The December 2016 edition of The Hardy Boys News is online!
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The November 2016 edition of The Hardy Boys News is online/
This month there is my review of “The Haunted Fort” as well as the new releases and Spotlite Book “Mystery Of The Desert Giant”.
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Hey sleuths
The October 2016 Spotlite Book is volume 39, "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk"
1960 James Lawrence (184 pages)
Art: Rudy Nappi
The Hardy Boys and Chet become owners of the Chinese junk Hai Hau which contains a hidden treasure.
Description of current edition from Amazon.com: 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.
Comments & reviews are welcome.
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RWF

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The Spotlite Book for September is "The Mystery At Devil's Paw"
Original: 1959 James Lawrence (Andrew Svenson wrote the last 3 chapters) (183 pages)
Revised: 1973 Priscilla Baker-Carr (180 pages) - For Sale
Revision: Slightly Altered
Art: 1959 Rudy Nappi
Art: 1973 Rudy Nappi
Notes: Harriet S. 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.
Description of current edition from Amazon.com: 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 4,000 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. 
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The September issue of the Hardy Boys News is now online!
This month there is Steve Servello's review of "Hunting for Hidden Gold", as well as the new releases and Spotlite Book “The Mystery At Devil's Paw”.
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The Spotlite Book for August is volume 37: The Ghost At Skeleton Rock
Cover Art & Edition Information
Original: 1957 James Lawrence (184 pages)
Revised: 1966 Priscilla Baker-Carr (177 pages)
Revision: Slightly Altered
Art: 1957 Rudy Nappi
Art: 1966 Rudy Nappi
Notes: Revised text PC with 1957 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.
Description of current edition from Amazon.com: 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. 
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The Spotlite Book for July is "The Secret Of Pirates' Hill"
Original: 1956 John Almquist (Rewrite: Harriet Adams) (213 pages) -
Revised: 1972 Priscilla Baker-Carr (178 pages)
Revision: Slightly Altered
Art: 1956 Rudy Nappi
Art: 1972 Rudy Nappi
Notes: Harriet S. Adams also signed a release form for the revised edition.
Pre-1987 PC editions with blank endpapers are scarce.
The Hardy Boys go skin-diving to find a missing treasure in gold near Bayport.
Description of current edition from Amazon.com: 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.
As always, comment & reviews are welcome!
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The Spotlite Book for June is Volume 35: The Clue In The Embers
Original: 1955 John Almquist (214 pages)
Revised: 1972 Priscilla Baker-Carr (177 pages)
Revision: Slightly Altered
Art: 1955 Rudy Nappi
Art: 1972 Rudy Nappi
Notes: Harriet S. Adams also signed a release form for the revised edition.
The Hardy Boys head to Guatemala to foil Albert Torres' plot to steal the national treasure.
Description of current edition from Amazon.com: 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.
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Hey sleuths.
The Spotlite Book this month is #34, "The Hooded Hawk Mystery".
As always, comments & reviews are welcome.
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