Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Mystery Of The Fiery Eye

Alfred Hitchcock approaches the boys with their latest case, endeavouring to help an English boy (August August) to find his inheritance, a jewel called The Fiery Eye. The only clue is a cryptic letter but also on the trail of the jewel is a sinister Indian and a gang of thieves. This is fast paced, good fun and features Liz Logan, a talkative young girl who desperately wants to be an investigator herself (and who, I now know, is based on Robert Arthur’s daughter Elizabeth). Very enjoyable, with virtually all of the regular cast in attendance, this is well worth a look.


  1. This is one of the finest in the series. The sinister Three Dots, the Black Moustache Gang, a mysterious treasure, an old abandoned house... this one had it all. And who can forget the chatterbox Liz Logan and her radioactive plaster? I also like the fact that the cover scene is right at the end of the story, so you keep turning the pages. Ten out of ten for this one.

  2. I always kind of wished Liz Logan was in other books. It's a shame that girls didn't feature in "boys" books back then much. I also wish there was more of Allie Jamison

  3. You're right - Allie was a great character and Liz would have been a welcome returner.