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THE SHOP GIRL'S REVENGE by Robert Downing
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Upper and Middle grades; 4 female; 3 female; 1890s; 25 minutes.
A turn-of-the-century melodrama, complete with maiden-in-distress, moustache-twirling villain, and hero in disguise. . .all swirling around a pile of missing money and a long-lost daughter. And of course, it's curses, foiled again!
 
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THE CASE OF THE FRUSTRATED CORPSE by Ruth Wallace
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Upper and Middle Grades; 2 male; 2 female; 30 minutes.
A fun skit in which the dead man gets no respect and a detective, fearing he won't find any, brings clues with him!
 
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THE COMEBACK CAPER by Anne Coulter Martens
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Upper Grades; 8 female, 7 male; 4 male or female. 35 minutes.

A television drama comes to life as an over-the-hill star and a stolen ruby become the focus of a tense courtroom trial.
 
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THE SILVER-TONGUED SLICKER OF SASSAFRAS FLAT by Christina Hamlett
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Upper Grades; 4 female; 2 male; Old West; 25 minutes.
A slippery con man works to take advantage of new widows in this fun and clever tale of the set-up, the con, and--to the delight of the bereaved--capture. Curses! Foiled again!
 
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THE MYSTERY OF THE STAR OF CALCUTTA by Alex and William Goldsmith
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Upper Grades; 5 male; early 20th-century; 20 minutes.
A clever and fun mystery featuring the brilliant detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson as they try to solve the mystery of the missing Star of Calcutta diamond.
 
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THE SHADY LADY OF GOPHER JUNCTION by Celia Crispin
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Upper Grades; 1 female, 7 male; Old West; 30 minutes. Innocent stranger Miss Purity Goodside meets up with Sheriff Joe Wallace and Deputy Sagalong Donovan in this fun tale, as mysterious double agent foils dastardly desperados.
 
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JANE EYRE, adapted by Lewy Olfson
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Upper Grades; 2 female, 2 male; 19th-century England; 30 minutes.
An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel of romance and suspense, in which a devastating secret threatens to destroy the happiness of the young heroine.
 
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1940S RADIO MYSTERY, by Craig Sodaro
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Upper & Middle Grades; 7 female; 5 male; 1940s; 30 minutes.
Good old-fashioned crime drama in which employees at radio station KREP ask the question, did the butler really do it?
 
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THE BRAZILIAN CAT, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted for round-table reading by Maurine V. Eleder
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Upper Grades; 4 male, 1 female, 2 male or female; 25 minutes. In this tale of terror, a double-dealing relative will do anything to protect his interest in the family fortune.
 
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GHOST LIGHT, by Craig Sodaro
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Upper & Middle Grades; 7 female, 2 male; 30 minutes. Unexpected inheritance makes a young couple's dream of owning their own theatre come true. . . but ghostly occurrences may thwart their plans for a successful start.
 
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THIEF OF THE NILE, by Craig Sodaro
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Upper Grades; 4 female; 3 male; Ancient Egypt; 30 minutes.
When a valuable necklace goes missing, the word of a shy servant girl is tested against that of one of the Pharaoh's most trusted aides.
 
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THE GOLD MINE AT JEREMIAH FLATS by Robert A. Anderson
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Upper & Middle Grades, 3 female, 3 male, 1 male or female; 30 minutes. A fun melodrama, featuring a dastardly villain, a daughter and her mother in total distress, a kind hero, and a promising gold mine. Curses, foiled again!
 
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RICHARD GRAWN IS GONE by Georgia Tuxbury
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Upper and Middle Grades; 5 male, 2 female; 20 minutes.
Message to the bride-to-be from her groom's kidnappers: "When we get the money, you get your honey!"
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