#17 The Mystery of the Singing Serpent

By M.V. (Mary Virginia) Carey, 1972
RH hardbound, 1972.
Hitchcock PB, 1981.
Keyhole PB, 1984.
Random House Trade and GLB Hardbound Editions

First Printed: 1972
Cover Art: Ed Vebell
Internal Illustrations: Ed Vebell
ISBN's: Trade Ed. 0-394-82408-3; GLB 0-394-92408-8

Trade Edition First Printing Identifier: Lists to "The Mystery of the Nervous Lion" on the back cover.

Other Trade Edition First Printing Traits:
- Matte cover finish
- Blue graveyard endpapers

Notes: A later printing, circa 1977, of the Trade Edition was manufactured with the glossy cover finish. This printing lists to "The Mystery of the Headless Horse" on the back cover and has plain white endpapers.


- As shown to the left, later printings of the GLB Edition used Robert Adragna's cover art.

First Printed: circa 1981/82
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: Ed Vebell
ISBN: Same as above for GLB

First Printing Identifier: None
Random House First Paperback Edition
"Hitchcock Cover"

First Printed: 1981
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-84678-8

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes: As with all of The Three Investigators paperback titles printed in 1981, this book can be found with the Mystery Quiz/Bookmark page attached inside the front or back cover.
Random House Revised Paperback Edition
"Keyhole Cover"

First Printed: 1984
Cover Art: Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None
ISBN: 0-394-86417-4

First Printing Identifier: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.
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