The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints



The Mystery of the Flaming FootprintsWhen An Eccentric Local Artist Disappears Suddenly, The Three Investigators Look Into The Matter

Also known as Mary V CareyPersonal Born May 19, 1925, in New Brighton, Cheshire now Merseyside , England brought to the United States in 1925, naturalized citizen in 1955 daughter of John Cornelius an engineer and Mary Alice Hughes Carey Home address in 1993 was 3748 Birch St., Ventura, CA.Ms Carey passed away in 1994.Education College of Mount St Vincent, B.S., 1946.Religion Roman CatholicCareer Coronet, New York City, editorial associate, 1948 55 Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, CA, assistant editor of publications, 1955 69 free lance writer 1969 1994.Member PEN Mystery Writers of America Society of Children s Book Writers Women in Communications.Awards, Honors Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, 1986, for A Place for Allie.Hobbies and Interests Walking on the beach.Writings Novelizations of Walt Disney Motion Pictures With George Sherman WD s Babes in Toyland Golden Press, 1961.WD s The Sword in the Stone Whitman, 1963.The Story of Walt Disney s Motion Picture Mary Poppins Whitman, 1964.WD s The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Whitman, 1964.WD s Donald Duck and the Lost Mesa Ranch Whitman, 1966.The Story of WD s Motion Picture Jungle Book Whitman, 1967.The Story of WD s Motion Picture Blackbeard s Ghost Whitman, 1968 Mrs Brisby s Important Package adapted from film The Secret of NIMH , Golden Press, 1982.Juveniles Raggedy Ann and the Glad and Sad Day , Golden Press, 1972 Little Lulu and the Birthday Surprise, Whitman, 1973 The Tawny, Scrawny Lio and the Clever Monkey Golden Press, 1974 Alonzo Purr, the Seagoing Cat , Western Pub., 1974 The Owl Who Loved Sunshine , Golden Press, 1977 The Gremlin s Storybook , Golden Press, 1984.The Three Investigators Mystery Series Random House The Mystery of the 15 Flaming Footprints, 1971 17 Singing Serpent, 1972 20 Monster Mountain, 1973 21 The Secret of the Haunted Mirror, 1974 23 Invisible Dog, 1975 24 Death Trap Mine, 1976 27 Magic Circle, 1978 29 Sinister Scarecrow, 1979 31 Scar Faced Beggar, 1981 32 Blazing Cliffs, 1981 34 Wandering Cave Man, 1982 36 Missing Mermaid, 1984 39 Trail of Terror, 1984 41 Creep Show Crooks, 1985 43 Cranky Collector, 1987FYF 8 The Case of the Savage Statue, 1987.Other Editor Jane Black, The Indispensables , Hewitt House, 1971 Step by step Candlemaking , Golden Press, 1972 Step by step Winemaking , Golden Press, 1973 Love Is Forever collection of prose and poetry , C.R Gibson, 1975 With George Sherman A Compendium of Bunk , C.C Thomas, 1976 Editor Grandmothers Are Very Special People , C.R Gibson, 1977 A Place for Allie young adult novel , Dodd, 1985.Sidelights Carey told Contemporary Authors I began writing late my first articles and stories were published after I was thirty, and I was motivated by money Money is not a bad motivation The need to eat keeps us from laziness, and the fact that someone is willing to pay to read what we write assures us that we have indeed written I think that writing should be honest and simple, and it should say something about what it means to be a person When God is good to us, we write in such a way that the act of reading becomes a pleasure to those who buy our books This experience doesn t happen all the time, but when it does it is at least as heady as winning the Irish sweepstakes It makes mere competence seem dull It is probably also what makes writing a compulsive occupation some of us are uncomfortable when we are away from our typewriters for any length of time My lifelong ambition, aside from writing, is to finish exploring the American West This should keep me busy for at least another thirty years, since there is a

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  • Paperback
  • 175 pages
  • The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints
  • M.V. Carey
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 0394864158

