After crash-landing in the high Sierras the Three Investigators encounter a village of mysteriously ill Indians and some unusually blood-thirsty hunters.
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Grade 4-6-- Similar to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, the Three Investigators are featured in newer, slicker, more '80s-style adventures. Funny Business is set against the backdrop of a high-powered comics convention. When some valuable comic books disappear, the threesome discover just how serious and cutthroat the comics business can be. In Rough Stuff, the Investigators' small private plane crashes in the mountains, far from civilization. When the pilot (and father of one of the Three Investigators) mysteriously disappears, the teens go exploring and discover an isolated Indian Village. Of the two, Funny Business is somewhat less predictable, and it features a nice twist in which the pudgy, girl-shy Jupe Jones finally finds romance. In both novels, the characters are rather stereotyped, including the Three Investigators themselves: brainy Jupe, athletic Pete, and good-looking Bob. Still, the characters are appealing, and there is plenty of action. Satisfying, albeit unmemorable mysteries which should be popular with young readers. --Ruth Sadasivan, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH
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Book Description Random House Books for Young Readers, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394801784
Book Description Random House Books for Young Readers, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0394801784
Book Description Random House Books for Young R, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394801784