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When Ra-Orkon, a 3,000-year-old mummy, begins to whisper strange words in an ancient Egyptian tongue, the Three Investigators are determined to find out the facts: Why is he speaking? What is he saying? And how is the horrible curse of Ra-Orkon about to be fulfilled? Originally published in hardcover beginning in 1964, these classic mystery/adventure stories feature three b When Ra-Orkon, a 3,000-year-old mummy, begins to whisper strange words in an ancient Egyptian tongue, the Three Investigators are determined to find out the facts: Why is he speaking? What is he saying? And how is the horrible curse of Ra-Orkon about to be fulfilled? Originally published in hardcover beginning in 1964, these classic mystery/adventure stories feature three boys--Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews--who establish a detective firm with the motto "We Investigate Anything!" Perfect for summer reading, these suspenseful action stories will appeal to both boys and girls.


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When Ra-Orkon, a 3,000-year-old mummy, begins to whisper strange words in an ancient Egyptian tongue, the Three Investigators are determined to find out the facts: Why is he speaking? What is he saying? And how is the horrible curse of Ra-Orkon about to be fulfilled? Originally published in hardcover beginning in 1964, these classic mystery/adventure stories feature three b When Ra-Orkon, a 3,000-year-old mummy, begins to whisper strange words in an ancient Egyptian tongue, the Three Investigators are determined to find out the facts: Why is he speaking? What is he saying? And how is the horrible curse of Ra-Orkon about to be fulfilled? Originally published in hardcover beginning in 1964, these classic mystery/adventure stories feature three boys--Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews--who establish a detective firm with the motto "We Investigate Anything!" Perfect for summer reading, these suspenseful action stories will appeal to both boys and girls.

30 review for The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Luffy

    La Momie Qui Chuchotait was a blast from the past. I saw my more bilingually inclined classmates read this series. I kept myself to English books. I read Wodehouse, Sidney Sheldon, H.G. Wells and lots of assorted authors that I got by virtue of them being just there in the rather small and unvariegated school library. But now, after 30 years of reading anything but them, I took the initiative to read this series that was ghostwritten for the benefit of 'Alfred Hitchcock'. The book is the 3rd in t La Momie Qui Chuchotait was a blast from the past. I saw my more bilingually inclined classmates read this series. I kept myself to English books. I read Wodehouse, Sidney Sheldon, H.G. Wells and lots of assorted authors that I got by virtue of them being just there in the rather small and unvariegated school library. But now, after 30 years of reading anything but them, I took the initiative to read this series that was ghostwritten for the benefit of 'Alfred Hitchcock'. The book is the 3rd in the series. It was more adventurous, and had more pace than Enid Blyton mysteries. I couldn't solve the identity of the criminal here. If I had read these books prior to joining Goodreads, I might have given this book a higher score. But I want to rescind the benefit of the doubt. This book does not deserve 2 stars, but I have my own network of scales and judgement in my mind. I have become both more impatient and also I take more risks and venture in uncharted areas. I do recommend this series, especially if you would be reading them in French. The translation was the work of Vladimir Volkoff, a writer in his own right. This series originated from the end of the 60s. It retained its appeal and was still of relevance in the 90s, where many people from my childhood read it. There were two aspects of the book that made me have some respect for the book. First of all was the location of the lair where the culprits hid the Mummy. It was in Los Angeles and I lacked the knowledge to pinpoint the circuitous landscape of that city. Secondly I failed to know the culprit's identity. I thought the Butler did it. But everything else was within my grasp. And indeed, there were several thoughts in the book that were unworthy of a professional writer. I am going to read the predecessor of this 'tome', named Le Perroquet Qui Begayait. I cherish this series. The road is ahead of me, and I need to journey towards the end of my life reading within the sphere of my meagre intellectual capacities. I would never have taken up this book if I was a teenager in 1968 and had to go back in time and find this antique of a book, in 1990. But I'm not a Summer of Love child. I have the internet at the tip of my fingers. So, two stars it is, and I'll continue my reading journey with the sun of the equator beating on the windows of my room.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    Another good Three Investigators mystery. While the stories do come across as a bit formulaic, they are usually interesting enough to still be entertaining. In this one, they have figure out why an ancient mummy keeps whispering. Not the best volume of the series I'm sure, but still a good read. I used to love these as a kid, and it's nice to see they hold up fairly well as an adult. Another good Three Investigators mystery. While the stories do come across as a bit formulaic, they are usually interesting enough to still be entertaining. In this one, they have figure out why an ancient mummy keeps whispering. Not the best volume of the series I'm sure, but still a good read. I used to love these as a kid, and it's nice to see they hold up fairly well as an adult.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Krisette Spangler

