Alfred Hitchcock’s Three Investigators Price Guide and Bibliography

The Three Investigators series is one of the most popular children’s mystery series of all time. Unlike other popular series, such as the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew, the Three Investigators have not remained in endless printings. Thus, some of the books in the series, especially the last ones, are becoming very difficult to find.

This book list shows the complete run of books in the Three Investigators series, along with original printing dates and extra-serial books that were published. Additionally, we have listed values for the books. These prices assume very good condition or better, and are as of 2006. Markets fluctuate, of course, so an actual selling price may vary. Clicking on the title will bring up a list of used copies for sale from thousands of book dealers.

Novels Note: paperbacks are worth about 1/2 hc price although they max out around $8-10 unless otherwise noted. “HC” means later hardcover printing.

1. The Secret of Terror Castle
1st (1964) $50
hc $10

2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot
1st 1964 $50
hc $10

3. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy
1st 1965 $15
hc $8

4. The Mystery of the Green Ghost
1st 1965 $15
hc $10

5. The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure
1st 1966 $15
hc $8

6. The Secret of Skeleton Island
1st 1966 $10
hc $6

7. The Mystery of the Fiery Eye
1st 1967 $10
hc $6

8. The Mystery of the Silver Spider
1st 1967 $15
hc $8

9. The Mystery of the Screaming Clock
1st 1968 $15
hc $10

10. The Mystery of the Moaning Cave
1st 1968 $10
hc $6

11. The Mystery of the Talking Skull
1st 1969 $15
hc $8

12. The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow
1st 1969 $10
hc $6

13. The Secret of the Crooked Cat
1st 1970 $12
hc $8

14. The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon
1st 1970 $10
hc $6

15. The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints
1st 1971 $10
hc $6

16. The Mystery of the Nervous Lion
1st 1971 $10
hc $6

17. The Mystery of the Singing Serpent
1st 1972 $14
hc $10

18. The Mystery of the Shrinking House
1st 1972 $10
hc $8

19. The Secret of Phantom Lake
1st 1973 $15
hc $10

20. The Mystery of Monster Mountain
1st 1973 $15
hc $8

21. The Secret of the Haunted Mirror
1st 1974 $30
hc $15

22. The Mystery of the Dead Man’s Riddle
1st 1974 $30
hc $15

23. The Mystery of the Invisible Dog
1st 1975 $30
hc $15

24. The Mystery of Death Trap Mine
1st 1975 $25
hc $15

25. The Mystery of the Dancing Devil
1st 1976 $25
hc $15

26. The Mystery of the Headless Horse
1st 1976 $30
hc $20

27. The Mystery of the Magic Circle
1st 1978 $25
hc $15

28. The Mystery of the Deadly Double
1st 1978 $30
hc $20

29. The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow
1st 1978 $45
hc $30

30. The Secret of Shark Reef
1st 1979 $45
hc $30

31. The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar
1st 1981 $45
hc $25

32. The Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs
1st 1981 $45
hc $25

33. The Mystery of the Purple Pirate
1st 1982 $45
hc $25

34. The Mystery of the Wandering Cave Man
1st 1982 $30
hc $20

35. The Mystery of the Kidnapped Whale
1st 1983 $30
hc $20

36. The Mystery of the Missing Mermaid
1st 1983 $30
hc $20

37. The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon
1st 1984 $30
hc $20

38. The Mystery of the Smashing Glass
1st 1984 $30
hc $20

39. The Mystery of the Trail of Terror
1st 1984 $50
hc $25

40. The Mystery of the Rogues’ Reunion
1st 1985 $50
hc $25

41. The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks
1st 1985 $50
hc $25
pb $12

42. The Mystery of Wreckers’ Rock
1st 1986 $65
hc $40
pb $25

43. The Mystery of the Cranky Collector
1st 1987 $100
hc $60
pb $40

The 3 Investigators: Crimebusters Series

1. Hot Wheels
hc $5

2. Murder to Go
hc $5

3. Rough Stuff
hc $5

4. Funny Business
hc $5

5. An Ear for Danger
hc $7

6. Thriller Diller
hc $7

7. Reel Trouble
hc $7

8. Shoot the Works
hc $10-15

9. Foul Play
hc $10-15

10. Long Shot
hc $20

11. Fatal Error
hc $20

12. Brain Wash
never printed. (Possibly printed in Europe recently.)

13. High Strung
never printed. (Possibly printed in Europe recently.)

 

 

Find Your Fate Mysteries

1. The Case of the Weeping Coffin
pb $5

2. The Case of the Dancing Dinosaur
pb $9

7*. The Case of the House of Horrors
pb $6

8. The Case of the Savage Statue
pb $20

*Note: Books 3-6 in this series do not involve the Three Investigators.
This series was only published in paperback form; hardcovers are library bindings only.

Puzzle Books

The Three Investigators’ Book of Mystery Puzzles
pb. $50