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The Mystery Of The Magic Circle (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #27)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  518 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Is former movie star Madeline Bainbridge an innocent victim--or a target of revenge? Thieves have just stolen her valuable old films. And her memoirs have mysteriously disappeared before they could be published. Why would anyone want the aging actress to suffer? When The Three Investigators look into her hidden past, they begin to understand. The lady is a witch--and her s ...more
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Mark
2010 review - The boys are working part-time at Amigos Press, run by the smart but clumsy Beefy Tremayne. He’s just taken receipt of the potentially explosive memoirs of Madeline Bainbridge, an actress from Hollywood’s Golden era, who might or might not have been a witch. When the Amigos offices are burned down, the memoirs stolen and Bainbridge’s films snatched from a TV studio next door, it’s up to the boys to get to the bottom of things. Starting with a bang, this has a terrific pace and is a ...more
Allan
I have always maintained that if you are on the lookout for a book that at the same time satiates your thirst for a thriller and quest for more knowledge, then the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Magic Circleis just the kind of book that you want. When I first set my eyes on the title I felt like as if the magic circle would be some kind of witchcraft, but as usual I was mistaken. The magic Circle, though it deals with witchcraft is not the kind of witchcraft t ...more
Mark
The boys are working part-time at Amigos Press, run by the smart but clumsy Beeft Tremayne. He’s just taken receipt of the potentially explosive memoirs of Madeline Bainbridge, an actress from Hollywood’s Golden era, who might or might not have been a witch. When the Amigos offices are burned down, the memoirs stolen and Bainbridge’s films snatched from a TV studio next door, it’s up to the boys to get to the bottom of things. Starting with a bang, this has a terrific pace and is a real page-tur ...more
Autumn
This is the first Three Investigators book I've read. I never read these as a kid, but recently learned about them and wanted to check one out. This was enjoyable enough as a quick read, but probably wouldn't be anything someone would want to read who hadn't gotten into this series as a kid. I was hoping for more interaction both between the three investigators (Jupiter, who seems to be a mini Hitchcock, dominated the story) and between the three and the main source of the mystery, Madeline Bain ...more
Nicole
It isn't the strongest installment in the series, but at least it made me nostalgic for a time when former movie stars actually faded out of public life after thirty years. That was the single most anachronistic thing in the whole book.
Vimal
thriller and adventures book
Robert Stewart
I loved this story. MV Carey wrote some pretty weak 3I stories, but when she put her mind to it she could produce some gems. Magic Circle is a great story full of sabbats and witches. I give it a 5, even though she finds it increasingly hard to find useful things for Pete and Bob to do in her books. Her later writings could arguably be renamed the Jupiter Jones books.
Elizabeth S
A good addition to the series. A few parts of the mystery are a little less plausible than usual, but otherwise the book lives up to the normal standards.
Pujiyanto stiffy
bravo Jupiter... lagi-lagi satu petunjuk kecil, sepele dan unpredictable banget nih...
Ria
A really exciting Three investigators case full of witchcraft.
Saddaf Afrin
this book is awesome....
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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
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