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The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Die drei Fragezeichen (Hörspiele) #1)

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Hot on the trail of seven talking parrots that have seemingly vanished into thin air, the Three Investigators are in more trouble than ever. Danger lurks at every turn as they search for the birds, each of whom can quote part of a coded message from a mysterious dead man. ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 21st 1991 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1964)
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Jackie "the Librarian"
Mar 20, 2008 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who can find them
This, not Nancy Drew, was my favorite mystery series when I was a kid. Sure, I read Nancy, but she was an independently wealthy titian-headed paragon who I could never live up to. Why didn't she get a job, or go to college? Was she just killing time solving mysteries until Ned graduated from college and married her?
Now, the Three Investigators, they were kids like me, without a car, without much money, and with very human failings. I could totally relate. And they had a cool secret clubhouse, t
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Leore Joanne Green
This is a book I found in a carton in the dorms, in a place where old things are usually left for any one who would like to take. It looked familiar and when I looked at it I realized it was part of the 'Alfred Hitchcock' series which I used to read in elemetary school. So I picked it up and took it for the nostalgia.

Basically, it reminded me a bit of Enid Blyton's detective novel's for kids, just without the warm, British feeling, and the food. The reading was fun and smooth, the only thing tha
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Cameron G.
Mar 28, 2013 Cameron G. rated it it was amazing
I recently finished reading The Mystery of The Stuttering Parrot by: Robert Arthur. My dad introduced me to this fast paced mystery book series that he loved when he was a kid. As soon as I opened this book I was immedatly hooked. This book is about three young dectives who promise to find a famous actors missing parrot. When they start on this case they find that it is part of a bigger mystery of a lost priceless art piece! I can relate to the charactors in the book because they always help peo ...more
Quentin Wallace
Aug 13, 2015 Quentin Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this one quite as much as the first volume. Still a big fan of the series. This one seemed a little more formulaic, but I think that's typical for these type of YA mysteries.

This one has parrots, art thieves, and of course Alfred Hitchcock. Still a good read for any fan of the Three Investigators.
dhani  Machfud
Sebelum saya mengenal Sir Arthur Conan Doyles dengan Sherlock Holmes-nya,..saya lebih dahulu mengenal sosok tiga detektif cilik karya Alfred Hitchock ini. Buku yang dalam bahasa Indonesianya klo gak salah 'Misteri kakaktua gagap' inilah yang memperkenalkan saya dengan sosok Sherlock Holmes (for God's sake bukan Detektip konan yang nonsense itu). Klo gak salah ada adegan dimana sang kakaktua mengucapkan kata 'to to to be or not to to to be,..that's the question'. to to to be adalah kode untuk ala ...more
Andrew Anderson
Aug 14, 2014 Andrew Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
My one unfulfilled childhood dream was to be a real detective or private investigator. The closest I got was investigating some ultra-minor crimes in my area, as well as looking for some missing pets, dressed in my trench-coat and dark glasses, to no success whatsoever!

So it goes without saying that I have always loved reading crime/mystery books, of which my all-time favourite series is The Three Investigators mysteries. Sure, the Hardy Boys were more popular at my school, but then I have alway
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Merida
May 26, 2013 Merida rated it it was amazing
Excuse me my bad English :)

Well, now I know why I remember it most from the childhood from the adventures of Jupiter, Pete and Bob - it's certainly the best part of Three Investigators stories!

Very interesting story, original, captivating adventure for lovers of literature, such a Sherlock Holmes and Treasure Island. There is - as usual - a lot of humor, and we can smile under our nose on the way of speaking of Jupiter or comments of Pete.

Besides, it is practically one big treasure hunt - how ca
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Carly
Jul 20, 2016 Carly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens, crime
Toto je asi moj najoblubenejsi diel. Ani neviem, kolko krat som ho citala. a zakazdym je to rovnako napinave.
Jerry
Jan 13, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
A Quickie Review

A fun, cute little old-school mystery. This kid at heart enjoyed it.

Score: 4/5
Scott
May 30, 2013 Scott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, mystery
This is a re-read - thought I would read it again after I listened to an audio dramatization last week.

The book holds up great (I grew up on the Three Investigators) but it is what it is...juvenile 1960's detective story written for teen boys about three friends that hook up with Alfred Hitchcock, have a Rolls Royce on hand, have a great clubhouse in Jupiter Jones's junkyard and run a detective agency. Not realistic in the least but it's not supposed to, it's supposed to be escapist for teen boy
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MaggyGray
Die erste Folge (zumindest bei den Hörspielen) der Drei Fragezeichen und mittlerweile ein Klassiker. Genauso wie das Gespensterschloss oder der Karpatenhund.

