The Three Investigators are a series of pre-teen books which bring to mind The Famous Five, Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes. Since the 1960s over 40 books were published and unbeknownst to me they have been best sellers on the children's book lists ever since. Huh! Having watched the first two movies in (what I imagine will be) a new franchise of direct-to-dvd series I am very tempted to read up on more stories. These two movies are great. The time and settings have been updated to appeal to a modern target audience and the two adventures are heaps of fun. These 3 kids operate as private detectives and find themselves travelling the world (thanks to travelling parents) solving mysteries as they go. So many favourites childhood memories came flooding back as I was watching... from Scooby Doo to Young Sherlock Holmes to The Secret Seven... I'm not sure if these have received any screen time on tv but if you use your kids as an excuse to indulge your inner-child then I highly recommend checking out The Three Investigators.