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The following item has been reported missing:

On April 20, a first edition/first printing of the first Nancy Drew book-- The Secret of the Old Clock-- was stolen from a locked case at a downtown Savannah antique mall. The book itself is a little over 1" thick, medium blue with pale pink capital letters outlined in black. Other than the lettering, the front of the book is plain; there is no Nancy Drew silhouette as in later printings. The endpapers are white and blank except for an inscription that is dated September 27, 1930.  The title page has considerable foxing, and the book does not have a dust jacket.

We have the thief on surveillance video, and a police report has been made with the Savannah Police Department (Case #190420124).  The SPD contact is Officer Mosteller, and you can reach him at (912) 651-6990.

If you have any information on the book or if it is offered to you, please call Officer Mosteller of the Savannah Police Department at (912) 651-6990 or Betsy Host-Theford at (912) 236-7115.