The Mystery of Holly Lane
Who stole the money that the old man in Holly Lane had so carefully hidden in his cottage, and where is it now? Why did his furniture disappear in the middle of the night? Fatty and the Find-Outers are on the case, but it looks as though Mr Goon might solve the mystery first.
Reviewed on 18th April 2020
Somehow I got lost in my read through of the Five Find-Outers series and skipped this one - going back it’s one of the best, so I’m glad I realised.
The five are back together for the school holidays, setting themselves random challenges, when Larry comes across an unusual gentleman, who is soon the victim of a crime. Thought the usual classic combination of clues, disguises, and a baffled policeman, the team aim to solve the mystery.
It’s got all the elements that make this my favourite of Blyton’s detective series, and I really enjoyed revisiting it.