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The Rilloby Fair Mystery (Barney Mysteries #2)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  481 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Barney, Roger, Diane and Snubby love solving mysteries, with the help of Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey.

Rare and valuable papers have been stolen from collections kept in secure rooms with locked doors and barred windows. How does the thief escape without a trace, and when will be strike again? Could there be a connection with the fair travelling around the area?
Paperback, 284 pages
Published 2003 by Award Publications (first published 1950)
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i really liked it, obviously because i love mystery
After the three children, Roger, Diana and Snubby, reunite with Barney, they try to solve the mystery behind thefts of precious papers. They must find out which thief could get past 3 sets of locked doors and barred windows.
Oh yes, Project Nostalgia makes an Enid Blyton stopover. A long one. Many ratings to come, of books you've never heard of and don't want to read. Nostalgic? Yes. Cheesy? Terribly. Good? Oh no.

This is one of the better Enid Blytons, I think, because it fully embraces the ridiculousness of her characters. Snubby and Loony! Great Uncle! The circus! Old Ma! Young 'Un (can't have a Blyton book without some preachiness)! And don't forget the chimps.
Haha, oh Enid, you're getting too easy! It was so early on that I guessed the thief this time it wasn't funny. Loved the food descriptions again. Loved the mystery, and loved my beautiful copy, older and with it's dust jacket. Great series too, another five star book
Apr 18, 2012 Blowshi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children who like adventure
A nice, easy read. The only problem is that it is rather guessable- for me, anyway.
Clive Dale
This was my most favorite book as a child. and read it oer and over again.
Dec 03, 2007 Stacy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 9 year old boys
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I didn't actually read this book, my son did...but he loved the entire series.
Jul 29, 2012 Ashlet rated it 5 of 5 stars
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what can I say? It is one of the mysteries i have read!
Emily Boyle
amazing ! loved it ! recommend it to anyone:)
Kate Forsyth
An old childhood favourite.
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