Five Find-Outers # The Mystery of the Missing Necklace #Book review

Fifth book review in the Five Find-Outers blog post series.


Five Find-Outers and Dog

Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, the children Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster, Fatty’s dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.


The Mystery of the Mystery Necklace

Together again in the summer holidays, the Five Find-Outers are finding the hot summer rather dull – until they learn that Peterswood is apparently the headquarters of a gang of jewel thieves committing burglaries outside of the village. It appears the gang’s members may be passing messages to each other in Peterswood. Fatty’s voice has broken, and this allows him to use a wide range of new adult disguises, including that of an old woman selling balloons. He also disguises himself to resemble an old man who spends his afternoons sitting on a bench in the middle of the village. The children discover the old man was being used by the gang to pass on messages. They learn the gang plans to meet at a waxworks hall, to discuss their next robbery. Fatty disguises himself as the waxwork of Napoleon so that he can listen in on the gang’s meeting. Mr Goon, however, has the same idea and disguises himself as a policeman. During the gang’s meeting, Mr. Goon sneezes, giving the game away – but Fatty is caught instead. Fatty is tied up and locked in a cupboard before the gang leaves to carry out another jewellery robbery. Mr Goon leaves Fatty locked in the cupboard to teach him a lesson, but Larry returns to the hall and frees him. The children are then left wondering if Mr Goon has finally solved a mystery before them?


This is a great book. Something that kids will definitely enjoy. I know because I did as a kid. This book really kept me wondering if Mr Goon was going to solve this one before the Find-Outers.This is definitely something that you’ll love to read if you like mystery books as much as I do.I will give it a 4.2. I definitely recommend it.There are books in the series which are just as good as this one so stay tuned to find out more about them in my next Find-Outers post which won’t be for some if you don’t like this one.

If you wish to read more of the Five Find-Outers, go check out my other blog posts.
-✒PENJIRI

216 visits to the Bookland

Between the pages of a book is a beautiful place to be and today I have successfully completed 216 visits to this beautiful place.

The books I read on my visits to the library are yet to be recorded.

Do you know Henry Fischel? What he invented?

I was supposed to post a book review today but I wasn’t able to complete it due to a certain person. Now you may think it was because of someone who I personally know but it’s not. It was because of someone who I have never met in my life and never will. Well, he lived more than a 100 years ago so you can undestand why I won’t ever be able to meet him. This person I have been blabbering about for the last three sentences is Henry Fischel. Never heard of him? neither had I but than I googled him for a certain thing he supposedly invented. The very thing keeping me from writing a book review. Of all the things he could have invented, he invented _____.

That’s right, I am not going to tell you what he invented and if you are up for a challenge, you won’t google it. Don’t worry, I’ll eventually tell you the answer in the comments but you’ll have to make atlist one guess.

See you in the comments.

Five Find-Outers # The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters #Book review

Fourth book review in the Five Find-Outers blog post series.


Five Find-Outers and Dog

Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, the children Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster, Fatty’s dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.


The Mystery of the Secret Room

The Five Find Outers – Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip and Bets, and their dog, Buster, are shocked when someone starts sending anonymous spiteful letter to several people in their village of Peterswood. Pip and Bets are involved when their young maid Gladys receives one of the letters, which reveals a secret – her parents are in prison for theft and she has lived in a girls home. Frightened and distraught, Gladys leaves her job. The children decide that they must discover who is sending the letters. They make a list of suspects – could the letter writer be Mr. Nosey a busybody or Miss Tittle a lover of gossip – or someone else? Their arch-enemy, village policeman Mr Goon is also on the case, and the children must hurry to solve the mystery before he does.


This is a great book, I will give it a 5. This is one of my favorite Find-Outers books. I definitely recommend reading it.

If you wish to read more of the Five Find-Outers, go check out my other blog posts.
-✒PENJIRI

Five Find-Outers # The Mystery of the Secret Room #Book review

Third book review in the Five Find-Outers blog post series.


Five Find-Outers and Dog

Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, the children Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster, Fatty’s dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.


The Mystery of the Secret Room

Fatty is made the leader of the Five Find Outers, as he explains that he has been studying how to get out of a locked room when the key is not on his side, to write letters with invisible ink (or orange/lemon juice) and has been practising disguises.

The Five have fun with Fatty’s new techniques, particularly disguises. Pip disguises himself with a wig and some sticking out teeth and attracts the attention of Mr Goon, who chases him across the village. In an attempt to escape Mr Goon, Pip runs into the grounds of an empty house and climbs a tree. He is very surprised to see a fully furnished room at the top of an otherwise empty and apparently abandoned house. The Find Outers get to work to discover who owns Milton House, and why there is an apparently secret room. Who uses it and why? The answers to these questions is a book that one must not miss.


This is a great book. Something that kids will definitely enjoy. Great books like these are what made me want to read more books. I will definitely recommend this book. I will give it a 4. There are books in the series which are just as good as this one so stay tuned to find out more about them in my next Find-Outers post.

If you wish to read more of the Five Find-Outers, go check out my other blog posts.
-✒PENJIRI

Birds # Bird pics to be exact

Living on the top floor, I get the pleasure of seeing many beautiful birds 🐦 everyday and sometimes even clicking their photos. Today I heard some birds chirping outside my window and I thought that maybe I should make a blog post about them. Afterall, I have thousands of bird photos. So then I spent half an hour looking for old bird pics. After a whole lot of searching when I finally found the ones I had been looking for, I realised they weren’t half as good as I thought they were. The birds, they are beautiful but I can’t say the same about the photographs I have clicked. I find it hard to click bird photos, I don’t know how the professionals do it. First of all I have to make sure that I don’t go very close to them as I might scare them off and on top of that I am not great at photography. So if you are a good photographer, I know you are not going to find these to be very attractive but trust me, I tried my very best.

