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First edition (Carpentieri 1955A-1). Very good in good jacket. Front hinge just starting, owner bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, jacket edges rubbed, light spots and minor clear tape repairs to jacket reverse. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. 8vo. Orange Gretta endpapers, brown tweed boards. Tony Prito enlists the help of his detective friends Frank and Joe Hardy when a sinister stranger demands that Tony sell him the bizarre curio collection he has just inherited. While the boys are discussing this suspicious incident, the stranger, Valez, telephones and threatens Tony. That same afternoon the three boys collect the cases of curios at a freight station only for Joe’s life to be at risk on their way back to Tony’s house. The next day a seaman claims two medallions in the collection that coincidently go missing. Did Valez steal them? And what was their significance. Unraveling the clues in this exciting mystery takes the Hardys and their friends to a desolate region in Guatemala and straight into the hands of a gang of dangerous thugs.