A PAPERTBACKedition, Children's Press, Dublin 1983, of Tom McCaughren's The Legend of the Golden Key , illustrated by Terrry Meyler.
A tale as old as time, The Legend of the Golden Key is about a beautiful young girl who defies her miserly father and his promise of a fortune in gold and instead chooses to wed her penniless lover. The lovers disappear but what of the fortune? One summer day five young hopefuls decide to solve the mystery of the Golden Key. Tasper and his friends start their quest at the castle, where strange things begin to happen on the grounds and unexplained lights are seen in the sinister fairy fort. This is the first in a new juvenile mystery series.