Barney, Roger Diane and Snubby love solving mysteries, with the help of Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkeyMiss Pepper hopes that taking the children to stay by the sea at the village inn in Rubadub will give them all a quiet holiday for a change But all sorts of strange things are going on at the inn, and there are mysterious explosions at the submarine base nearby Who is behind the happenings at the inn The police are on the trail, but the children are determined to find the answer first


10 thoughts on “The Rubadub Mystery

  1. Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer* Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer* says:

    reading with my 11 year old daughterThat ending was amazing


  2. Beth Beth says:

    There s something almost pathetically charming here, underneath all the Blyton trappings there s a mysterious Navy base conveniently near the children s vacation spot, of course, and any number of mysterious guests at their inn, but there s something so weirdly sincere about Barney s search for his father and that wide eyed na vet that he still has, even though he s been homeless and wandering for years.


  3. Harini Srinivasan Harini Srinivasan says:

    The R mysteries, featuring Roger, Dinah, Snubby, Barney, Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, are some of Enid Blyton s best Although I was not so discerning as a child, I do find some objectionable elements in Blyton s books as an adult there is no denying the overtones of sexism and racism Of course, the world view of Blyton s books is very much of its time, and I believe books should be read in their context Besides, much should be forgiven to such a genius storyteller Anyway, I The R mysteries, featuring Roger, Dinah, Snubby, Barney, Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, are some of Enid Blyton s best Although I was not so discerning as a child, I do find some objectionable elements in Blyton s books as an adult there is no denying the overtones of sexism and racism Of course, the world view of Blyton s books is very much of its time, and I believe books should be read in their context Besides, much should be forgiven to such a genius storyteller Anyway, I don t think this series will offend even the most politically sensitive reader The characters are so likable, funny especially Snubby, I just love him and natural never priggish as so many Blyton children are And in this lovely series, The Rubadub Mystery is the very best, full of danger, excitement and adventure, and yet very poignant Barney is a circus boy in search of his father Now in his teens, he seems to have found him at last I loved this book when I was young, and still do


  4. Farseer Farseer says:

    Good, although not as perfect as books 2 and 3 of the series Something important for the series happens at the end, but let s not get into spoiler territory.Roger, Diana and Snubby go on holidays to a seaside inn, and as always the author has to find a way to get them together with Barney There is a secret naval base near the town, were the Navy tests new submarines The adventure is slow to start in this one There are some strange things going on, but it s a long while before we can definite Good, although not as perfect as books 2 and 3 of the series Something important for the series happens at the end, but let s not get into spoiler territory.Roger, Diana and Snubby go on holidays to a seaside inn, and as always the author has to find a way to get them together with Barney There is a secret naval base near the town, were the Navy tests new submarines The adventure is slow to start in this one There are some strange things going on, but it s a long while before we can definitely say yes, we are in the middle of an adventure However, the story until them is pleasant enough, while we share the children s holidays.Apparently, this book was conceived as the last in the series, but later the author decided to write twoI m curious to see how the events at the end of this book influence the last two books


  5. Linda Mateša Linda Mateša says:

    Haven t read this book since I was 13 but once I remember the way it made me feel back then, I can say only one Enid knows how to charm the little mind Enjoying all her mysteries while loosing connection to the outside world Five starts.


  6. Nicky Treaver Nicky Treaver says:

    LOVED THIS BOOK


  7. Josiah Josiah says:

    One of Blyton s best with very funny humor, a great mystery, and a surprisingly emotional ending.


  8. Crystal E. Fall Crystal E. Fall says:

    N got som kan bli b ttre Ingenting, den var superbra 5 5 Stj rnor.


  9. Book Reader Book Reader says:

    Just like the Rilloby Fair Mystery this was a little hard to believe And there was no reason to take the kid, he she could have done it alone.


  10. Mary Crawford Mary Crawford says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A good old fashioned children s adventure This is the book where Barney finally meets his father Shed a tear when that happened.