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The missing chums

Author: Franklin W Dixon
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of bizarre events in their home town lead the Hardy Boys on a trail of robbers and kidnappers.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin W Dixon
ISBN: 0448089041 : 9780448089041 0448189046 9780448189048
OCLC Number: 1866271
Notes: "In this new story, based on the original of the same title, Mr. Dixon has incorporated the most up-to-date methods used by police and private detectives."
Description: vii, 175 pages : frontispiece ; 19 cm.
Contents: Exciting Assignment --
An Evening of Mystery --
Faces in the Fog --
A Daring Getaway --
Dancing Gorillas --
A Perilous Slide --
Dangerous Beachcombing --
Postcard Puzzle --
The Old Salt's Story --
A Narrow Escape --
Midnight Caller --
The Desolate Island --
The Threatening Figure --
Signal Three --
Outwitting a Suspect --
Skeleton Symbol --
Hermit's Hideout --
Hidden Watchers --
Rocky Prison --
Ambushing the Enemy.
Responsibility: by Franklin W. Dixon.

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A series of bizarre events in their home town lead the Hardy Boys on a trail of robbers and kidnappers.

Something is amiss in Bayport, the Hardy boys' hometown. First there is trouble in Shantytown, then a strange black craft tries to ram Joe and Frank's boat, the Sleuth. That night the local bank is robbed. And later that same night the young detectives' pals, Chet Morton and Biff Hooper, mysteriously disappear after a masquerade party. Are the events related? And do they emanate from Shantytown -- or from Hermit Island, an isolated land mass inhabited for many years by a strange recluse? Is it significant that both the missing boys and the bank robbers wore masquerade masks? Or is it more important that Chet was wearing a costume identical to Frank's? One by one, Frank and Joe tackle the clues, hardly daring to think what might have happened to their missing friends. But it is not until the two brothers confront the kidnappers that the overall pattern begins to emerge. The kidnappers ruthlessly plan to force Frank and Joe's famous detective father into choosing between justice and his sons! How the Hardy boys use all their courage and skill to outwit the criminals provides an exciting climax to one of the most baffling mysteries the young detectives have ever encountered. - Flyleaf.

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