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The Hardy brothers try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road just outside of Bayport.


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The Hardy brothers try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road just outside of Bayport.

30 review for The Shore Road Mystery

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael Finocchiaro

    This 6th instalment of the Hardy Boys is an exciting story of car theft full of mystery adventure, misadventure and fun. The authors were apparently quite proud of it because in the next volume 7, The Secret of the Cave, it is mentioned on nearly every other page. It is probably in my top 3 Hardy stories and a fun, exciting read. Frank and Joe are always fun to follow and as always there are cliff-hangers aplenty. Good luck getting your son to go to bed between chapters!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    It was a very intriguing book. I would definitely recommend it. I took so many turns that I did not expect and it kept on surprising me. The Hardys are strategic in the way that they work and it was very interesting to read about their plans. It was in third person. I would have liked it if it was in first person. I think it would have had a nice twist to it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katt Hansen

    I just want to go on the record as saying that if the Hardy Boys were actually hit on the head and knocked unconscious just the number of times they are in this book, they would have significant brain damage. Seriously. This one was extremely twisty - I didn't put together all of it until the end myself. A fun read so long as you don't take it too seriously. I just want to go on the record as saying that if the Hardy Boys were actually hit on the head and knocked unconscious just the number of times they are in this book, they would have significant brain damage. Seriously. This one was extremely twisty - I didn't put together all of it until the end myself. A fun read so long as you don't take it too seriously.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    My 10 year old son liked this a lot more than I did.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    We are 3/4 of the way through, and the Hardy's have been gassed once, almost poisoned by carbon monoxide, nearly run over by a station wagon, nearly decapitated by a wire strung up across the paths of their motorcycles, knocked out twice, nearly run over by a combine, and nearly drowned. I can't understand why Fenton still encourages his boys to be in this business, and why does Mrs. Hardy and Aunt Gertrude just smile and bake cakes? They must be on a combination of welbutrin and valium. We are 3/4 of the way through, and the Hardy's have been gassed once, almost poisoned by carbon monoxide, nearly run over by a station wagon, nearly decapitated by a wire strung up across the paths of their motorcycles, knocked out twice, nearly run over by a combine, and nearly drowned. I can't understand why Fenton still encourages his boys to be in this business, and why does Mrs. Hardy and Aunt Gertrude just smile and bake cakes? They must be on a combination of welbutrin and valium.

  6. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    The duo detectives are off to find hidden treasure in this addition to the book series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jayant Saket

    From the incredulous cover of the revised edition to the fantastic mystery,The Shore Road Mystery is the best book of the eponymous Hardy Boys Mystery series.The story,the chapters’ names,the descriptions,the characters,the humour,the drama,the slight;yet effective romance and the bad guys - all are in perfect place in this title.And it was really nice to see two plots having no means to get tied up together other than with the Dodd family.Jack Dodd,especially Martin Dodd,are one of the better c From the incredulous cover of the revised edition to the fantastic mystery,The Shore Road Mystery is the best book of the eponymous Hardy Boys Mystery series.The story,the chapters’ names,the descriptions,the characters,the humour,the drama,the slight;yet effective romance and the bad guys - all are in perfect place in this title.And it was really nice to see two plots having no means to get tied up together other than with the Dodd family.Jack Dodd,especially Martin Dodd,are one of the better characters of the entire franchise.The mysterious spider man was original.Chet and the whole gang show up while the former is as virtuous and pleasant as always.There are some remarkable humorous moments,especially with Chet and also features a genuinely laughable drama with our ladies,Aunt Gertrude and Laura Hardy.The tranquil and flamboyant descriptions of everything literally made me to get pictured myself in that tree-wooded area by the shore with exotic plants at twilight,which also happens to be the scene on the cover,thankfully.The end felt quite delightful due to its refreshing plot points.Frank’s creative mind has been really put to its best here as he makes some real flair conclusions.This was the also the first Hardy Boys book I bought on 10th August 2016 and has remained my favourite ever since.I read it two times and it is undoubtedly the finest and the most culminated book of the series.The charm of stillness which I had while reading this book will be remembered forever and be nostalgic as long as I experience that thing.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David Allen Hines

