Over the course of this year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the three investigators, ive been rereading and blogging about my favourites to compile this all time top 10 which, of course, will always be subject to change. Purists may snicker, and suggest theres no real reason to include this series, written for kids, on this site. This three investigators site is dedicated to helping fans and collectors accurately identify the many different u. Read more about adragna, and see more of his fantastic covers, here. Book talk which series did you prefer, the hardy boys or the three investigators. The three investigators are jupiter jupe jones, peter pete crenshaw, and bob andrews.
But among people who read both series, i think the vast majority including myself preferred the three investigators. Theres the books, of course, but what made them even more famous are the german audio plays. The mystery of the wandering cave man book cover art, book art, mystery books. The three investigators by alfred hitchcock abebooks.
I remember reading at least a dozen of the books, which had such great titles as the mystery of. The cover author for the three investigators books was always alfred hitchcock. Alfred hitchcock profile paperback book is in good or better condition with a tight binding and mostly clean pages with some minor soiling. Pictured here are a few of the hitchcock and keyhole editions the ones i read, published between 1979 and 1987, with cover art by robert adragna. The three investigators was published by random house 19641987 and others, in picture cover hardcover and paperback editions. The three investigators mystery series cover art gallery mystery series. Oct 18, 2019 my all time favorite book series as a kid.
Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators book series thriftbooks. The three investigators jupiter jones, bob andrews and pete crenshaw also known as the alfred hitchcock mystery series created by robert arthur, jr. See more ideas about alfred hitchcock, best mysteries and mystery. It was first published as alfred hitchcock and the three investigators. I personally prefer the three investigators books to the hardy boys or nancy drew. Random house, which is owned by bertelsmann, is the u. The characters known as the three investigators are three boys named jupiter jones, peter crenshaw and bob andrews who live in rocky beach, california. Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators book series. Robert adragna cover art for the three investigators. German publisher kosmos started in 1993 to publish new books written by german authors. Thus, we have a new paperback format known as the hitchcock cover paperbacks. The three investigators by hitchcock, alfred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Jan 27, 2009 collecting the three investigators a complete set of the three investigators is not easy to locate, especially in hardback, and can be quite expensive.
The mystery of the stuttering parrot, the mystery of the whispering mummy 3. Unfortunately, a very high percentage of three investigators books are found with textblocks that are either partially or completely detached from the covers. Find the complete alfred hitchcock and the three investigators book series listed in order. Find your fate mysteries 19851987 rh1 case of the weeping coffin 1985, by megan stine and h. The three investigators is an american juvenile detective book series first published as alfred. Hot wheels three investigators crimebusters, book 1 by robert arthur and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. After winning the auction and receiving the painting, a copy of the book was laid next to the artwork and literally scoured with a microscope to further. How many times were we faced with that salutation or a similar one as we opened a three investigators book and were drawn into a new mystery about the three boys from rocky beach, california, who had a secret headquarters, a rolls royce, and a connection with a famous movie director. It was written by mary virginia carey, who penned a number of investigators titles. Its a fun, tangential addition to any t3i collection and the attentive t3i fan might find a few interesting items within its pages. Three investigators mystery of the green ghost 4 hc picture cover gb edition. Shown here are just some of the softcover books published in the three investigators series.
Robert adragna cover art for the three investigators series. Sep 23, 2010 the three investigators were created by robert arthur, who wrote the first few books and then oversaw and edited the rest of the series. The three investigators series from keller books browse. The mystery of death trap mine is the 24th book in robert arthurs the three investigators series. The three investigators series was translated into several different languages and is known around the world, although the boys themselves are sometimes given different names, depending on the language and country. Fortunately, this is a book so you can accomplish this matter merely by turning a page or two. If this were television, you would have to sit through the whole thing. Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators series in order.
Three investigators formats in existence and also serves as a repository for any historical information pertaining to the three investigators series that can. Often, books are found that have already been repaired by a former owner. The three investigators mystery series softcover cover art. Collecting the three investigators a complete set of the three investigators is not easy to locate, especially in hardback, and can be quite expensive.
The mystery of the deadly double hb the three investigators adragna cover these hardback adragna covers are not as common as other covers exlibrary book the books with covers such as this have rebound covers. Vote for your favourite book in the three investigators series. See more ideas about alfred hitchcock, mystery, hardbound. The three investigators in the mystery of the vanishing treasure the three investigators, no. The phone rang again and jupiter cautiously picked it up. Mystery and thriller book cover designs bookfly design. The telephone rang unexpectedly in the secret headquarters of the three investigators.
Dec 19, 2014 the three investigators are a really big thing in germany where im from. The three investigators is an american juvenile detective book series first published as alfred hitchcock and the three investigators. Coughing dragon was the last book to show pete with a crew cut. The mystery of the ghost train was unfinishedunpublished by m. Vebell may have intended to show the boys running from the castle as a cover photo but for some reason decided to draw the dungeon illustration instead. The three investigators the mystery of the vanishing treasure. The stories were so popular that the series was continued by german writers actually, theres still new books and audio plays coming out, like, two times a year. However, even in these earlier photos, it certainly appears that mr. The three investigators original 143 the creative archive. From the three investigators artwork one finds that harry kane was given an early manuscript of each book to read and he would pick out seven scenes of his choosing to illustrate. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. It was written by mary virginia carey, who penned a number of investigators titles in the book, the titular investigators and their friend allie look into the strange circumstances surrounding an abandoned silver mine. Three investigators formats in existence and also serves as a repository for any historical information pertaining to the three investigators series that can not be found on other sites.
