The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters
The Five Find-Outers are trying to solve the mystery of the spiteful letters that arrive, unsigned, for various residents of Peterswood.
Reviewed on 12th January 2013
Finally in book four of the five find-outers series the team get a proper mystery to solve. The children are home for the school holidays when Pip and Bets maid (so it's a bit out-dated) receives a horrible letter and runs away. The children set out to find who wrote it before Constable Goon.
Filled with the usual humour, mystery, disguise, and the Blyton mix of easy language with some unexpected challenging words thrown in, this is probably one of the best of the whole series.
For the first time, the mystery that the team have to solve requires proper detection work, and is much more like an Agatha Christie mystery. Fatty even seems a little like Christie's Poirot in his dramatic style and detective skills.
An excellent book and a puzzle that the reader can solve along with the characters.