SERIES BOOKS:  Articles and Reviews
The Secret of the Old Books - A reflection on the value and enjoyment of series books.

Series Books: Their Appeal

Used Book Stores - An endangered species.

People We"ll Never Know - Inscriptions in series books.  New!

Ms. Alice Lamay - Please read the above article BEFORE you read this one.  Enjoy!  New!

More than Rick Brant - Other Books and Articles by Harold Goodwin. New!

Visiting Other Collectors 

Seven Women -  Seven women who wrote six exceptionally fine juvenile series.

Series Books as Serious Books

Series Books: Yesterday, Today, and Yet to Come

Confession of a Series Book Collector

Series Books and a Better World

Series Books Through the Lens of History - Books as time machines.  
                                                                                       (Large file, this may take a minute to open.)

Red and Yellow, Black and White - A Reflection on Racism - in Our Favorite Series Books.

How Is the Weather? - Snow, Wind, Rain, and Sun in Series Books.

The Parent Problem - Dead parents, phantom parents and healthy, intact families in series books.

A Visit to Whitby, Ontario - Last home of Leslie McFarlane, the original Hardy Boys author.

The Ruin on Ghost Mountain - Searching for elusive author Marshal South.

Cosmic War: Light Versus Dark - War in Science Fiction Series Books with special insight into the
                                                                    Starman series.

Discovering Enid Blyton in Hay-on-Wye - Noted English author of over 700 books!
Articles on Specific Series

The Three Investigators series - 43 titles, 1964 - 1987.

T3I: Modern-Day Mythology in the Making - an essay by Chris Workman, 2011.

The Roger Baxter series - 3 titles, 1946 - 1948.  Prelude to the highly-regarded Ken Holt series!

The Biff Brewster series - 13 titles, 1960 - 1965.

The Iron Boys series - 4 titles, 1912 - 1913.

The Bret King series - 9 titles, 1960 - 1964.  

The Mary Louise Gay series - 3 titles, 1935. 

The Mill Creek Irregulars - 10 titles, 1958 - 1970.

The Morgan Bay Mysteries series - 8 titles, 1962 - 1965.

The Tom Slade series - 19 titles, 1915 - 1930.

The Ted Wilford series - 15 titles, 1951 - 1967.     (Scroll down to see a complete collection!)

The Wynn & Lonny series - 6 titles, 1975 - 1978.  The final Stratemeyer Syndicate product.

The X Bar X Boys series - 21 titles, 1926 - 1942.

Since about 1998, juvenile series book reader, collector and author David M. Baumann has written several dozen articles on the subject.  Many of these articles are his personal reflections and reminiscences of the hobby while some try to answer how and why these "kid books" remain so dear to us.  Other articles are reviews of specific series.  Most of these articles have previously appeared in various publications or elsewhere on-line.  Threeinvestigatorsbooks.com is happy to provide a permanent on-line home to help preserve these articles and to introduce them to both new and veteran readers/collectors of series books. David continues to write articles on series books and we will include them here as they become available.

I would like to include many more articles, essays and reviews on series books!  Please contact me for more details.
Very scarce, complete collection of the 15 books in the Ted Wilford series written by Norvin Pallas.  All have their original dust jackets and only three of them are ex-library copies.  A couple of the books are signed by Mr. Pallas.  This assemblage incorporates some other books by Pallas including his self-published collection of poetry, "Moods in Mauve", and a previously unpublished book, "We Were Just Boys", published in 2014 and available through lulu.com.
- Collection of Seth T. Smolinske

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