I'm not going to review each of these as I go.
I had planned to, but really.... I don't think I'm going to have much new to say after the first couple.
'Cause they're really all very similar.
And they're hilarious.... unintentionally. :D Talk about the quintessential fluff mystery.
Not real well written.... not real complicated.... and yet they're classic and enduring and endearing.
And I have no idea why.
I'm wondering if kids still read them, though, because the language is a bit out of date. Not quite as bad as the Curious George books maybe.... but still. (Seriously, when was the last time you tried to actually READ ALOUD one of the original Curious George books? Wowsers. I rephrase a LOT.)
So why?? Why are these so blasted popular? Why do I keep reading even as I'm laughing at how silly they are?
There's just something universal about them.
Anyway-- I've read The Clue of the Black Keys and The Scarlet Slipper Mystery and The Crooked Banister. (Those being the 3 yellow-cover originals I own.)
The Crooked Banister totally has the coolest cover. :D