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A Figure in Hiding (Hardy Boys #16)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,146 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
This is the 16th volume of Applewood Books reproductions of the Original Hardy Boys-Just as You Remember Them. Originally published in 1937, A Figure in Hiding was was ghostwritten by Leslie McFarlane. Its dustjacket art and frontispiece were illustrated by Paul Laune. In A Figure in Hiding, Frank and Joe help their father round up a dark and sinister man posing as an eye ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by Applewood Books (first published 1937)
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May 21, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
The Hardy Boys and their friend Chet go to watch a movie with the same name as the title of this book. After sitting down in the movie house Chet sees that he is sitting next to his sister. Yuck! My brother was 4 years older than me and used to make me walk a block ahead of him. It had a two fold purpose. 1. He did not wish his friends to see me with him; and 2. I could save him a quarter by buying his ticket for him. Mine cost twenty-five cents. He could have lead me into a life of crime by doi ...more
Feb 14, 2011 Jamesrotz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am happy about this book. I gave it a ten out of ten or on this website 5 out of five because i like the Hardy boys. Its for boys who like adventure and like having fun. it gets you into the story like you actually there fighting bad guys, driving a car, getting kidnaped and driving there boat. i gave it a ten out of ten becaus the author is good, he wrote tons of these hardy boys books adventures because he likes people imagining what it is like to be them. ilike this one because of the eye i ...more
Jan 14, 2013 Ianm added it
This book was leisurely paced and suspenseful with a ton of mystery added. The mystery really comes in when the blind peddler gives them the message about the eye and they find it on the boat and later in the book when it starts ticking.
Margretchin (Author)
Feb 12, 2016 Margretchin (Author) rated it it was amazing
Blind man's warning. The Sea spook. Out in the Sleuth. Braxton. Near miss. Fenton Hardy at your service. Mr. Lambert. Glass eye. Aunt Gertrude. Sinister omen. Disconnected call. Is he alive? Blueprints. Henry Zatta, The Goggler gang. Spotty Lemul. Pampton. They're after me! Doc Grafton's Health Care Farm. Zachary Mudge. Chet Morton pops up. Chief Collig arrives. Malabar Road. The checker. Go around to the back and knock twice. Ambushed. The Jalopy. Bijou. The jeweled Siva. Hot Rocket. Mrs. Lunbe ...more
Catherine Woodman
The classic boy detectives by Frank Dixon--I read ALL of them in my younger years, one I ran out of Nancy Drew books. The Hardy Boys are brother amateur detectives, aspiring to follow in their famous father's footsteps. Frank Hardy is the elder of the two and has dark hair. Joe Hardy is the younger brother, and has blond hair and blue eyes. The stories are an unaging series, in which Frank and Joe are always 18 and 17 years of age, respectively. In the original series the brothers were a younger ...more
Oct 04, 2012 Gabrielle added it
Shelves: ela9-mood

“A Figure in the Hiding” is like a mystery book. When you turn to the first page of the book it tells you that the Hardy boys are approached by a blind peddler with a warning for their father Fenton Hardy. To me this makes the mood of the story weird. I say this because when I picture this in real life I can’t imagine this happening. If this ever happened to me in life, the situation would be weird.

How could a blind man that I have never talked to give me a card with a cat eye drawn on it, a
Sep 22, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
This is a book from a boys' mystery series and the version I read was the original 1937 text. It was a bit bizarre! A quack Dr. that goes to people's homes and charges them money to perform a fake operation on their eyes to restore sight? Really? How gullible were people in the 1930s? And brave to have one man do surgery alone in their house without anesthesia or helpers. One thing I learned in this book is that coincidences are astounding! Every time there's a person mentioned as being a long-l ...more
Sep 06, 2015 Kristofer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In which the Chet-is-fat jokes get old again, crooks turn to plastic surgery to avoid the cops, and things get genuinely spooky.

This is how you write a goddamn Hardy Boys book.
Oct 19, 2015 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is absolutely thrilling, especially for ages 8-12! I highly recommend this book and all others in this series.
fathimathu nahila
this is the first book of hardy boys that i read...nd this made me much impressed ;)
Jul 31, 2015 R.A. rated it it was ok
This doctor is a scary man.
Gabrielle Link
Jan 25, 2016 Gabrielle Link rated it really liked it
I like this book!
Abigail P
Oct 12, 2010 Abigail P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good mystery. You will sit on the edge of your seat till you’re done. The Hardys solve the mystery of the Goggler Gang. It is a good book. If you like mysteries, read this book.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I think the Hardy Boy books helped me with learning deductive and inductive skills. I had to work through logic. Who knew? I enjoyed all these books.
Meadow Frisbie
Apr 24, 2010 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery Lovers
Shelves: mystery
The "doctor" works as an eye doctor...but who is he really? They Hardy Boys have their suspicons of a differnt kind...

Another Hardy Boy Mystery.
Ruthie Jones
Jul 25, 2010 Ruthie Jones rated it it was amazing
I read the Hardy Boys books (and Nancy Drew) when I was a child. The stories are old fashioned, but that's why I like them so much.
Aug 23, 2013 Ron rated it it was amazing
Excellent series for young readers - highly recommended.
I read these books when I was 10 - 15 years of age.
Giuliana: Is it weird I like Hardy Boys books better than Nancy Drew books? ;) They're more exciting.
Valkyrie Oracle
My book has the same cover as shown in this listing but was published in 1993.
Marts  (Thinker)
May 25, 2009 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hardy-boys-books
The Hardy Boys get into a mystery after recieving a mysterious message.
Jun 30, 2011 Ian rated it liked it
The book I'm currently reading to my sons...they love the Hardy Boys!
Ashley Tetzlaff
Oct 21, 2013 Ashley Tetzlaff rated it it was amazing
Typical Hardy boy - heart-pounding adventure! Great book. Fun read :)
Jeff Noble
A Figure in Hiding by Franklin Dixon (?)
May 22, 2012 Kolan rated it really liked it
read when I was 10 through 13
Partridge Public
Sep 20, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JF Dix
Shelves: juniorfiction
Dixon, Franklin W.
Jan 25, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
Apr 04, 2010 Ingrid rated it liked it
loved it!
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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.
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