Monday, November 22, 2010

Secret Agents Four

Here's a fun little book from 1967. "Secret Agents Four" by Donald J. Sobol and illustrated by Leonard Shortall is about four teenagers from Miami that attempt to thwart a worldwide organization of master criminals called Cobra.  It's a good book with camaraderie, inventiveness and a willingness to do what's right. While the author wrote several dozen books in his famous Encyclopedia Brown series, only this one book tells the adventures of Ken, Orv, Bo, Horseshoes and Mary (Ken's girlfriend). Considering how much Mary helps out, the book should really be titled "The Secret Agents Five."  It's a real shame there aren't more books, but at least we have this one adventure. 


  1. One of my favorite books as a kid. When I was sick as a kid, it was my ritual to curl up with Secret Agents Four.

  2. I remember this one as well. I bought it from the scholastic book club that used to be included with Weekly Reader. Secret Agents Four and the Mad Scientists' Club were my two favorite books growing up.