Description of current edition: An invitation from Cap Bailey, science teacher at Bayport High, to accompany him out West to Wildcat Swamp on an archaeological expedition triggers off a series of dangerous events for Frank and Joe Hardy. On their way West the boys and Cap have a near-fatal accident in a private plane which has been sabotaged. Though warned to leave the area, Frank, Joe, and Cap doggedly remain until they have caught the cunning ex-convicts they are up against in this swift-paced adventure.
Description of current edition: When a man selling leather goods door-to-door steals the key to their detective father's file cabinet, Frank and Joe Hardy set out to track him down. An odd mark on a key case which the man sold to their mother leads the teenage sleuths to an Indian village, whose chiefs begs them to help him find valuable tribal possessions and the deed for his land. How Frank and Joe find the missing deed and Ramapan treasures, how they prevent the phony leather-goods salesman from carrying out a ruthless scheme and how they help their father solve the top-secret case he is working on for the U.
The Hardy Boys go to the Woodson Academy to solve the mystery of a missing will. Description of current edition: The famous young detectives Frank and Joe Hardy are caught up in a dangerous web of intrigue when they agree to help Greg Woodson search for his grandfather's missing will. When Henry Kurt, the temporary headmaster of Woodson Academy, insists that he is to inherit the property from Greg's grandfather, the case becomes even trickier. Frank and Joe must risk their lives several times before they solve the mystery of Yellow Feather and trap a sinister criminal who will stop at nothing - even murder - to satisfy his greed for money.
Pre PC editions with blank endpapers are scarce. The Hardy Boys solve a kidnapping and break up a gang smuggling illegal Indian aliens. Description of current edition: The young detectives receive a trained peregrine falcon as a gift that involves them in an exciting mystery.
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Imagine their astonishment when the swift-flying falcon brings down a homing pigeon carrying two precious rubies! Startling events that ensue indicate the gems are a ransom that has been paid for the release of a kidnapped student from India, who had come to the United States to complete his education.
But Tava, the son of a wealthy industrialist, is still being held captive. 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.
Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. 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: 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.
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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. Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. 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.
Description of current edition: 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. Hardy's missing friend, a retired police captain, and solve the mystery of spooky Black Hollow.
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Description of current edition: 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.
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.
The Hardy Boys head to Mexico to rescue Chet and solve the mystery of a cryptic will. Description of current edition: 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.
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. Description of current edition: 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: recover two famous oil paintings stolen from the valuable Prisoner-Painter collection owned by Jefferson Davenport. 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. Hardy to justice. Description of current edition: 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.
After Mr. 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. Description of current edition: 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 Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. 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.
Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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.
Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. Description of current edition: 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. 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.
Rowbotham's fortune. Description of current edition: There is not time for explanations when Mr. 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.
The Hardy Boys travel to Switzerland and the Yucatan jungle to locate stolen gold bullion. Description of current edition: 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.
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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.
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And now their lives are in danger. Description of current edition: 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 they escape? Will the Firebird Rocket ever be launched? The Hardy Boys hunt a gang of terrorists and run into mystery at a new animal park on the Bayport outskirts. Description of current edition: During Mr. 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. Spina Revised: William F. 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. On Jan. 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. On Sept. 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. On Dec. Publication true Minneapolis, Bethany House Publishers, Extent pages. Isbn Label Rescue at Boomerang Bend. Extent pages Isbn Isbn Type pbk. Subject true s -- -- true 19th century -- -- Adventures down under series Australia -- Fiction true Australia -- History -- 19th century true Father-separated boys true Historical fiction true Outlaws true Preteen boys Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction true Twelve-year-old boys Genre Fiction true Historical fiction Member of true Adventures down under Adventures down under, 3.
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Library Locations Map Details. Milford Public Library Borrow it. Main St. Library Links. Embed Experimental. This brings us onto the Wheelers - characters that, to be fair, were created by L Frank Baum himself in his original Oz books. As brought to the screen by director Walter Murch, however, the Wheelers are little short of terrifying: cackling, long-limbed, mask-wearing lunatics who hurtle around the shabbier areas of Oz like a cross between Richard O'Brien and a Ford Fiesta. As one commenter on YouTube helpfully points out, "They're actually harmless since they have no hands to grab hold of anything - like any quadruped predator, they can still bite.
A brief anecdote, if you don't mind: your humble writer saw The Last Unicorn on its cinema release in , and still hasn't quite recovered from the experience. An animated fantasy from Rankin-Bass Productions, it features a starry cast of voice actors, including Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow and Christopher Lee - plus too many startling and surreal images to accurately count. First, there's a formidable villain, the Red Bull, played by Frank Welker most famous as the voice of Megatron. Then there's a sequence where a witch played by Angela Lansbury is killed by a vicious harpy.
Or there's the bit where the story's young heroes encounter a talking skeleton with glowing red eyes.
click For sheer, mentally-scarring weirdness, we'd go for the scene where the magician, Schmendrick Alan Arkin misuses a magic spell and turns a tree into a talking, suggestive-looking tree. We didn't necessarily recognise all the sexual undercurrents in this sequence as kids, but we knew, deep in our subconscious, that there was something truly disturbing about it. The bubbling cauldron of Terry Gilliam's imagination overflowed onto the screen with The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, a fantasy adventure which made headlines for its cost overruns.
Decades later, it's easier to appreciate the film for its visual style and ideas rather than its behind-the-scenes drama - and Baron Munchausen's age has done little to dim its more out-there moments. Case in point: the King of the Moon - a giant, disembodied head played by the late Robin Williams in full-on stream-of-consciousness mode. With his suspect Spanish accent and incoherent ramblings, he's a disturbing character - and that's before his wife shows up, and things get really, really out of hand. Forget the Saw franchise: three minutes of watching the King of the Moon tickle his wife's feet is enough to bring us out in hives.
As an achievement in puppetry and artistry, The Dark Crystal is one of the late Jim Henson's high watermarks. One of the film's most memorable creations is the Skeksis - a race of evil creatures that resemble rotting vultures in long, elaborate gowns. They're great villains - intimidating and, as the dinner scene above proves, downright grotesque.
As kids, we were so convinced by the Skeksis that we never stopped to consider that they weren't living, breathing creatures. Even as cynical grown-ups, we still find them pretty convincing - and more than a little scary.