Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Three Investigators #27 Magic Circle and #28 Deadly Double
It's now summer again, specifically August 1.
I reflected as I read this book how interesting I found the story, which centers around a retired actress and her past associates. The feeling I had is so different from how I felt while reading Nancy Drew #123, The Clue on the Silver Screen, which I couldn't stand. Perhaps the use of the Alfred Hitchcock name and the setting of the series near Hollywood helped. Perhaps the fact that Bainbridge is a recluse and not attending public functions helped make the story more plausible. For whatever reason, this book is more believable to me.
This is a very engaging book. It is outstanding.
On page 46, mention is made of the emergency signals "which Jupiter had built for their work many years ago." The boys are still not old enough to drive, and this statement makes it sound like the boys have been solving cases for many years. It is a mistake in the text, since the boys have not aged since the first book in the series.
I also greatly enjoyed this book.