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The Mark on the Door (Hardy Boys #13) (original 1934; edition 1934)

by Franklin W. Dixon

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Title:The Mark on the Door (Hardy Boys #13)
Authors:Franklin W. Dixon
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (1934), Edition: First, Hardcover, 192 pages
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Frank and Joe spot a submarine off the coast of Maine. A man from the area appears to have been taken hostage by this vessel. In the meantime, Fenton Hardy is heading to Mexico to investigate an international criminal. Joe, Frank, and their friend go along, knowing that a similar submarine has been spotted off Mexican waters. They discover several area kidnappings. There's probably too much coincidence and too much access to the inner workings of crimes for the series to really be believable, but it's still a fun and adventure-filled read. I think that even today, upper elementary and younger middle school readers will find much to enjoy, even if it was written before the age of cell phones which would certainly add an entirely different twist on this read. ( )
  thornton37814 | Mar 7, 2014 |
This is t he only Hardy Boys book I read. I had access to no other, else I would have read more of them. ( )
  Schmerguls | Sep 7, 2013 |
This is a very good book. Frank and Joe spot a submarine in the lake that is there illigaly. When they dicide to investigate, it brings them to Mexico. When in Mexico the boys run into a big group of Mexicans who everyone in the village is scared of. While investigating they get captured by the group.

I LOVE this book!!!!!! ( )
  sports-star | Oct 4, 2011 |
One day, the Hardy boys had an assignment to find a Mexican man at Barmet Bay. Their dad, Fenton Hardy a famous detective, is working on a case where a Mexican has disappeared. Mr. Hardy and the Hardy boys have to go to Mexico. There they help Mexicans who give the Hardies a clue that they trail. Then trouble happens. Frank and Joe get more and more involved in the mystery. The smugglers capture the hardies, and that is only the beginning of the chain of their troubles... ( )
  adamjohn | Mar 23, 2011 |
This is the second in the series in which the Hardy's adventures take them away from Bayport. Familar themes pop up through the book, in keeping with the detective series but they did not get in the way of the story line. Some characters make brief apperances ex: Mrs. Hardy but have much stronger role in this story then other titles. ( )
  seki | Apr 27, 2009 |
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Frank and Joe Hardy, amateur detectives and brothers, investigate the mystery of a stolen boat and soon discover that the boat's disappearance is tied to a smuggling operation.

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The search for a stolen boat leads the Hardy brothers to Mexico where they become involved with a band of Indians and a strange smuggling operation.

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