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The Flickering Torch Mystery (Hardy Boys #22)

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When two suspicious plane accidents occur near an eastern airport, the two Hardy brothers investigate the case and find themselves in greater danger than they anticipated.
Published 1979 by Armada (first published December 31st 1942)
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Edward Davies
As usual the Hardy’s are in well over their heads with a case that they couldn’t possibly solve if it wasn’t for the fact that all their villains are so laughingly obvious and make themselves stand out a mile. Still, it was fun for an outdated kids book.
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jerry by: Werner
Another fun mystery in this series.
Mitchell Mollet
The Hardy Boys The Flickering Torch is all about mystery. The Hardy Boys The Flickering Torch's main characters are Frank and Joe Hardy which are walking in his father's footsteps as detectives. They take part in one of there dad's hard and dangerous mysteries and end up being a really big help to their dad, the police, and the a large shipping company. The Hardy boys end up finding and taking the thieves payment and they find out that the thieves get paid in diamonds. Throughout the story they ...more
Ethan Hulbert
Leslie McFarlane actually apologized for this story. It's... a little weird. Silk moths? Okay. Still better than the revision, which doesn't even have a real flickering torch. Also another great candidate for worst cover.
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.
The two boys live in the fictional city of Bayport (on Barmet Bay) with their famous father, Fenton Hardy, a private detective formerly with the New York Police Department, their mother Laura Hardy (erroneously called Mildred in The Flying Express), and their Aunt Gertrude, a char
Kevin Findley
This is the updated version, with the Flickering Torch being the name of a night club. It was an actual torch in the original. Despite a few references to popular music in the 60s, the story read very well and wasn't otherwise dated. A solid entry in the Hardy Boys series.
A.J. Baudino
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to A.J. by: my parents
This book was very interesting. It has very good conflicts and puts you in suspense. The mystery is fun to solve along with the main characters. The ending is very good and signs off nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.
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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.
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is of the original 25 chapter book.
Ruthie Jones
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read in 2005.
In which young girls are every bit as clever as the guys, grown women dream of housework, and Chet finally gets to do what he God damn wants to and kicks some ass on top of it, too.
Joseph Levesque
They're so hip on this cover...
Valkyrie Oracle
My book was published in 1971 and has the 1971 cover.
Nov 20, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
Nov 15, 2010 rated it liked it
A fun story from 1943 as the boys take on anti-war effort thieves at an experimental farm.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent series for young readers - highly recommended.
I read these books when I was 10 - 15 years of age.
Gabrielle Link
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is cool!
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
read when I was 10 through 13
Mia Claire
Nov 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
My first ever attempt to read a Hardy Boy Mystery Story... It's so blah; I don't like it.
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