Ned gave Nancy a searching look. “Something tells me you still suspect them of the thefts. Am I right in guessing that you think they may have had a confederate in the restaurant and that’s why the necklace wasn’t found on them?”
Nancy laughed. “Mind reader!”
When they entered the restaurant, the headwaiter showed the group to a table at the edge of the dance floor. Soon the four couples were enjoying the lively dance rhythms.
"It’s been a swell evening," Ned declared, as the boys were ready to show their tickets at the gate and walk out to the waiting plane. "And listen, Nancy, you watch your step solving this mystery. Promise me, if you do need any help, you’ll give me a call."
Burt guffawed. “You’d need a magic carpet to get here in time to do any good!”
Dave also put in his gibe. “If I were you, Ned, I’d tell Nancy to stay away from the stage before she starts taking her lines too seriously!”
Carolyn Keene (Harriet Adams), The Clue of the Dancing Puppet (1962)