The Secret of Black Cat Gulch. A Connie Blair Mystery (Connie Blair #4). Betsy Allen. Grosset & Dunlap, 1948. First edition. Original dust jacket.
For Connie Blair adventure rings in every syllable of the wire which she receives from the advertising agency. She’s to go to Taos, New Mexico, on a work assignment. Indians, adobe, sagebrush, all whirl in her delighted brain.
Connie and Georgia make friends with Jeff Chandler. Jeff, an enthusiastic young archaeologist, is on the track of a mysterious little man with a limp and a missing finger – who may hold the key to untold historical treasure.