luxurious new apartment at the Belloy Estate. Monsieur Thiriet is persuaded to part with his savings in return for the previous tenant's rugs and oak-paneled cupboards--and the lease--only to find that he is the victim of a cruel confidence trick.
Inspector Sinet (last seen in "The Horse Without a Head") is called in, but it is Bobby, his brothers, and their friends who, using their own newspaper to appeal for clues, follow the trail of a mysterious black cat, find the thieves, and finally recover the money.« less