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This review is from: Mystery of the Hidden House (Hardcover)In this member of the series, we see the advent of Ern, Mr Goon's nephew. Much of the book centres on Ern and his frightful relationship with the uncle he fears. Fatty and his chums treat Ern shamefully. They do not set a good example at all but eventually feeling guilty - thankfully, and I cannot understand how Ms Blyton went up this avenue. This series never ceases to amaze me as it is so different from her others.
Nevertheless children will enjoy it and hopefully will not be too affected by the unpleasantness. Ern reappears later in the series as a pal to the Find-outers.
It should be impressed on the youngsters that they ought never to get into cars with strangers.
Perhaps I was a bit mean in only giving it 3 stars, but it lacked plot.