Der Superpapagei in der gleichnamigen Folge ist eigentlich ein Beo (oder Mynah), der durch sein Sprachtalent bzw. durch das Nachahmen von Sprache die Drei Fragezeichen auf die Spur eines großen Schatzes führt. Weil er, anders als die "normalen" Papageien, die ebenfalls eine Rolle spielen, nicht so bunt ist, sondern ein unscheinbares scharzes
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Hana Bilqisthi
mystery!
I love this kind story :D

di bagian awal buku dijelaskan kalau jupiter itu suka bicara dengan kalimat panjang dan itu disebabkan karena dia kutu buku
jadi mikir apakah seseorang yang kutu buku kalau ngomong jadi panjang?
kalau iya, mungkinkah itu menjelaskan hana yang "bawel" ini?
hehehehhe

meski alur ceritanya ketebak, gue suka cerita model begini
bikin deg-degan
:D

terus baru tahu kalau sinopsis edisi lama yang terbit tahun 1983 lebih spoiler diabnding edisi sekarang
"Trio Detektif mendapat tu
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Melanie
Nov 01, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover ist recht einfach gehalten. Es zeigt einfach nur passend zum Titel einen Papagei. Darüber sehen wir den Namen des Buches und natürlich den Autor. Typischer Stil für die drei ???. Immerhin sind alle Bücher in diesem Stil gehalten.

Inhaltlich ist nicht viel zu sagen. Justus Jonas, Bob Andrews und Peter Shaw machen sich gemeinsam auf die Suche nach einem gestohlenen Papageien. Während der Ermittlungen stellt sich schnell raus, dass es nicht nur einen Papagei gibt, der gestohlen werden soll
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Rosalina Suhartono
I remember the line from Hamlet said (said?) by the parrot, "to to be or not to to be" which shows location 22B. This book amazing! I read this book when I was a kid and now I keep thinking that it's amazing coz it's indeed a good book to read.
Lucky Vaunda
Jun 22, 2007 Lucky Vaunda rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
My first reading experiences! And the first book of The Three Investigators series i read. Then I get addicted. Go figure!
Each central character of the group has his own unique ability, job and duty, and rich characterization. Just love it.
Margaret
Dec 15, 2015 Margaret rated it it was amazing
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot by Robert Arthur is the second book in the Three Investigators series. These books all tell about the adventures had by Bob Andrews, Pete Crenshaw, and Jupiter Jones. In this book the boys are trying to find a parrot named Billy Shakespeare for their newest client. While searching for this bird, they find out that he is only one small part of a large plan that leads to a priceless treasure. With frequent encounters with international crooks, and a clever puz ...more
e.c.h.a
Kisah paling keren dari semua seri Trio Detektif....

Ke tujuh nuri yang saling berhubungan..yang sengaja di ajarkan untuk menyembunyikan suatu misteri..temukan ke tujuh nuri & kalian akan menemukan jawabannya....
Jerry
May 21, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, the riddle of the stuttering parrot was probably easier to solve in the era of Sherlock Holmes’s renaissance than it would have been back in the seventies when I originally read these books.

This was the second in the Three Investigators series, so they still had the golden limousine that helped their opponents follow their every move; and it’s also the book where they invented the Ghost-to-Ghost Hookup.

I’m sure some of it was nostalgia, but I enjoyed reading about the Three Investigators a
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Dominika Kaníková
For me the best part of the book was certainly when the parrots were saying their quotes. Haha I really like the connections between everything. Maybe its predictable but .. :D ...more
Sri
Oct 28, 2007 Sri rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: children
Among other titles in this series that I read in my childhood, I remember this one the most.
Jennifer Heise
Jun 01, 2015 Jennifer Heise rated it liked it
Despite the single-gender nature of the stories, the Three Investigators stories were both more interesting and somewhat more plausible than, say, Hardy boys or Nancy Drew when I was a kid-- especially since they were set near Hollywood. There was also the tech touch-- the boys were able to build a number of interesting tools with the contents of the Jones Junkjard. Admittedly, some of the characterization was implausible-- the bad guy issue in this one makes a 21st century reader go *facepalm*) ...more
J.S.
Aug 21, 2015 J.S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After solving the mystery of a nearby haunted castle, the Three Investigators have their second case. It's not as exciting, finding a missing parrot, except that the parrot stutters. But the case quickly goes from mundane to interesting, as they find that this case involves 7 birds, all taught to repeat a part of a riddle. And it soon becomes dangerous when they realize that others are interested in the whereabouts of the parrots, and will stop at nothing to get them, including kidnapping. The T ...more
Idea Smith
Feb 27, 2013 Idea Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Three Investigators, for the uninitiated are a trio of teenage boys who solve mysteries. This series addresses the same audience as that of The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew but I'd like to think the 3 Investigators books are a lot smarter and more about the brainpower than the action sequences of the other two. Their cases contain are more code-breaking and puzzle-solving than car chases and following suspects.

