George, her loyal dog Timmy, and her three cousins, Julian, Dick and Anne are celebrating their holidays at the Krinn Cottage. Uncle Quentin has invited his scientist friend, Mr. Lenoir, but the top floor of the cottage is destroyed because of the fall of a big ash tree. The damage prevents Mr. Lenoir's visit, and thus he invites the five to his place, Sumggler's Top. The Five Go to Smuggler's Top is the fourth book of The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton, and it is a sequel to Five Run Away Together.
Smuggler's Top is on the top of a hill called Castaway Hill, that is marshy and always misty. The five reaches there and makes friends with Sooty, Lenoir's stepson. As Sooty takes them around the house, they learn that inside the hill, there is a network of secret passages, and the house has secret doors that open to the passages. Years ago, the house was inhabited by smugglers, and that is why the secret tunnels. Sooty says that one of the smugglers named Mr. Barling still lives in another wing of the house.
One night, the boys wake up and see strange lights flashing in one of the towers of Smuggler's Top. It builds up mysteries and puzzles in the minds of the investigative five. Meanwhile, Uncle Quentin also arrives, but suddenly and unexpectedly, one night, both Uncle Quentin and Sooty disappear. Thus, starts another investigative journey of the five.
Enid Blyton was a famous English author known for her children's books. She has written more than 800 books, and most of them are fantasy, adventurous and mysteries. Some of her famous works are The Secret Seven series and The Five Find-Outers. You can order online the paperback edition published by Hachette Children's Books with the ISBN-10: 0340894571 and ISBN-13: 978-0340894576.