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The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin

Seventeen-year-old Dickory Dock, an art-school student in Greenwich Village, answers an ad for a job as a painter's assistant at Number 12 Cobble Lane. The painter, Garson, evaluates and hires her; in her duties of cleaning paintbrushes and answering the door, she becomes involved in Garson's mysterious affairs, as well of those of his downstairs neighbors, Manny Mallomar and Shrimps Marinara. She befriends Garson's companion, a deaf, mentally handicapped man with the pseudonym of Isaac Bickerstaffe; her fellow student, George Washington III; and the Chief of Detectives of the NYPD, Joseph P. Quinn.

When the latter begins asking for Garson's assistance as a sketch artist, Garson assumes the character of Inspector Noserag (whose name is an imperfect reversal of “Garson”), and dubs Dickory his assistant, Sergeant Kod (likewise). The two work together to solve several cases, which divide the book into six sections of four chapters each: “The Mystery in Number 12 Cobble Lane,” “The Case of the Horrible Hairdresser,” “The Case of the Face on the Five-Dollar Bill,” “The Case of the Full-Sized Midget,” “The Case of the Disguised Disguise,” and “The Case of the Confusing Corpus.” Meanwhile, Dickory learns more about the histories, motives and identities of all the people in and around Number 12 Cobble Lane.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Robert Zemeckis 100% 

Cast Results

Dickory Dock Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Emily Browning 100% 

Garson Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Paul Bettany 100% 

Isaac Bickerstaffe Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Robbie Coltrane 100% 

George Washington III Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Rupert Grint 100% 

Joseph P. Quinn Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. John Goodman 100% 

Winkle (the blind man) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Harold Ramis 100% 

Dinkel (the derelict) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ernie Hudson 100% 

Finkel (the exterminator) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dan Aykroyd 100% 

Hinkle (the hippy) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Bill Murray 100% 

Julius Panzpresser Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Eugene Levy 100% 

Cookie Panzpresser Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Meryl Streep 100% 

Manny Mallomar Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Michael Clarke Duncan 100% 

Shrimps Marinara Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Danny DeVito 100% 

Eldon F. Zyzyskczuks Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Leslie Nielsen 100% 

Donald Dock Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Zach Braff 100% 

Hairdresser Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Uma Thurman 100% 

Hairdresser's woman 1 Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Shirley MacLaine 100% 

Hairdresser's woman 2 Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Rosie O'donnell 100% 

Hairdresser's woman 3 Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Roseanne Barr 100% 

Jewelry's president Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jim Broadbent 100% 

Christina Rosetti Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Amy Adams 100% 

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