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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage

(1943)
(The first book in the Five Find-Outers series)
A novel by

 
The cottage in Mr Hick's garden mysteriously burns down one night, and five children think someone started the fire deliberately. Mr Goon, the local policeman, thinks so too, and isn't at all pleased to have the Five Find-Outers and Dog nosing in on his mystery. There seem to be lots of suspects - Mr Peeks, Mr Hick's valet, has just been rudely dismissed, Mr Smellie argued with Mr Hick the day of the fire, there's a suspicious-looking tramp in the fields nearby, and even Mr Hick's housekeeper has a reason to have done it. The children bump into Inspector Jenks fishing by the river one day, and talk to him about their theories. Inspector Jenks is senior to Mr Goon, who still doesn't want to listen to the children, and praises the Find-Outers as they reveal the true culprit - Mr Hick himself, who burnt the cottage for the insurance money.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (Enid Blyton's Mysteries Series)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-603-56433-X / 978-0-603-56433-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean & Son
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October 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-603-56162-4 / 978-0-603-56162-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean & Son
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August 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-416-16432-3 / 978-0-416-16432-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen young books
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1964 : Australia Hardback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-7323-1328-7 / 978-0-7323-1328-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Dean
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Find-Outers: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: Book 1
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4449-3077-X / 978-1-4449-3077-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (The Mystery Series)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4052-7225-2 / 978-1-4052-7225-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4052-6686-4 / 978-1-4052-6686-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (The Mystery Series)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4052-0393-5 / 978-1-4052-0393-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (Enid Blyton's Mysteries)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4052-4919-6 / 978-1-4052-4919-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 1-4052-2824-5 / 978-1-4052-2824-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont UK
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October 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-603-55445-8 / 978-0-603-55445-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamlyn young books
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November 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-7497-1968-0 / 978-0-7497-1968-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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March 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (The 5 find-outers)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-00-693194-4 / 978-0-00-693194-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Armada
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March 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-416-66600-0 / 978-0-416-66600-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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September 1966 : UK Paperback
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (The Dragon Books)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
ISBN: 0-583-30002-2 / 978-0-583-30002-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Five Find-Outers: 01: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hachette Children's
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October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: Book 1 (The Find-Outers)
Author(s): Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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March 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Mystery Of The Burnt Cottage
Author(s): Enid Blyton
Publisher:
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