The Secret of the Crooked Cat

With a clue provided by an unusual stuffed cat, The Three Investigators solve the mysterious troubles of an accident prone carnival.
The Secret of the Crooked Cat With a clue provided by an unusual stuffed cat The Three Investigators solve the mysterious troubles of an accident prone carnival

  • Title: The Secret of the Crooked Cat
  • Author: William Arden
  • ISBN: 9780006925293
  • Page: 324
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “The Secret of the Crooked Cat”

    1. Ich habe ewig - über einen Monat - gebraucht, um dieses Buch zu beenden. Ich habe die Vermutung, dass es an mehreren Dingen liegt: - William Ardens Stil ist oft sehr zäh & die Gespräche ziemlich steif- Ich habe die Geschichte als Hörspiel als Kind viel zu oft gehört. Ich konnte den Dialog teilweise über mehre Seiten mitsprechen (das könnte ja eigentlich ganz lustig sein, aber ich fand es eher nervig). - Zoo-Fälle fand ich noch nie so richtig gelungen. Wahrscheinlich weil mir schon im [...]

    2. Another great mystery! This one had carnivals, clowns, strongmen, and of a course a bank robber! What is it about abandoned carnivals that make them so eerie? This featured several twists and turns and more than lived up the series. I have yet to read one of the books in this series that wasn't entertaining. As I've stated in previous reviews, I'm sure a lot of it is nostalgia, but these are still very well done. By the way, the crooked cat is a stuffed animal in case anyone was wondering.If you [...]

    3. When I was 8 my dad gave me my first Nancy Drew (The Spider Sapphire Mystery), and I sped through them, mostly through the local library or our bookmobile in the summertime, which is also where I discovered a few years later the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series.Similar in style to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, the illustrated mysteries follow three teenage boys as the solve mysteries, mostly with a supernatural angle. I didn’t realize it at the time I was reading them as a [...]

    4. Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews may look like ordinary boys. But they aren’t. They are a crack team of private investigators. And when trouble isn’t headed their way, they’re snooping around for it!When Carson’s Colossal Carnival comes to town, the boys are excited – what could be more fun than a carnival? But when a strange old man tries to steal a prize from the shooting booth, and then Rajah the circus lion escapes, the boys suspect that the circus is being targeted fo [...]

    5. I pulled this book off our bookshelf. It was a hand me down book from someone else. It was a bedtime book for my elementary age kids. They loved it.

    6. A superb entry in the series, this has a deceptively simple plot but works in some really good set pieces, detection and intrigue along the way. The lads are in the right place at the right time to witness a dispute at a local carnival and things quickly escalate from there - bad luck, a human fly, a robbery, this has it all. There’s an underlying pathos to it - similar to the freeways in “Talking Skull” - about the waning carival life and people wanting something for nothing and, coupled [...]

    7. My introduction to those crazy chums who solve mysteries and, just because, have an unusual friendship with Alfred Hitchcock.I remember reading a whole slew of these books, since they were a lot more creative than the Hardy Boys and a lot more action-oriented (at least until the Casefiles came around).And their hideout/clubhouse/headquarters? I was so jealous.

    8. I really enjoyed these tales as a kid and I have a few of them remaining on my shelves in the (vain) hope of my 7 year old eventually picking the up.This is a very simple story that starts when Bob, Pete and Jupiter visit a carnival and a mystery man nabs a 'crooked' cat (the first prize) from a shooting gallery stall. Despite being chased down a bling alley the man mysteriously escapes. Bob, Pete and Jupiter befriend the stall owner, a boy called Andy and learn that the carnival is being beseig [...]

    9. Realistically if you have read any of the Three Investigator books you have read this, all the usual hallmarks of their books, and Ardern pretty much writes as Arthur did, or was it always Ardern?Anyway decent enough read in what is an engaging series, never brilliant and certainly more likeable for a younger audience.

    10. I reread Crooked Cat yesterday for the first time in years and years and had mixed feelings about it. The carnival and carnival atmosphere in general were fun and it was nice to see Pete getting a chance to put his physical prowess to good use when he and Jupiter are cast adrift on the old boat and he has to get them home again. But the plot in general was weak and so was the bad guy. When you think back to Huganay, Laslo Schmidt, Professor Freeman, Rawley and the Black Moustache Gang, you reali [...]

    11. 2009 review - A superb entry in the series, this has a deceptively simple plot but works in some really good set pieces, detection and intrigue along the way. The lads are in the right place at the right time to witness a dispute at a local carnival and things quickly escalate from there - bad luck, a human fly, a robbery, this has it all. There’s an underlying pathos to it - similar to the freeways in “Talking Skull” - about the waning carnival life and people wanting something for nothin [...]

    12. AH&T3I Update: 13 read, 15 hardbacks to go!Dennis Lynds, aka William Arden, again proves to be a very suitable successor to series creator Robert Arthur, Jr with this third Arden addition to the Three Investigators book series. All of the traditional Three Investigators elements are back once again, and the plot focuses on good old fashioned deduction more than luck or happenstance. Still, it seems as if this title was just a notch or two below some of the earlier titles in the series. I jus [...]

    13. I read a bunch of these as a kid and loved them all, especially the older ones (although some plots I cannot recall and I only rated the ones I remember well). Newer versions appeared sometime in the early 90s (late 80s?) and those never caught on with me. They were much less "spooky" and tried to be "hip" and "cool." No way, the old school Hitchcock haunted house pulp type stories were the best. I may have to find a bunch of these and save them for sick-day reading material. I always like a thr [...]

    14. It all starts with jupe tom and bob at a fair dilivering stands for a lion while they are there they take a look a round and find andy carson a stall keeper as a prize andy sells crooked cats jupe win a cat but some won stole it "who would steal a crooked cat" ask jupe but thats just the bigning of there problems.

    15. My best friend turned me onto the Three Investigators' series and I have enjoyed every one of these stories. This was probably my favorite so far. Mainly because the boys are more clever than the adults and the plot keeps you guessing. Definitely read this one.

    16. This is a re-read for me. I read all of the, "Three Investigators" when I was in elementary school. I purchased "The Secret of the Crooked Cat" off of ebay and really enjoyed the story. I'll probably get the remaining books over time.

    17. A satisfying enough little mystery, although the plot resolution was a little contrived, and the characters - as written by a different author than the original - didn't feel quite as well-developed or distinct.

    18. Another great Three Investigators tale. I loved their headquarters in the junkyard Jupiter's uncle owned. I always wanted a secret headquarters like that and all the tunnels and secret passageways to get to it.

    19. Ďalší diel, ktorý bol pre mňa novinkou asi sa budem musieť zamyslieť koľko som ich vlastne prečítala:)

    20. Bought on sheer whim after I remembered the thing being hidden in the cat but couldn't remember anything else about the plot. Had remembered Tunnel Two but not the other entrances.

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