- Paperback: 224 pages
- Age Range: 8 years and up
- Publisher: Egmont (5 Oct. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405203951
- ISBN-13: 978-1405203951
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.4 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Mystery of the Secret Room: No. 3 (Mysteries) Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
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About the Author
Enid Blyton Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved children’s authors. The characters in her stories have been enjoyed for generations and she is consistently voted number one in children's favourite author polls. She has over 600 children's books to her credit, including series such as Malory Towers, St Clare’s, The Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair and Famous Five.
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Top Customer Reviews
I must confess to being a little disappointed re-reading these as an adult - as a young child they were some of my favourite stories and my favourite of Blyton's works, but now they seem much more simplistic than I remember and the characters' mystery solving seems much more luck than investigatory skill.
That having been said, this is the book where key elements for the rest of the series finally come into place: Fatty takes charge and introduces a variety of detective skills, including invisible writing, and his impressive disguises. This element alone makes up for the rather tame plot which involves incredibly little detection.
For children, obviously the intended audience, the language is mostly appropriate (although my copy does contain one politically incorrect word), and Blyton drops in the occasional less familiar word to expand the reader's vocabulary. The characters are likeable and the humour stands the test of time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the most dangerous of the five find outer mysteries yet. My five year old son likes having these read to him and although this one was was a bit scarier it was still... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Perman
THE MYSTERY SERIES
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Enid’s ‘Mystery’ books (The Five Find Outers and Dog) were the catalyst which encouraged me to start... Read more
The story picks up pretty quick. Really exciting. Good read for an Enid Blyton mystery really funny in places. Poor old clear off will never learn !Published 22 months ago by Cyril
From the top of a tree, Pip sees an occupied room in an empty house. Fatty has bought himself a host of new disguises and in addition to pulling a few pranks on Mr Goon, succeeds... Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2010 by Saturnicus