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This is a great book
on 3 August 2003
I've read all of the five findouters series.
It's a pity that this collection of books was never very popular. I believe the reason was that the title 'the five findouters and dog' wasn't very flashy in comparison with the 'famous five' or 'secret seven' and so it didn't sell very well.
I'm aged 20 now, which is rather old for reading this kind of thing but I can squarely say that the Five findouters series was very good stuff. Very much better in quality and entertainment than the famous five. And this would be especially true if you had read this series from book 1 (the mystery of the burnt cottage) as all stories in the series are in chronological order. The children actually age as they go along and have a mystery every holiday they get.
The mystery of the pantomime cat has one of the better plots in the entire series and is a very interesting, hilarious, suspense story to read.
The story begins when the findouters unknowingly stumble onto a robbery by setting up a false mystery for constable Pippin, the new and very inexperienced village policeman (replacing Mr. Goon since he was away on vacation). Constable Pippin unsuspectingly uses the fake clues in his hunt for the criminals. And thus begins a hilarious tale mixed up with suspense and a surprise ending.
I recommend this book to all children up to age 15. But I believe it is worthy of even the adult world, for I sometimes even now, pick up this book and read it for good measure.