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Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The MYSTERY of the SCREAMING CLOCK (Volume 9)
Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The MYSTERY of the SCREAMING CLOCK - Volume 9 Author:Robert Arthur From Amazon: — The Three Investigator series have that necessary attribute that all good juvenile books have - the ability to be enjoyed by adults. The current book is a fine example of that ability. — The plot is of the "secret message" type. Our heroes discover a clock that screams when it alarms. Curiosity leads them to investigate. They then p... more »lunge headlong into trying to solve the clock's message, with lots of interested parties, good, bad, and a little of both!
There is one odd plot point in the book. Early in the book it is mentioned that stolen paintings were discovered hidden under the kitchen linoleum. Exactly how does one hide something under the kitchen linoleum? Apparently kitchen linoleum at some point did not mean what kitchen linoleum now means. This dates the book somewhat. I think the author is dating himself as well. I grew up the '60s and I don't remember linoleum that things could be hidden under.
As always the illustrations by Harry Kane add to the book tremendously.« less