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Hoping to find a clue to Tava's whereabouts, the Hardys try to track down the owner of the ruby-bearing pigeon. Their every move, however, is thwarted by the dangerous criminals not only involved in the kidnapping, but also in the large-scale smuggling of aliens from India to the United States. How Frank and Joe eventually outwit their adversaries climaxes this thrill-packed mystery adventure.

Tony Prito enlists the help of his detective friends Frank and Joe Hardy when a sinister stranger demands that Tony sell him the bizarre curio collection he has just inherited. While the boys are discussing this suspicious incident, the stranger, Valez, telephones and threatens Tony.

That same afternoon the three boys collect the cases of curios at a freight station only for Joe's life to be at risk on their way back to Tony's house. The next day a seaman claims two medallions in the collection that coincidently go missing. Did Valez steal them? And what was their significance. Unraveling the clues in this exciting mystery takes the Hardys and their friends to a desolate region in Guatemala and straight into the hands of a gang of dangerous thugs.

The Hardy Boys go skin-diving to find a missing treasure in gold near Bayport. In a series of hair-raising adventures both on land and undersea the teenage brother detectives pit their wits against some of the most ruthless criminals they have ever encountered. It all starts when Frank and Joe are skin diving just for fun and the thrill of exploring the undersea world. Suddenly, deep in the waters that flow near the foot of Pirates' Hill, a mysterious skin diver fires a spear through Frank's air hose. From this moment on, danger is never far away. The very lives of the boys are at stake as they, along with the help of their pals, uncover a mystery involving an old Spanish cannon and a fabulous sunken treasure.

Revised text PC with cover art is rare. The Hardy Boys head to the Caribbean to thwart Durling Hamilton's plot to fund a Cuban revolution and build an atomic weapon. A cryptic message from their famous detective father and a note concealed in a ventriloquist's dummy lead Frank and Joe Hardy on a dangerous search to the tropical islands in the Caribbean. There the teenage detectives are constantly beset by vicious henchmen of a criminal mastermind.

Danger stalks the boys' every move, once in an isolated sugar mill, another time in a shark-infested sea. But when Frank and Joe come face to face with the ghost at Skeleton Rock, it will be as much of a surprise to the reader as it was to the young detectives themselves. Adams also signed a release form for both the original and revised editions. The Hardy Boys head up to Alaska to solve some mysterious disappearances and break up a plot to steal a lost US moon rocket. When Frank and Joe Hardy receive a telegram from Tony Prito in Alaska telling them that his life is in jeopardy, they immediately make plans to fly to Tony's rescue.

Unknown enemies dog the Hardys and their pal Chet Morton even before they start the 4, mile journey. Puzzling questions lead the Hardys into dangerous sleuthing in the wilderness of Alaska and British Columbia. The astounding secret that the young detectives uncover, in the shadow of the forbidding mountain peak Devil's Paw, winds up one of the most perilous adventures they have ever encountered.

The Hardys purchase a Chinese junk to use as a ferry service, in order to make some money over the summer. It soon becomes apparent that others are very interested in the ship. Andrew Svenson, Harriet Adams Art: All subsequent titles released in PC format. The Hardy Boys and Chet search on the California desert for missing industrialist, Willard Grafton, and break up a gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government. In a search for the missing Willard Grafton, Frank Hardy and younger brother Joe, encounter a gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government, and are lead across California and even into Mexico.

Grace Grote, Harriet Adams Art: Hardy's missing friend, a retired police captain, and solve the mystery of spooky Black Hollow. When dogs and men suddenly disappear, and strange screams fill the night, fantastic stories of vengeful ghosts are almost believable. It is these strange happenings which bring Frank and Joe Hardy to the Pocono Mountains to help their father's friendsolve the mystery of Black Hollow.

But when the Hardy boys and Chet Morton arrive at Captain Thomas Maguire's cabin on the edge of the hollow, he has disappeared. Frank and Joe are determined to find the captain, despite Chet's misgivings after a night of weird and terrifying screams. Strangely, it is a small puppy that discloses a most unusual and surprising set of circumstances, involving a mute boy, an elusive hermit, and a fearless puma trainer.

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It all starts when a French-Canadian trapper, Caribou Caron, makes a historical and valuable fin - a carved rune stone left by Vikings centuries ago near Great Slave Lake. When Caribou Caron attempts to sell the artifact to a representative of a museum, it is snatched by thieves.