    Continuing my project to re-read the 190 Hardy Boys books of my youth, I delved into The Shore Road Mystery. A note on the inside cover of my copy indicated that I read it way back in 1982 and I remembered it as one of the better of the 58 classic hardcover stories. My memory did not fault me, as Hardy Boys tales go this is one of the best. Smugglers, kidnapping, shore-side intrigue and a long lost historical treasure all come together in this fast-paced exciting book. If you like Hardy Boys boo Continuing my project to re-read the 190 Hardy Boys books of my youth, I delved into The Shore Road Mystery. A note on the inside cover of my copy indicated that I read it way back in 1982 and I remembered it as one of the better of the 58 classic hardcover stories. My memory did not fault me, as Hardy Boys tales go this is one of the best. Smugglers, kidnapping, shore-side intrigue and a long lost historical treasure all come together in this fast-paced exciting book. If you like Hardy Boys books, The Shore Road Mystery is one of the best!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    . Enjoyed this teenage mystery, lead by Frank and Joe. . Frank and Joe Hardy and their chums never fail to provide an entertaining and mysterious escapade. These teenagers are very intelligent, resourceful, and mature for their ages. My grandsons and I enjoyed sharing them together . Each book is a clean read and can stand on its own. Would recommend!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mortisha Cassavetes

    Frank, Joe and their friends always seem to amaze me by continuing to live after getting hit on the head so many times! In this book, they are on the hunt for car thieves. As always, this book is full of adventure and excitement. I just love the Hardy Boys! I highly recommend this series to everyone.

  11. 5 out of 5

    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. 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.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elliot

    I liked this book in this book frank and joe bye a car and let it get stolen with them in side it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Great fun to read these classics, that I never read as a child. Very intricate stories and well plotted to appeal to the adult, and great fun and adventures for the child.

  14. 5 out of 5

    itchy

    titular sentence: p15: "Do you mind if we have a try at the Shore Road mystery, Dad?" Frank asked hopefully. whoa!: p8: The bulletin had just come over the police band on Frank Hardy's motorcycle radio. - That's quite an equipment. Didn't know it could be done. p17: Suspecting a sudden development in Jack's secret mystery, the three boys piled into Chet's green jalopy and headed out Shore Road. - I remember Queen is supposed to be yellow. ocr: p27: "The fact that the glove was stolen from us proves it m titular sentence: p15: "Do you mind if we have a try at the Shore Road mystery, Dad?" Frank asked hopefully. whoa!: p8: The bulletin had just come over the police band on Frank Hardy's motorcycle radio. - That's quite an equipment. Didn't know it could be done. p17: Suspecting a sudden development in Jack's secret mystery, the three boys piled into Chet's green jalopy and headed out Shore Road. - I remember Queen is supposed to be yellow. ocr: p27: "The fact that the glove was stolen from us proves it must be important--and probably to Slagell" p28: "Maybe he wants to get us out of Bayportl" Joe suggested. p51: Instantly he and Frank leaped over singeing flames toward the helpless manl p52: "Big enough to be a man, but it sure didn't move like onel" p62: "...And the '8-cylinder' busi. ness--that cinches Slagel's connection with the Shore Road gang!" p62: The boys had almost finished when Frank exclaimed, "Joel Remember?..." p65: The two women had been gone half an hour when the boys heard the front door open and a familiar voice call, "Hellol Where is Joe?" p70: "Do you th-think Brinham, Slagel and Company are 1-laying 1-low for a wh-while?" p80: Tensing, he noticed a large moving shadow engulfing hisl He spun around to face Saucer Rock. p104: Mellimanl p116: Chet groaned "Stop it! Anything but sea-weedl" The horses were ditched (except for one, a flashy one) in favor of the Sleuth and Napoli. And the bad guys are upping the ante this time.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Guilbeault

