As you may or may not know,
in The Secret of Skeleton Island, the Three Investigators travel
all the way from Rocky Beach California, where they live, to an island
in Atlantic Bay, down on the southeast coast of the United States. The
name of the island is Skeleton Island and it was once a pirate hang-out.
A ghost is said to haunt it. Bones are still uncovered in its sands. Sometimes,
when the sea is stormy, a gold doubloon washes up on its beaches...
What follows here is our own version of
pirate treasure, photographic representations, as Jupiter might say, of
the first editions of all the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators
books Robert Arthur himself wrote, as well as pictures of a few French,
German and Japanese editions.
As time passes,
we hope to make Gold Doubloons a comprehensive treasure chest of all the
covers of all the editions of all the Three Investigators books ever published
in any country in the world. A daunting task indeed! And one we could
not possibly undertake without the help of deputy investigators scattered
around the globe.
So, if you have a photo file of Three Investigators
covers, please consider sending it on to us for inclusion. Please send
photos with full information about the edition on which the cover appears
the country it was published in, etc. We will keep all contributions in
our photo file, although -- depending on how many we get -- it seems unlikely
we will ever be able to load all of them at once! Still, look back in
six months to see whether or not your contribution has found its way into
this secret cave inside The Hand.