The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints

When an eccentric local artist disappears suddenly, the three investigators look into the matter.
The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints When an eccentric local artist disappears suddenly the three investigators look into the matter

  • Title: The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints
  • Author: M.V. Carey
  • ISBN: 9780394864150
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints”

    1. Bisher gefallen mir die meisten M.V. Carey recht gut. Ich mochte hier besonders die schrullige Art von Mr. Potter und auch Tanta Mathildas viele Auftritte. Das Buch hat Spaß gemacht, obwohl der Fall nie so wirklich spannend wurde.

    2. original 2009 review - During my last read-a-thon (1993-1995), this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14+ years later, I think I was a little harsh back then. Certainly, the plot (and it’s been so long since I read it, I’d completely forgotten what happens) is thin (the flaming footprints aren’t really explained until much later and there’s a lot of coincidence), but that’s more than made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators (though Pete get [...]

    3. Another good book in the series, but not one of the top notch books.This one dealt with an eccentric old man with a secret. It also dealt with a coup in a European country that occurred long ago but still has repercussions on modern times. And to cap it all off, someone (or someTHING) is leaving flaming footprints.Overall, I still love this series. Highly recommended.

    4. Surprisingly well done mystery book, but it's hardly worthy to carry the name of the "Master of Suspense".

    5. This is a relatively late and inferior entry in the Three Investigators series. The series was created by Robert Arthur, a woefully neglected author who did a great deal of work with Alfred Hitchcock; Arthur wrote the first nine and the eleventh book in the series. Unfortunately M.V. Carey was no Robert Arthur!I recently read the book to my son. We've read many of the books in the series together. In this one, there were several ways in which the book simply didn't work. Oh, Carey included the u [...]

    6. AH&T3I Update: 15 read. 13 hardbacks to go (and 15 paperbacks on top of that)!This was the first of the Mary Virginia (M. V.) Carey books and you can certainly notice a difference in tone with this story. It is a fun book. All of the T3I elements are there--even Worthington gets a few pages in which to shine as an Investigator and not just as a chauffeur. However, the voice of the book--the narrator--speaks in a different way and with a different style. For the first time in the series, the [...]

    7. During my last read-a-thon (1993-1995), this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14+ years later, I think I was a little harsh back then. Certainly, the plot (and it’s been so long since I read it, I’d completely forgotten what happens) is thin (the flaming footprints aren’t really explained until much later and there’s a lot of coincidence), but that’s more than made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators (though Pete gets short-changed) and th [...]

    8. This book is a great book to read. When I first read it I couldn't put the page down! The Three Investigators are Jupiter, Pete, and Bob. They have a gold plated Rolls Royce which Jupiter has won in a contest. With the car, there also came a chauffeur called Worthington. Worthington likes to drive the boys everywhere they go. This series is an addictive series. When I first read it, I couldn't stop reading other books of the series. I hope you can read all of the books and enjoy them as much as [...]

    9. Aku dapat buku ini gratis dari temen kakakku. Kondisinya memang sudah jelek, tapi yah, I love old books.Kali ini Trio Detektif dipekerjakan oleh remaja seumuran mereka, cucu seorang seniman terkenal Rocky Beach namun eksentrik bernama Alexander Potter yang menghilang begitu saja. Lingkungan tempat tinggal Potter mendadak didatangi orang-orang mencurigakan. Anak dan cucunya diteror jejak kaki bernyala dan penyusup. Jupe dan kawan-kawan pun nyaris celaka saat melakukan penyidikan. Ternyata semua m [...]

    10. (Previously rated September 16 2007.)Why I Reread this Book: It's one of 5 Three Investigators books by M. V. Carey that I saw in the Kindle store.I found this book in the Kindle store, along with 4 others by M. V. Carey, so I eagerly snatched it up. (It turned out I unable to purchase the fifth book, The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar; as of 2014-09-07, it's marked "Item Under Review" and "This book is currently unavailable because there is an issue with its description, content, or formattin [...]

    11. cover na sudah mengidentifikasi siapa pelaku kejahatan nayang sekali dari desain cover na, buku ini jadi tidak begitu membuat penasaran. saat gambar pertama muncul dan orang dalam gambar tersebut sama dengan gambar cover na, langsung ketebak d. pasti dia pelaku na.yang beda, buku detektif ini ga tentang pembunuhan. menginggat kasus detektif biasa na mencari pembunuh dari kasus pembunuhan. namun trio detektif ini memecahkan kasus yang berbeda. ntah apakah semua seri na seperti ini karena ini butu [...]