    In the book The Hardy Boys The Shore Road Mystery, the Hardy brothers and their father go looking for their friends stolen car right after their swimming and fishing day. Their friend called them up saying that it was just gone when he went to go home, and he even had his valuable fishing rod/pole in it. This particular book is a realistic fiction novel and is the 6th book in the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. When the Hardy boys and the detectives arrived at the farmers house where the stole car p In the book The Hardy Boys The Shore Road Mystery, the Hardy brothers and their father go looking for their friends stolen car right after their swimming and fishing day. Their friend called them up saying that it was just gone when he went to go home, and he even had his valuable fishing rod/pole in it. This particular book is a realistic fiction novel and is the 6th book in the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. When the Hardy boys and the detectives arrived at the farmers house where the stole car passed through, the farmer gave them a book on where to find the family treasure that was inside the car, that was written by a Pilgrim ancestor. But when they further investigate they find out that their friends Mr. Dodd and Jack are accused of car theft they are confused and they don't see them the next day. The Hardy Boys are confused and are wondering what happened to them, if they got arrested, ran away to not be caught, or if they got kidnapped. Read the book to find out. I would rate this book a 9 out of 10 because it jumped right into action and was keeping me interested the whole time. The book was a little confusing with a bunch of characters having different roles. If you like any other mysterious or Hardy Boys books, you are sure to like this one.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Book collector

    Ok this isn't a specific review of the books. There are quite a few hardy boys books and I read them over a period of several years but that was around 30-35 years ago now. Some I remember clearly and I will be specific about those at the end of this part of the review. This section is really an overview of the series. Franklin w. Dixon was of course a syndicate name. A name used over many years on the hardy boys books. My father read them during the fifties, they started during the forties and Ok this isn't a specific review of the books. There are quite a few hardy boys books and I read them over a period of several years but that was around 30-35 years ago now. Some I remember clearly and I will be specific about those at the end of this part of the review. This section is really an overview of the series. Franklin w. Dixon was of course a syndicate name. A name used over many years on the hardy boys books. My father read them during the fifties, they started during the forties and by the end of the the 1980's I'd collected a full set up to around number 90 along with the first 25 or so casefiles books. They were enjoyable books. Fairly simple, but generally well written mysteries. They followed a basic pattern. The hardy boys father would either disappear working on a case or go off to work a case, the boys would get involved in a curious but not terribly threatening mystery in which they and their friends would regularly be captured, escape, repeat as needed. They would end with the boys in danger and then their father would turn up, save them and reveal they had both been working the same case. There are variations on the pattern of course and don't get me wrong I'm not knocking the familiar tropes of the series, that's what made these books fun to read. Some books were brilliant, some weaker but I rarely read one that was poor. All were well written by the various authors behind the dixon name. Now I'm going to digress for a moment. I had a problem with kids books when I was a kid. They weren't very exciting. But there was a reason that I felt this. In the 1970's through really up until the Harry Potter phenomenon in the late 1990's (be thankful for Rowling, as her success has paved the way for the brilliant children's book landscape we now have) children's books were fairly tame. I was spoiled when I was young. I love a TV show called doctor who. It began in the UK in 1963 and from 1973 fans of the show had the target doctor who books. These were adaptations of the TV stories. I started reading them at the age of 7. They spoiled kids books for me. Why? Because they were full of death. Characters actually died there was genuine threat with those books. Most kids literature at this period didn't do that. So I found myself reading adult books from the age of 12. Jack Higgins, Ian Fleming, Alistair maclean, Agatha Christie and more. I still read kids books, the hardy boys were a favourite of my father's so I happily read them. It's odd but I probably read more kids books now than i did as a kid! The kids books then were tame. They could be fun, but tame. The hardy boys series was the same. Fun but tame. Exciting but not threatening. Not really. The books tried to address this with the hardy boys casefiles. Slightly more adult, with greater threat. But by then I drifted away from new hardy boys books onto other things but I have a great affection for the series. And that's what this review is about. It's to give those wanting to try these books a idea of what to expect. The stories are fast paced. Normally featuring an intriguing mystery. Female characters can be a bit weak, especially in the early books but that's a sign of when they were written. There's action, humour and ghosts, smugglers, and lots of intriguing mystery all resolved well. The ghosts are always explained and the bad guys always caught. The hardy boys books are nostalgic fun. I spent many years enjoying them and have very fond memories of them. Another great story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chase