    This one is getting five stars for pure nostalgia. This was my favorite series when I was in elementary school, and they are currently out of print. My darling daughter found this old copy for me, and I spent Christmas Day reading it. It was fantastic.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    2008 review - This has long been my favourite book and I can remember sitting in a chair in Glendeene and reading this in a handful of hours and it still holds up. The characters are well drawn, the mystery makes sense and there’s plenty of history to absorb. There isn’t really a downside, except that this does include a chapter not told from a TTI-lead POV and, as an adult reading it, that did grate slightly. But otherwise, this was very good, a sterling TTI adventure and more proof - if it wer 2008 review - This has long been my favourite book and I can remember sitting in a chair in Glendeene and reading this in a handful of hours and it still holds up. The characters are well drawn, the mystery makes sense and there’s plenty of history to absorb. There isn’t really a downside, except that this does include a chapter not told from a TTI-lead POV and, as an adult reading it, that did grate slightly. But otherwise, this was very good, a sterling TTI adventure and more proof - if it were needed - that it’s a shame Robert Arthur didn’t write or plot more of the adventures. 2013 update - still holds together well and is written with great pace (though the non-boys POV still grates) though the ending is a little too easy, on reflection. But well written, with a great central mystery and a good sense of location and atmosphere. 2017 update - Still in agreement with my previous comments, a cracking read and a great mystery with some nice interplay between the boys (and yes, the ending is a little easy and the non-boys bits still grate).

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bon Tom

    The third iteration in the series continues the tradition. It's still the perfect detective story for kids. Some motifs seem regurgitated from Stuttering Parrot, but ok. The third iteration in the series continues the tradition. It's still the perfect detective story for kids. Some motifs seem regurgitated from Stuttering Parrot, but ok.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Jupe figures it out, but not like he expected. I figured it out from the jump. Jupe - 0, me - 1. We have a mysterious mummy that whispers, but only at the professor. Suspicious, no? Then crazy Jupiter disguises himself as the professor (what?) and the mummy whispers to him, too. And we have a crazy side plot about a missing cat that, of course, ties right into the story. The boys escape danger several times and if Aunt Matilda knew what they were up to they would never leave the salvage yard agai Jupe figures it out, but not like he expected. I figured it out from the jump. Jupe - 0, me - 1. We have a mysterious mummy that whispers, but only at the professor. Suspicious, no? Then crazy Jupiter disguises himself as the professor (what?) and the mummy whispers to him, too. And we have a crazy side plot about a missing cat that, of course, ties right into the story. The boys escape danger several times and if Aunt Matilda knew what they were up to they would never leave the salvage yard again. You get a happy ending with a few loose ends tied up by Mr. Hitchcock. Classic Three Investigators - 3 stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    This one was a little more Scooby Doo than the first two, but still strong with pacing and tension. I like how the headquarters continues to evolve as they make upgrades and improvements.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sanjib Dash

    Now seems so cheesy like the Hardy boys and Nancy drew series, The Three Investigators was a juvenile detective book series published as Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators, with Hitchcock being the hook and the moving force in the background like the faceless Charlie in the Charlie's Angels series/movies. The books were also available in local languages internationally and Hindi in India. This was the 3rd book in the series. We have a 3000 year old mummy whispering and we have thieves Now seems so cheesy like the Hardy boys and Nancy drew series, The Three Investigators was a juvenile detective book series published as Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators, with Hitchcock being the hook and the moving force in the background like the faceless Charlie in the Charlie's Angels series/movies. The books were also available in local languages internationally and Hindi in India. This was the 3rd book in the series. We have a 3000 year old mummy whispering and we have thieves stealing the same. The book has dated some over the course of the years but is still a surprising good clean read for youngsters with enough zip in the mysteries to enjoy. I had got hooked with the Hitchcock name. Enjoyed several of these books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Ball

