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Mystery of the Talking Skull (Three Investigators) e-book

Author:

Robert Arthur

Language:

English

Category:

Children

Subcategory:

Mysteries & Detectives

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1818 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Rebound by Sagebrush (June 2000)

ISBN:

0613263375

Mystery of the Talking Skull (Three Investigators) e-book

by Robert Arthur


Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators i. The Secret of Terror Castle (1964, by Robert Arthur). The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (1964, by Robert Arthur).

Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators i. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy (1965, by Robert Arthur). The Mystery of the Green Ghost (1965, by Robert Arthur). The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (1966, by Robert Arthur). The Secret of Skeleton Island (1966, by Robert Arthur). The Mystery of the Fiery Eye (1967, by Robert Arthur).

If they had known what they were getting into when they tackled the curious case of the talking skul.

An old trunk involves the three investigators with dangerous criminials seeking a cache of stolen money

An old trunk involves the three investigators with dangerous criminials seeking a cache of stolen money. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Robert Arthur created a great series here. It is too bad that these books are out of print. I read some of the Three Investigators books when I was in elementary school, forty years ago. I personally prefer the Three Investigators books to the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. I just re-read this one and was happy to see that it held up quite well.

Robert Jay Arthur Jr. (November 10, 1909 – May 2, 1969) was a writer of speculative fiction known for his work with The Mysterious Traveler radio series and for writing The Three Investigators, a series of young adult novels. Arthur was honoured twice by the Mystery Writers of America with an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama. He also wrote scripts for television such as The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock's TV show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

From book 31 (The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar) onwards the series was called simply The Three Investigators  . Shelve The Mystery of the Talking Skull.

The Three Investigators. in. The Mystery of the Talking Skull. Text by Robert Arthur Illustrated by Harry Kane. It all started because Jupiter Jones read the newspaper. Welcome, mystery lovers! We are gathered together again for another stimulating case of The Three Investigators, whose official motto is We Investigate Anything. The Three Investigators - Jupiter, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews - were taking it easy back in Jupe’s workshop section of The Jones Salvage Yard. Bob was writing up some notes on their last case. Pete was just enjoying the California morning sunshine.

Robert Arthur's Last Three Investigators Mystery. Published by Thriftbooks

Robert Arthur's Last Three Investigators Mystery. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. The Mystery of the Talking Skull is the last Three Investigators novel by Robert Arthur. As such, I was a little hesitant to read it because Arthur's genius and talent created this series and made it into a staple of many young people's lives .

and. The Three Investigators.

The Mystery of the Talking Skull. Author: Robert Arthur. Publication date: 1969. and. 2. An Unusual Visitor3. 3. Mystery upon Mystery4. 4. Introducing Socrates5. 5. Strange Talk in the Dark6. 6. A Mysterious Message7. 7. Good-bye to Socrates8.

An old trunk involves the three investigators with dangerous criminals seeking a cache of stolen money.
Pad
As a youngster in the 1970s, one of my greatest thrills at Christmas was getting that year's latest release of Three Investigators books. The Secret of Terror Castle was my favorite. I still re-read it from time to time. Yeah, it's dated and does not have nearly enough strong female characters, but it's still a fun read that takes me back to happy times.

It also taught me two important lessons: (1) Always have your Swiss Army knife handy, and (2) ALWAYS carry more than one flashlight!!! (Thank goodness, super-bright flashlights are far smaller and lighter now than they were back when these books were written.)

Long live Jupe, Pete, and Bob!
Kanek
Robert Arthur created a great series here. It is too bad that these books are out of print. I personally prefer the Three Investigators books to the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. I read some of the Three Investigators books when I was in elementary school, forty years ago. I just re-read this one and was happy to see that it held up quite well. I have not read the entire series, but the early ones are quite good and the ones by Robert Arthur, who once wrote for Alfred Hitchcock's TV show and other TV shows, are very good, especially for younger readers, though adults can appreciate these books, as well. The Secret of Terror Castle is the first book in the series and a great place to start, though the books can be read out of order.
Sardleem
Is Socrates the talking skull supernatural?

The Three Investigators must solve this mystery as well as others after buying a magician's trunk- replete with a talking skull- which leads them on a dangerous quest for long lost bank loot. A cryptic note found in the trunk leads the investigators to a fortune teller who gives them a veiled warning.

A warning that turns out to be true as a gang trails them out of the junkyard headquarters owned by the uncle of head detective Jupiter Jones. The question that Jupiter must answer is the whereabouts of the lost loot. The loquacious skull knows more about the loot than he is letting on.

The skull is one of many leads in this concisely written boy's mystery. The leads lead to an easily solved plot...perhaps too easy to solve. I am no super sleuth when it comes to detective plots; I found myself absorbed, yet not mystified by this mystery plot.

THE MYSTERY OF THE TALKING SKULL has an interesting historical footnote: Author Robert Arthur gave the young readers of 1969 a detailed account of a freeway. I wonder whether freeways were widely known to our youth when this book was written in 1969? What do you think about this non-supernatural subject of freeways?

In any case, there is nothing supernatural in this book as Jupiter and the "skull" save the day!
Jonariara
I really LOVE this one. This book was the first one. It introduces you to the boys and tells you about them. It is really a good read for a young reader that likes mystery's.
Braned
First published in the mid 1960's, this mystery/adventure series of approximately 40 books was written for 8-15 years olds and is similar to the Hardy Boys Mystery Series books but the stories (and illustrations) are much more thrilling and original. Some of the plots pertain to ghosts, whispering mummies, talking skulls and other spooky or eerie themes although the stories always climax in some scheme in which a band of thieves, rustlers, con men or other non-supernatural element are attempting to snatch a lost or hidden treasure. I loved reading them as a kid and found that after all these years, they are still entertaining and packed with adventure.

The first book in the series, The Secret of Terror Castle introduces the reader to the three teenage sleuths, Jupiter Jones, Bob Crenshaw and Pete Andrews, collectively known as the "Three Investigators" and how they made the acquaintance of Alfred Hitchcock, who wrote the forward for most of the books until his death (actually he lent his name only and had nothing to do with the content of the books).

If you're a parent, educator or in some way choose reading material for young children, give The Three Investigator books a try.
Nafyn
Book used, but no damage observed. 1st. book of entire
series. I remember when they first came out, all hard back.
Over 40 yrs. ago.1st. in series, you get 4th. star. To the writing
talent of Robert Author.
Raelin
Great!
This edition modernizes the introduction, and is not the original. That aside, the story is still a good read, and I can recommend this edition.

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