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The Mystery of the Dancing Devil (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #25)

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Three young detectives search for a stolen statue only to find that it has mysteriously come to life.
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Published September 1st 1981 by Random House Childrens Books (first published 1976)
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Mark
Jun 26, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
original 2010 review - One of my all-time favourites, this has one of the best opening sequences in the series (excepting, perhaps, “Green Ghost”), as the boys discover a series of thefts on Pete’s block. After a nicely done stake-out - very atmospheric, with the fog that enshrouds everything - they’re on the trail of the dancing devil, a fabulous statue that seems to be guarded by a spirit! A cracking (and not a little frightening) central image, some very nicely done set pieces and a good ...more
Quentin Wallace
Nov 04, 2016 Quentin Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was one of the better Three Investigator mysteries. It touched a little on current events of the time, as the mystery involves a stolen statue that belongs to the Chinese government. This was written around the time things started to become a little friendlier with the US and the Chinese, and this was touched on in the book.

The mystery itself was a little different too, as the motivation for what happened wasn't the usual. I saw it coming, but at least it was something different.

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Elizabeth S
May 09, 2011 Elizabeth S rated it liked it
Shelves: c-juvenile, z-2011
I like it when the later mysteries in this series use some of the more clever devices of the original author. This one has the boys calling each other "First", "Second", and "Records" and they use the question mark chalk marks. Not much happens at headquarters in this one, though.
Serena
Apr 01, 2016 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Yavanna
I read a lot of the three investigators in my early teens, when I was between 11 and 14. I think I read the whole shelf of the library, where those books were kept :) but I remember only a few ...
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Apr 30, 2013 Doc-mok rated it really liked it
Good mystery; fairly complicated for my third grader, who needed help with summarizing all of the details for his book report.
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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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