    Third in the series, another kid friendly mystery with intrigue and adventure. To modern eyes some of the elements are broadly painted (the foreign Syrian characters are acting in keeping with something a sorceror/beggar had a vision of, painting them as a more credulous type, read into that what you will). That and the "convenience" of a plot point or two causes it to lose a star. Let's be clear - the book is neither racist nor badly written.. but it isn't perfection either. Third in the series, another kid friendly mystery with intrigue and adventure. To modern eyes some of the elements are broadly painted (the foreign Syrian characters are acting in keeping with something a sorceror/beggar had a vision of, painting them as a more credulous type, read into that what you will). That and the "convenience" of a plot point or two causes it to lose a star. Let's be clear - the book is neither racist nor badly written.. but it isn't perfection either.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Scott Drake

    good. they're all good. good. they're all good.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Heather Marks

    I read this with my 7 year old son and we enjoyed it. These books are all enjoyable to read. On this one, I found some of the explanations at the end a little unbelievable, otherwise, it was a good read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mella

    I read a few of these when I was younger and always rather enjoyed them. It's always different reading such stories when you're older but I still really enjoyed this addition to the series. Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews are three boys who have decided to start a detective agency, aptly named The Three Investigators. They use 3 question marks as their symbol and are willing to solve any mystery, riddle or puzzle. Jupiter is the brains of the operation, Pete the muscle and Bob the r I read a few of these when I was younger and always rather enjoyed them. It's always different reading such stories when you're older but I still really enjoyed this addition to the series. Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews are three boys who have decided to start a detective agency, aptly named The Three Investigators. They use 3 question marks as their symbol and are willing to solve any mystery, riddle or puzzle. Jupiter is the brains of the operation, Pete the muscle and Bob the researcher. The boys have their own secret Headquarters - (a portable office that's been hidden under many piles of junk) that has secret entrances and a phone, use chalk (each boy a different colour) to leave directions, clues and messages to each other - and even a driver (Worthington) with Rolls Royce - courtesy of a competition Jupiter wins to have a chauffeur for 30 days. I'm not sure how long they actually have the car for - I don't think I ever read any without it but I haven't read all of them, so who knows. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy sees the boys looking into a little problem Professor Yarborough is having - his 3000 year old mummy, Ra-Orkon - has begun to whisper to him. I enjoyed reading how The Three Investigators go about solving the mystery. These are really just feel good reads. The boys are likable. The mystery is interesting. I love Worthington's faith in Jupiter. Worthington looked up as they approached. "All finished lads?" he asked. "Just getting started," Pete told him, his tone gloomy. "This time we're tangling with an ancient Egyptian curse and there's no telling what will happen. Right now we need the leather case Jupe put in the trunk." "I'll back Master Jones against at Egyptian curse any time," Worthington said, leading the way to the rear of the car. And I like how they constantly add technology to their agency. In this one Jupiter has made walkie talkies and there's a newly added "See-All" (it's a periscope) in Headquarters. The Ghost to Ghost hookup (basically chain mail but with a phone) also made an appearance this time highlighting how it can work against them. (view spoiler)[ Damn Skinny Norris! Although I do admit I had a little bit of a chuckle - it was a little funny if it doesn't happen to you. (They're looking for a building with a chalk question mark and Skinny Norris adds extra question marks to the buildings just to make it more difficult.) (hide spoiler)] It's not particularly hard to decipher who was guilty but it was fun to read. I'll definitely be reading (and rereading for some) the rest of the series. 3.5 stars.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore

    Another exciting mystery! I should have read more of these as a child but somehow never read any other than the ones we had at home. This one sees the investigators looking into a 3000-year-old mummy (which came complete with a curse, of course) which whispers but only to the archaeologist who found him. Plus they have a second case on hand, a missing Abyssinian cat. I find the investigators almost always have rather interesting puzzles to solve. Though I wouldn’t rate this as the most interesti Another exciting mystery! I should have read more of these as a child but somehow never read any other than the ones we had at home. This one sees the investigators looking into a 3000-year-old mummy (which came complete with a curse, of course) which whispers but only to the archaeologist who found him. Plus they have a second case on hand, a missing Abyssinian cat. I find the investigators almost always have rather interesting puzzles to solve. Though I wouldn’t rate this as the most interesting of the ones I’ve read so far, it was pretty good and perhaps a little more complicated in a way than some other teen/YA adventures. I also enjoy the Alfred Hitchcock intro—it reads almost as though one is listening to an episode of ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allan

