The Secret of the Caves (Hardy Boys Series #7)

The Secret of the Caves (Hardy Boys Series #7)

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by Franklin W. Dixon
     
 

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Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then, a new clue is unearthed that sends the young detectives to the Honeycomb Caves. After many dangerous encounters,  Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight in one

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Overview

Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then, a new clue is unearthed that sends the young detectives to the Honeycomb Caves. After many dangerous encounters,  Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight in one of the craggy caverns along the seacoast. In the brilliant white glare of the searchlight, the startling secret of the caves is dramatically revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448433097
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/02/2003
Series:
Hardy Boys Series, #7
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Franklin W. Dixon was the pseudonym devised by Edward Stratemeyer for the author of a series of mystery books he was developing which became the Hardy Boys series. The first book, The Tower Treasure, originally published in 1927, was ghostwritten by Leslie MacFarlane who went on to write 19 more, including #2 through #16. In all, there are 58 titles in the original Hardy Boys Mysteries series published between 1927 and 1979 written by 17 different men and women. Many of the books were later revised, adding another four Hardy Boys Mystery Stories to the total.

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The Secret of the Caves (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Series #7) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Carstairs38 8 months ago
Who and What are Hiding in the Caves? In third grade, I picked up my first Hardy Boys book, The Secret of the Caves. But I didn’t finish it because I got distracted by The Chronicles of Narnia. Kind of ironic since I am now such a mystery addict, right? I tried the Hardys again in fifth grade, and I was hooked, even going back and finishing this book. I’ve just reread it again, and it continues to be a fun mystery. Frank and Joe’s friend Chet is super excited about his new metal detector and wants to go camping on the beaches near some caves south of Bayport to test it out. Their friend Biff is ready to join them when Mr. Hardy gets not one but two cases that he needs his son’s help with. First, someone is sabotaging the new security center just outside of town. And secondly, a young woman shows up asking for help in locating her brother, a college professor who has vanished. Frank and Joe take on the missing professor, but when they arrive at the college, they are meant with danger. They do find one clue that actually sends them to the area where Chet wants to camp. Meanwhile, things are heating up at the base. Are the two cases connected? It was actually very interesting reading this book as an adult. In an attempt to not date the book, this professor had been in a European country that is not friendly with America. No, that isn’t awkward at all (he noted sarcastically). On the other hand, the boys use some slang that is definitely dated, especially Joe. What’s really funny is that I didn’t notice this as a kid reading the book in the 80’s. I just knew the mystery was good. And that part holds up well today. I didn’t remember much of the plot, so I was kept guessing exactly where things were going until the end. The ending was definitely rushed and a bit of a data dump, but it did wrap everything up. Along the way, we get plenty of action and danger. I did find the characters rather flat. They are there to move the plot forward and be moved around by the plot. Of course, as a kid, I didn’t mind that at all. I was reading it for the story. It was nice to see Biff be included since the core characters really are Frank, Joe, and Chet and the Hardy family. And yet I found it very fun to reconnect with these old friends. They may not live up my memories, but it was fun to revisit Frank, Joe, and the rest as they uncovered The Secret of the Caves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book alot
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I have read a lot of the hardy boys and this one has the SEVRET OF THE CAVES?
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smarr More than 1 year ago
The secret of the caves is a good easy interesting book. At the end of every chapter they will say something dramatic and you will want to find out and read more. It is a mystery theme which is cool because you always want to know what will happen next. I would recommend this book to anybody it is in the age of ten to fifteen. It is a easy interesting book. This book is very fun to read. Go get this great book today.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It puzzled me slightly when the Hardy Boys couldn't trase those gunshots and stuff and I didn't know which to decide, if Commander Wilson was crazy or just pulling a tough prank on them. Commander Wilson got harsh nearly killing the Hardy Boys! I wasn't quite sure on what to think on Cadmus Quill if he was bad or good. He turned out bad. But by the way, a pretty good book. One of the usual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best one yet. loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like when the boys find the tunnel from the palas paris to the cave.
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