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The Five Find-Outers and Dog are 5 friends living in Peterswood Village who solve mysteries together with a dog, Buster. The Find-Outers are Laurence Daykin (Larry), Frederick Algernon Trotteville (Fatty), Philip Hilton (Pip), Margaret Daykin (Daisy) and Elizabeth Hilton (Bets). Buster the dog belongs to Fatty. The series consists of 15 books; the first is The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage. Apart from tackling criminals, the children have to face the wrath of the bumbling, interfering village policeman, P.C Theophilus Goon, who bears a grudge against Fatty for solving crimes before him. Recurring characters include Inspector Jenks, friend of the children, and Ern Goon, PC Goon's nephew who sometimes comes to stay with his uncle for the school holidays. One of the more popular of Enid Blyton's series, which may be due to the sense of old time and nostalgia in the books (The series was started in the 1940's).
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