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Juvenile mystery series

Post by Frostbyte » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:14 pm

I never read the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew books as a kid, but I was a huge Encyclopedia Brown fan.

What mystery series did you read as a kid?
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Post by PeachFreak » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:00 am

Nancy Drew was always my favorite. Though, there was another series whose title I can't remember at the moment. I used to borrow them in hardback from the library. Unfortunately, I can't remember much more than there being three children who solved various mysteries around town.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:21 am

I used to read all three of the series you mentioned back in the day.
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Post by Michael » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:26 am

i enjoyed the "You be the Judge" books, but there were only a few of them. i was reading Agatha Christie at a very young age.
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Post by Jamie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:27 am

All the Enid Blyton - Famous Five, Secret Seven and others. Also read Nancy Drew. I also vaguely remember a choose-your-path type mystery book series but can't remember what they were called. I too started reading Christie around age 8 or 9.

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:57 am

I first went through Sherlock Holmes, which is how I discovered my love for mysteries in the first place. After finding AC, I blazed through her books in about a year and then just kept trying to find an author to read. I ended up noticing that the books I liked most came from the Golden Age, and after asking around for recommendations, I stumbled over my greatest love: John Dickson Carr. But since I don't want to blaze through all his books in a year (like I did with Agatha), I've found plenty of others to read along the way: Edmund Crispin, Rex Stout, Christianna Brand, Ellery Queen, Michael Innes, Craig Rice, Robert van Gulik, Anthony Berkeley...
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Post by Frostbyte » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:31 pm

PeachFreak wrote:...there was another series whose title I can't remember at the moment. I used to borrow them in hardback from the library. Unfortunately, I can't remember much more than there being three children who solved various mysteries around town.
It wasn't The Boxcar Children was it?
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Post by cacums » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:33 pm

Frostbyte wrote:It wasn't the Box Car Children was it?
That was mine! I collected all their books. Got rid of them about three years ago but made $150 selling them all. :)

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Post by PeachFreak » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:56 pm

No, it wasn't the boxcar children. That much I know. Still, it'll bug me now that I can't remember.
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Post by Michael » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:13 am

Didn't anybody read the Clue Jr mystery series??

I remember when I was in school and saw the second Clue book The Secret Secret Passage on a book order form and ordered it. It took FOREVER to finally arrive and the anticipation was killing me! I then managed to find the first book at B. Dalton bookstore. Eventually, I would keep going there and collected them as each book came out. Then came the Clue Jr. Series and I got all those as well. I think I was a little more forgiving with them then the Clue series because the writing in the Clue series was just horrendously unbelievable. But you can get away with that sort of writing with a more juvenile book.

But in the end, I don't think that I ever read all the books in either series. They're just pretty dust collectors on my shelf.
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