The fourth book in The Mad Scientists’ Club series, written by Bertrand Brinley in the 1980s but never published until 2005 by Purple House Press! All new illustrations and cover by Charles Geer.
It wasn’t the diamond as big as the Ritz, but it was a pretty big chunk of ice, and it got the precocious pranksters of The Mad Scientists’ Club entwined in an international intrigue only the intrepid investigators of Interpol could unravel.
Take the seven young mad scientists of Mammoth Falls, stick them in an antiquated blimp bound for the Austrian Alps, along with two “hep” college girls and a zany professor of mysterious Romanian origins — and you have the makings of a high-flying fun fest!
If you’re not already a fan of super-brain Henry Mulligan, dinky Dinky Poore, fat Freddy Muldoon, and the other unpredictable troublemakers that populate this series of mad adventure stories, you will be, once you read The Big Chunk of Ice.