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The Vanishing Thieves (Hardy Boys #66)

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Chet Morton's cousin, Vern, is on his way to California to find a rare and valuable coin mysteriously missing from his uncle's bank vault. When he stops in Bayport, his brand-new car is stolen. The Hardys take on a double mystery-and double danger as they head for the West Coast to investigate this sinister mystery.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1980)
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Nicola-Jane Henfrey
An enjoyable quick read.
I did not like the character Vern but Chet, as usual, sparkled like a shining star. I am always amazed how strong the Hardy Boys are as they seem to overpower almost any body-builder they see.
A good mystery.

Although I must note it is strange reading/rating a children's book. I want to discredit its pace, short sentences and lack of description but I know it would not be fair because its target audience are 8-13 year olds.

All in all it's another good edition to the long r
Sep 09, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
This is the first Hardy Boys book I've read that wasn't part of the original series written in the 30s. I found it to be a bit lacking in comparison to those, but still a fairly fun read. I could have done without the illustrations, and it seemed like the whole thing ended pretty abruptly after a whole lot of buildup and then maybe a chapter or two of action. Overall, a decent read, but not all that memorable.
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May 20, 2016 Fifi Phillipps rated it liked it
Hardy Boys - Mysteries, intelligence, solving the mysteries, and two cute boys - who can resist?
But after a while reading The Hardy Boys, the theme are all the same, so I could guess who's the bad guys in each books before the ending.
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I read this hardy boys adventure when I was about 11 years old and I really liked it. There is one particular villian who is a madman and he calls himself the maharaja of Kashmir.
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