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Mystery of the Samurai Sword (Hardy Boys #60)

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Shortly after his arrival in the United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Then a valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the missing tycoon's family for generations, is stolen from an auction gallery in New York. Danger confronts them constantly as the Hardy Boys search for the solution to the puzzle.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1979)
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Victoria Minks
Sep 08, 2016 Victoria Minks rated it really liked it
I always enjoy a good (old) Hardy Boys book. They're rather predictable, yes, and sometimes a bit far-fetched but still...it's kind of relaxing and it's just good fun to me.
This was your typical Hardy Boys book... I liked it. It kept the pace pretty well and I was greatly amused by some of the descriptions of Japanese characters in it. I've lived in Japan all my life so some of it was rather laughable, but still, it was funny, and I did appreciate that throughout the whole book the Japanese peo
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David Ballesteros
Mar 15, 2016 David Ballesteros rated it really liked it
The Mystery of the Samurai sword was a complex story solving the disappearance of a famous Japanese Samurai, Mr. Satoya, and his sword. Shortly after Satoya's disappearance the Hardy brothers had to encounter robberies of the extremely expensive samurai sword. Many challenges were faced looking for the sword. Suddenly, Mr. Satoya appeared in front of the Hardy's and explained that there was a surrender note in the swords handle from World War 2 and he said that he needed to get rid of it so he ...more
Kevin Findley
This was a good pot-boiler, but it's also from the time when Joe was speaking like an extra from Little Orphan Annie. So cheesy, you could almost read it with nachos. Still, my youngest enjoyed it as a bedtime story book and that was the target audience.

Read and enjoy.
Matt
Mar 03, 2008 Matt rated it liked it
Honestly, I don't remember anything about the book. All I know is that I did a book report on it in fourth grade. I loved these books when I was a kid...
Brenda
Dec 16, 2013 Brenda rated it really liked it
#60 in the Hardy Boy Original series, well worth the time to read, so full of content, one cannot avoid being entertained.
Lion
Oct 12, 2009 Lion rated it it was amazing
My first Hardy Boys mystery book. Reminds me of 39 Clues.
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May 25, 2009 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
Shelves: hardy-boys-books
Bank robbery mystery for the Hardy brothers
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Read when I was 9 or 10, and absolutely loved it.
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read when I was 10 through 13
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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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