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Three young detectives travel abroad to solve a mystery involving a silver spider and a political plot that endangers the life of a young prince....

Title : The Mystery of the Silver Spider
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ISBN : 9780394864082
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Mystery of the Silver Spider Reviews

  • Quentin Wallace
    2019-01-23 01:39

    In this volume, we do get to see a new twist. As I've stated in previous reviews, one of the tropes of the series is to always introduce a boy from another country in each mystery. Well, in this one we actually got to meet a European prince! And not only that, but the majority of this novel took place in Europe. It did add a little bit of flavor to a series that needed something different.The plot was different as well, as this was more of a political coup scandal than a straight up mystery. There was even some spy action. Overall, this was a very entertaining volume, and I'm looking forward to the next! I don't remember which volumes I read when I was a child, but I'm having a lot of run re-reading these gems.

  • Lea
    2019-02-05 05:28

    Total abstruser Inhalt, sowohl im Original mit dem ausgedachten europäischen Königsstaat in demNoch in einer Folterkammer gefoltert wird, Als auch die deutsche Version in einer schwedischen Stadt in Texas. Ich kann den Kniff wirklich, gerade für europäische Leser, verstehen, Aber dadurch ergeben sicher dann wieder plotholes und Logikfehler. Und trotzdem mochte ich das Buch. Einmal weil es einigermaßen spannend ist aber vor allem Aus Nostalgie. Ich hab als Kunde hol keine Folge öfter gehört und das obwohl (oder weil ?) ich einige nie so richtig verstanden habe- im Nachhinein auch nicht verwunderlich. Für mich ist und bleibt es DER Bob Ohnmacht Fall und der, in dem er so schön schreit (im Buch natürlich nur im Kopf zu hören ).Kopf zu hören )

  • Mark
    2019-01-27 03:32

    2009 review - Following a near accident, the boys are invited to the principality of Varania, to help Prince Djaro discover the location of the fabled Silver Spider, which has been stolen. Bert Young, a secret service agent, also recruits them as it’s feared the Prince Regent is plotting to overthrow Djaro and make Varania a crooks paradise. Told at breakneck pace, this has high adventure, mystery, daring escapes, a couple of bumps on the head for Bob and a thrilling climax. Superb stuff.2013 updated - I’d stand by most of the original review except to add that the boys are generally relegated to supporting players for a good portion of this, as Rudy and Elena (‘minstrels’ loyal to the prince) organise their escape (and this leads to a couple of sequences that aren’t from the boys POV, which is as jarring as the other books Robert Arthur did it in). Also, because it’s such a huge canvas, some of the action does come across as exposition. That aside though, still a good book.

  • Soňa
    2019-02-17 02:22

    Ako obvykle sa chlapci pripletú k záhade, ktorá sa však tentokrát odohráva v Európskej krajine Varania na bližšie neidentifikovanom mieste a budúci následník trónu Djaro na to aby sa mohol stať korunovaným následníkom potrebuje na korunováciu prívesok so strieborným pavúkom..... a áno, ten pavúk zmizne :)Aj keď som asi tak od polovice tušila, kde je samotný pavúk, priznám, že naháňačky hore hradom a dole hradom boli príjemné. Kedže som si ich nepamätala z predchádzajúceho čítania, bolo to ako čítať knihu prvý raz. Príjemným osviežením bola zmena prostredia aj keď občas bola mierne stereotypná. Celkovo to bolo príjemné čítanie do kabelky.

  • Rofi
    2019-02-18 03:33

    Hasil minjam lagi, hohoho... Ternyata diriku dulu nggak sempat baca novel ini.Seru... Ceritanya khas remaja tapi bisa dinikmati hampir semua umur.Kali ini trio detektif berpetualang memecahkan misteri di Eropa atau negeri Varania. Jadi teringat kisah nabi Muhammad waktu dikejar musuh bersembunyi dalam gua, tiba-tiba laba-laba membuat sarang didepan gua tersebut dan musuh yang mengejar mengira bahwa gua tersebut tidak ada orang karena ada sarang laba-laba dipintu masuk gua. Apakah cerita kali ini terinspirasi cerita nabi ya?Menurutku buku ini juga tata bahasanya baku dan bagus buat pelajaran bahasa indonesia.Pokoknya petualang kali ini seru lah, jarang-jarang trio detektif keluar negeri ^^v

  • H
    2019-02-06 02:34

    Worst Three Investigators book of the first 8. Mystery nigh nonexistent, just the location of the SS - everything else was more action, though the politics was a bit nonsensical, and a lot of things dont make full sense imo - like how easily the boys are framed or people rising to the prince's aid but not doing it before the bell.

