The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow

The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow The three investigators try to solve a mystery involving a gold Indian amulet and a weird laughing shadow that appeared to them in the night

  • Title: The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow
  • Author: William Arden
  • ISBN: 9780394914923
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Library Binding
  • The three investigators try to solve a mystery involving a gold Indian amulet and a weird laughing shadow that appeared to them in the night.

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    1. Die Geschichte fand ich schon als Hörspiel verwirrend und wenig spannend. Als vegetarisches Kind hat mich auch die ganze Vegetarierverband-Geschichte geärgert, die ich jetzt einfach nur etwas an den Haaren herbei gezogen gefunden fand. Und das ganze "indianer sind alle klein", "Es waren dunkle Männer" (da hab ich mich die ganze zeit bis es aufgelöst wurde, gefragt, was sie meinen? Schwarze? Gab es damals in Kalifornien so wenig nichtweiße??). Ich glaube ich werde mit William Arden bisher ei [...]

    2. Spannender Fall, einzig am Schluss mir eine Spur zu dramatisch. Spruch zum Schmunzeln: Das Vegetarierhaus. :)Previous listening: 01.01.2014 (3 stars)

    3. Everytime I end up at my parents house for an extended period of time these days without bringing a sufficient amount of reading material I realize that the only books I have left there are old childhood books. And The Three Investigators probably sum up my childhood more than any other. In my mind these are like the ultimate kid books, full of mystery and sufficiently spooky. Alfred Hitchcock even tends to make appearances in most of them. The thing that I remember the most and that still stick [...]

    4. William Arden’s first credited book, this has a legendary lost hoard of gold, a hunchbacked shadow (that laughs, maniacally), suspicious Englishmen and it’s great fun, even if the mystery requires a healthy suspension of disbelief from the reader. Cleverly put together, with some nice set pieces and a real sense of urgency, this works well enough that you allow the odd things - vegetarian societies and the reason behind the laughter - to pass by. A nice use of location works in its favour to [...]

    5. AH&T3I Update: 12 read, 16 hardbacks to go!Dennis Lynds, aka William Arden, took up where Robert Arthur Jr. left off with Book 12, The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow, of the Three Investigators series. The book includes almost all of the classic Three Investigator elements such as the teenage investigators, their secret headquarters, the supporting characters including Alfred Hitchcock and many family members of the boys, the Rolls-Royce, etc. Yet what stands out is the great writing of the [...]

    6. Das ursprüngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten-Blog: wort-welten/Kurzbeschreibung:Es ist ein höchst mysteriöses nächtliches Ereignis, das die drei Detektive aus Rocky Beach auf den Plan ruft - ein seltsam geformter Schatten scheint ganz fürchterlich zu lachen. Und außerdem ist da ja auch noch das indianische Amulett, das den Jungen förmlich vor die Füße gefallen ist. Dann engagiert man die Jungen auch noch, eben jenes Amulett zu suchen - ein Auftraggeber, der weit mehr we [...]

    7. When I was a child, I stumbled upon this series in my school library after I'd exhausted the Hardy Boys volumes available to me. To a certain extent, they are very similar to the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown mysteries I devoured as a kid, though this series featured three young investigators who, for reasons that are unclear to me now, have a close friendship with Alfred Hitchcock. I remember being particularly enchanted by the headquarters of the three investigators: a house trailer buried [...]

    8. original 2009 review - William Arden’s first credited book, this has a legendary lost hoard of gold, a hunchbacked shadow (that laughs, maniacally), suspicious Englishmen and it’s great fun, even if the mystery requires a healthy suspension of disbelief from the reader. Cleverly put together, with some nice set pieces and a real sense of urgency, this works well enough that you allow the odd things - vegetarian societies and the reason behind the laughter - to pass by. A nice use of location [...]

    9. Bukan karya terbaik William Arden, soalnya jadi bandingin dengan Rumah yang Mengkerut, salah satu buah karya Arden yang brilian sampai halaman terakhir. Di buku ini dibuka dengan pengalaman aneh ala-ala scobydoo-nya (seperti biasa) yang mungkin akan jadi konyol jika ceritanya ga asyik. Bagian lawan jadi kawan itu sih yang bikin buku ini jadi menarik. Bagian misterinya bisa dibilang cukup standar untul ukuran trio detektif. Perlu baca judul yang lain untuk ngrasain twist yang lebih gila, di buku [...]

    10. Natürlich ist es wieder ein typisches Drei-???-Buch: spannend und unheimlich zugleich, aber dennoch eine super Lektüre für Zwischendurch. Die drei geraten diesmal in eine missliche Lage, die nicht ganz ungefährlich für sie ist. Sie werden an der Nase herumgeführt und wissen bald nicht mehr, wem sie wirklich trauen können. Des Rätsels Lösung ist natürlich wieder klasse gemacht und ich kann dieses Buch nur jedem Fan der drei Detektive aus Rocky Beach nur empfehlen.

    11. I love the Three Investigators, but I did find them much more fascinating when I was younger. The stories are beginning to seem a little formulaic, but still entertaining.In this one the trope of the international boy was back, this time a British chap. We had an evil villain out to steal a hidden treasure, and the boys got in trouble but got out of trouble as well.Overall still good for any Three Investigators fan!

    12. This series has hooked some kids in my daughter's class and that's never a bad thing. One of her classmates actually asked her to bring this book home to me as a book recommendation. Needless to say, it warmed my heart. It's a really good mystery series for upper elementary and I admit I wanted to see how it unfolded. It gave me pleasant flashbacks of watching Scooby-Doo as a child. :-)

    13. I read and enjoyed a few of these when I was a kid. I think the trappings got me: a hidden office hidden behind several secret passages into a junk pile. I was pleasantly surprised by The Laughing Shadow: it holds up well. The mystery is mysterious, the villains are well-hidden. I expect I will read more if I can find them. They seem to be hard to find in used bookstores.

    14. The shadow appeared to be laughing, he wanted people to think he hadn't a care in the world and that his dark plot was succeeding, but that pseudo-mirth was only covering the fact that the shadow was crying inside.

    15. As vapid and one-dimensional as Nancy Drew. Sad I'd loved this series with a passion as a child. But it hasn't aged well. The single star is only for the scenes with Alfred Hitchcock. Those are classic

    16. I really like these books. At first I thought they were for younger children and maybe they are but they are good mysteries. They have a good plot, plot twist, and characters. Couldn't put it down!

    17. This series was one of my first mysteries. I read all of these before I got to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

    18. My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

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