Tag Archives: The Barney Mysteries

Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, revisited

Some of you may remember that I have previously reviewed the original version of the Who’s Who book (it took three posts – Adventure Stories,¬†School Stories,¬†and Toys and Enchantment. You also may remember that I pretty much ripped it apart … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Mystery

And so I have reached the final book in the series. As with many of Blyton’s series the last book seems to be thought of as the weakest, yet I’m sure there will be some people who will hold this … Continue reading

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The Rat-a-Tat Mystery

This is a bit of a strange one. I’ve always heard (or indeed read) that the series takes a dip in quality after Rubadub. Ragamuffin always seems to come last in the popularity stakes – but I believed Rat-a-Tat wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Rubadub Mystery

This, the fourth book in the series is rather a pivotal one. It marks the end of a (short) era story-wise for Barney and the beginning of a new one. You could see how the series could easily have ended … Continue reading

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The Ring O’ Bells Mystery

Ring O’ Bells is probably my favourite from this series, but after telling Stef this was what I’d review I had to do a hasty double-check that it was indeed the next in the series. It is, of course, and … Continue reading

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The Rilloby Fair Mystery

I did much better in reading the second book in the series, and read it over a couple of days this time. Again, I had picked it up quite naturally to read for myself and not for blogging which I … Continue reading

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The Rockingdown Mystery

Some considerable time ago – so long ago it was in 2015 – I started reading The Rockingdown Mystery for a readathon on the Enid Blyton Society forums. I think I got about as far as page 29 before my … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Thirteen

INSIDE THE OLD MANOR “A library!” breathed Roger. “And old, old library!” “And just look at all the books!” exclaimed Diana, in wonder, forgetting for a moment that she was afraid of the strange noises they had heard through the … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Twelve

A MIDNIGHT JOURNEY Barney sat on the edge of the hole in the floor and tried to peer down to see how deep it was and what the ground was like. Diana switched on one of the lamps to give … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Eleven

SNUBBY’S LITTLE ADVENTURE The girl simply could not believe her eyes. She stood and stared at the silverware, then suddenly came to her senses and looked around fearfully, almost as if she expected someone to be standing there watching her. … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Ten

SAFE WITH MR KING Mr King listened to the two boys’ story in amazement. He looked very worried. “Well,” he said at last, puffing on his cigarette. “Boys, this sounds worrying. The fact that there is silverware missing proves that … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Nine

ANOTHER STRANGE THING Roger and Snubby were both most put-out in the morning when they heard about the night’s happenings. “Another adventure without us!” Snubby sulked. “Well we couldn’t wake you – we were trying to be quiet and not … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Eight

ALL RATHER PECULIAR But much to the children’s disappointment, they could not go out that night to go up to the old house, for the hot sticky afternoon saw the arrival of some very black clouds around tea-time, and they … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Seven

THE MYSTERIOUS OLD MANOR Neither Diana or Barney slept much that night. Diana couldn’t resist sitting at her window and watching to see if the light reappeared, and before she knew it, dawn was breaking and the sky started to … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy: Chapter Six

A LOVELY DAY – AND SOMETHING STRANGE The next few days at Rosewood were lovely. The four children lazed about, swam in the river every day, and went for nice long walks along the water. They also explored the forest … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Five

AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE The boatman’s cottage stood right beside the river bank, so part of the boatman’s garden was actually the bank of the river. A small backwater branched off the river just by his cottage, and continued for a … Continue reading

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