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The Disappearing Floor (Hardy Boys #19)

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The Disappearing Floor (Hardy Boys, Book 19)
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 1st 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1940)
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John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This story was so hokie that only a kid could enjoy it, but since I was a kid when I read it, I did.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such an amazing book! The cover shows how exciting and spooky it is! Would recommend to any mystery lovers!
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The edition I read was as old as dirt...but it was still great fun!
Ben Kanieski
author: Franklin W Dixon
date published: 1940
genre: mystery

This story all started with the Hardy boys driving in a car venturing into the dark. In that ride they ended up finding one of the people on one of their dads files (their dad is a detective and they are detectives also. They ended up losing him so the climax was basically just trying to find him in which they did sometimes but they just couldn't get a hold of him. The setting of this story was in a small town in the old days. They never
Michael Lambrecht
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
The book The Disappearing Floor by Franklin W. Dixon is a book about three boys that are searching for a group of bank robbers that have stolen a lot of money. When they first ran into the robbers it was on a camping trip. A man walked past the boy's campsite when Frank and Joe Hardy were cooking. They went after him with Chet in the rear but fell into a trap that sent them plummeting down about 15 feet. They find stolen money and somehow have to get out of wherever they are.
I liked all of the
Austin B
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book I read was called The Disappearing Floor by Franklin W. Dixon. The lexile level is 750L. The Hardy boys yet deal with another mystery. They have to figure out why these jewel thefts are going on. They get tips and ideas that the mastermind is in their hometown Bayport. They figure out where they are located in the Bayport area. They end up having many encounters with the mastermind and his henchmen. They have a couple jewel thefts happen throughout this book. One is in Bayport and one i ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generally regarded as the worst of the original text "canon" volumes (books 1-40) it's a definite oddity. Written by fill-in author John Button instead of original series author Leslie McFarlane, it's more than a little far-fetched in terms of plot and weak on character development. Chet is ill-used and outside of Callie and Iola's brief appearance, none of the other chums are present. There would be better stories to follow in the series, but rock bottom had to be hit somewhere and in the origi ...more
Aaron White
Sep 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was bad. It felt like my 7 year old came up with this plot, and an older teen just started writing it all down. "Nope, not at 200 pages yet. What else happened?" "Um, tigers." It was bad. Everyone was out of character and made weird decisions.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Very very ok
Ethan Hulbert
This one... uh, it wasn't good. It was weird. It was pretty bad really. Didn't even feel like a Hardy Boys book at some parts. Very strange.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Secret tunnels and futuristic stun-guns! The Hardys prevail, of course.
Reread of a childhood favorite.
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The writer of this one had a sense of humor and of plot, and it’s a doozy. Amethysts go missing, Fenton Hardy is misled, their regular pilot flies off leaving a mysterious message, and there is trouble at the labyrinthine home of a hated, yet wealthy (and now dead) con-man, who got what karma had coming for him. But wait, there is more! A paranoid scientist is played for the dupe he is by a wing-nut (oops, I meant to type self-interested gang leader), and a mysterious tear gas is employed in jew ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: marathon
in the series I have Disappearing Floor is number 5

This book is over the top, but thats the point. It's an adventure for young boys (and girls) to read under the sheets by torchlight, when parents have told you to turn the light off! But you just have to know what happens next and catch the bad guys.

Car chases, fist fights, stolen treasure, explosions! Its power to childen and a reminder to adults just how much fun being a kid can be.
Amanda C.
May 02, 2011 rated it liked it
I loved the book Disappearing Floor.
The book reminded me of the Nacy Drew books.
I made a prediction that the Strang was in that car when they were chasing after him.
I wonder why the glowing ghost wanted the gems and the papers.
My favorite character is Joe because he is smart,brave,funny,and cute.
I will reccomend this book to other students because it was funny,made you want to keep reading, and for people who like mysteries.
I was confused when they where adding in a whole bunch more charac
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I first got into the Hardy Boys books in the second grade or so. I amassed a sizable collection of the books, acquired from Toys R Us and the local library's used book sale. I came across my old box o' books and decided to give one a a read. If memory serves, The Disappearing Floor is one of the first ones in the series that I read. It's still great! The plot is about a jewel thief, pursued of course by hero brothers Frank and Joe Hardy.

I had forgotten how violent these books are. Cars crash, p
May 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, I can't even begin to tell you what's wrong with this book. Sloppy plot? Bizarre? Sci-Fi in a non-Sci-Fi book? Or too many coincidences to make anything at all believable? But since this is an old series book, and I love series books, I gave it 3 stars. I didn't have the heart to go any lower.

The Hardy Boys are going camping when they meet some rough men in the woods and in a cave. Then they meet their famous private detective father, Fenton Hardy, in the woods. He's hot on the trail of b
Edward Davies
Apparently in the world of the Hardy Boys, airports will hand out passenger lists to anyone that asks, and you don't have to log a fligh plan if you tell people it's only a short flight. Perhaps this was true when this was written, but I'm extremely doubtful. There are some odd moments throughout, with boats exploding at the end of a chapter, onyl for it to be revealed on the next page that the explosion wasn't quite so bad, and with strange houses filled with no end of technological wizardry an ...more
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was very captivated while reading this mystery. With every page the storyline kept unfolding revealing new clues to solving this elaborate mystery.

In this mystery Frank and Joe's best friend Chet stumbles upon a mysterious old house that holds many secrets, and of course it intrigues the Hardy's so they feel compelled to solve the mystery.

I really enjoyed this book. It is definitely one of my favorites in the series. I think that any fan could easily enjoy reading "The Disappearing Floor" as
Patrick Birmingham
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think this is another one of those Hardy Boys books that I would think is so interesting. It's the time where they have to track down a jewel thief on the loose and they encounter mysterious elements along the way. Talk about a big situation. I would recommend it if you like the Hardy Boys' adventures. So now that I'm done, I'll read one of the 2 new Hardy Boys book that I wished for on my birthday.
Tyler Bachinsky
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book. It was a good adventure book. they only bad thing was that this story had to many things going on and the author just switched in the middle of a chapter to another view. I would recomend this book to 5 and 6 graders. it was to easy of a read for a 7 grader. the exciting parts were when the boys try to find this floor thats only ther...... sometimes. folow the boys on ther quest to find the floor.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Not the best writing, these book series, but somehow I love them all the same. There is something comforting and yet exciting in the Hardy's adventures. This particular one had plenty of fun gadgets and a fairly neatly tied up storyline. The kids and I have fun with each of these books and will continue through the series.
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a hoot; found it when cleaning my son's old room. We bought it at a library sale 20 years ago.
It has the brothers fighting a tiger while armed with a club! It also has ghosts, a mad scientist and secrets galore.
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-it
I am reviewing this book out of all the other ones in the series because I think it was exceptionally good. I do not want to give away the plot, but this one is just really interesting, and very fun. Enjoy!
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It was so great! I TOTALLY like the parts when Joe falls into the pit.
Aniruddha P N
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first ever novel that I read. This was back when I was 10. Thought it was the bee's knees.
Ali Sabra
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the s a secret in the house and its up to the hardys to uncover what happened in a murder in this house along with its secrets
Ruthie Jones
Jul 25, 2010 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.
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