The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators, #29)
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The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #29)

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Based on characters created by Robert Arthur
Hardcover, 151 pages
Published October 12th 1979 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 12th 1979)
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Angie
These were one of my favorite books from my childhood. More modern than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.
Mark
The boys are on their way across the Santa Monica mountains when the truck has a blow-out. Making their way to a nearby barn to use the phone, Jupe is mistaken for a scarecrow, which is plaguing a local socialite, who has a big phobia of bugs and spiders. The mystery deepens when an entomologist, who is studying army ants, has samples stolen and everything seems to tie in with the nearby Mosby museum. Filled with vivid, exaggerated characters, this suffers somewhat in that everyone accepts the s...more
Robert Stewart
Conventional wisdom among 3I readers is that the good books in the series ceased after the publication of #28, Deadly Double. However, yesterday I read the 29th in the series, Sinister Scarecrow, for the first time in 28 years. I have to say that it has its good points and is actually a pretty good story. It centres around Letitia Radford, a rich girl who has returned to her family's mansion in California. Nobody seems to want her around and she is being plagued by two old childhood fears: scare...more
Simon Deimel
Principally this story, written in 1979, already features elements of modern teen horror. I really liked it, even if the solution may be a bit confusing for young kids.
Peter
Not one of my favorites. The mystery is good. The revelation is good. But somehow it didn't really pull me in.
Nuning Indani
Interesting.. This book reminds me of one of agatha christie book where all of the suspects are guilty
Dana
A real scary and sinister teenage mystery. Love the kids in it and their presence of mind!
Nenangs
Buku ini nyaris nggak meninggalkan kesan.
Jauh sekali jika dibandingkan "Mistery Nuri Gagap". :P
Elizabeth S
The mystery in this one is more interesting than the average for the series.
Jamie
Always loved The Three Investigators.
Aniek
ni buku jaduuullll... tapi top lo...
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Also known as Mary V. Carey
Personal: Born May 19, 1925, in New Brighton, England; brought to the United States in 1925, naturalized citizen in 1955; daughter of John Cornelius (an engineer) and Mary Alice (Hughes) Carey. Home address in 1993 was 3748 Birch St., Ventura, CA.

Ms Carey passed away in 1994.

Education: College of Mount St. Vincent, B.S., 1946.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Career: Coronet, New...more
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