Like the intrepid Viking of old, Frank and Joe, with their close pal, Chet Morton set off on a perilous quest in the Northwest Territories to recover the valuable artifact before the robbers can decipher the symbols leading to the buried treasure. Copies with complete fold out advertisement in back are rare. The Hardy Boys head to Mexico to rescue Chet and solve the mystery of a cryptic will. The handwritten will of a deceased world-traveler is strange and mysterious. Its cryptic instructions are to deliver "the valuable Aztec warrior to the rightful owner, a descendant of an Aztec warrior.

Despite the harassments, the threats, and the attacks made upon them, Frank and Joe unravel clue after clue in their adventure-packed search for the living descendant of the mighty Aztec nation which once ruled in Mexico.

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The Hardy Boys solve the mystery of Asa Grable's missing silk moths and the theft of construction materials. Jim Lawrence edited and did extensive rewriting on the revision. Sellers grant Artspace a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use the listing information in other areas of the site in our sole discretion. The Tower Treasure On Its cryptic instructions are to deliver "the valuable Aztec warrior to the rightful owner, a descendant of an Aztec warrior. An initiative that has worked wonderfully well for me No, stuff did happen.

It takes as much high courage as clever deduction for the young detectives to defeat their ruthless foes and to decipher the fascinating secrets of the strange and mysterious will. Rudy Nappi Chet, attending a summer art school in New England, calls on the Hardy Boys to solve the mystery of the theft of two valuable oil paintings and find a lost treasure of gold.

A long-distance telephone call from Chet Morton's uncle summons Frank and Joe Hardy and their staunch pal Chet to a summer art school, located near old Fort Senandaga which is reputed to be inhabited by a ghost. The young detectives' assignment: Davenport reveals that one of the famous pictures contains a clue to the hiding place of a priceless gold chain. Vicious threats and deadly traps beset Frank, Joe, and Chet as they search for clues to the stolen paintings and the gold treasure - a search that is complicated by the stormy feud between an Englishman and a Frenchman over the military history of the ancient fort.

Frank and Joe Hardy are determined to bring to justice the vicious criminals who kidnapped their detective father while he was investigation sabotage of a road-building project in the Kentucky wilderness. Hardy's escape, the two young sleuths are spurred into action when he mumbles the word "Felix" and they discover a dossier of a notorious ex-convict was stolen from his files. The trail leads them to New York City but ends abruptly in a cemetery! With the new clue of a spiral symbol the boys head to Kentucky as part of a highway construction crew to track down the kidnappers and saboteurs.

Adams also signed a release form for this title. Rarely do magicians reveal their professional secrets. Hardy to be the subject. When their detective father fails to reappear, his sons are convinced that something sinister is afoot, despite Hexton's insistence that Mr. Hardy is playing a joke on them. The young detective's gripping adventures culminate in a dramatic climax when they unmask the secret agent on Flight One exciting event follows another when Frank and Joe Hardy are hired to apprehend the pickpockets who have been plaguing Solo's Super Carnival.

When their friends Tony Prito and Biff Hooper exhibit a stuffed whale dug up at a construction project, they all but put the carnival out of business. In this thrilling mystery the young detectives pit their wits against a gang of thieves whose bizarre identification, a three-part whale tattoo, proves to be a nearly insolvable riddle. Private investigator Fenton Hardy enlists the aid of his teenage detective sons in a search for a missing man being sought by an insurance company. All leads to the sailor's whereabouts have petered out and the boys fly to Iceland, the man's native land, hoping to find a new clue.

From the moment Frank and Joe arrive in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, they are in constant danger. In the spine-chilling pursuit that follows, Frank and Joe uncover a diabolical espionage plot that threatens the life of a U. Rudy Nappi The Hardy Boys head to sea to solve the theft of mercury shipments and a government missile and foil a terrorist plan to create havoc in the USA.

Frank and Joe Hardy become involved in a case affecting national security when Joe dials a wrong telephone number and gets the Pentagon. Two words- "Bombay Boomerang"- that the boys hear before the line goes dead plunge them into a whirlpool of danger and intrigue.

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At the same time, Frank and Joe must save their father from a murderous gang stealing mercury shipments in the Baltimore harbor. With clues linking the mercury thefts to the top secret Super S missile mysteriously stolen from a government arsenal. In a race against time, the three Hardys foil a diabolical scheme to create widespread havoc in the United States An assignment form their famous detective father to track down a ring of credit-card counterfeiters takes Frank and Joe Hardy on an exciting camping trip to the Rocky Mountains.

