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The Mystery of the Fiery Eye

Robert Arthur

The Mystery of the Fiery Eye
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ISBN: 9780394864075

Description

The Three Investigators must solve an old man's riddle to uncover a great fortune for their friend, Gus. But they're racing against a sinister bunch of treasure hunters who are also hot on the trail. Who will arrive first at the mysterious Fiery Eye?

Reviewed on 15th April 2014

This is one of the Three Investigators mysteries that I remember in most detail from when I originally read it (possibly many times) as a child. Re-reading it now I found many aspects familiar, but some things didn't quite go how I expected.

The three teens, exhibiting slightly less personality than before this point in the series, are called in by Alfred Hitchcock to help a young English boy locate his mystery inheritance. The plot has some interesting and at times educational twists, but I felt it moved slowly and didn't keep me gripped. The ending in particular felt rushed and unsatisfying.

Overall I was disappointed that this wasn't the great adventure that I remembered - it now seems one of the weakest in the series up to this point in my re-reading.

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