The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys Series #2)

The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys Series #2)

by Franklin W. Dixon

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Overview

The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys Series #2) by Franklin W. Dixon

The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! 

Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The House on the Cliff, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy face off against a dangerous group of smugglers. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who's new to the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448489537
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Hardy Boys Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 458,401
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Franklin W. Dixon is a pen name used by a variety of authors writing for the classic series, The Hardy Boys.  The first and most well-known "Franklin W. Dixon" was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author who contributed 19 of the first 25 books in the series. Other writers who have adopted the pseudonym include Christopher Lampton, John Button, Amy McFarlane, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

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The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank and Joe hardy are sons of the world famous detective-Fenton Hardy,living in the town of Bayport. They get drawn into this mystery when their father suddenly disappears.Frank and Joe set out to find their father with help from their friends, Chet Morton and Tony Prito.Thank's to Tony's boat the Hardys found the secret layer of Snattman and his smuggling friends.If you want to know how this action packed,fun filled book ends you'll need to read it!!THIS IS A GREAT MYSTERY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good Hardy Boys Book. I like Snatman and gang. The best scene is in the House. Read this book! Take my word for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hardy Boys are a great read, no matter what book. This one, however, (like others) has a great level of peril. I'm reviewing 'The House in The Cliff' just a port to tell people, no matter how old, or how young, that these books are uniquely written, in detail, and every page is just plain great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it is a good book but it is violent. I recommend to not read the book unless you are over 8 years old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a person who likes mystery books then The House on the Cliff is for you. It is full of suspense and on the edge of your seat excitement. It is a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like mystery books then this would be the book for you. There are pirates, caves, and the house on the hill. The house is a big part about this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an excellent read. It is full of suspense and action. My favorite part of the book is when they sneaked into the secret staits and began their perilous journey up to the House on the Cliff! I recommend this book to all people that like mysteries aged above 7 to read this book. This was my personal favorite. Have a good time and READ!!!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Hunting for Smugglers Just about every lover of mysteries as an adult started by reading teen detectives when they were a kid. While Trixie Belden is my first love, I actually started the genre by reading the Hardy Boys. They are still fun to revisit, which is what I did recently via The House on the Cliff. Frank and Joe Hardy are anxious to help their father, famous detective Fenton Hardy, on another case. It just so happens that he is working on a case involving smugglers in the Hardy’s home town of Bayport. His assignment to his sons is simple, take his telescope and see what they can observe in the bay. He even recommends an abandoned house on a cliff that will give them a great view. Frank and Joe grab their friends Chet and Biff and head out. They observe something strange happening in the bay, but before the can get back to report to Mr. Hardy, they hear a cry from inside the house, someone steals part of the telescope, and they witness an attempted murder. Is any of this related to the smuggling? I’m sure I read this book as a kid, but it’s been years, and I didn’t really remember much of what happened. I found myself enjoying the story as it unfolded. Yes, it has some of the typical Hardy Boys weaknesses, like the characters always making the right deduction right away, but it’s fun. What really struck me with this book is how long the climax is. We pretty much have everything figured out by three quarters of the way through the book; it’s just a matter of seeing if the Hardys can bring the criminals to justice. Another weakness of the series is the cardboard characters. There are attempts to give each character some personality, but it’s mostly superficial. Yet, I had probably read over 30 of them as a kid before this started to bother me, so obviously, it’s a minor issue. We actually see quite a few of Frank and Joe’s other friends in this book, at least for a scene or two. I was also struck by the fact that we get a couple of chapters from these friends’ point of view. This is the only time I can remember it not just being Frank and Joe we followed. I’m mostly familiar with the edited versions of the story from the late 50’s and 60’s. The most dated thing in these version is the pictures. I can’t imagine any kids these days wearing ties on a regular basis. I doubt that any of the kids picking up the book today will care. They’ll get caught up in the action. While these books will never be confused with great literature, they are still fun to revisit, and today’s kids will enjoy reading them as well. The House on the Cliff is another example of that.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank and Joe Hardy always get to the bottom of it no matter what case.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the hardy boys rock
Guest More than 1 year ago
same as all the others. These books are mostly all the same, they get boaring. This was a good book, but you can easily relate to other books in the series. It keeps you reading, but still the set back is, it is the same as all the others!