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Arthur, Robert
New York : Random House, 1998
IL 3-6
ISBN 0394864034 
The three investigators are 3 boys who live in a small city in southern California. None of the boys are old enough to drive, but they won the use of an automobile complete with chauffeur in a contest. And the car is a gold plated Rolls Royce! The investigators headquarters is in a converted mobile home trailer in a junkyard owned by one of the boys’ parents. The trailer has a small office in it, a lab, a dark room, and many pieces of equipment rebuilt from junk. The headquarters can be entered by secret passageways. In this particular story the boys receive a letter from Alfred Hitchcock. Apparently Professor Yarborough was examining a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy, when he thought he heard the mummy whisper to him. Not understanding the mummy’s language, he ran to get his friend Professor Freeman. But Professor Freeman didn’t believe him. In fact, he thought Professor Yarborough was crazy! Here’s Professor Yarborough talking to his butler Wilkins: (Read some of pages 23-24).(Odile Heisel., Library Media Specialist, Plains Elementary School , 225 American Legion Rd., Timberville, VA 22853)
SUBJECTS:   Mystery and detective stories


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