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The Secret of Shark Reef (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #30)

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Three young sleuths uncover a mystery buried since World War II when they come to the aid of a trouble-plagued environmentalist who is protesting the drilling of off-shore oil wells.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published September 12th 1985 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1979)
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Mark
original 2010 review - The boys accompany Mr Andrews up to Santa Barbara, where he is working on a story involving the crime writer John Crowe, who is organising a protest against an oil drilling rig near to Santa Cruz island. Crowe also has his own mystery, which the boys help him with - his fuel is being depleted, as if someone is smuggling and using his boat to accomplish it. With some vivid set-pieces (the storm and the submarine, especially), a great sense of location, some nice background ...more
DutchWaG
Nov 06, 2012 DutchWaG rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, youth
My first ??? read ever. I did listen to some of the audio books and it really brings me back to my childhood, when I read a lot of Bob Evers (a Dutch book series). I really loved the story, the pace and the acion in it. It is not as violent as Bob evers could be at times, sometimes a bit too obvious, but I truly enjoyed the story. Can't wait to read some more! (hint to my girlfriend)
Robert Stewart
Feb 11, 2013 Robert Stewart rated it it was ok
An indifferent story. After #28, the series went into a sharp decline. From the 1980s on, it is clear that to William Arden all that mattered was collecting the cheque for his 3I books, with very little effort being put into the stories.
Elizabeth S
Jun 25, 2011 Elizabeth S rated it really liked it
Shelves: c-juvenile, z-2011
Pretty good mystery, with lots of real detecting. The initial mystery that started the whole investigation seemed a little contrived to me, however. Overall, one of the better Three Investigators stories, with a clever backstory uncovered at the end.
Serena
Apr 01, 2016 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Jaime Contreras
This was a lackluster effort but still exciting as the boys travel to the California coast and fall into a search for treasure. There were much better entries in the series.
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Real name: Dennis Lynds.
Beginning in 1968 with The Mystery of the Moaning Cave and ending in 1989 with Hot Wheels, Dennis Lynds wrote fourteen novels under the pen name William Arden for the juvenile detective series The Three Investigators, which was originated by Robert Arthur, Jr.. Under this same name, he also wrote five novels featuring private eye Kane Jackson, a former military policeman wh
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