    A thriller to the core, Robert Author sends us careening to the edge of our seats for the entire duration of the reading, as Jupiter and his buddies unravel a spectacular tale of deception and ancient history in this book. There is absolutely no time for dilly-dallying in this book as page after page of it leads us through a riveting session of uncontrolled curiosity. Why does a 3000 year old mummy decide to whisper to a claustrophobic professor? Why is an Abyssinian Cat's forepaw dyed black to A thriller to the core, Robert Author sends us careening to the edge of our seats for the entire duration of the reading, as Jupiter and his buddies unravel a spectacular tale of deception and ancient history in this book. There is absolutely no time for dilly-dallying in this book as page after page of it leads us through a riveting session of uncontrolled curiosity. Why does a 3000 year old mummy decide to whisper to a claustrophobic professor? Why is an Abyssinian Cat's forepaw dyed black to take on the appearance of an ancient Libyan Prince's pet cat? Was there really a curse inflicted by the mummy of Ra-Orkon? Read it to know more and believe me you won't be disappointed.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy, the third book in the series, our boys get involved in a very strange case. There's the whispering mummy, a missing cat, a boy from a different country, and danger! While not quite as dangerous as some of the stuff they get up to in later books, when Pete and Hamid, and later Jupe, are trapped in the mummy case you get real feelings of suspense and concern for the boys. Something I'm noticing as I'm rereading this series is that Pete actually is frequently ra In The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy, the third book in the series, our boys get involved in a very strange case. There's the whispering mummy, a missing cat, a boy from a different country, and danger! While not quite as dangerous as some of the stuff they get up to in later books, when Pete and Hamid, and later Jupe, are trapped in the mummy case you get real feelings of suspense and concern for the boys. Something I'm noticing as I'm rereading this series is that Pete actually is frequently rather scared but does what he needs to do anyway. I think this is a great sign of Pete's good character, after all, bravery is not the lack of fear, but the ability to overcome it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    PenNPaper52

    This was the most interesting case investigated by the 3 Investigators. A mummy in a living room all of a sudden starts talking... or rather whispering. He only does it when the owner of the house is in the room. The mummy, as with all mummies, was discovered with a curse and soon one by one the people who had discovered the mummy dropped lyk flies. Now it seems the last survivor is going to bite the dust. Read the book to find out what really lies behind the mummy's whisperings... This was the most interesting case investigated by the 3 Investigators. A mummy in a living room all of a sudden starts talking... or rather whispering. He only does it when the owner of the house is in the room. The mummy, as with all mummies, was discovered with a curse and soon one by one the people who had discovered the mummy dropped lyk flies. Now it seems the last survivor is going to bite the dust. Read the book to find out what really lies behind the mummy's whisperings...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Azur

    I liked the overall story but the ending was a bit flat.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Randy Russell

    The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy is the third book of the Three Investigator series, introduced by Alfred Hitchcock—a pretty good mystery involving a missing cat, a mummy that seems to speak and possibly cause weird accidents, and some eccentric characters. It’s a good adventure, with some twists, and a lot of action, some danger, even, along with some humor, as usual. But it’s their secret headquarters—that’s why I come back to these books. I’m sure I’ve said this before, to anyone who will The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy is the third book of the Three Investigator series, introduced by Alfred Hitchcock—a pretty good mystery involving a missing cat, a mummy that seems to speak and possibly cause weird accidents, and some eccentric characters. It’s a good adventure, with some twists, and a lot of action, some danger, even, along with some humor, as usual. But it’s their secret headquarters—that’s why I come back to these books. I’m sure I’ve said this before, to anyone who will listen, and I’m sorry if I’m repeating myself. In rereading these Three Investigator mysteries, I’m reminded that what I like most about them is the salvage yard and their secret headquarters—in an old camper hidden among the junk—to which there are several secret passages. I’m sorry if I’m repeating myself. Robert Arthur was an excellent mystery author, and he wrote the first 11 Three Investigators books—some of which are better than others—but I seem to recall I liked the ones he wrote better than the books by later authors. Also, it’s worth finding the hardback editions with the good covers (if you like covers—these are excellent). Also make sure you get editions with the full-page illustrations—in this book, they are by Harry Kane, and they are great—they really add a lot to the whole experience.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Demian Katz

