32nd out of 43 books — 8 voters
The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon (The Three Investigators #37)
by Marc Brandel
A pigeon with a missing toe leads three young sleuths to a group of ingenious thieves.
Paperback, 145 pages
Published February 12th 1984 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published April 12th 1983)
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This one features a pretty good mystery. I could figure out parts of it, and felt clever for doing so. And other parts were "oh, I get it now" moments when All is revealed at the end. One of the fun things about this one is the use of subplots, which don't appear very often further into the series. In this one, Jupiter is working on a diet. Read the book to see how well it works. :)
Original name, Marcus Beresford; name legally changed during the 1960's. Author of eleven novels, contributor to The Three Investigators series. Author of the play "The Man Who Let It Rain," first produced in London at Theatre Royal. Contributed to numerous television series, including "Kraft Theater," "Playhouse 90," "Amos Burke," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour", "Honey West", "Barnaby Jones," and "F...moreMore about Marc Brandel...