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The Mystery of the Dead Man's Riddle (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #22)

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Three young detectives go on a high-stakes treasure hunt in order to restore a fortune to the rightful heirs.
115 pages
Published (first published 1974)
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MaggyGray
Eine Folge, die ich gestern abend zum Einschlafen gehört habe, und eine meiner Kann-ich-immer-und-immer-wieder-hören-Folgen der Drei ???.
Das war noch die Zeit, in der es nicht in gefühlt jeder Folge einen Schatz zu heben galt, wobei man vorher einen Rätseltext auseinanderklamüsern musste. Hier gab es noch gute Detektivarbeit gepaart mit Spannung (Skinny und der Stausee), ein bisschen Grusel (an der Bord der Queen of Irgendwas), ein bisschen Action (Boomerang). Und natürlich ein Justus Jonas, de
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Nadja
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hörspiel
Meine Lieblingsdetektive gibt es jetzt auch auf spotify, da freut sich mein Herz! Die gefährliche Erbschaft ist eine super Folge voller Rätsel, bei deren Auflösung die Jungs ihr Können schön vorzeigen.
Anna Catharina
Eine klassiche Schnippseljagd mit neuen und alten Feinden, einem durchtriebenen Bösewicht und vielen kniffligen Rätseln. Die Handlung ist sehr geradlinig und ohne große Überraschungen, dafür aber durchaus unterhaltsam. Trotzdem merkt man dem Buch sein Alter in Sprache und Inhalt deutlich an (Bsp.: dem Ehemann gehört nach kalifornischen Recht automatisch die Hälfte des Vermögens der Ehefrau). Immer wieder nett zu lesen.
Robert Stewart
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Along with Moaning Cave, this was William Arden's finest hour as a 3I writer. We have the old favourites (Hitchcock and Skinny) and some interesting new characters. Winfired and Cecil Percival provide some comedy but are also menacing. Mr. Savo and his thick-headed henchman, Turk, are also exciting. The plot is fast and thrilling, with the clues in the form of rhyming slang. A brilliant story and one of the best in the series.
Mark
original 2010 review - Dingo Towne, a local character, has died and instead of a regular will, he’s set a series of riddles, with the winner taking his fortune. Hired by Dingo’s daughter-in-law to try and solve the riddles, the boys have to compete with nasty English relatives, Skinny Norris and treasure hunters. A very sturdy mystery, well constructed with clever clues, this is a cracking adventure, with good action, nifty set pieces (the river boat and climax especially) and a lot of different ...more
Scott
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I read 10 or so of this series when I was a kid and at a book sale a few years ago I was about to pick up another 10-15 of them (for nostalgia sake). When I'm between books, want something light, want something quick then I'll pick one up and give it a read.

This was better than average.
Kooky old rich guy dies - leaves a note with a riddle that will lead whoever is smart enough to the place where he buried all his money - enter The Three Investigators! Of course they teach us that three boy detec
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Irwan
Aug 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished, young-adult
I recall this as one of my favourites. The riddle was exciting. They have to solve some riddles to find hidden treasure or something. This story makes me enjoy simple cryptography, riddles and treasure hunting game. I remember that I created such game for a farewell weekend-get-together in High School. Our class spent a weekend in a villa out of town. The place was large and had dark and "spooky" corners, even spookier at night. As part of the activity committees, I created riddles for us to pla ...more
Jeff Stephenson
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AH&T3I Update: 22 read, 6 hardbacks (and 15 paperbacks) to go!

Dennis Lynds, aka William Arden, continues to hit the mark with T3I books with The Mystery of the Dead Man's Riddle. The boys were trying to solve the riddles and the overall mystery from page 1 until basically the end of the book in this one. That is a good thing and made for an enjoyable read. My only complaint, if complaint is the correct term, is that the reader could not really play along with these riddles. The riddles were
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Lea
„Ich bin Nelly Town. Mein Mann lebt nicht mehr.“
e.c.h.a
Jan 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ketika surat wasiat Dingo Towne disiarkan surat kabar, ahli warisnya terkejut bukan main. Ternyata Dingo mewariskan seluruh hartanya - batu mulia jutaan dolar - pada siapa saja yang berhasil menemukannya! Untuk para pemburu harta, disediakan enam bait teka-teki aneh yang menjadipetunjuk ke tempat harta itu disembunyikan. Bersama dengan beratus-ratus orang lainnya, Trio Detektif terseret arus perburuan harta yang menegangkan. Mereka harus menghadapi bahaya dari sesam pemburu harta dan....jebakan- ...more
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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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