  • Imsathya
    2019-01-29 02:40

    I am rereading my childhood favorite sleuthing boys. I started with this book as it's one of the ones I least remember. This isn't one of the better 3I books. It's more an adventure than a suspense-mystery but it does have its genuinely brilliant moments, Bob's hiding place of the silver spider probably the best. The boys and story hold up pretty well after such a time.

  • Alex
    2019-01-26 04:28

    There was a passing reference to some spooky things, but really, this was just a political thriller with an amnesia subplot brought about by head trauma. While there was real threat, this wasn’t the strongest outing for the Three Investigators, particularly considering they were supporting characters for a good part of the story.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-18 05:15

    Great adventure involving a political plot and a silver spider

  • JBooks
    2019-01-30 23:22

    2,5 Sternchen x3

  • Emjee
    2019-02-09 06:28

    Ako povedal môj syn: "Nebolo to tak záhadné..."

  • Jeff Stephenson
    2019-02-19 00:24

    AH&T3I Update: 8 read, 20 hardbacks to go!Well, well, well--this book was more of the same and yet nothing like any other Three Investigators book before it. It was exciting! It was suspenseful! I could hardly put it down and struggled to slow down when trying to read every word because I wanted to know what would come next, and yet, everything about this tale was different than the previous books in the series. For the first time, the boys are in a different country. Also for the first time, they work for the government. They are not really being useful as detectives, and except for a couple of late deductions by First Investigator Jupiter Jones at the very end of the book, this really was not much of a mystery story. This was an action-adventure tale. Instead of Sherlock Holmes, this story seemed to be more James Bond. It was fun and enjoyable even if I have trouble picturing the First Investigator as "Jones, Jupiter Jones. Secret agent double Oh well, whatever." Still, the book held my attention well and drew me into the plot. The story does come to a rather abrupt end almost as if Robert Arthur realized too that the tale was too long and he had to come to a quick ending, but in true Three Investigator fashion, he made sure to tie up all of the loose ends before closing out the text. The Mystery of the Silver Spider is a fun tale and a great addition to the Three Investigators series if for no other reason than to give the series some new color and some fresh ideas. Bravo!

  • David
    2019-02-02 01:38

    I'm a huge fan of the Three Investigators series. While not the worst book in the series, this is the worst one by it's original author Robert Arthur.The plot, the story line and just everything about it are too far fetched, even for a Three Investigators book. The only real mystery in the book is hands down the easiest to solve beforehand of any of the books in the series and is just disappointing.While the setting of the book is nice, and the action can be fun to follow, overall this book is a letdown in comparison to the rest of the series.

  • Kevin
    2019-01-25 22:16

    Not one of the better Three Investigators books. The boys spend much of this book in a foreign country, and they don't actually solve much of a mystery. The "bad guy" is known from the beginning; there's one question to be resolved and its answer is obvious, and the solution at the climax of the book was entirely predictable. In addition, the boys don't really do much on their own initiative, instead running about as other people or circumstances dictate. I love the Three Investigators series, but this installment was particularly disappointing.

  • Ramya (Idea Smith)
    2019-01-25 02:43

    This is not one of the better 3 Investigators stories. Set in a fictitious European country called Varania, the boys uncover a political coup plot and help find the national heirloom, a silver spider. Varania sounds like a very limited fantasy of a European country full of cliched words and imagery ('quaint', 'picturesque', peerage and carnivals). The Prince of Varania barely enters the plot, despite being central to it. The only 3 Investigators worthy bit is when, outwitting the adults, they realize where the silver spider actually is.

  • Lance
    2019-02-07 22:23

    One of the Prince's ancestor's had to go in hiding and when some "good" people hid him, a certain type of spider spun a web over the opening immediately afterwards. As a result, when soldiers searched the place, they saw the spiderweb and didn't bother to search the little hidey-hole. The spider was revered by the royal family ever since, making a silver replica of the spider that saved the dynasty. Now, Jupe must figure out who stole it and why.

