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The Mystery of the Headless Horse (Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators #26)

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The headless statue of a horse yields a clue when three junior detectives search for a valuable old Spanish sword lost since the Mexican War.
Library Binding, 151 pages
Published 1977 by Random House Inc.
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Lea
Ich habe gerade ein ganz schlechtes Gewissen diesem Buch nur zwei Sterne zu geben, aber ich habe mich wirklich durchgequält und kann es nicht mehr richtig erklären, wieso es mich so genervt und gelangweilt hat.

Ich habe die Vermutung, dass ich das Hörspiel als Kind einfach viel zu oft angehört habe und den Fall daher in und auswendig kannte. Aber wieso mich das Buch gar so gelangweilt hat erklärt das trotzdem nicht. Irgendwie mäanderte das Buch nur so vor sich her, während sie nach dem Schwert su
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Mark
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
original 2010 review - The boys help out Diego Alvaro and stumble across a centuries old mystery, involving a missing, jewel encrusted sword, encountering bush-fire, sinister cowboys and savage dogs along the way. Briskly told and very well constructed, as with all Arden stories, this suffered for me in that the location - which was key - had to be explained at length and it felt dry and uninvolving. It also hinges on the fact that the mystery is solved, essentially, by the weather, with mudslid ...more
Elizabeth S
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c-juvenile, z-2011
One of the better Three Investigators. I like the ones (like this one) that go back to a lot of the original routes, where the boys call each other "First," "Second," and "Records" and spend time in their headquarters, etc. And in general I prefer the ones (like this one) that don't have any supernatural suspicions in them. I enjoyed that the boys did a lot of research, searching through old newspapers, journals, historical accounts, and maps to get the information they needed. Some of the info ...more
JBooks
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh man o.o das Buch hat sich sehr gezogen >____<
Dana
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Job Amigos! Great job! My first Three Investigators book! A cool gang with a cool office! A good read! :)
Ryan Mishap
Dec 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: when-i-was-a-lad
The Hardy Boys can eff off, Three Investigators rule and if you don't know why, may I suggest ???
Quentin Wallace
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was one of the better Three Investigator books imo. This one was fairly straightforward as it dealt with crooked cowboys, some dirty land deals, and a rare lost sword as the key to solving it all.

Nothing really groundbreaking here, and it was a much more reality based story than many of the three investigators novels. Normally I prefer the spooky monster/ghost type tales, but this one was the exception.

Another great entry in a great series!
Jeff Stephenson
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AH&T3I Update: 26 read, and 2 more hardbacks to go! There are 15 additional titles in paperback after that.

Dennis Lynds, aka William Arden, wrote a number of Three Investigators titles. Most of them are really good, and some are just so-so. This title, while still a really good story, is perhaps just a notch below some of the better stories. All of the normal T3I elements are there: the three boys, the recurring supporting cast including Alfred Hitchcock, the Jones Salvage Yard, the Secret H
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Rofi
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
udah lama gak baca trio detektifff... kangen.... akhirnya pas ditempat penyewaan ada trio detektif tanpa pikir panjang saya nyewa gitu deh dan ceritanya emang seru seperti biasa. cerita tentang keluarga alvaro yang terlilit utang sehingga harus menggadaikan ranch mereka. namun diluar dugaan ternyata dulu keluarga alvaro memiliki sebuah warisan pedang cortes yang bertahtakan emas dan permata yg diduga hilang, tetapi setelah ada kejadian tak terduga trio detektif menemukan pembungkus luar pedang t ...more
Pujiyanto stiffy
Ini seru, nuansa petualangan ala-ala Tom Sawyer-nya terasa banget. Jadi buku ini kuanggep sebagai semacam tribut untuk Tom Sawyer. Kesan detektifnya agak berkurang sih, tapi si trio tanda tanya kali ini lebih sibuk main petak umpet dengan para pencuri yang puncaknya mereka mengalami apa yang Tom Sawyer alami. Rntah si penulis sengaja atau tidak, tapi hal-hal yang mereka alami di sebuah tebing itu sangat Tom Sawyer.
Vicky Edwards
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved all the Alfred Hictchcock and the Three Investigator stories. I loved the fort hidden through the junk. The adventure and the twists the stories took. I read every one of the series I could get my hands on when I was a pre-teen. I also think these stories would still appeal to the younger reader today.
Maya
Sep 15, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was not my favorite..too heavy on history facts..
Dinda
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*kembali ke awal* I have remembered it
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Preeti Lolla
A mild thriller I should say.
Bes-Chan
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
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Cupof Tea
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My best one word description from high school was "historic".
Irwan
Aug 18, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, young-adult
I like this one also. If I am not mistaken it involves a legendary figure in a latin american country (spanish related). Well, it was exciting.
Serena
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Andreas Aris
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saved my money for 2 weeks just to buy this book. I decided to buy this book, after I read and found it very entertaining. Like it very much!
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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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