But the cross-country trek with their pals Chet Morton and Biff Hooper is jinxed from the very first day. Strange happenings on a nearly impassable mountain lure Frank, Joe, Chet, and Biff to almost certain death before they discover the sinister reason for the danger on Vampire Trail.

Frank and Joe are called upon to find a wealthy industrialist's son who has mysteriously disappeared. The only clue in the case leads the two young detectives to South America, where the intrigues of evil adversaries almost cost them their lives. Only through their courage and perseverance do the Hardys solve one of the toughest cases they have ever tackled. Hardy break up an international crime syndicate. Danger is the name of the game when the Hardys agree to help their pen pal from Greece, Evan Pandropolos, search for a priceless, ancient Greek helmet. Years ago, Evan's uncle had loaned it to Hollywood movie company for use in a silent motion picture, but the treasured helmet had been lost.

Picking up foes along the way, the young detectives unearth clues that keep them constantly on the move-from their Greek college campus to California and finally to Greece. Rudy Nappi The Hardy Boys are in Hong Kong to solve the riddle of the serpent balloon and locate a missing chess trophy and wind up crushing an international crime ring. Why is a wealthy sportsman so frightened by the serpent design on a mysterious balloon that he begs Frank and Joe Hardy to protect him?

And who stole the ancient life-size chess king which is to be presented to the winner of the world chess championship? Targets of diabolical enemies, Frank and Joe find a clue that leads them across the Pacific to Hong Kong to help the police smash an international criminal organization. Hardy break up an airline ticket theft ring. When the Hardy Boys take a winter vacation in Jamaica, Joe finds an ancient bronze death mask washed up near their beach house during a violent storm.

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Helping the Hardys and their friends in this bizarre mystery is William, a Jamaican boy, who flies to New York with startling news, only to be intercepted and held for ransom-the death mask! Frank and Joe must rescue William, plunge into their father's airline-ticket theft case, and fly into a maze of danger in Africa.

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Their stay in East Anglia begins with a weird omen, as they witness the bizarre funeral of an old witchmaster. From then on, strange things happen. When the Hardys learn about the strange disappearance of Lord Craighead, the plot deepens. Danger follows them to Ireland as Frank and Joe survive a shipwreck and find a clue from a frightened white which that leads to the torture chamber of a black witches' coven, all in search of the telltale Witchmaster's Key. One of the best of the later stories.

The Hardy Boys travel to Switzerland and the Yucatan jungle to locate stolen gold bullion. A million dollars' worth of gold bullion has been stolen from the Wakefield Mint under strange circumstances. Hardy is asked to investigate but before long his life is threatened, and he asks Frank and Joe to help him. The boys fly to Zurich, Switzerland, hoping to get information at the Swiss Gold Syndicate and to find the man who has stolen a valuable ancient gold figurine from a New York museum.

But the Hardy's travels lead to nothing but new doubts and nagging suspicions. And now their lives are in danger. The launching of the Firebird Rocket is endangered when a famous rocket scientist disappears without a trace on his way to the Woomera Monitoring Station in Australia.

Assigned to the case, Fenton Hardy tells his sons he needs their help. And Frank and Joe must turn down a request that they find the missing son of a prominent senator. With courage, wit, and clever detective work, the young detectives begin to close in on the enemy, only to discover that the tables have been turned. Captured by their cunning adversaries, the Hardys face certain death!

Will the Firebird Rocket ever be launched? After the first four printings in , the text on page was modified to remove the title of the planned next book, Night Of The Werewolf. The Hardy Boys hunt a gang of terrorists and run into mystery at a new animal park on the Bayport outskirts. Hardy's investigation of a ruthless gang of terrorists, Frank and Joe witness an explosion in the sky near an airborne dirigible owned by Quinn Air Fleet. The young detectives look into a clue that takes them into a new animal park outside Bayport, where they are lured into a trap by an unknown enemy. Problems arise for the park owner as he receives pressure from a competitor and a real-estate firm to sell out.

Strange occurrences at the park also frighten the visitors and animals. Frank and Joe take up the case despite fore warnings. Flynn - For Sale Revision: Considered as part of the original series by most collectors. Now out of print. Originally an oversized book, this volume was reduced in size to match the rest of the series in Both the putative "authors" were law enforcement officers.