The three investigators were created by robert arthur, who wrote the first few books and then oversaw and edited the rest of the series. Editions collector site this three investigators site is dedicated to helping fans and collectors accurately identify the many different u. Here, out of doors but under a sixfoot roof that extended from the salvage yards tall fence, they worked on. As the series continued, the books went through several format changes, from matte finish covers, to glossy covers, to different endpapers. The complete series list for alfred hitchcock and the three investigators. In case youre interested in those titles that dont appear here, i read all 30 of the original series between 2008 to 2010 and. Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators series by robert.
Rates listed here arent guaranteed, check with me first, please. If you are already familiar with the three investigators, you may skip this brief commercial and proceed directly to the entertainment portion of the programme. The three investigators mystery series softcover cover art gallery. Does anyone know why the three investigators books are out of print. These were made to endure years of reading in schools. Dec 29, 2010 in 2008, i decided to embark upon a bit of a reading adventure and work my way through the three investigators series only up to book 30, the last to be written when hitchcock was still alive and the last one i class as official. Jun 29, 2016 the three investigators debuted in 1964 and went through several editions.
Three investigators artist, robert adragna, the only u. Please visit this page on another site for detailed information concerning all of the various sets of softcover three investigators books. Perhaps 7 internal illustrations would be a nice bonus, as well. Intended to be used and then discarded, the three investigators book of mystery puzzles is one of the most difficult titles to find, particularily without any writing inside. On the trail of the three investigators books the guardian. Outside of the three investigators, dennis lynds william arden only wrote one other book for young audiences. It was he who had the brainwave of having alfred hitchcock. Here, out of doors but under a sixfoot roof that extended from the salvage yards tall fence, they worked on rebuilding junk that came into the yard. Click on a title to view scans of each of the published covers and to read detailed collector information. The three investigators is an american juvenile detective book series published from 1964 to 1987.
The three investigators are a really big thing in germany where im from. The three investigators debuted in 1964 and went through several editions. William stine rh2 case of the dancing dinosaur by rose estes rh3 case of the house of horrors by megan stine and h. The early 1970s also marked the appearance of the first paperback editions of three investigators books by scholastic and by windward books. And if that s not too confusing, random house changed the name of the series midstream after alfred hitchcock died in 1980 and renamed it the three investigators sans the alfred hitchcock designation and changed the design of the book covers to match. His work with bookfly and his experience as an audiobook cover designer have given him the opportunity to create hundreds of covers across a wide range of genres and authors.
The secret of terror castle, the mystery of the stuttering parrot 2. The mystery of the flaming footprint the mystery of the nervous lion the mystery of the singing serpent by m. In the book, the titular investigators and their friend allie look into the strange circumstances surrounding an abandoned silver mine. The american series of the three investigators wikipedia. This was one of my favorite three investigators paperback covers remembered from my youth. This was the last year that the expensive hardbound trade edition was published and the last year that internal illustrations would be created. The three boys, who called themselves the three investigators, were in jupiters secluded workshop section of the jones salvage yard. The three investigators the mystery of the vanishing. But it was a damn fine series, and i read as many of em as i could find as a kid. Rates vary by destination and weight, unfortunately international postal rates are very expensive and keep going up.
Which series did you prefer, the hardy boys or the three. The first documented mystery solved by jupiter jones occurred before the three investigators were officially formed. His first job was to create a preliminary sketch of each scene on a 10 by 14 piece of vellum. The mystery of the flaming footprints the mystery of the coughing dragon the mystery of the singing serpent by mary v. The three investigators mystery series cover art gallery. In the first editions the inner notice correctly reported.
With the new adragna art, random house added the hitchcock silhouette to the upper right corner of the front covers. I would read them under the sheets with a flashlight at night because i couldnt put them down see more ideas about alfred hitchcock, book series and best mysteries. Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators in the mystery of the coughing dragon book. All but two of the hitchcock cover books belong to the first paperback edition. Stephen marchesi cover art the three investigators u. The german books are books featuring the the three investigators which were written and published in germany after the crimebusters series ended in 1990. Pages in category available as an ebook at openlibrary.
I planned to read one a month, which meant itd take me two and a half years. In 2008, i decided to embark upon a bit of a reading adventure and work my way through the three investigators series only up to book 30, the last to be written when hitchcock was still alive and the last one i class as official. Alfred hitchcock and the three investigators series in. The mystery of the deadly double hb the three investigators. Outside covers show some wear, scuffing, and soiling to include the outside corners and edges. It was difficult to contain my excitement and i contacted the dealer to learn more about the piece. German books the three investigators wiki fandom powered. Until 2012, over 90 new volumes have been added to the series.440 583 229 1194 857 773 1241 25 54 11 1009 1558 288 1046 450 1141 68 456 1127 66 1557 1534 157 1147 1562 778 714 1064 985 1423 313 629 1407 944 1420 1033 721 204 368 44 402 895