Tag Archives: mystery

The Sign of the Blue Windmill [1965]

Plot

When Mr Ridgeway dies he leaves his house and possessions to Alison Kirk, whose uncle and aunt are servants there. Years before, Alison had discovered a beautifully kept secret garden on the property. The blue windmill is carved on the entrance to the garden. When Alison revisits the garden she is shocked to find someone has trashed it. Alison’s Uncle James thinks it has something to do with Groot, a Dutchman who was present at the reading of Mr Ridgeway’s will, because it was at that point Mr Ridgeway forbade Uncle James to go into the garden. Mr Ridgeway also left a secret message for Alison, and Groot makes a grab for it. He fails, and the message is a key to a safe deposit box. When Alison opens the safe deposit box, she is astonished to find it contains a chrysanthemum.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Sign of the Blue Windmill Bunty: circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Susan of the Snow School [1965]

Plot

Susan Smart is managing her father’s winter sports school in Switzerland after a deliberate attempt on his life put him in hospital. The same enemy is now trying to drive Susan out of the chalet and putting her life in danger. A threatening motive indicates the enemy’s motive is to buy them out.

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Susan of the Snow SchoolBunty:  circa #375 (20 March 1965) – (?)

Prisoners at Penlock

Plot

When their car disappeared on a touring holiday, sisters, Ann and Beth, found themselves prisoners in a strange village. It was run by a man named Volin and there were two types of people: Alphas who were in charge and Betas who obeyed them.

Notes

  • Art: Rodney Sutton

Appeared

  • Prisoners at Penlock – Tracy:  #207 (17 September 1983) – #214 (5 November 1983)

The House of Cats

Plot

Young Caroline was mute since her parents were killed by a highwayman. Then she was taken from the workhouse to work for Miss Abigail in her large gloomy mansion. Caroline discovered the house was also being used as a hideout for highwaymen and also that a girl was being held prisoner somewhere in the building. Some cats which roamed the house were Caroline’s only friends.

Notes

  • For some episodes “the” was dropped from the title making it just “House of Cats”

Appeared

  • The House of Cats – Debbie: #297 (21 October 1978) – #306 (23 December 1978)

Marcia – Mystery Skater [1973]

Plot

Amy Woodley becomes convinced a brilliant skater named Katina is in fact her sister Marcia. But Katina does not even recognise Amy as her sister. And who is that mysterious woman in black who is always veiled and trying to stop Amy from finding out the truth, even to the point of framing her for theft? It becomes apparent that the woman in black has some sort of evil influence over Marcia, and Katina’s skating, while brilliant, has an oddly mechanical look.

Notes

Appeared

  • Marcia – Mystery Skater Debbie: #17 (9 June 1973) – #35 (13 October 1973)

The Babysitter

Plot

While staying with her Aunt, Jill Marley heard a child crying next door, on investigation she finds a young girl, Maise. She stays there until her parents return she then finds out the house has been empty for 5 years, since a bad accident.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • The Babysitter – Suzy: #78 (3 March 1984) – #79 (10 March 1984)

The Mary Mason Mystery

Plot

Everyone thought that Bethany Blacks best pal Mary Mason was an only child, but Bethany suspects Mary has a twin. Then while visiting Mary’s mum, a scientist, to tell her Mary was in hospital with hurt wrist, she saw two girls identical to the absent Mary.

Notes

  • Photo Story

Appeared

  • The Mary Mason Mystery – Suzy: #74 (4 February 1984) – #78 (3 March 1984)

Zara Phantom of the Track

Plot

Arnfield Junior atheletics club had a mysterious new member, a young girl called Zara Farr. The girls nicknamed her the phantom because of her white tracksuit and her silent powerful style of running. One of the members Maureen Clark was certain there was a mystery surrounding Zara and was determined to find out the truth.

Notes

  • Art: Mario Capaldi?

Appeared

  • Zara Phantom of the Track – Suzy: #55 (24 September 1983) – #64 (26 November 1983)

Terror at Tall Towers

Plot

Melanie Forsyth was the leading soloist at the Sheringly school choir which was competing at the Tall Towers song festival. Melanie was being threatened by a ghostly hooded figure, that called herself Sylvia. Sylvia didn’t want her to sing, and Melanie suspected one of the other girls in the choir was responsible. She seeks help from Mr Armstrong the blind piano tuner to uncover the culprit.

Notes

Appeared

  • Terror at Tall Towers – #45 (16 July 1983) – #50 (20 August 1983)

The Fire Raiser

Plot

Tracy Burton was suspected of having caused a fire at Hollington Comp School, where a teacher, Miss Abbott was killed. Tracy had not spoken since the night of the blaze and her family moved her away. Two years later when the school was nearly rebuilt, Tracy ran away from home. The police feared that she had returned to the school with the intention of setting it on fire.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • The Fire Raiser – Suzy: #28 (19 March 1983) – #33 (23 April 1983)