This is my favorite book in the entire series (already a great one - I never met a
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Mark
2008 original review - For some reason, I’ve never pressed to re-read this book and, having just done so, I can’t understand why. It’s quick, tightly-written, has some nice action sequences and well-drawn characters and is a lot of fun. I enjoyed the interplay and the deductions and the willingness of Arthur to look at the less-well-off, but the treasure was found a little easily for my liking and where, exactly, does Carlos go after this book? Very entertaining, a good, solid TTI mystery.

2013 u
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Atria Dewi Sartika
Jul 28, 2013 Atria Dewi Sartika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terjemahan
Buku ini adalah salah satu dari serial "Alfred Hitchcock & Trio Detektif".
Dikisahkan Trio Detektif mendapat pekerjaan untuk mencari burung nuri yang hilang milik Mr. Fentriss yang merupakan kawan Mr. Hitchcock. Saat mendatangi kediaman Mr.Fentriss mereka mendadak mendapati bahwa kasus nuri milik Mr.Fentriss menjadi semakin menarik. Selain bahwa kenyataan bahwa nuri tersebut gagap, kasus itu memunculkan satu sosok yang sangat menginginkan nuri tersebut beserta nuri lain yang ternyata dijual o
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Frederick
Nov 28, 2007 Frederick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People interested in pulp fiction or in Alfred Hitchcock's affect on pop culture.
I read this when I was ten or so. I might have been eleven. This means I read this in 1970 or '71. The edition I had had the cover you see here. Notice the bust of Alfred Hitcock on top of the cabinet!
I think I actually ordered this from a magazine aimed at kids. I was a Roald Dahl fan at that age and avoided mysteries. I certainly avoided HARDY BOYS books, but the name Alfred Hitchcock above the title lured me. You have to bear in mind that at that time, not only was Alfred Hitchcock still aliv
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Soňa
Jan 10, 2016 Soňa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Druhý príbeh zo série o troch pátračoch je pre mňa lepší ako prvý diel, má viac napätia i akcie a i keď som ho už čítala, predsa len niektoré veci som si nepamätala a tak som pozorne som sledovala dej.

V centre diania sú traja chlapci, Jupiter, Peter a Bob, hľadajúci stratených papagájov z čoho sa vykľuje vlastne pátranie po stratenom obraze.

Dej má dobrý spád, udalosti sa odvíjajú plynule držiac tempo udalostí a čitateľov pevne v hrsti až do poslednej strany.
Setiawan Rangga
Jun 01, 2016 Setiawan Rangga rated it really liked it
cerita anak anak yang sangat seru untuk tahun 60an, terbit dua tahun setelah film perdana James Bond, Dr. No, dulu sekitar masih SD kayanya saya pernah membacanya namun karena buku pinjeman lupa lupa ingat ceritanya

cerita ini berawal dari pencarian burung nuri yang hilang menjadi petualangan yang sangat seru. Jupiter Jones yang gempal, Pete Crenshaw yang kurus, serta Bob Andrews yang berkacamata, menyatukan pikiran agar bisa menyelesaikan kasus burung nuri ini.
Quinton Baran
Jun 07, 2015 Quinton Baran rated it it was amazing
This is one of my very favorite books in the series. I enjoy the puzzles and the added literary references that the parrots have. Each of the three investigators has their own personalities and strengths and weaknesses, which are illustrated as well as a YA fiction can do in this book, in my opinion. As always, the pictures in my copy greatly enhances the story line - I read this book to my kids for bedtime, and they all enjoy carefully examining each of the pictures. Of course, one of the pictu ...more
Weni
May 18, 2009 Weni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
Misteri Nuri Gagap menceritakan 7 ekor burung nuri yang masing2 selalu mengulang kalimat yang sama. Masing2 kalimat itu ternyata membentuk teka-teki mengenai keberadaan lukisan bernilai seni tinggi.

Little Bo Peep: Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn't know where to find it. Call on Sherlock Holmes.
Shakespeare (Billy): To-to-to-be or not to-to-to-be. That is the question.
Blackbeard: I'm Blackbeard the pirate and I've buried my treasure where dead men guard it ever. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle o
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Robert Jay Arthur, Jr. was a mystery writer known for The Mysterious Traveler radio series and his Three Investigators series of novels. He is frequently confused with the film producer Robert Arthur, who was nine days older than mystery writer Robert Arthur, Jr.

Robert Arthur, Jr. wrote a number of mystery books, mostly for children, and he also worked on the anthology television series Alfred Hit
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