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1970s children's book

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LadyPickers | 13:58 Wed 14th Jan 2004 | Arts & Literature
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This is a tough one... I had a detective/mystery paperback as a kid in the 70's, and at the end of each chapter you had to solve the clues in the picture which led you to the next stage. One puzzle to solve had a sheet of paper that had been torn into about 8 pieces - you had to mentally put them together to read the clue. I think at one point the child detective had to go to Paris? Like I said, it's a tough one (especially as I have no title or author information).

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try http://ww.abebooks.co.uk go to their booksearch forum
I think I remember this book. One of the puzzles was two pictures of the insde of a London Underground carriage, before and after the lights had gone out and you had to spot who had moved between the two pictures. One of the guys was holding his newspaper upside down in the second picture. I loved that book! (if it IS the same one). If I remember correctly, it was called something like The Redhand Gang (although NOT that). Maybe blackhand gang? :S
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Brilliant!! You've cracked it! Although it's out of print and pretty much impossible to buy, I have seen a copy on Amazon.com's marketplace section... Thank you so much!
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By the way, it's called The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang published by Hans Press
I can't believe I (almost) remembered that. I read that when I was about ten! Hope it's as good as you remember :)
Good Grief, I just checked Amazon UK, and they have no copies, used or otherwise, and Amazon US has a couple, but they're $25! Wish I'd held onto my old copy now. I'd love to give it to my nephew
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Well, as you were so brilliantly inspired, leave your email address and, should I be lucky enough to get a copy from the US, I will contact you in order to forward it once I have re-read (and revisited) my childhood. Also, I think that it's probably more fitting for your nephew's bookcase than mine...
Unfortunately, we can't post e-mail addresses on this site, or they get deleted. I have a hotmail account though, and you should be able to work out the rest from that ;)
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Now, if I sent an email to a uk hotmail address, using the moniker as stated in your messages, I would be right, right? Or have I emailed some stranger with a completely random message?
Do Hotmail have specifically UK addresses? Oops, my error. I thought there was only the one type... But you were almost there ;)
Hello LadyPickers, you could always join answerbook. Quite a few of us ABers are members, isn't that right s.h.!?

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