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The Mystery of the Invisible Dog (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #23)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  888 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The Three investigators are hounded by supernatural forces as they attempt to recover a stolen sculpture of a legendary wolf-dog.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 29th 1979 by Armada (first published 1975)
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Why I Reread This Edition: This is the fourth and last Kindle ebook that showed up in the store. I reread the hardcover in preparation for cleaning up the Kindle edition. Per my other Goodreads review, this is at least the fourth time I've read this book.

This book is full of action, vivid imagery (which illustrator Jack Hearne renders well), and clever plot twists. On this reread, I rate it 10/10 despite the last line. Minor spoiler/warning: If you think parapsychology in a mystery is cheating,...more
Tantri Setyorini
Ah, sebel banget kalau inget pernah punya buku ini tapi hilang entah ke mana.
Kisah ini bercerita tentang Trio Detektif yang disewa oleh seorang pria tua bernama Mr. Prentice untuk mengusut kasus hilangnya patung anjing Karpatia miliknya dan rongrongan hantu yang dialaminya. Trio Detektif ikut tinggal di apartemen Mr. Prentice untuk mengamati para penghuni kompleks apartemen yang beberapa di antaranya mencurigakan. Aku tak ingat siapa saja tersangkanya. Tapi ada beberapa tokoh yang berperan bany...more
The boys are hired by Fenton Prentice, who seems to be experiencing a haunting in his apartment and whilst there, they get involved in a robbery. When it later comes to light that what was stolen, a crystal statue of The Carpathian Hound (the invisible dog of the title), belonged to Prentice, the boys have a bigger case to crack. Probably my favourite of the entire series, Carey perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of the post-Christmas period and her sense of location here is superb - the...more
Once again Jupe, Pete and Bob prove their prowess as expert investigators. This time round, their client is haunted by a seemingly invisible visitor who as the story progresses has the capacity to wander around the world while having a perfect alibi-that he was asleep at home. This phenomenon was new to me and I definitely added it to my knowledge bank. One thing I have always loved about the Three Investigators series is that while it enthrals its audience with deceptive culprits and eerie scen...more
I read this for a little nostalgia (I loved the series but have never read this one before) and it was not very good - a bit disappointing.
Aug 05, 2012 Shari rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Youth mystery readers
Offers a nostalgic re-read of a tale involving adventurous and clever youths in a time before cell phones and video games, where young boys would ride their bikes around the community and interact with their neighbors to solve a mystery. This is the first book from the Three Investigators stories that I read. Originally I found the story too scary, as I was very young. Once I overcame my fear, I rather enjoyed the tale and the characters, and collected all of the books I could find...stories 1-3...more
What is wrong with M. V. Carey? She has a very shaky grasp on how to handle The Three Investigators. Under no circumstances should the solution to the mysteries contain any sort of parapsychology or mystical phenomena. This makes two books she's ruined so far (The Mystery of Monster Mountain being the other). I'm apoplectic with rage over this. If she was still alive, I'd write her a sternly worded letter. Since she's not, I'll have to hope her ghost trolls Goodreads.
I'm not really sure why I decided to revisit my childhood love of the Three Investigators series, but I seem to have a fair number of these books bouncing about the house. I've been trying to get my daughter to read them, but she thinks they are too scary--with invisible characters, who can disagree?
Andreas Aris
The blue crystal statue of the dog was found at the bottom of the apartment pool. Wow! It amazed me very much! It left a mystery... one of the apartment residence can be in the two places at the same time! Wow!
Ayu Welirang
kayak lagi baca cerita detektif. Semua alibi yang keluar dari tiap tragedi, nggak standar dan nggak biasa! Maklum lah, pengarangnya kan sutradara. :D Jadi udah biasa aja nulis skenario yang penuh tanda tanya.
Reread 2009-01
Rating then: 4 ("really liked it")
Why I Reread It Then: I got this edition as a gift from my wife on Christmas 2008.
Review then: Finished rereading 2009-01-30 12:35:19 EST
Ryan Mishap
He wasn't invisible, he just escaped from the set of the filming of The Hound of the Baskervilles and then he ate Jupiter's sandwich. And then he ate some grass.
Elizabeth S
Some clever tricks and detecting done by the villains and the boys.
suasana agak berbeda dengan buku2 awal
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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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