Mystery in Longfellow Square Author:Mary C. Jane Only young Phil Holt suspected that the distinguished-looking Mr. Tate was looking for more than poetry in old Miss Goddard's library. Miss Goddard thought the self-styled poetry expert was charming. But Boz, the dog, had taken an instant dislike to the elderly "scholar." And Phil was sure he had seen Mr. Tate outside Miss Goddard's house in ... more »the middle of the night, talking with a sinister stranger.
The unusual setting--Portland, Maine's famous Longfellow Square-- and the reality and appeal of the characters make this one of Mrs. Jane's best stories. Family skeletons, a dognapping, and some furtive figures lurking in a closed-up church add to the excitement, as Phil proves that "bookish" boys can also be brave.« less