SERIES BOOKS: Articles and Reviews
enthusiasts, 1980-2023. NEW! 9/17/23
Ms. Alice Lamay - Please read the above article BEFORE you read this one. Enjoy! Seven Women - Seven women who wrote six exceptionally fine juvenile series. Dates of Death of Primary Series Book Authors (A sidebar to the above article.)
into the Starman series.
After 60 Years - A neat story about a book that gets back to its original owner.
and finds the one person who "checked it out" long ago.
almost painfully wonderful."
Articles on Specific Series
The Roger Baxter series - 3 titles, 1946 - 1948. Prelude to the highly regarded Ken Holt
The Iron Boys series - 4 titles, 1912 - 1913. The Bret King series - 9 titles, 1960 - 1964.
The Tom Quest series - 8 titles, 1947 - 1955. No article yet on this series but the following
piece concerns Gulliver, a delightful character found in the Tom Quest
series. Indeed, Gulliver is one of the most interesting and memorable
characters you'll find in ANY series:
The Tom Slade series - 19 titles, 1915 - 1930. The Railroad series (Ralph of the Railroad) - 10 titles, 1906 - 1928. 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.
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. Many of these articles have previously appeared in various publications or elsewhere on-line but there are also many which are only available right here. 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