  • Anna Catharina
    2019-02-06 03:30

    Für mich persönlich eines der schwächsten drei ???-Bücher. Die Story ist mir einfach zu sehr kinderbuchartig und unglaubwürdig. Ich bin zwar froh, dass die Übersetzerin die Handlung in eine "schwedische" Stadt in Texas übertragen hat, denn das Original (Handlungsort: kleines europäisches Fürstentum) wäre für mich noch abstruser gewesen, doch auch dieser Kniff konnte die wenig überzeugende Geschichte nicht retten.

  • Ismi Persson
    2019-02-17 04:23

    petualangan kali ini tidak terlalu penuh misteri, dan terselesaikan dengan cukup mudah, pemuda yang menemani mereka kali ini adalah Djaro Montestan dari negara fiktif bernama Varania (kedengarannya seperti Latveria, bukan?!) Nilai plus dalam cerita ini adalah banyaknya karakter yang berperan termasuk si dukun misterius bernama Anton, yah sayang sekali Varania tidak nyata, "Demi Pangeran Paul" mungkinkah Dr. Doom mengambil alih Varania?!

  • Mark
    2019-02-11 06:21

    Following a near accident, the boys are invited to the principality of Varania, to help Prince Djaro discover the location of the fabled Silver Spider, which has been stolen. Bert Young, a secret service agent, also recruits them as it’s feared the Price Regent is plotting to overthrow Djaro and make Varania a crooks paradise. Told at breakneck pace, this has high adventure, mystery, daring escapes, a couple of bumps on the head for Bob and a thrilling climax. Superb stuff.

  • Martyn
    2019-01-25 05:37

    Enjoyed it as a child, but as an adult it feels too trivial, and not something worth wasting time on. Not even something I would recommend to kids of my own. I would rather they spent their time reading books which would stay with them for life and never lose their appeal (such as Just William), or working on reading more advanced literature, instead of holding themselves back in order to spend too much time reading books of this ilk.

  • Trey
    2019-02-19 03:36

    This is my least favorite of the first eight Three Investigators novels. The setting jumps to the utterly unbelievable fake European country of Varania, and there is little deduction to the mystery. It's more like an action story with several timely coincidental interventions than a real mystery, and it even rips off an escape from Alfred Hitchcock's Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries.

  • Nenya
    2019-02-18 01:13

    "the silver spider, though silver, is just a spider"i still remember that line. it was a buddy read in 1997, almost 20 years ago. and i still remember how enthusiastic my friend and i were over this book.

  • Ryan Mishap
    2019-02-20 04:36

    Someone tried to sell me on the superiority of The Hardy Boys recently, but I told them where they could stick that bovine secretion. The only formulaic, hack-written, kid detective schlock I love is The Three investigators.

  • Pujiyanto stiffy
    2019-02-11 00:30

    Petualangan Trio Detektif ini tumbenan usut-punya usut pelakunya udah ketahuan dari awal. Tetep seru sih,terutama atmosfer kerajaannya.. keren, apalagi pas lonceng berdentang tanda sesuatu, jadi inget salah satu seri komplotannya Enid Blyton.

  • Dominika Kaníková
    2019-01-21 03:35

    Great as always. But with this book happend the opposite thing that had happend to me previously. From Start to the half of the book i could concentrate and after that i just couldn´t. I think i need to rest from the reading ."DDD

  • Stefanus Irawan
    2019-02-16 00:39

    One of the most action-flavoured book and I'm still smiling remembering how one of them have problem to rush because he is not fit enough and lost his memory while he is the mystery solver machine in this trio.

  • Lee
    2019-02-04 01:15

    I thought I would make my first read of the year, traveling back to my childhood. I gobbled up "The Three Investigators" when I was 12-13 years old. I thought how cool would that be to have your headquarters hidden in a junkyard, solving mysteries.:)A nice nostalgic trip back in time.....

  • Twyla
    2019-02-02 03:41

    Auryn's reviewMy favourite part was when The Prince was crowned, and Duke Stefan was arrested, and the silver spider was found. My least Favourite part was when the silver spider was put in the room of the Three Investigators, to blame them for stealing it.

  • Edward Pittman
    2019-02-18 02:15

    Re-read a bunch of Three Investigators books to kids after reading these many years ago. Silver Spider is one of our favorites of the bunch, followed by the Stuttering Parrot.

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-02-21 02:37

    298 - 2015