A bird

A pair of birds

The making of a bird nest

A squirrel

Birds

If you made it this far, thank you for bearing with my awful photography skills.

Something I penned for my would be brother-in-law

BHAOJI

Don’t take me wrong. He was really nice and I really liked him but he did seem like the serious types when I first met him, like the ones who always have a serious look on their face, talk less and never laugh at any jokes. Altogether I thought him to be a good match for my taciturn sister. At that time I decided to call him Bhaoji because surely it was best suited to a man like him.

JIJAJI

One must never judge a book by its cover. This saying held true for Bhaoji too. We all soon discovered that the serious looking Bhaoji is not that serious after all, in fact he is the complete opposite of serious. He knows both how to take a joke and make a joke very well. Surely a dull title like Bhaoji wasn’t made for such a fun loving person. So then I decided to call him jijaji, a word with the same meaning but different feelings.

DA

He laughed at my not-so-funny jokes, helped me with my weekend assignments, guided me, listened to my endless talks and tolerated me for the most of it and soon covered the journey from being my Bhaoji to an elder brother I never had. He treated me the same way he treated Taachi. He was not just my Jijaji anymore, he was a caring brother. That’s when I decided to call him Da.

PRANAV BHAIYYA

Till then I had seen many sides of him. The serious Bhaoji, The funny Jijaji and the loving Da. But it was only after five months that I actually came to know the real Pranav. I didn’t just know him for my sister’s would-be husband or the kind brother he was, I actually knew him to be the person he was. That’s when he became a friend. Now I call him Pranav Bhaiyya. Because it’s only right to call ones friends by their respective names but that doesn’t need me taking the brother title away. So now he is my Pranav Bhaiyya even though I call him Bhaoji sometimes to annoy him.

Now that I have told you all that, it’s time to come to the real point. THANK YOU. Thank you for being a great brother in law, a great brother and an even greater friend but most of all thank you for bearing with your extremely annoying sister in law, me. I know I talk a lot, irritate and annoy you even more and I have not been the nicest at times but I want you to know that it was only because I didn’t really wish to share my dear sister. I know what you must be thinking, I share her with our parents too but that’s different because with you I was afraid that she might start liking me less if she started liking you more. But now I know that can never happen because I love you a lot, Pranav Bhaiyya but that doesn’t make me love her any less, it makes me love her even more for she is the reason you are in my life.

Five Find-Outers #The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat #Book review

Second book review in the Five Find-Outers blog post series.


Five Find-Outers and Dog

Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, the children Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster, Fatty’s dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.


The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat

Luke, a friend of the Five Find-Outers, is working in Lady Candling’s garden when her valuable Siamese cat is stolen. The Five Find-Outers and Dog work to solve the case.

It all takes place next door to Pip and Bets Hilton, when Lady Candling’s prize cat, Dark Queen, disappears right under the nose of Luke, the gardener’s help. Mr Tupping, the gardener, is a nasty piece of work and the children immediately decide it would be great if he were the thief! But how could he be, if he wasn’t even there when Dark Queen was stolen? All the evidence points to poor young Luke, Mr Tupping’s helper, but the Find-Outers simply can’t believe Luke is the thief.

This book though great is not as good as the other books in the series so I will give it a 3. I can’t really say I recommend this book.

If you wish to read more of the Five Find-Outers, go check out my other blog post.
-✒PENJIRI

The Five Find-Outers and Dog by # Enid Blyton # The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage # Book review

Ever heard of The Famous Five? The Secret Seven? Of course you have, most of you must have even read these books. Now, have you heard of The Five Find-Outers? While some of you might have, most of you wouldn’t have. The Find-Outers is also a series of children’s mystery books written by none other than Enid Blyton. While The Famous Five and The Secret Seven are great, The Five Find-Outers and Dog are no less. I can tell you this because I have read all three series but Five Find-Outers have always been my favourite. They were the reason I spent most of my free periods in the school library and begged my parents to take me to the library every week just to borrow the next book. I didn’t read the last book in the series until two months after finishing The Mystery of the Strange Messages because I knew all the excitement to know how the Five Find-Outers solve the next mystery would be over after that. I took 7 days to read the Mystery of the Banshee Towers, that’s the longest time I have taken to read a mystery book. Usually I am too excited to know who committed the crime.


The Five Find-Outers and Dog

Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, the children Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster, Fatty’s dog, encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.


1. The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

The novel centres on the mystery of who could have set fire to Mr Hick’s cottage. Yet to be the five find-outers, Larry, Fatty, Pip, Daisy, Bets and Buster meet at the scene of fire and end up solving the mystery together.

Their suspects include an old tramp, a dismissed servant, a hostile colleague  and the cook. They find certain clues including broken-down nettles in a ditch, a footprint in a grassy field and planes. What connection these odd clues have is a mystery for the five find-outers to figure out.


I’d write more but it would most probably spoil the mystery. This is also the book where the great inspector Jenks was introduced so be on a lookout for him because he won’tbe easy to find. This book is what drove me towards the five find-outers and I am sure it will do the same for whoever is looking to take my advice. This book will most certainly not disappoint those who love to read mysteries.

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