    I'm continuing to enjoy my revisitation of this series, both through the lens of childhood nostalgia and from the perspective of studying how later series books developed from their dime novel precursors. Like the first book, this one features themes that would be completely at home in a dime novel, particularly its heavy reliance on improbably convincing disguises and its fascination with wireless technology (walkie-talkies and other audio equipment play important roles in the plot). The actual I'm continuing to enjoy my revisitation of this series, both through the lens of childhood nostalgia and from the perspective of studying how later series books developed from their dime novel precursors. Like the first book, this one features themes that would be completely at home in a dime novel, particularly its heavy reliance on improbably convincing disguises and its fascination with wireless technology (walkie-talkies and other audio equipment play important roles in the plot). The actual mystery is perhaps less well-constructed than the previous one, with some pretty blatant clues and a somewhat rushed conclusion, but the return to supernatural themes and quite a bit of action in the final act make it an enjoyable read in spite of its flaws. I also appreciated the fact that, for the second book in a row, the Investigators befriend a visitor from another country, and that character's portrayal, while not without problems, is largely positive -- at least an incremental improvement on the much broader dime novel stereotypes of the previous century. This may be my favorite adventure in the series so far, but I expect to enjoy some of the forthcoming titles even more -- I look forward to finding time for the next one!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Quinton Baran

    Another great entry in the Three Investigators universe. I own the hard back edition with the illustrations, which enhances the reading and atmosphere. There are illustrations of each of the investigators (in context of the text) and several of the action scenes in the book. This story has a chapter that is not from the perspective of one of the investigators. The book also does work to establish the personality of each investigator, developing Pete's fear of the unknown, particularly the supern Another great entry in the Three Investigators universe. I own the hard back edition with the illustrations, which enhances the reading and atmosphere. There are illustrations of each of the investigators (in context of the text) and several of the action scenes in the book. This story has a chapter that is not from the perspective of one of the investigators. The book also does work to establish the personality of each investigator, developing Pete's fear of the unknown, particularly the supernatural, while at the same time illustrating his bravery and physical prowess. I love the settings and feeling of being in Southern California - the description of Spanish mansions, rolling grounds with trees, canyons with homes on each side, and then the description of blighted downtown areas in Los Angeles. One of the great parts of the books, especially the early ones written by Robert Arthur (books 1-9 and 11), is the description of headquarters and the neat features. This one features the "See-All", a periscope to observe what is going on in the vicinity of the salvage yard. Finally, the addition of Alfred Hitchcock to the book brings a sense of authenticity. I love the last chapter and the questions that he poses to the boys.

  21. 4 out of 5

    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. 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. I discovered these books in the library during middle school and promptly read them all. As such, I have a lot of nostalgia for these books. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy is #3 in the series. The boys are trying to help a researcher who thinks a mummy that he is studying is whispering to him. It was OK and felt rather like a Scooby-Doo episode. "I would have gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for those dang kids!"

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Oppelt

    When I was in my teens - I can't remember if it was earlier or later in my teens - my mom had brought home a big box of The Three Investigators books from work. She said a coworker had given them to her to give to us. It took a few months to finally dive into the box and read a book, but I really enjoyed reading them so much! It's been ages since I've seen one of these books - they're very rare.. I really wish I had kept the books we got but the ended up getting destroyed. :( Anyways, I got luck When I was in my teens - I can't remember if it was earlier or later in my teens - my mom had brought home a big box of The Three Investigators books from work. She said a coworker had given them to her to give to us. It took a few months to finally dive into the box and read a book, but I really enjoyed reading them so much! It's been ages since I've seen one of these books - they're very rare.. I really wish I had kept the books we got but the ended up getting destroyed. :( Anyways, I got lucky one day at a thrift store when I found this book. Had to buy it and read it.... Unfortunately bits just not as amazing as it had been so long ago! Lol... Oh well. Still worth reading. Very fast read at least, for this mama.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dorota

    This is apparently a very big part of the German pop-culture - for the longest time, I actually thought the books were written by a German author - so given the chance, I decided to read at least one, so that I know what it's all about. They are actually children's (or young adult) books, but quite amusing. Three teenage boys investigating crimes with the use of some high-tech, self-made gadgets (high-tech for the 1970s, mind you). It was a fun and a very different read. What made it even more f This is apparently a very big part of the German pop-culture - for the longest time, I actually thought the books were written by a German author - so given the chance, I decided to read at least one, so that I know what it's all about. They are actually children's (or young adult) books, but quite amusing. Three teenage boys investigating crimes with the use of some high-tech, self-made gadgets (high-tech for the 1970s, mind you). It was a fun and a very different read. What made it even more fun: reading it out loud to a friend and trying to solve the mystery before the book ends!