They said that the publisher liked the idea and wanted to see a sample chapter. More than a year later, a letter of agreement from the Syndicate on Jan. All chapters were to be turned in by July 1, and he would help with revision as needed. He said that he still had four chapters to edit which would be sent to Spina soon.

He says that after the text was put into type he wanted to send galley proofs for Spina to review. A draft of the foreword was sent to Spina by Svenson on Oct. He was also a correspondent with the Syndicate on occasion, including supplying some notes on the structure of police departments in Germany for a story.

Courtesy James Keeline Mr. Spina was arrested in a corruption probe of Newark NJ and Mr. Flynn was then hired to lend his name to the revised edition. Several didactic short fictional stories illustrating various actual crime detection methods. Police science is one of the youngest and most rapidly growing professions in the United States today. I have revised this handbook for fans of Frank and Joe Hardy who are interested in learning about modern police practices. The first seven chapters, based upon true stories from police files, illustrate how Frank and Joe use the various facets of police technology while tracking down criminals.

Further uses of these techniques - fingerprinting, surveillance, and other related skills in the science of criminal investigation - are detailed in the last five chapters. Flynn, FBI Special Agent who recently retired, acted as my consultant in the preparation of this revised edition. It is our sincere hope that many readers of this handbook will someday join the ranks of our country's brave and dedicated law-enforcement officers who fight the never-ending war against crime. A Word About Revisions When the original text stories were revised, the level of changes varied from book to book.

Basically a slight editing of the original. No relationship to the original. Some character names may remain and story line may be reminiscent of the original. I personally regard the Digests as being canonical as the Hardy world remains unchanged, unlike the Case Files or even the Undercover Brothers or Adventures. George Gaadt The Hardy Boys head to the Adirondacks to track a wolf-like creature and solve industrial sabotage. A ferocious, wolf-like creature appears during the night of the full moon in a small Adirondack town, attacking livestock and scaring many of the residents.

A young man with a history of werewolves in his family line is suspect. Joe barely escapes a horrible death as the young detectives solve this exciting and hair-raising mystery Shortly after his arrival in the United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Then a valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the missing tycoon's family for generations, is stolen from an auction gallery in New York.

Danger confronts them constantly as the Hardy Boys search for the solution to the puzzle. George Gaadt The Hardy Boys investigate the theft of antique weathervanes and the disappearance of a Navy employee and a top-secret document. First valuable antique weather vanes are stolen in Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Frank and Joe are hired to catch the thieves. Meanwhile, their father is asked to find a missing Navy employee and a top-secret government document. What is the connection between the missing weather vanes and the Pentagon spy?

The final chapters of this thrilling mystery uncover a stunning revelation! George Gaadt The Hardy Boys investigate a mysterious Apeman and the disappearance of an year-old girl. The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of an eighteen-year-old girl suspected of joining a sinister religious cult.

A few days later the boys get an offbeat assignment from a comic book publisher: The real life double of his character, Apeman, is turning up everywhere and causing considerable damage! Frank and Joe tackle both cases and uncover an intricate scheme by a clever gang of crooks! When five Egyptian statuettes are stolen from a museum, the Hardy Boys travel to exotic Egypt. En route, the boys are asked to safeguard a mysterious mummy and find themselves tangled in a web of international intrigue. On the Nile, the young detectives uncover a secret hiding place with countless stolen treasures and realize they must get to the police fast!

A painting is stolen, and the Hardy Boys are suspects. Determined to find the artwork, the young detectives fly to Florida, where they disguise themselves and join a group of sinister smugglers. Though the painting fails to appear, an important clue sends the boys on a perilous trek through the Everglades. Threatened at every turn by greedy enemies, the Hardys fight a tricky and powerful battle to expose the truth.

When an ancient stone idol disappears, the Hardy Boys are off on another fast-paced adventure. It's a mystery that takes the boys from a primitive village in the Andes Mountains to Antarctica and finally to Easter Island. By using their fine investigative skills, the Hardy Boys find that the mystery of the stone idol is not what it seems! Chet Morton's cousin, Vern, is on his way to California to find a rare and valuable coin mysteriously missing from his uncle's bank vault. When he stops in Bayport, his brand-new car is stolen. The Hardys take on a double mystery-and double danger as they head for the West Coast to investigate this sinister mystery.

