The Rilloby Fair Mystery (Barney Mysteries) Paperback – 1 Oct 2003
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From the Back Cover
Roger, Diana, Snubby and Barney just love solving mysteries – with Loony the dog and Miranda the monkey to help!
The Lyntons have got a full household – cousin Snubby is coming to stay 'and' Great-Uncle Robert. When their great-uncle tells the children of a mysterious theft of valuable, historic papers from a locked room, Snubby’s imagination runs riot. But little do any of them know how close he is to the truth…--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Enid Blyton was born in 1897. She is the author of over 700 books for children and creator of a host of legendary characters, including ‘The Famous Five, The Secret Seven’ and, most famously, ‘Noddy’, Big Ears’ and the other inhabitants of Toyland.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
You will not be disappointed with this one.
Important letters and other invaluable documents are being stolen from locked rooms with barred windows - how is it being done? Roger, Diana, their cousin Snubby and friend Barney go on a mission to find the answer, hampered by Great Uncle's belief that a group of people called the Green Hand Gang have something to do with the mystery.
Re-reading this book as an adult is great and I can remember the excitement of trying to work out the mystery for myself as a child. Enid Blyton does have flaws in her writing style, but she tells a great story, so why does it matter?
The title says it all really - there's a thief in town who is never seen, and the Find-Outers once again find themselves mixed up in events. It's another of the excellent mysteries that Blyton's style developed into, with clues everywhere and plenty of opportunities for the reader/listener to guess who the thief is.
One of the best in the set - a good mystery with good characters, although some of the names have aged a little.
Snubby arrives next day, and is told about the coaching. He, like Roger and Diana, is horrified. A couple of days before they are due to be coached, the coach's wife rings to tell them her husband can't come because he has been admitted to hospital with acute appendicitis! Snubby takes the call, and passes the message on to Roger and Diana. Miss Pepper then gets told, is shocked, and then to Roger, Diana and Snubby's dismay, she makes phone calls to obtain another coach, and finally drafts an advertisement in the local paper and posts it!
In the meantime, the children explore the surrounding area, and learn something of the old mansion's history. On one of the walks, they meet Barney and Miranda for the first time. Barney tells them a little bit of his history, and that his late mother was in a circus, and took Barney with her, away from his father. Barney knew his father had done some Shakespeare acting, and since his mother died, he and Miranda (a monkey named after the Tempest character) have been walking round the country looking for his father.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very good value item in excellent condition for agePublished 10 months ago by Mrs Claire L Harrison
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Enid’s ‘Mystery’ books (The Five Find Outers and Dog) were the catalyst which encouraged me to start... Read more
Fatty hears all sorts of things in disguise – and leads the Find- Outers right into another exciting funny mysteryPublished 20 months ago by Cyril
This book is useful too because if there is a mystery you can always try being a find-outer as well!The book is interesting ,I always like to guess who the thief is...Published on 10 April 2014 by Lola Brown
It was so cool and lively and awesome a and I enjoyed it very much so read this book nowPublished on 12 Jan. 2014 by The book reader