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The Rat-A-Tat Mystery

(Barney Mysteries #5)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  710 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Barney, Roger, Diane and Snubby love solving mysteries, with the help of Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey.

A cosy old house surrounded by snow-covered hills seems a perfect place to spend the winter holidays, but the peace is disturbed by unexplained noises.

Who could have knocked at the door in the middle of the night, and what is the noise that Snubby hears coming
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published 2004 by Award (first published 1956)
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Menuka Warushavithana
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most intriguing stories by Enid Blyton which is filled with adventure and ambition in teenage hearts that reminds me of my childhood.
Nira Ramachandran
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of my all time favourites, not I must confess because of the mystery, but for the magic of winter time fun and frolic. The toboggan rides, skating on the frozen lake, building a snowman and a snow house, the snowball fights, the mad Loony and no less crazy Miranda, and of course, the scrumptious food! Each meal from breakfast to supper is described in great detail. You can almost savour each bite followed by steaming hot cups of cocoa. The mystery is but a tiny addition to the glorious holid ...more
David Sarkies
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: I would say children, but I am a little hesitant
Recommended to David by: Nobody, it was sitting on my bookshelf.
Shelves: childrens
Rat-a-tat Mystery
6 July 2012

I have pretty much seen this book sitting on my parents bookshelf for most of my life so when I recently decided to reread the Enid Blyton books to see how children's literature is written I decided that I would give this one a go. The main reason I chose this one is because it was hardcover, and while there are stains in the book (no, not those types of stains, this is a children's book) it delighted me to discover that it was a first edition. Unfortunately the stai
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Farseer
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had heard that the two last books of the Barney Mysteries series were not as good as the first four ones. After reading this one, I don't think there was so much difference. It is a bit shorter, and the mystery had some childish elements (more childish than usual in Enid Blyton books, I mean). There's the snowman apparently moving and looking through the windows... I have read a review comparing this with a Scooby Doo adventure, and there's some of that, but overall it's not bad.

I was glad to
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Eg
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember much about the content anymore, but I know that books of Enid Blyton were on my bookshelf at my childhood. It was mostly mystery that was captivating and round characters (fully developed). I remember that the ending was always something that I didn't see coming and that is what I liked - this unexpected plot twist and how everything fits together. I'm sure that this and other books from the collection would be interesting to re-read or read for a bit older people. It doesn't ha ...more
Jo
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love these books- exciting and charming. Bring back memories of childhood. A really good story and thoroughly enjoyable
Nina
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enid-blyton
I'm thrilled that Barney has reuinited with his family :') He deserves the happiness.
Daniela Kraml
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this old-fashioned mystery.
Pragati Chaturvedi
ROGER, SNUBBY, HIS DOG LOONY, DIANA AND BARNEY ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING THE WINTER HOLIDAYS IN A COSY OLD HOUSE SURROUNDED BY SNOW-COVERED HILLS. SOMEONE WAS KNOCKING THEIR DOOR AT THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WAS ALSO TRYING TO FEAR THEM BY DRESSING HIMSELF LIKE A SNOWMAN. BUT POOR MAN WAS NOT THAT CLEVER AS THE FOUR. THEY FOUND THAT THEY WERE DOING SOMETHING WRONG AND IN THE CELLARS OF THE KITCHEN THERE WERE SOME BOXES. THEY SOLVED THE MYSTERY OF THE BOXES AND PHONED BARNEY'S FATHER ...more
Lara
Aug 11, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While I am a massive Enid Blyton fan, I am and even bigger lover of the Famous Five, and this book didn't cut it for me. I never felt part of the story line or the characters, and just didn't feel the mystery and intrigue which I always get with the Famous Five .
Don't think it is a bad book, just I was the wrong person turning the pages, and all the jigsaws, audiobooks and books of the Famous Five might be making me a tad biased
Huma
Nov 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blyton
Gift from Khala and my introduction to the Barney Mysteries.
Roshni
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Snubby and Loony bring humor to this series
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Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lovely like always. If I was a child i would love this.
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Enid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.

Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 192
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