Mr Goon's nephew, Ern, has disappeared on the road to "Harry's Folly". Does the gatekeeper, Mr Peters, or Mr Holland know anything about it? The Five Find-Outers and Dog are determined to solve the mystery.
The sixth mystery is, I think, the best so far—maybe even the best in the whole series although I should reserve judgement until I've re-read them all; it's been over twenty-five years since I owned these books, and I can't remember many of them. But compared with the previous five mysteries, this book is like the feature film version of a popular TV series: the 2-hour special, presented in wide screen. It dares to go a little further than normal, providing a new major character called Ern (Mr Goon's gormless nephew) and a fake mystery dreamt up by the Find-Outers—not to mention the real mystery in the background, which in itself is a huge racket involving a giant-size gang of baddies and a massive James Bond-style underground garage where stolen cars are repainted and sent back out for sale. Everything in this book seems bigger than normal, including Mr Goon's foul-ups.