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Die drei ??? und der Zauberspiegel

(Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #21)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,694 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Wenn jemand erzählt, in einem spanischen Spiegel spuke es, und nachts sind auch noch seltsame Geräusche zu hören, dann kriegt vor allem Justus weniger eine Gänsehaut, als vielmehr Lust, diesen Dingen auf den Grund zu gehen. Doch kaum beginnen die drei ??? zu ermitteln, häufen sich merkwürdige Zwischenfälle.
Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-Gmbh & Co. KG (first published 1974)
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FlySirius
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm really happy I'm finally able to read The Three Investigator series as an adult. When I was a kid, I can't really get books as easy as I am now. I already searching the series everywhere. Hope I can complete my collection soon.
Love this story. Nice plot. Enough suspence. Horror and mirror is quite a scary combination if I may say.
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Quentin Wallace
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another good mystery from the Investigators. This one concerns a "haunted" mirror for a small European country, and as usual there's much more to the story than meets the eye.

The story seemed a little tighter than some of the past volumes, and was a good read. Nothing ground breaking, but just what I'd expect from the Three Investigators.
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Spencer
2019
Personally, this story isn't too bad, but it isn't one of my favorite of their investigations. I've just never gotten as into this one as the Stuttering Parrot or the Invisible Dog or the Blazing Cliffs, but there isn't anything actually wrong with it. I just don't find it as fun to read as the rest of them.

Although, this one does some interesting points: such as, a collection of mirrors (one of them haunted, in case you didn't guess it from the title!), a secret room, and some mysteriou
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Mark
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
original 2010 review - Quite by chance, the Three Investigators encounter Mrs Darnley and her house filled with mirrors, including the goblin glass which appears to be cursed by an embittered sorcerer. Filled with some genuinely spooky moments, a cracking mystery and great (and often larger-than-life) characters, this is a storming entry into the series and has everything you want from a Three Investigator book. All of the lads get a chance to shine, the writing is top-notch and the ending highl ...more
Mark
original 2010 review - Quite by chance, the Three Investigators encounter Mrs Darnley and her house filled with mirrors, including the goblin glass which appears to be cursed by an embittered sorcerer. Filled with some genuinely spooky moments, a cracking mystery and great (and often larger-than-life) characters, this is a storming entry into the series and has everything you want from a Three Investigator book. All of the lads get a chance to shine, the writing is top-notch and the ending highl ...more
Jeff Stephenson
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AH&T3I Update: 21 read, 7 hardbacks to go (and then the remaining 15 paperbacks)

I knew that Mary Virginia (M.V.) Carey would grow on me as a writer. Her earliest T3I titles stuck me in just some odd ways--nothing too terrible, just in some odd ways. With this book, she seems to have finally found the ghost of series creator Robert Arthur and sticks closer to his original ideas for the story line. That being said, she used a number of standard T3I elements--the 3 boys, the Salvage Yard and Secret
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RJ
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This as one of my favorite T3i books growing up, and it held up quite well. The mysteries never felt formulaic, or contrived, and the trio always stayed true to their original designs. A lot of fun. I hope I can snag more of T3i books and re-read the entire series.
Robert Stewart
I liked this story when I was younger but it doesn't stand up to the test of time. There are turgid pages describing the politics of an invented country, Ruffino. When I reread this last year, only one question echoed in my mind: who cares? Jean, Jeff and Mrs. Darnley are one-dimensional characters. A strong elderly woman would emerge later in the person of Mrs. Macomber in Death Trap Mine. She seems to be what Ms. Carey is striving for here but can't quite get. And just like in Monster Mountain ...more
David Phipps
The Three Investigators is a juvenile detective series published in the 60s, 70s, and 80s that spans about 43 books. They feature three teenage boys who mostly investigate paranormal type stuff that they debunk (somewhat like Scooby-Doo) or other abnormal crimes that the police do not handle. They report their cases to Alfred Hitchcock or a fake director depending on which versions you read. Their base of operations is hidden away in the depths of a junkyard and it has multiple hidden entrances. ...more
Suzanne
Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
I plucked this from a pile of Three Investigators books my husband has from when he was a kid. I was surprised I'd never read any them because I loved this sort of thing as a youngster, plus they were apparently endorsed by Alfred Hitchcock! Even before I was old enough to see his movies, I was a huge fan of his tv shows, along with Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, etc.