The Tower Treasure Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The Tower Treasure, the first book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy work together to solve a high-stakes jewel heist. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who's new to the series! The House On The Cliff Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The House on the Cliff, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy face off against a dangerous group of smugglers.

A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who's new to the series. In The Secret of the Old Mill, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case to bust a counterfeit money ring. The Missing Chums Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The Missing Chums, the fourth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy must save their friends from a rogue group of kidnappers.

Hunting for Hidden Gold Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In Hunting for Hidden Gold, the fifth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy pursue a notorious gang responsible for a payroll robbery. The Shore Road Mystery Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The Shore Road Mystery, the sixth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy encounter a perplexing set of mysteries when they agree to help their friend Jack Dodd and his father locate a family treasure.

The Secret Of The Caves Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Feathered , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 08, Miriam rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Three Midwestern girls go on a spring break trip to Cancun. Predictably, bad things happen to them. And despite the bit on the cover about "mysterious Mayan ruins, where ancient myths flirt dangerously with present realities," the bad things have nothing to do with time travel, human sacrifice, or Quetzalcoatl.

Is it possible that there are people in this day and age who don't know it is a bad idea for cute, scantily clad girls to accept rides from drunken strangers? If you know such a person, b Three Midwestern girls go on a spring break trip to Cancun. If you know such a person, by all means buy them this book. Of if you yourself are the type of person who likes to slip teen-age girls rufees and rape them, and also enjoy MFA-workshop-type prose, you may also find something in this book.

Otherwise, skip it and get something by Francesca Lia Block, who does the young-girl-trauma-fragmented-writing things better. View all 4 comments. Jul 31, Brandi Rae Fong rated it it was ok Shelves: Considering what a short easy read this was, I really had to struggle to finish reading it. Told in the alternating voices of Anne and Michelle, the story starts out just before the pair, along with their friend Terri, leaves from Illinois to Cancun on spring break. Michelle's single mother cautions them against the typical dangers of spring break boys and drinking , as well as encourages them to explore the history of the nearby Mayan temples.

Terri immediately heads off on her own, making frie Considering what a short easy read this was, I really had to struggle to finish reading it. Terri immediately heads off on her own, making friends with other spring breakers. After a day of soaking up the resort culture, Michelle and Anne decided to have a drink in the hotel bar. While there they meet Ander, a father-type stranger who offers to take Michelle and Anne on an early morning trip to the nearby temple of Chichen Itza and teach them about the local history and ancient myths.

Michelle seems spellbound by Ander, and has every intention of going with him. Anne is slightly more cautious, but knowing that she cannot leave Michelle alone, goes along with them. Once at the temple, Ander explains to them the ancient myth of the Plumed Serpent, and the sacrifices the ancient Mayans would make to the quetzalcoatl. While Michelle continues to be intrigued, Anne decides that she doesn't really like the feeling she gets from Ander, and the pair should look to separate from him as soon as possible.

Lucky for them, there is a group of college guys from the resort who, on their way to another party, have stopped to explore the temple. This is where the story kind of loses its way. Ander comes across as a slightly creepy man whose ominous descriptions of the Mayan ruins hints heavily that this will be a mythological horror story.

The appearance of the college guys seems out of place, breaking up the story and sending it into another direction than what was originally set up. The intent was to combine ancient myths with modern day horrors; however the result left both sides of the plot undeveloped. This would have been a much stronger book if the story stayed focused in one direction. Jan 14, Nikki rated it it was ok.

I was expecting more of a suspenceful mystery from what the description said in the front flap, but the action didn't start as soon as I would have liked and I felt that instead of an adventure, it was a morality tale of what not to do while on spring break. The history of Mexico would have been an interesting topic to address in a story like this, but I don't think this book managed to address the history or the suspence adequately.

Dec 04, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved it for the first two-thirds or maybe even three-fourths, and then it did a bunch of things I did not like. And I'm not just saying this because what I wanted to happen didn't happen -- I don't even know what I wanted to happen -- but because the things that did happen are cheap and easy and maybe a little offensive, too.

Things I did like in this book: Flowery but precise, effectively evoking place and feeling without the pretension Oh, this book. Flowery but precise, effectively evoking place and feeling without the pretension of other "literary" writers who shall not be named here. I can't think of another piece of YA fiction -- or even adult fiction -- that is centered around Chichen Itza or Mayan civilization in general.

