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The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters by Enid Blyton

Trivia About The Mystery of th A nice little mystery She died inone year after her second husband. About Enid Blyton Enid Blyton’s books have sold over million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children’s author. It starts off well, with Fatty disguising himself as a red-headed telegragh boy who “accidentally” lets his bike fall on Mr Goon’s shins while he delivers a telegram to the others saying that Fatty has gone to solve a mystery in Tippylooloo somewhere in China.

Unfortunately, the motivation of the culprit was lacking. The telegraph boy myshery very apologetic and polite, and Mr Goon actually teh him: His constant polite insolence always appeals to me, and I loved his “Please don’t report me, sir, I’m that sorry” after while disguised he almost knocked Goon over on purpose. It’s been so long since I’ve read them that I’ve actually forgotten most of the mysteries and culprits, so it simultaneously felt new and nostalgic.

Other books in this series. Fatty clearly thw the leading role in this spitevul, Mr. It’s quite a good story, although I remembered easily ‘whodunnit’, despite not having read this book for probably twenty years or more. The trip to Sheepsale was fun, although the bus ride was a little odd.

Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. Nov 16, Kirsti rated it it was amazing. It has fun parts as Fatty rushes about all over the place in disguise, but the mystery itself seems a little feeble in my opinion.


This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried into surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Their arch-enemy, village policeman Mr Goon is also on the case, and the children must hurry to solve the mystery before he does.

And why exactly does the culprit leave the bag of clues under a bush by the river?

The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

There is a hilarious blhton unforgettable character mr Goon. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. If I were a passenger, I’d be mightily suspicious if five kids got on and split up, sitting next to other passengers instead of choosing empty seats.

Be the first to ask a question about The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters. The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters is to me probably the third-weakest story in the series behind Banshee Towers at a firm number one, followed by Tally-Ho Cottagewhich I found quite boring. This has very much become The Fatty Show; I would have liked eenid see the others get their moments in the spotlight.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Buster become involved in a very peculiar situation when a series of unsigned letters are sent to various people mysfery Peterswood. Nov 05, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore added it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Oetters think it would have been nice for such a wonderful character to make another appearance, if only for a paragraph.

I thought Fatty showed amazing ingenuity when he thought of dressing up as a delivery boy in order to obtain handwriting samples, however the mystery was otherwise just a little too lucky.

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Who is the nasty person writing the unkind letters to people everywhere – Fatty and Co are on the trail – with the continuing unresolved tension between Fatty and Bets and the continuing ridiculous we have to compete against the coppers story line ennid Fatty with his disguises etc it is all a bit crazy but it is reasonably entertaining – it really is different when you read it as an adult compared to as a child, you see different things, and perhaps miss other things?


There’s even a moral lesson about the nastiness of anonymous letters in general. They saw Miss Harmer, and I was expecting Luke at least to pop his head around the corner of the house and grin at the children. If you like a little adventure and feel like a kid once again, you should definitely read this book.

Lettera I wish I would have bought more Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mr Goon finally loses his temper with Mrs Moon. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

It was not at all obvious why the perp sent the spiteful letters. Revisiting a childhood favourite on Kindle. It all started when Fatty and friends received a intruging mysterywhen someone or something sent their maid a spiteful letter spitwful they figure out who sent the letter with their only clue?

I have mixed feelings about this book. Someone’s writing horrid letters, exposing secrets and making people remember bad things. All in all though, good fun. Enic 01, Slow Man rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Bets notices that Gladys is upset about something.