Anyway, it was pretty much like a 150 page episode of Scooby Doo. Fun, if a bit dated, and the characters aren't that deep. Still
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J.L. Rallios
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a preteen to adolescent mystery, "Secret of the Haunted Mirror" is an entertaining page-turner, in which the Three Investigators are called upon to unravel the mystery of the ghost in the mirror that has been terrorizing their client, an eccentric grandmother. She collects a wide range of mirrors and comes upon the "goblin mirror" that proves to be a standout from her collection since a ghost apparently resides in it. Actually it's not very scary and the solution has little to do with the gh ...more
Mark
Feb 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite by chance, the Three Investigators encounter Mrs Darnley and her house filled with mirrors, including the goblin glass which appears to be cursed by an embittered sorceror. Filled with some genuinely spooky moments, a cracking mystery and great (and often larger-than-life) characters, this is a storming entry into the series and has everything you want from a Three Investigator book. All of the lads get a chance to shine, the writing is top-notch and the ending highlights Jupe’s deductive ...more
Elizabeth Gibbs
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star
I liked this one so much better than the Shrinking House mystery. This mystery involved a ghost and I really like ghost stories. A woman the Investigators know starts to have problems because of a mirror that someone wants to buy. The mirror is rumored to be haunted, and the rumor seems to be true when a face starts appearing in it.
Dawn
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still as much fun as it was when I was a kid. Anyone who wants to find a good mystery series for kids, skip the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and get the Three Investigators. It'll also be a fun introduction to a time before cell phones and the internet. :D ...more
Eleana
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I love these mystery books! Want to read more from the series!
Paul Street
This one went a bit flat after a good start. Enjoyed the first half with investigation of the ghost in the mirror at Mrs Darnley's house. Second half was a bit ho-hum with the political intrigue. Carey throws in her standard dose of supernatural ambiguity near the end - as she also does in her next offering #23 Invisible Dog. ...more
Steven Vincent
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-fiction
I read these books when I was young and my friends and I enjoyed them very much. They are well written, fun and fast-paced mystery stories that still make me smile as I read them again almost forty years later.
Twyla
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Kevin Walsh
Hardy Boys meets Encyclopedia Brown.
Cliff
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A particularly convoluted plot to drive this particular case. Once again, we are dealt adults who are not whom they appear, though this time, the deception is not malicious.
Book collector
This is a generic review of the series rather than the individual books. A small comment at the end of some reviews will be added.
The three investigators series was another, along with the hardy boys, that my father bought for me. Aimed at an age range of around 12 rather than the hardy boys slightly older audience, I enjoyed these more at first before moving onto the hardy boys when I was older. I first read these when I was around 9 and then like the hardy boys kept reading them when i was ol
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C
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A treasured book I've read several times as a teen. ...more
Meghan McFadden
I felt a little weird including this in my tally for books read this year because it's a YA book and it's short. But it's not much shorter than a couple of other books I've already listed, so in it goes.

I read this book basically on accident. I was at a library used book sale, and saw the name of Alfred Hitchcock. I'm currently reading one of his biographies and as often happens in my life, as soon as I develop an interest in someone, or learn something new, suddenly I come across examples of th
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Jaime
This was one of the last Hardy Boys mystery novels that I read as a young adult. This Houdini-esque mystery is quite good as the Hardy Boys try to figure out the mystery of a haunted mirror and the after dark acts going on around a foreboding mansion. The HB team is in fine form in this formula book.
Anne Mariane
In Bahasa Indonesia, Three Investigators called Trio Detektif. Classic books, I really like them.
Ian
from way back. great.
Cecile
4 and a half.this one is my favoutite.
Cws
JM4 Car
Elizabeth S
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c-juvenile
Good mystery in this one. The boys do some real detective work.
Jacqueline
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must say that this is one of the best books from the "drei ???".
I always loved them and always will!
Go Justus, Peter and Bob! ;)

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Also known as Mary V. Carey
Personal: Born May 19, 1925, in New Brighton, Cheshire (now Merseyside), England; brought to the United States in 1925, naturalized citizen in 1955; daughter of John Cornelius (an engineer) and Mary Alice (Hughes) Carey. Home address in 1993 was 3748 Birch St., Ventura, CA.

Ms Carey passed away in 1994.

Education: College of Mount St. Vincent, B.S., 1946.

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