About the Book
One day, after fishing on the pier at Hamilton Island in 1934, 13 year-old Walt Jenkins saw two men load a body into the back of a Model-T Ice Truck. He ran away, but left behind his Bucket of Fish. When he returned later, the Bucket of Fish was gone! Walt and his friend George Bailey (GB) set out to solve the mystery. The boys soon find themselves tracking down bootleggers, a crooked policeman and a hired killer. Their detective work involves Walt pedaling hard with GB on the handlebars, George Bailey shining a killer’s shoes for 5 cents and his girlfriend Sharon disguised as a 7 year-old taking notes in the next booth while crooks plan another murder. Her pencil is hidden in a doll named Alice.
Bucket of Fish is the first in the four-book “George Bailey Series.” The other books involve a stolen diving suit and shipwreck, the murder of a paddleboard racer, and a missing Black Mamba named Margie
The books are fun and fast paced with short chapters. The mysteries are solved using repaired outboard motors, a homemade bamboo boat trailer, and, in the final book, a ride in George Bailey’s Model-T.
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