Title: The Mystery of the Nervous LionThe Three Investigators #16 - The Mystery of the NErvous Lion
Author: Nick West
Illustrator: Harry Kane
Pages: 150
Recommended Ages: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★★

The Three Investigators go head to head with the safari!

The Story.

Alfred Hitchcock has found an exciting new case for the Three Investigators. An old friend of his, Jim Hall, runs an animal sanctuary that is often used by movie companies to supply trained animals for filming. But recently, Jim has been having trouble with George, his prize lion. Normally a gentle creature, George has been becoming nervous, and therefore his behavior is increasingly unpredictable. Unless the reason for this variance is discovered, Jim may lose his film contract!

Can Jupe, Bob, and Pete discover what is at the root of George’s uneasiness?

Discussion.

Of course they can! Jupe and the rest quickly set to work roaming around “Jungle Land’s” property, encountering fierce animals, and witnessing strange events. They deduce that George’s disturbance is rooted in the presence of smugglers who… Wait. I’d better not give away the story.

Let’s just say that priceless African diamonds are involved. :D

I enjoyed this story immensely – of course, I always enjoy stories that involve safari-like circumstances, but I’m sure it’s not just me who finds junglish things exciting.

A few mild euphemisms are used.

Conclusion. Great, great fun – read along with the rest ofthe Three Investigators series.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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