10 thoughts on “The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints

  1. Peter says:

    This is a relatively late and inferior entry in the Three Investigators series The series was created by Robert Arthur, a woefully neglected author who did a great deal of work with Alfred Hitchcock Arthur wrote the first nine and the eleventh book in the series Unfortunately M.V Carey was no Robert Arthur I recently read the book to my son We ve read many of the books in the series together In this one, there were several ways in which the book simply didn t work Oh, Carey included the u This is a relatively late and inferior entry in the Three Investigators series The series was created by Robert Arthur, a woefully neglected author who did a great deal of work with Alfred Hitchcock Arthur wrote the first nine and the eleventh book in the series Unfortunately M.V Carey was no Robert Arthur I recently read the book to my son We ve read many of the books in the series together In this one, there were several ways in which the book simply didn t work Oh, Carey included the usual iconic elements of the series Jupiter Jones family, and the hidden Headquarters a trailer buried under a pile of junk , and Pete, and Bob But there are several false notes.One that was particularly annoying was the use of Jupiter s name Arthur usually referred to him as Jupiter or Jupiter Jones Once in a while his fellow Investigators, Pete or Bob, would refer to him as Jupe But in this book, he is almost always called Jupe not just by other people, but by the narrator I m not that picky, but seeing Jupe repeated over and over in paragraph after paragraph just got weird It started to become a meaningless sound you know how some words get when you say them over and over I ended up auto correcting it to Jupiter when I read it aloud, except when it was said by Pete or Bob.The mystery itself was justokay Nothing particularly clever or memorable about it If anything, the resolution was rather anticlimactic I won t bother to give it away, though.But another thing that was quite irritating was a dramatic change in a long standing supporting character, Police Chief Reynolds In the early books in the series he was supportive and friendly to the Three Investigators, even going so far as to give them official cards identifying them as Junior Deputies or something like that In Flaming Footprints, he has been completely changed He s sneering, abusive, hostile, and sarcastic The change was so extreme that my son remarked on it Personally, I found the recasting of Chief Reynolds as a stereotypical negative adult authority figure so irksome that I couldn t resist editorializing What do you want now, Jones snarled Chief Reynolds, while busily stomping on a cute kitten and simultaneously farting on a helpless old lady My son isgenerous and or uncritical than I am He gave the book 4.5 stars I feel I m being generous in giving it three.Oh, as always I should note that there are probably two different versions of the text extant Older versions feature the character of Alfred Hitchcock For legal reasons newer editions have been rewritten to replace Hitchcock with a lame ass ersatz version If you decide to pick this one up, try to go for an older edition But if you re new to the series, I strongly recommend starting with the original nine books by Robert A Arthur

  2. Mark says:

    original 2009 review During my last read a thon 1993 1995 , this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14 years later, I think I was a little harsh back then Certainly, the plot and it s been so long since I read it, I d completely forgotten what happens is thin the flaming footprints aren t really explained until much later and there s a lot of coincidence , but that sthan made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators though Pete gets short ch original 2009 review During my last read a thon 1993 1995 , this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14 years later, I think I was a little harsh back then Certainly, the plot and it s been so long since I read it, I d completely forgotten what happens is thin the flaming footprints aren t really explained until much later and there s a lot of coincidence , but that sthan made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators though Pete gets short changed and the general atmosphere that Carey conjures up, especially the way she expands Rocky Beach for the reader Essentially, the boys are hired to try to find The Potter, who s run away just as his never seen daughter and grandson appear, a happenstance that coincides with new people in town, all of whom have an interest in The Potter s house I thought this was well written, it had some nice little set pieces in and it kept my attention, so well worth the re appraisal, in my opinion.2015 update I stand by my 2009 review, though I would add that the flaming footprints is a real macguffin you could take them out of the story and nothing about it would change though I m not sure what you d then call it This time around, I particularly enjoyed all of the detail about the junkyard it s as if Ms Carey was keen to explore it and the humour worked perfectly Chief Reynolds was very grouchy and it was odd that Pete Bob didn t appear until chapter 4, but otherwise a great read

  3. Quentin Wallace says:

    Another good book in the series, but not one of the top notch books.This one dealt with an eccentric old man with a secret It also dealt with a coup in a European country that occurred long ago but still has repercussions on modern times And to cap it all off, someone or someTHING is leaving flaming footprints.Overall, I still love this series Highly recommended.

  4. John Yelverton says:

    Surprisingly well done mystery book, but it s hardly worthy to carry the name of the Master of Suspense.

  5. Cliff says:

    Another new author and along with it, some minor quibbles M.V Carey seems to have a different take on the Three Investigator s relationship with Chief Reynolds From the earlier novels, it seemed that Chief Reynolds felt mostly positive towards them Yet here, the author has decided to change this into an antagonistic relationship It certainly makes for slightlyinteresting reading, but it also doesn t ring true with the earlier books But since Robert Arthur seemed to have ended his inp Another new author and along with it, some minor quibbles M.V Carey seems to have a different take on the Three Investigator s relationship with Chief Reynolds From the earlier novels, it seemed that Chief Reynolds felt mostly positive towards them Yet here, the author has decided to change this into an antagonistic relationship It certainly makes for slightlyinteresting reading, but it also doesn t ring true with the earlier books But since Robert Arthur seemed to have ended his input into the series by this point, I suppose this is the new canon.Bob s history of leg trouble seems to have all but ignored at this point One helpful change though is that in the introduction of the book, M.V Carey has explicitly decided to point out that Pete, while athletic, is somewhat less than courageousa point that was implied in the past, but never directly written