    12. the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers REV 2:27 The Three Investigators get two strange foreign visitors to the Jone's Junkyard one day. The eccentric potter "Mr. Potter" who lives nearby speaks to them briefly and then flees the novel until the climatic end. The potter's long lost beautiful daughterunknown to anyone appears suddenly and insists in living in the potter's abandoned house. The strangers keep close watch over the potter's house as Jupiter Jones unravels elusive clu [...]

    13. Back in the day, I enjoyed the Three Investigators far more than any of the other children's mystery series. Why did their tone fit? I think it was the contemporary setting and the resourcefulness of the characters in their junkyard business headquarters. Okay, contemporary seems a silly description of the series now, with the books produced in the late 60's and early 70's, but I remember the rise of disco, so it was pretty current stuff for me. Other series felt a little tired and remote, but I [...]

    14. 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. [...]

    15. I picked this off the shelf on impulse. My aunt bought a set of these for me as a kid, and I kept but never read them. Why? This book was an unexpected and welcome surprise! The Hardy Boys remain the joy of my reading youth, but the Three Investigators should have been there too.The characters (Jupiter Jones, Bob Crenshaw and Pete Andrews) are engaging, as is the supporting cast. These characters have dimension, flaws and layers. Also atypical for young adult books is the dialogue. It is not sti [...]

    16. WKKPL | A clunky plot with weird pacing, still worth reading for real fans of the series but definitely not a good introduction to the boys. | I really don't think Carey had any idea where it was all going to end when she started scattering clues. In the end she really had to reach to fit everything back together, and the denouement was rushed. Still, if you're a reader of the series and want to spend a short time in a familiar setting with characters you know, might as well give this one a go.

    17. ceritanya menarik juga, meski place setting-nya monoton. kekurangan saya membaca seri trio detektif, I can't grasp the landscape and time, jadi imajinasi saya tidak terbentuk sempurna saat membayangkan (setiap kali) deskripsi landscape. Yang terbayang cuma landscape gurun-nya show CSI-LV --->> GATOT!! wkwkwkTapi dengan ketidaksempurnaan itu saja, saya dapat menikmati bacaan yang satu ini. Mungkin memori masa kecil saya cukup kental dengan TV show amerika berbau action jadi I really love re [...]

    18. I never thought to wonder, as a kid, why there couldn't have been a girl in the group. One token girl and you double your potential market. It never occurred to me to read Nancy Drew, either, because that was for girls. Come to think of it, how come only Nancy got billing? Jupiter may have been the brains of the outfit, but the title isn't "Jupiter Jones and the Other Two Investigators."

    19. One of my favorites in the series when I was a kid. The action is good throughout, though the ending is a bit of a letdown. As an adult looking back, it's not as good as I remember, but still a decent read. Also, I don't like the way Chief Reynolds is portrayed in this book. He is a jerk to the trio, whereas in the other books he works with them. 3.5 Stars.

    20. Re-reading a couple of these for some childhood nostalgia. Just reading up on them, it seems this is a later entry in the series, with a different author from the original books.I surprised myself by remembering most of the plot (Eastern European nobility), even though I haven't read it in 30 years.I'll need to read one of the "original" books next I think.

    21. This three investigators series has 3 different authors so far that I've known.And amazingly there are some annoying descriptive in the books which are not written by Robert Arthur. I think, especially Carey, should read more carefully about the character in this series so she will not make any annoying mistakes again.On the other hand, the story itself is good.

    22. For some reason, even though the Three Investigators live in a fictional town in California, I find it off-putting for them to solve mysteries revolving around the royalty of fictional countries in Europe. Why put so much more energy into the Lapathian lineages than what actually causes the titular flaming footprints?

    23. This was very much in the same vein as Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys: no murder, and a bunch of kids who are smarter than the police.I didn't particularly care for the main mystery in this one, and one of the secondary mysteries wasn't even resolved. Also, Jupiter Jones gets on my nerves.

    24. I absolutely love this book! I read it as a child & have read it to my children. Even before grade school they have been sucked into the suspense & mystery that I love so much. This is a really fun read.

    25. This was my favorite Three Investigators! Th eccentric "Potter" from down the road turns out to be Lapathian royalty! The plot borrows heavily from Russian history and is a great read.

    26. I saved this from the to-donate pile when the husband went through his childhood belongings. It was really fun to read. I enjoyed the plot, and it reminded me of the books I read as a kid.

    27. My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

    28. This was the first mystery book that I ever read, way back in grade school! I think I had this one checked out of the library for most of the year, just reading and re-reading it!

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