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The Mark on the Door (The Hardy Boys #13)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  1,436 ratings  ·  30 reviews

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 6/1/1934 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1934 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published January 1st 1934)
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I give this book five out five stars because of its great plot and smooth transitions between chapters. It was super easy to understand what was happening and you really get to know the characters the more you read along. I personally love the Hardy Boys series and am slowly working my way up reading all 56 books. If you are not familiar with this series, the Hardy Boys are brothers who solve all types of mysteries. The end of every book makes you want to read more and see more of their crazy ad ...more
John Yelverton
OK mystery book, but not nearly as good as Nancy Drew.
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
Excellent series for young readers - highly recommended.
I read these books when I was 10 - 15 years of age.
Mar 12, 2009 Brittany rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People reading the Hardy Boys
Recommended to Brittany by: Professor L
How I Came To Read This Book: It was a selection in my children's fiction class in my last year of uni.

The Plot: The Hardy Boys end up in Mexico...and many racial stereotypes ensue as they become involved with a band of Indians and an odd oil smuggling operation, which also involves hostages and a 'native' guide to the area.

The Good & The Bad: The main reasons we read this book were to show that a) not all fiction for children is continually, erm, appropriate, or at least PC in today's worl
Picked this up along with a couple of other HB books at The Bookworm in Cranbury as a nostalgic act. This was a 1934 edition and probably the same as what I read when young. I did not remember this book but must have read it. It was fun to read but knowing how these books were created it was easy to see the formulaic structure.
Jan 17, 2013 Ianm added it
This book has a really attention grabbing beginning because it makes you want to know what that sub that the hardy boys saw was for, why it was there, who was on it, what was it doing, and how was it related to the mystery followed up by the sub sighted in mexico which made me wonder if the subs were related.
John Rosal
This cool book can catch your attention. From this book, I learned to never give up, like the Hardy Boys, they never give up on finding this guy named Viscenzo
Malik Mohammed
I thing it is good because it is about action,mystery and cliff-hanging suspense. i like those kind of
books and there is no many characters and it is kind of funny.
Eric Lin
I am on page 55. Frank and Joe are helping someone save his son. his son got kidnapped and they are trying to save him. They are trying to be a disguise.
♆ 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.
Apr 08, 2010 Brendan added it
Shelves: for-younguns
I read a lot of Hardy Boys books since my grammar school's library carried them. I remember reading ths one, not so much the other titles though.
Ruthie Jones
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.
They were constantly being captured and it ended somewhat abruptly, but pretty good for a Hardy Boys book.
I love how in depth this book was. It was soo good. Better then all the others i've read so far.
This may seem weird 'cause I'm a girl, but I actually like the Hardy Boys better than Nancy Drew.
This is one in the whole series that is finally good, but the first and second one.
Jim Sampson
A fun and enjoyable read. This time they are led to mexico in their investigation.
One of the better ones of the few I read, as I remember.
Valkyrie Oracle
My book was published in 1967 with that year's cover.
Thomas Leip

I think I'm getting a clue...
read when I was 10 through 13
Marts  (Thinker)
Hardy Boys Mexico mystery
Read in 2005.
Partridge Public
Sep 20, 2007 Partridge Public added it
Recommends it for: JF Dix
Shelves: juniorfiction
Dixon, Franklin W.
Oct 21, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-new
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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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