If you can, please rec that shit to me.

Which brings me to the thing I liked best about the book For about the middle third of the book, it explores the Michelle character's preoccupation with history, her own and also the history of Chichen Itza. And it transforms her. I guarantee that some people will be annoyed by this plot point, because it romanticizes exoticizes? Mayan culture, but I love the idea of a character being drawn to a culture and a history inexplicably.

It's a real thing that happens, and is barely ever written about. I would rather read this plot than any true romance. Which leads me to the elements of the book that I didn't like. Namely, that this romantic fascination with Mayan history crosses over into some cringeworthy "noble savage" territory when Michelle, the American girl left in the jungle naked to die, is lifted up and carried away by some living Mayans with "painted faces" lol, really?

She becomes "wild" to the point that she actually forgets who she is. I considered that maybe she just had a bout of traumatic amnesia from what the boys did to her, but it wouldn't have lasted months and wouldn't have been almost complete amnesia. Crash and burn, book. In addition to this major quibble, after Michelle disappears and Anne returns to America, the book's hazy, transient tone becomes practical and moralizing.

Must we really bring Nancy Grace into this too? She's not name dropped in the book, but you know she'd be all over this if it were a real life case. All in all, Feathered probably deserves less than three stars. But I enjoyed so much of it for the three reasons listed above that I don't have the heart to be objective. Jun 05, Gemma rated it it was ok. So the book jacket's all like 'mayan lore' and everything. Sacrificed maidens, still beating hearts ripped out and burned in the name of strange idols Feathered is not Indianna Jones.

It can't even be compared to Indianna Jones. It does not even belong in the same sentence as Indianna Jones. There's some interesting stuff about Mayan mythology, but that's pretty much it. Nothing much really happened So the book jacket's all like 'mayan lore' and everything.

Nothing much really happened in this book. No, stuff did happen. You couldn't really tell when stuff happened in this book. Nothing really happens until the last hundred pages, but it's written weird, so you can't really tell if it's happening, or how it's happening. There was no explanation for the ending. Feathered didn't make a lot of sense.

It tried to be written all artsy, but that didn't work out for dear author with a weird last name. This book was really just Feb 11, Susan rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I'll get straight to the point: I didn't really hate it, but I didn't like it either. The main problem for me was the inconsistency of this novel and how everything was kinda random and, well, weird. Here are my detailed explanations: I understand the author's motives of wanting to make Michelle fantasize and have this "blank expression" while she is imagining herself in her own world, but it was just odd.

Nothing in the story really related and I felt tha I'll get straight to the point: Having them be kidnapped and almost raped does not relate to anything. What is the message of this novel?

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The life lesson is to stay away from foreign countries so you won't get raped? I felt that the story wasn't going to go anywhere, so I basically just skimmed through the last 50 pages. I was slightly and pleasantly surprised that Michelle was found, but nothing else really took me into interest of surprise. Well, I don't think it makes sense for the plot of this story to say that Terri "knew" that something bad would happen.

First off, she was hardly mentioned in the novel in the first place. She was only there as a minor character who flirted with boys. Second, there was not a moment that hinted that Terri was concerned about Anne and Michelle. Terri was, yet again, just this random character that was created. It felt that A LOT of things were unnecessary in this novel. This book was also repetitious. In Michelle's perspective, the narrator it was in third person limited kept mentioning how Michelle was having the "adventure" of her life and blah blah blah.

She has a huge adventure going for her. Oh, speaking of perspectives, did anyone notice how the perspectives kept shifting? Not just between Michelle and Anne. It was like first person for Anne and then third person limited for Anne? Like why is the author so inconsistent? However, I give this star one star for its pretty interesting cover.

The cover was the only thing that led me to read this awful written novel. I just honestly didn't feel much of a plot or message or even a purpose of this novel. I can tell that the author's ideas and intentions were good, but they did not come through well. However, the idea of three girls going to Cancun is interesting. If the author, perhaps, made the story more consistent and meaningful and possibly less confusing , then maybe I would like it. Otherwise, for the meantime, this book did not speak to me at all.

Jul 17, Kristi rated it it was ok. Anne, Michelle and Terri are heading to Cancun for their first real adventure. But they also want to take in some of the history that Cancun has to offer. It just so happens that they met a guy at the bar that is going to the Chechen Itza and offers to give them a ride.

