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The Mystery of Banshee Towers

(The Five Find-Outers #15)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,619 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Librarian's Note: This ISBN was also used to publish a 3-in-1 collection of Find-Outer series that can be found here

Ern is back visiting Mr Goon, which gives him and the Find-Outers the perfect chance to explore Banshee Towers. But there's more secrets to the towers than the screaming banshees. Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Buster the Dog have one last case to solve..
Paperback, 180 pages
Published September 1996 by Mammoth (first published 1961)
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Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
Findouters challenge: Book 15. The final book of the findouters series, this marks the end of my findouters challenge which I began last October. This one opens a little differently from the rest as while the children are setting out to receive Fatty as usual, this time around he comes by bus rather than train. There is no mystery waiting for Fatty to solve at the start, and as the childrens’ parents want them out of their hair, they suggest the children go on expeditions to different places aro ...more
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: uk, children, mystery
The last book of the Five Find-Outers series, The Mystery of Banshee Towers has a slightly different tone. For one thing, Ern figures prominently in this book. He is the person who discovers the mystery and insists that they find the solution. This is also mostly a Fatty show. The others are pretty much in the background, except Ern. The children also seem to be more grown up (probably because they are)!

Long holidays stretch ahead and the children's fathers are already tired of them. So they su
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
The last in the Five Findouters and Dog series and sadly, it seems that dear old Enid has run out of plot. Nothing really happens. Ern is over visiting Goon again, the crew are bored so determine to visit local attractions (they're that type of child) and settle on Banshee Towers as it has a 'great collection of sea art'.

No Fatty in disguise, no real winding up of Goon, nothing really apart from Fatty and Ern decide to investigate a painting that seems to have a small boat in it one day, and no
The final installment of Enid Blyton's fifteen-book Five Find-Outers and Dog series, in which a group of British schoolchildren spend their holidays playing detective, The Mystery of Banshee Towers sees Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip, and Bets involved in a case of art forgery and fraud. When the children, together with their friend Ern Goon, go to nearby Banshee Towers to see an exhibit of sea paintings, they have no idea that they are stepping into a mystery. But when Ern notices a slight change in ...more
Suyash  Gupta
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Reading an Enid Blyton's novel is like revisiting the childhood days. Every time i delve into Enid Blyton's world,i feel a longing to be one of her characters.Even after having read so many authors,i still feel she is among the most vivid authors i have come across.
Even this recent novel of hers that i read,didn't disappoint me a bit.It was enthralling from the beginning to the end.This is about five kids apparently headed by Fatty,who has recently returned from
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a book I bought a few months ago and never read before putting it away. I always enjoy stories about Fatty and the others, but I guess I assumed I'd already read this one when I in fact hadn't. I liked how quickly the mystery was wrapped up, and the story behind it all. Ern is a delight, with his Coos and whatnot. Goon is as loveable a bungler as ever. The Mystery of Banshee Towers, like all Enid Blyton books, five stars! ...more
Dec 10, 2010 added it
i like this book i want read once more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 29, 2010 rated it liked it
A great story (well, all the books in the series are). One of my absolute favourite Enid Blyton stories. Ever.
Vivek Padiyan
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first ever novel that I read. This one sparked my interest in reading fiction. Nothing like a nice warm Enid Blyton novel, when you're in high school! ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Mystery of Banshee Towers was the best novel in all of the five find outer series...worth reading..cheers!!
Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
last part
i want more
Cynthia Rodrigues
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read Full & Detailed review: https://cynthology.blogspot.com/2020/...

The last and only Five Find-Outers book by Enid Blyton I read was when I was 10. Back then, I’d been quite impressed with the book, even more so than her Famous Five and Secret Seven series of books, which tended to display a certain sameness after a while. But I hadn’t managed to lay my hands on the other books in the series. We just didn’t have access to many books then. Very soon I moved on to Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys and l
Nov 13, 2022 rated it liked it
The 15th and last book in the Five Find-Outers series. I personally do not enjoy this mystery series as much as several of her adventure series. Nevertheless, it's always a bit sad reaching the last book and knowing there will be no more stories with these characters. Goodbye Fatty, Pip, Bets, Larry and Daisy. And Buster, of course. Also goodbye Mr. Goon, Ern, Superintendent Jenks and all the other recurrent characters. It's been a fun journey reading this series.

Fatty is perhaps one of the most
Jenny Cooper
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this as an adult, over 50 years after my obsession with "all things Enid Blyton" and it was fascinating to see the book through an adult's eyes. It was a lot shorter than I remembered and achieved the size of a normal paperback only because of a large font and double spacing between lines. There was also a lot of moral instruction built into the story, with children being encouraged to respect their elders, be kind each other etc. Also, and somewhat bizarrely there is the occasional use o ...more
Matthew Eyre
Sep 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
My nan gave this to me when I was six, and it was my first ever "Chapter Book" and as such will always have a very special place in my heart. It's funny but when I was first a teacher Enid Blyton was banned by public libraries. And yet, she had been a teacher and knew the type of prose to encourage emergent readers. As for the plot, Fatty and his gang seem to be able to do whatever they want. I had a longing to have a shed just like his with camp stools and tins of biscuits. Myself and a boy cal ...more
Vinay Leo
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the book because it takes the Five Find-outers a bit out of their way, not in Peterswood. Like Chief Inspector Jenks says, it is a mystery that only children might have found out, because adults barely, and rarely, observe that much details, even if they are very interested in art. Ern and his dog Bingo are a hilarious addition to the tale, and there's a mini battle with Goon, though not as regular because the mystery doesn't happen in Peterswood. This felt like a Fatty & Ern mystery, bec ...more
Saffron Mavros
Apr 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
For young minds, these books proved to be so thrilling, the zest, the tumble into adventures, cracking puzzles, finding clues and finally putting criminals and robbers behind bars!

The mystery series were one of the best series in the Enid Blyton collection. The English highlands, and moors, the prolific city life and the extremely enigmatic children finding their way around, made for some of the best reads as a kid.
Oct 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, vintage
The children and Ern decide to visit Banshee Towers where Bets and Ern are captivated by the sea paintings, while the others are more interested in the wailing Banshee. On a return visit, Bets and Ern notice that a little red boat has disappeared from their favourite painting, and the children are soon on the trail of international art thieves
Not a brilliant book, but still enjoyable
Nadette Xuereb
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant end to a wonderful series!

Okay, the mystery was a bit weird, but I really enjoyed this. I loved going back in time and reading all these books. I will surely miss this. These books are classics and I will surely go back to them one day.

Enid Blyton is amazing.
Derelict Space Sheep
The Five Find-Outers’ swansong comes after a four-year break and proves sadly anticlimactic. Banshee Towers is a breezy read but Fatty is a shadow of his former self and the mystery itself is lamentable. (In fact, the villainy makes no sense whatsoever!)
Natasha ⚡️
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will miss reading these, I really wish there was more. I would of love to have read when Fatty was older and joined Inspector Jenks.
Catherine Ryan
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another enjoyable Blyton mystery
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Curiousity and childhood times... Lovely
Aastha Oza
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are a beginner (for 10 to 14 years age group) and are confused about which author's books to start with, Enid Blyton is definitely a good choice. ...more
Mariyum Patel
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is wonderful. A great read and a fantastic , realistic ending.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am sad to get to the end of this series again. These are truly some of my childhood memory books and I will probably read them again in my life at some point!
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favourite❤
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Amanda Mankelow
I loved these books as a child.
Sep 10, 2021 added it
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