The Five Find-Outers and Dog (not to be confused with The Famous Five), also known as the Enid Blyton Mystery Series, is a series of children's mystery books written by Enid Blyton and first published between 1943 and 1961. Set in the fictitious village of Peterswood, close to Marlow, Buckinghamshire, five children (and their dog) encounter a mystery almost every school holiday, always solving the puzzle before Mr. Theopolius Goon, the unpleasant village policeman, much to his annoyance.
The children are Frederick "Fatty" Trotteville, Laurence "Larry" Daykin, Margaret "Daisy" Daykin, Philip "Pip" Hilton, Elizabeth "Bets" Hilton and Buster, Fatty's Scottish Terrier. They also are accompanied by Goon's nephew Ern in some books.
Fatty is often in disguise to solve the mysteries.
Good clean fun and excitement! Clues are left for the reader to solve the case too. We love them.
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Books in the series
- The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (1943)
- The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat (1944)
- The Mystery of the Secret Room (1945)
- The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters (1946)
- The Mystery of the Missing Necklace (1947)
- The Mystery of the Hidden House (1948)
- The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat (1949)
- The Mystery of the Invisible Thief (1950)
- The Mystery of the Vanished Prince (1951)
- The Mystery of the Strange Bundle (1952)
- The Mystery of Holly Lane (1953)
- The Mystery of Tally-Ho Cottage (1954)
- The Mystery of the Missing Man (1956)
- The Mystery of the Strange Messages (1957)
- The Mystery of Banshee Towers (1961)
- Reading Age: 9+
- Read Aloud Age: 7+
Excitement, danger etc. The children show good manners (except towards Goon).
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- Other books by Enid Blyton.