Michelle is captivated by the ruins and she also seems to be captivated with Anders. This freaks Anne out and she talks Michelle into taking a ride home with some guys she met from the hotel. Hopefully they made the right decision. It didn't reach out and grab me, but there was something that made me want to keep reading. Kasischke easily blended folklore with modern day. The descriptions of the ruins are captivating! The show did poorly, however, and the series was abandoned.

Two years later, in , the American Broadcasting Company aired a Saturday morning cartoon series based on the Hardy Boys ; the series was produced by Filmation and ran from to A group of professional musicians performed all the songs on the series, and toured across the United States. During the first season, the series alternated between episodes featuring the Hardy Boys one week and Nancy Drew the next. The Hardy Boys were cast as young adults Stevenson and Cassidy were twenty-four and eighteen respectively during the filming of the first episodes to appeal to a prime time television audience.

The series returned for a third season, dropping the Nancy Drew character completely and shortening its title to The Hardy Boys. The characters were portrayed as in their early twenties, Frank working as a reporter and Joe still in college. The show lasted for only one season of thirteen episodes due to poor ratings; a series based on Nancy Drew that ran alongside it in syndication suffered the same fate.

Oh, that would be really cool to do a hard-boiled noir take on them. The series, a hardboiled noir take on the characters, finds characters Frank and Joe Hardy accused of murdering their father, Fenton Hardy, and turning to a femme fatale-esque Nancy Drew to clear their names. Del Col credits editors Matt Idelson and Matt Humphreys with helping him shape the direction of the series. The series debuted to amazing reviews. It works on every level and still fully embraces the heart of who they are. Drew, who was absent for most of the first issue. She is a pitch-perfect modernized femme fatale, who could hold her own up against any present-day Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, or the like.

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The Hardy Boys have been called "a cultural touchstone all over the world. The series was an instant success: One explanation for this continuing popularity is that the Hardy Boys are simple wish fulfillment. Their adventures allow readers to vicariously experience an escape from the mundane. She tries to argue that "racist stereotypes are She further claims that this is the reason for the popularity of the Applewood Books reprints of the original, unrevised texts rather that the widely cited blandness of the rewrites.

Critic Gary Westfahl considers the Hardy Boys to not display any sexuality. They are "well-scrubbed Boy Scout types" [3] who "fetishized squareness. A Hardly Boys Mystery. Others have pointed to the Hardy Boys' relationship with their father as a key to the success of the series. As Tim Morris notes, while Fenton Hardy is portrayed as a great detective, his sons are usually the ones that solve cases, making Fenton Hardy a paradoxical figure:. He is always there, he knows everything.

He is infallible but always failing. When the boys rescue him, he is typically emaciated, dehydrated, semi-conscious, delirious; they must succor him with candy bars and water. He can take on any shape, but reveals his identity within moments of doing so.

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He never discusses a case except the one he's working on in a given novel, so that his legendary close-mouthedness turns to garrulousness when a Hardy Boys novel begins, which is of course the only time we ever get to see him. All the same, he only discusses the case in enough detail to mislead his sons and put them in mortal danger. He has systems of information and data-gathering that put the FBI to shame, yet he is always losing his case notes , his ciphers , his microfilm , or some other valuable clue, usually by leaving it in his extra pair of pants, meaning that the Boys have to drive to Canada or Florida or somewhere to retrieve it.

I suppose he isn't mysterious at all; he simply embodies what many think of their own fathers: As a result, the Hardy Boys are able both to be superior to their father and to gain the satisfaction of "fearlessly making their dad proud of them. In the end, many commentators find that the Hardy Boys are largely successful because their adventures represent "a victory over anxiety.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of The Hardy Boys characters. We can tell the newspapers that we believe our father has met with foul play and that you won't bother to look into the matter, but don't let us disturb you at all—" "What's that about the newspapers? List of Hardy Boys books. United States portal Books portal Fictional characters portal Children's literature portal. Hardy's first name is given as Mildred. The book in question is Casefiles No.

The introduction of Pete Jones in the series predates the introduction of Valerie Brown from Josie and the Pussycats , who is often credited as the first African American animated character; the Hardy Boys first aired in while Josie and the Pussycats aired a year later in See also Billman , p. The Big Lie 1". Reading with a flight Ring. The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Burgess, Steve October 7, The Hardy Boys return".

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