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The Three Investigators Series - 7/1/2009 6:03:03 PM   
Timon


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A childhood favorite. Think The Famous Five sponsored by Alfred Hitchcock. This series of books wasmy favorite growing up and revolved around three young boys who solved mysteries. It was a bit Scooby Doo but for a young boy, fantastic stuff.
 
http://www.threeinvestigatorsbooks.com/

There was also a later series 'Crimebusters' where the 3 boys Jupiter Jones, Pete Creshaw and Bob Andrews were teenagers.

Anyway, for some reason I was thinking about this series of books on the way home and I used to have the whole collection though I think my mother has since disposed of them. Googling the series, I found out that a TV movie has been made!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc2JZXtKaE

So did anyone else read these growing up? Can't be just me.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 7/1/2009 6:19:28 PM   
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Of the 3 options - Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and this, this was always my favourite. But the other 2 always seemed more popular which was odd - who else had such a great junkyard!

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 1:31:13 AM   
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Last year, I uncovered a big boxful of these books. They'd been in the loft for years. Used to love them, although I always preferred The Hardy Boys.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 2:03:24 AM   
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I used to love these books when I was a kid. I found copies of radio dramas based on the first two books last year, despite a few moments of unintentional comedy they were a great listen.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 9:11:51 AM   
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ah - many a happy hour spent reading these. Some of them were actually a bit scary in parts if i remember rightly and my local library was plagued by me trying to get hold of some of the hard-to-get issues. Actually, these books were the first time I'd ever heard of Alfred Hitchcock, long before I seen any of his films.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 10:55:57 AM   
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Same here. I was introduced to Hitchcock via these books! Plus I too thought they were better than The Hardy Boys, Famous Five and like.

Did any of you ever read the 3 Investigators: Crimebusters when they were 19 and drove cars, knew martial arts and chased women?

Also, what did you think of that movie trailer?!

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 3:22:54 PM   
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Love these books still! Great little reads, a lot of fun. Didn't know about the tv movie though or even the series of books with the lads a little older.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 4:45:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

Love these books still! Great little reads, a lot of fun. Didn't know about the tv movie though or even the series of books with the lads a little older.

 
I had a whole bunch of these.... Christ, I wish I knew where they were. I have the sneeking suspicion my mum gave them all away, which looking online at how much some of them are worth... is annoying.


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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 8/1/2009 5:07:06 PM   
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Was it Armada who released the paperbacks over here? I used to be allowed to get them at the shop near my grandparents. Only about 1.25 each. The good old days! I still have some somewhere, too.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 9/1/2009 9:07:33 AM   
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aye, it was Armada alright - I remember buying some new for 75p. still got a pile of them in my parents attic. don't like the sound of the crimebusters spinout though, or the movie. Some things are best left alone....

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 9/1/2009 11:23:52 AM   
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The Crimebuster series were done when I was a kid (1992), I remember finding them in my local bookshop for 2.99 each and after reading the entire 'old school' collection, it was like the greatest find ever.

I would have loved to have seen a film as a kid... not too sure about now though.

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 7/4/2009 4:18:18 PM   
Timon


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Scrap what I said above, inspired by Helen's blog on Childhood Books turning in to Films, I'm curious to see The Three Investigators film... even if it will be crap! I'm curious.



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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 22/5/2009 1:54:50 PM   
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If you have Sky, the modern film take is on Sky Premier from tomorrow. I'm certainly going to give it a look.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 10/6/2009 5:17:35 PM   
Timon


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And how was it?

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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 10/6/2009 6:09:44 PM   
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Techno sub Spy Kids kids film which they seemed to have shifted location in so I didn't even get to see the junk yard. My nephew might like it - but I'd rather he read the books.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: The Three Investigators Series - 2/7/2009 10:32:44 AM   
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I loved the series...I collected them and read each book atleast three times.

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