Monday, February 8, 2016
Hardy Boys #28 Crooked Arrow and #29 Lost Tunnel
Fenton has a case, a relative is in trouble, and a gang uses Arrow cigarettes to commit crimes. And as always, all events are part of the same case.
I really like the western setting. Even though I lost interest towards the end, I greatly enjoyed most all of the book.
On page 82, the boys are looking for tracks in the woods. Soon, it begins raining so hard that the boys have to seek shelter. After the rain stops some time later, the boys resume looking for footprints. Nothing is mentioned about how the rain might have washed the footprints away.
Each time the boys find a clue or something they think is important, they yell about it. The boys are aware that the villains are in the area, but they broadcast their activities to the world. This is so stupid!
Towards the end of the story, a blimp falls to the ground while on fire. Nothing is mentioned about the fire going out, nor is there any concern about the engulfed blimp causing a forest fire. I thought this was odd.
This book reads very much like a revised text Nancy Drew book. In fact, I feel like this story would have worked quite well as a Nancy Drew book so long as Ned, Burt, and Dave were along to take care of the chasing down of the crooks. And of course, we know they would have come along, as always.
I greatly enjoyed this story.