  6. Jeff Stephenson says:

    AH T3I Update 15 read 13 hardbacks to go and 15 paperbacks on top of that This was the first of the Mary Virginia M V Carey books and you can certainly notice a difference in tone with this story It is a fun book All of the T3I elements are there even Worthington gets a few pages in which to shine as an Investigator and not just as a chauffeur However, the voice of the book the narrator speaks in a different way and with a different style For the first time in the series, the auth AHT3I Update 15 read 13 hardbacks to go and 15 paperbacks on top of that This was the first of the Mary Virginia M V Carey books and you can certainly notice a difference in tone with this story It is a fun book All of the T3I elements are there even Worthington gets a few pages in which to shine as an Investigator and not just as a chauffeur However, the voice of the book the narrator speaks in a different way and with a different style For the first time in the series, the author is female, and for whatever reason, I hear the narrator of the book as a female simply because I know that a female wrote the book That is certainly not a bad thing at all just different While I did not attempt to compile a reading level on this book, I would guess that this story targets a slightly older by maybe a year or two reader for a couple different reasons First, the character descriptions seem to beinvolved and detailed Second, some of the vocabulary seems a littleadvanced than some of the earlier Robert Arthur tales Third and final, the European subplot is quite involved with lots of details and multiple bad guys Overall, it was a good book and collectors fans of the series such as myself will enjoy the mystery even if some of my much younger colleagues might struggle somewhat with it A good start for the M.V Carey books, but I do hope her writing style grows on me as I read some of her other T3I titles later in the series

  7. Mark says:

    During my last read a thon 1993 1995 , this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14 years later, I think I was a little harsh back then Certainly, the plot and it s been so long since I read it, I d completely forgotten what happens is thin the flaming footprints aren t really explained until much later and there s a lot of coincidence , but that sthan made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators though Pete gets short changed and the general During my last read a thon 1993 1995 , this book fared worst of all but reading it again 14 years later, I think I was a little harsh back then Certainly, the plot and it s been so long since I read it, I d completely forgotten what happens is thin the flaming footprints aren t really explained until much later and there s a lot of coincidence , but that sthan made up for in the characterisation, the repartee between the investigators though Pete gets short changed and the general atmosphere that Carey conjures up, especially the way she expands Rocky Beach for the reader Essentially, the boys are hired to try to find The Potter, who s run away just as his never seen daughter and grandson appear, a happenstance that coincides with new people in town, all of whom have an interest in The Potter s house I thought this was well written, it had some nice little set pieces in and it kept my attention, so well worth the re appraisal, in my opinion

  8. EverAfter1904 says:

    This book is a great book to read When I first read it I couldn t put the page down The Three Investigators are Jupiter, Pete, and Bob They have a gold plated Rolls Royce which Jupiter has won in a contest With the car, there also came a chauffeur called Worthington Worthington likes to drive the boys everywhere they go This series is an addictive series When I first read it, I couldn t stop reading other books of the series I hope you can read all of the books and enjoy them as much as This book is a great book to read When I first read it I couldn t put the page down The Three Investigators are Jupiter, Pete, and Bob They have a gold plated Rolls Royce which Jupiter has won in a contest With the car, there also came a chauffeur called Worthington Worthington likes to drive the boys everywhere they go This series is an addictive series When I first read it, I couldn t stop reading other books of the series I hope you can read all of the books and enjoy them as much as I did, even though I had only read 9 books of this series Good luck reading them

  9. Britannia Autum says:

    Hello everyone welcome to another book review Today I am reviewing the mystery of the Flaming footprints which out of 43 books is the 15th book of the series Come join me as I set foot into this baffling mystery.I am sure by now you are familiar with Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews Who are the three investigators, the junior detectives who live on Rocky beach near Hollywood So, what happens is that a guy named the potter not harry potter by the way came to the jones savage Hello everyone welcome to another book review Today I am reviewing the mystery of the Flaming footprints which out of 43 books is the 15th book of the series Come join me as I set foot into this baffling mystery.I am sure by now you are familiar with Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews Who are the three investigators, the junior detectives who live on Rocky beach near Hollywood So, what happens is that a guy named the potter not harry potter by the way came to the jones savage yard to buy some furniture in his truck Then when Jupiter is helping him choose some chairs, a car stops near the salvage yard and a man asks for directions, after that the potter asks if he can have a glass of water because he feels dizzy But when Jupiter came back with a glass of water in his hands the potter had disappeared, leaving his truck behind When Jupiter goes to look for him in his house, he didn t find him, but somebody was lying in wait for him and so poor Jupiter was locked in a room He could go out the window, but Jupiter was to dignified to do that, so he set to work on the lock Just then there was somebody knocking the door shouting Grandpa Grandpa where are you Open the door please grandpa Jupiter was surprised, so he leaned out the window and saw a boy standing on the terrace with a woman Jupiter assumed was his mother Jupiter climbed out the window and the woman at seeing this called the police because she thought Jupiter broke into the house and was now escaping Much much much later, they found flaming footprints in the kitchen of Mr Potter s house when they investigate further, they find out that the mystery is deeper than they expected I can t tell you what happens next cause it s where the plot twists come in But in the end, everything was back to normal.I am sorry mister Robert Arthur junior but I rated this book three stars It s because for me, I think it needed to begripping and mysterious, also, I think it needscomedy and funny stuff because in the book everything is just too serious for me Again, I am sorry but it just gets 3 stars from me.After reading this book and writing this book report I am eager to know what mystery the three investigators will get involved with next, but until then I have to end this book report and wait for the next adventure to happen, but whatever it is, I m sure it ll be hair raising

  10. Steven Vincent says:

    Great mystery story for mystery fans both young and old If you, like me, read these books when you were young I urge you to read them all again They will bring back wonderful memories and entertain you just as much now as then.

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