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Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow (book)

The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow


Greetings, mystery lovers!

Once more I have the pleasure of introducing an adventure of The Three Investigators, those daring young sleuths who are always intrigued by the uncanny and the bizarre. In this case, the boys attempt to help a lady in distress. A worthy endeavor, you will say. Quite so. But it is a dangerous one, too! As the young detectives go about their task, they must match wits with a sinister scarecrow who haunts the twilight, and evade the killer ants that march in the night.

If you already know The Three Investigators, you may turn immediately to Chapter One, where the story begins. If you have not yet met this remarkable trio, be informed that Jupiter Jones, the leader of the group, is a stout lad with an encyclopedic memory and a marvelous talent for deduction. Pete Crenshaw, the second investigator, is quick and athletic — if occasionally alarmed at Jupiter’s ability to stir up trouble. Bob Andrews is a studious boy whose skill as a researcher helps solve the puzzle that confront the boys. All three lads reside in Rocky Beach, California, a small town on the Pacific Coast not far from Hollywood.

So much for the introductions. Now on with the adventure!

Alfred Hitchcock

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