The Big Six

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J. Cape, 1940 - Juvenile Fiction - 391 pages
Plunge into the Norfolk Broads as the Ds join up with the Coot Club once again, this time to solve a very baffling crime.
'Why shouldn't we be detectives too?'

When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There's no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals?

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My favorite of the Swallows and Amazons books, strictly a Coot Club book, the subseries involving adventures with boats on the Norfolk Broads. I liked this one because it was a genuine mystery --three ... Read full review

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About the author (1940)

Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children's literature of all time.

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