The Mystery of the Hidden House

‘The Mystery of the Hidden House’ was written by Enid Blyton and published in 1948. This is one of the books from the Five Find-Outers series. Pip, Bets, Larry, Daisy and Fatty start off the holidays with a punishment. Their parents don’t allow them to get involved in any more mysteries. The hols seem to get more and more boring and there isn’t even a hint of a mystery but things start to change.

When Ern the village policeman’s nephew comes to the Five Find-Outers decide to have some fun with him. They make up a fake mystery, letting Ern solve it. While Ern is on a mission, he comes across a real mystery and sees mysterious things. He tells his new friends all about it. He says there’s an old house in the woods. The five children get excited and start looking for clues. Fatty, the leader of the group, bravely decides to go to the house and investigate. In the end, they succeed and capture the criminals.

This book keeps you on the edge of your seat and has a great ending. The story is so well described that you can even imagine yourself there. Although the beginning of the book is quite blurry it soon becomes interesting. I recommend this book to mystery lovers.


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