Cult of Crime (Hardy Boys: Casefiles, #3)
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Cult of Crime (Hardy Boys: Casefiles #3)

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In trying to free their friend Holly from the clutches of a murderous mountain cult, the Hardy Boys find that the lunatic Rajah and his followers have spread to their own home town.
Paperback, 151 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by Simon Pulse (first published January 21st 1987)
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Jun 19, 2013 Marie added it
Guess what I found at Powell's?

This very book! one of my favorites in the days I read this series. I've actually hung onto my collection because they've never been easy to find. But I ask you, who doesn't love goofy spy thrillers with populated by teen heroes? (Well apparently everyone but me, but I'm OK with that. I even liked that Abduction movie the Twilight actor did.)

Back in the day I liked this one, but never could find it for sale and the local library had to send out for it. But there i...more
I like the book cult of crime. Frank went from his home in Bayport to where the Raja lived. Joe came to the Raja's house as well, and he helped Frank on a case. Joe accidentally shot someone with a gun. Then all of the cops tried to get Joe Hardy. It was sad when I thought Joe was going to be put in jail. Frank came to his rescue. I'll see how it ends and let you know.
The mystery actually had me pretty well hooked. There's some dramatic parts that avoid falling into silly melodrama, and give some good character moments. A few silly moments, but entertainingly so, and not distracting. I really enjoyed it, especially the ending.
Bill Meeks
Pretty good overall. Your classic cult story from the 1970s. Holly was an interesting, if mildly infuriating, character. I thought it was funny how the entire book was predicated on the fact that Frank was trying to let her down easily. Great twist at the end though. If you like Hardy Boys I definitely recommend this book.
I enjoyed Nancy Drew as a kid -
I got this book, thinking that my 9y/o would like it. Of course, he could read it after I finished it. I'm done and he can so have it. Maybe he will enjoy it.

2.5 stars
Jan 18, 2014 Mell rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery, ya
I read these as a kid because my mom wanted to get them for a male cousin. Even as a teen I didn't think they were very good.
A good read.
Partridge Public
Sep 20, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JF Dix
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Franklin W. Dixon is the pen name used by a variety of different authors (Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author, being the first) who wrote The Hardy Boys novels for the Stratemeyer Syndicate (now owned by Simon & Schuster). This pseudonym was also used for the Ted Scott Flying Stories series.
More about Franklin W. Dixon...
The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys, #1) The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys, #2) The Secret of the Old Mill (Hardy Boys, #3) Hardy Boys Complete Series Set Books 1-66 (The Hardy Boys #1-66) The Missing Chums (Hardy Boys, #4)

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