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.