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Quotes from The Mystery of th Someone is sending spiteful letters to the people of Peterswood – but who? The concept of anonymous letters has not been recycled from or copied in any other Blyton book as far as I am aware, which makes the mystery a little unique. The first big step is getting hold of the letters, which they do with the help of Gladys, the slightly feeble-minded housemaid, who naughtily nabs mystdry from Mr Goon’s possession.

The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters

Book ratings by Goodreads. Bets tries to get Mrs Moon’s address from her mother by sending a small parcel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I’d read this book many years ago in Greek. Pre-Harry potter age, kids have been following these stories for over 40 years. Eind 05, Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore added it Shelves: She was educated at St.


They find out finally who is sending badly hhe letters. Now, if there was an additional collection earlier on Monday mornings, say at 8am, then it would logically make sense that the letters had to be posted after 8am for collection at Fatty immediately knows who did it—as do the readers, because it’s pretty obvious by this point.

Enid Blyton – Lashings of Information about the Children’s Author

This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried into surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading.

A nice little mystery Dec 14, Anshu Sharma rated it really liked it. I could see this being a series I would have loved as a kid.

Nov 16, Grevick rated it really liked it. Someone is writing spiteful letters to people in town, and, of course, it becomes next mystery to solve for the kids.

Quite a few detectives have had to deal with poison pens, Miss Marple in The Moving Finger included, and in this one our Findouters are faced with one out to create havoc in Peterswood. But this is a fairly baffling case for our findouters for, while they do manage to eni a look at the letters and sptieful together a list of suspects, there is for much of the story not a single clue and they seem to have to rule out most of those they myystery on their list.


In fact, it’s almost annoying that none of the other Find-Outers can figure it out.

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Unfortunately, the motivation of the culprit was lacking. I think it would have been nice for such a wonderful character to make another appearance, if only for a paragraph. There are no collections on Sunday so actually the writer could have posted the letters anytime after the last Saturday collection.

She taught for five years before her marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. Other books in the series. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Aug 21, Emily Rennie rated it it was amazing.

Enid Mary Blyton – was an English author of children’s books. It’s curious how you approve kids’ actions and resent grown-ups that are hiding mystery from them – when reading this from kids point of view. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.