The Secret of Terror Castle

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Author
Robert Arthur
Illustrator
Ed Vebell (Cover) Harry Kane (Interior)
First year published
1964
Type
Edition
1st
Publisher
Random House
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Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Secret of the Terror Castle, also known as just The Three Investigators in The Secret of the Terror Castle, is the first book in the detective book series, The Three Investigators. It was authored by Robert Arthur.

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Overview[edit]

Finding a genuine haunted house for a movie set sounds like fun - and a great way to generate publicity for The Three Investigators' new detective agency. But when the boys arrive for a overnight visit at Terror Castle, the home of a deceased horror-movie actor, they soon find how the place got its name!

Plot[edit]

Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews create their own detective firm, and approach Alfred Hitchcock (Reginald Clarke in later reprints) to ask him to introduce their cases. To prove that they can solve mysteries, they take up the case of proving that Terror Castle, former home of a dead silent film actor, is genuinely haunted so that the director can use it for his next movie.

After several adventures and deductions, they eventually discover the "undead" Stephen Terril, and all the mysteries surrounding him.

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  • Terror Castle

Notes[edit]

Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

Trade Edition First Printing Identifiers: 1.) No list on the back cover. 2.) Text error on page 47 (two lines flip-flopped half way down the page). 3.) A stitched textblock consisting of 6 signatures. 4.) Uncut blue graveyard endpapers (not slit down the center at the hinges).

Confusion Alert! - Books which have no list on the back cover but which have a glued textblock with "cut" blue graveyard endpapers should be considered a second printing. The text error on page 47 of this later printing has been corrected. These are commonly mistaken as First Printings.

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Recommended[edit]

This story was the basis for the second Three Investigators movie. It was made by Germany where the stories were very popular. Skeleton Island was the first movie. Hugenay introduce in the next novel is the villian in both movies. cast Chancellor Miller as Jupiter, Nick Price as Bob. See IDM internet movie database for complete cast.

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The Three Investigators

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