  24. 4 out of 5

    LobsterQuadrille

    The Three Investigators books written by the original creator, Robert Arthur, are among my favorites from the series. They seem to be quite well-researched and have a more timeless feel than some of the later books. The character interactions, especially between the three boys, seem a bit more down-to-earth and real too, closer to the way friends really interact. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy has each of these qualities, and is also a fun page-turner that I've enjoyed reading several time The Three Investigators books written by the original creator, Robert Arthur, are among my favorites from the series. They seem to be quite well-researched and have a more timeless feel than some of the later books. The character interactions, especially between the three boys, seem a bit more down-to-earth and real too, closer to the way friends really interact. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy has each of these qualities, and is also a fun page-turner that I've enjoyed reading several times over the years.

  25. 4 out of 5

    wanderer

    Another Three Investigators, better than some and not nearly as good as Terror Castle. This one is a bit more dangerous than some. Like a couple of the bad guys are truly bad, and the investigators get into stuff that could actually have hurt them. One new thing I noticed: there were a couple of scenes where the investigators weren't involved in, where the reader gets information they don't know. Weird. I've never encountered that in my sojourn through Three Investigator Land. Oh, and another th Another Three Investigators, better than some and not nearly as good as Terror Castle. This one is a bit more dangerous than some. Like a couple of the bad guys are truly bad, and the investigators get into stuff that could actually have hurt them. One new thing I noticed: there were a couple of scenes where the investigators weren't involved in, where the reader gets information they don't know. Weird. I've never encountered that in my sojourn through Three Investigator Land. Oh, and another thing: the author didn't know how to write dialogue for a foreigner speaking English.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jim Robertson

    Enjoyed almost as much as when I was a youth and read it. I like how Jupiter and friends work together and to solve the mysteries. This book reminds me that 30+ years ago we were tolerant of other cultures and sought to be fair and just to everyone. And the new SJW movement is more about silencing voices they don't like than providing equal opportunity and allowing different cultures to express themselves. Enjoyed almost as much as when I was a youth and read it. I like how Jupiter and friends work together and to solve the mysteries. This book reminds me that 30+ years ago we were tolerant of other cultures and sought to be fair and just to everyone. And the new SJW movement is more about silencing voices they don't like than providing equal opportunity and allowing different cultures to express themselves.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Henrik Warne

    I read a lot of The Three Investigator books when I grew up, and really loved them. Now I have been re-reading a few of them for the nostalgia value. This one has several good ingredients: a scary mystery (a whispering mummy!), mysterious "accidents" and some good "chases". However, it does not have enough of Jupiter solving problems, and the central mystery has a rather disappointing explanation. I read a lot of The Three Investigator books when I grew up, and really loved them. Now I have been re-reading a few of them for the nostalgia value. This one has several good ingredients: a scary mystery (a whispering mummy!), mysterious "accidents" and some good "chases". However, it does not have enough of Jupiter solving problems, and the central mystery has a rather disappointing explanation.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hugo

    Continuing the simple quality of a detective story well told, hardly talking down for juvenilia, peppering the narrative with subtle clues and red herrings, and bringing everything together for a suitably satisfying Scooby-Doo style denouement. As good today as I remember them being almost forty years ago.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. **spoiler for my memory only** Mummy is whispering, walkie talkie ? ventriloquist ? It was ok. Loved these books as a kid and re-reading the series. Little bit underwhelmed at the moment but love the uniqueness of them - salvage yard, Jupiter, Pete and Bob are all good characters. Stinky Norris always appears to try to spoil plans. Lots of co-incidences that happen . Stick with them.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laulittlecorner

    Such a fun and easy read! I really enjoy how the mystery itself isn't actually that complicated, but the plot and the backstory that came along with the mystery make it thrilling and super fun to read. Yep, this is a page-turner! I really recommend reading it especially if you love a light mystery that could be read in one sitting. Such a fun and easy read! I really enjoy how the mystery itself isn't actually that complicated, but the plot and the backstory that came along with the mystery make it thrilling and super fun to read. Yep, this is a page-turner! I really recommend reading it especially if you love a light mystery that could be read in one sitting.

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