|This needs a stretch.|
A ghost from the days of the Pony Express is robbing the mail from carriers.
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- Mail carrier (single appearance)(no lines)
- Lead Belly Jack (single appearance)(picture)
- Unnamed town
- Post office
- Ship Shape Express (mentioned)
- Baubles and Bangles (mentioned)
- The Mystery Machine
- Mail Van
|Fred X. Deal||He has to take away some of the post office's customers, or he can't stay in business.|
|Ms. Whyte||Her merchandise is to expensive for the town.|
|Mr. Silvers||He owns and rides horses.|
|Ms. Whyte as the Postal Ghost||To steal a ring, sell it someplace else, and run off with the money.|
Plot: A pair of inspired mysteries for the gang to uncover.
While the usual suspects have been abducted by either fatigue or vacation, the substitute sleuths do an excellent job of keeping you guessing and keeping Mystery Inc. in character.
In the first story, Alex Simmons evokes a ghost from the Pony Express for the gang to lasso in a fairplay caper that features a classic-styled Scooby/Shaggy dodge. The writer shows flair for his subject when turning about the scheme of ghostly impersonation.
While lets face it, nobody draws the gang better than Joe Staton and Dave Hunt, the sharper, angular style of Mr. DePorter quite detailed when necessary still aesthetically pleases while keeping the gang on-model.