Secret of the Red Arrow

Secret of the Red Arrow

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by Franklin W. Dixon
     
 

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The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book of a fresh approach to a classic series.

Teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy are supposedly “retired” from their detective work. But there is a new mystery in Bayport that needs their investigative expertise—and fast!

Starting with a bank heist, a series of…  See more details below

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The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book of a fresh approach to a classic series.

Teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy are supposedly “retired” from their detective work. But there is a new mystery in Bayport that needs their investigative expertise—and fast!

Starting with a bank heist, a series of alarming pranks have popped up around Bayport. Ultimately harmless, the pranks turn out to be the work of Seth Diller, an amateur filmmaker who plans to make “zillions” from his reality-horror flick, which he’ll use to help out his brother, a wounded Marine.

But after the Hardy brothers put a stop to the Panic Project, there is a new outbreak of Seth-like pranks—only these have definite victims. All signs point to evidence of a crime gang in Bayport, and Frank and Joe undertake the most dangerous investigation they’ve ever encountered. It’s up to them to save their town—and themselves—before the Red Arrow gets to them first.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442446199
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Hardy Boys Adventures , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
955,988
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Franklin W. Dixon is the author of the ever-popular Hardy Boys books.

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Secret of the Red Arrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feels like really bad fanfiction. Stick to the Classics or the Casefiles from the mid 80 to the late 90s. Those were way better
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
A modern reimagining of the classic Hardy Boys series, “Secret of the Red Arrow” is book one of The Hardy Boys Adventures. Frank and Joe Hardy are back on the case. Sort of. They have come to an agreement with their father and with local law enforcement and have retired. They won’t investigate anymore because their prior involvement has resulted in being sued too many times and has led to legal problems. Breaking this promise could result in their being sent to the J’Adoube School for Behavior Modification on Rock Island. However, when a classmate faces harassment that quickly becomes sinister, the brother duo can’t just sit back and let it happen. Soon they find themselves enmeshed in a dangerous case involving a mysterious, secret, and highly feared force called the Red Arrow, and they realize that maybe they should have taken everyone’s advice and left it alone. This reincarnation of the Hardy Boys attempts to breathe new life into the many series adaptations over the years, but it leaves something to be desired. The initial premise that the Hardy Boys are no longer allowed to carry out investigations is ludicrous, as is the Alcatraz-like consequence for doing so. It seems that Frank and Joe could and should have been revived with their detective status intact, as that is the basis for their characters. That oddity aside, this new series does bring the brothers into the twenty-first century, making use of the latest technology and teen lingo. Thus the stories appeal to a teenage and young adult audience. The chapters alternate between first-person narration by Frank and Joe, who still share a close sibling relationship but who also seem out of touch with their family. The close relationship with their father, which characterized the original series, is almost nonexistent, and Fenton Hardy is now a legal writer rather than a detective. Similarly, none of their original friends have been retained; in fact, the Hardy Boys don’t seem to have friends in this book, adding to their aloofness. Additionally, the idea that the brothers—especially being detectives—were not aware of the Red Arrow despite its continuous existence in Bayport and despite the fact that seemingly everyone else knew about it is simply not believable. While newcomers may enjoy the adventure and danger that are still present, readers familiar with the prior series will likely be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age:11 Hair:brown Eyes:brown Personality:funny kind caring sometimes harsh a freak adorkable lol!!! Past:i got adopted have alot of aunts an uncle and cousins Other:will need braces because my jaws are uneven weird right but true?!&#9786&#9787
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Results: HARRY WINS How: Stunning spell STUPITEFY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading The Hardy Boys for quite a while, and this is the start of a great series. While it can be childish, its still feels like The Hardy Boys. Throw in a bit more danger like the original series, and you've got yourself a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With this fresh aproch, the hardy noys are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!