Binky Brothers, Detectives by James Lawrence
Norbert “Dinky” Binky and his older brother, Albert “Pinky” Binky have started their own detective agency.
Dinky thinks that as partners they should be equal, but big brother Pinky decides that being older means he gets more benefits and more of the money gained from their detecting.
While in between cases, the two brothers are selling cups of lemonade for 2¢. While selling, Chub Doolin, catcher, comes along. He hires the brothers as his mitt was stolen, and the team will be unable to beat the Wildcats without it.
Chub hands over the ransom note he was given:
Ha Ha! I have your mitt. Now the wildcats will beat you. Guess who? [Skull & crossbones]
Soon Wildcat players, Spike Brown and Joe Parker stop by. They have information they shouldn’t about the missing glove.
When Spike gets his money to pay, a pink note comes falling out. It is the same type as the one that Chub was given. It has a different message.
Tell the team we can win easy now. I hid you-know-what in the house. Those dopes will never look high enough to find it unless one of them is a monkey. Mel. [Skull & Crossbones]
Pinky figures out that Mel must be Melvin Krantz, the wildcat shortstop. Pinky thinks on the note and decides that the house in the note must be the team treehouse.
When he gets to the house it is too easy. And good reason to be, as it was all a trap to get rid of the Cubs best pitcher, Pinky. Pinky doesn’t know what to do.
Dinky comes along as he has found the glove, having figured out that the second note was a trap. He blackmails his brother into letting him be in the game and get equal share in the detective agency.
Thoughts After Readig:
This was not a good mystery.
I mean it didn’t even explain how Dinky figured everything out, he just did.
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