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Dixon's Hardy Boys are just as cool as I remembered. 18 and 17 years old, Frank and Joe have the coolest set up and always have enough money and resources on hand. Jealous! Geared for young sleuths, this book might be more challenging now due to changes in the common English language over 92 years. Not as exciting as an adult but it's great for teenagers looking to solve mysteries with the hints Dixon plants. It's a few steps below an Agatha Christie as far as comprehension and complexity but st Dixon's Hardy Boys are just as cool as I remembered. 18 and 17 years old, Frank and Joe have the coolest set up and always have enough money and resources on hand. Jealous! Geared for young sleuths, this book might be more challenging now due to changes in the common English language over 92 years. Not as exciting as an adult but it's great for teenagers looking to solve mysteries with the hints Dixon plants. It's a few steps below an Agatha Christie as far as comprehension and complexity but still well-crafted. Not sure if I would use this book in a classroom setting. However, mysteries can be a great group read with students writing to prompts of what evidence they have compiled and who-dun-it. Plus the quick readers and the slackers expose themselves which can help the teacher adjust and assess. Warning: No warning per-say but readers might find the way women and fat kids are treated, outdated. Vanilla cast of characters but could possibly be true to the subject area and characters' circle.

  18. 5 out of 5

    John

    The Shore Road Mystery is at once one of the best of the original Hardy Boys stories, and one of the least believable. There is quite a bit of drama, although character development is somewhat lacking. Situating the story along Shore Road, which makes an appearance in many of the stories, is easy with the ocean, cliffs, caves, and secret hideouts. By this time the Hardy Boys have quite a reputation for solving cases, and this puts them at more risk. A car stealing ring of criminals is certainly The Shore Road Mystery is at once one of the best of the original Hardy Boys stories, and one of the least believable. There is quite a bit of drama, although character development is somewhat lacking. Situating the story along Shore Road, which makes an appearance in many of the stories, is easy with the ocean, cliffs, caves, and secret hideouts. By this time the Hardy Boys have quite a reputation for solving cases, and this puts them at more risk. A car stealing ring of criminals is certainly believable, but the WAY they are stolen and how they are moved down the cliff on ropes is a bit far fetched. But the chase is enjoyable for sure. The boys get trapped near the end, and you know they will escape, but just not how. The dad comes to the rescue this time, and Chet also factors in pretty big in this one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Adams

    The Hardy Boys try to find out who is stealing cars near their home. The police are baffled, the cars seem to be disappearing one after another. The thieves are tricky. The boys run into trouble when their friends get arrested for the thefts and Mr. Hardy puts up part of the bail money. The boys don't suspect their friends but they don't know where they went off to either. With more than one mystery to solve they're kept busy. So is Chet, who helps them on their stakeouts to track down the thiev The Hardy Boys try to find out who is stealing cars near their home. The police are baffled, the cars seem to be disappearing one after another. The thieves are tricky. The boys run into trouble when their friends get arrested for the thefts and Mr. Hardy puts up part of the bail money. The boys don't suspect their friends but they don't know where they went off to either. With more than one mystery to solve they're kept busy. So is Chet, who helps them on their stakeouts to track down the thieves. A mysterious spider, odd happenings under the water causing boating mishaps, Chet's new vegetable diet make a good book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Findley

    A better than average mystery about a car theft ring that (as always) ties into a case the Hardy Boys' Father is working on. Like the rest of the better novels, this had Chet around for not just comic relief, but to contribute knowledge from his latest hobby which just happens to be useful. In this mystery, Chet actually stopped the main bad guy from getting away with his study of seaweed. If you are looking for a series of books for your pre-teens or middle-school kids to read, this is a good c A better than average mystery about a car theft ring that (as always) ties into a case the Hardy Boys' Father is working on. Like the rest of the better novels, this had Chet around for not just comic relief, but to contribute knowledge from his latest hobby which just happens to be useful. In this mystery, Chet actually stopped the main bad guy from getting away with his study of seaweed. If you are looking for a series of books for your pre-teens or middle-school kids to read, this is a good choice. They also work as bedtime reading for younger kids. Find it! Read it!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brentman99

    In this sixth book, the Hardy Boys are surrounded by disappearing cars that are being stolen at a phenomenal rate. All I could think is that there had to be a secret parking lot somewhere. In this book, they are held captive, but once again escape. One of their female friends is almost drowned by a mysterious net and Joe takes a tumble off of his motorcycle that could hurt. As usual, everything ends well in that they solve both mysteries and look forward to their next adventure. Formulaic writing In this sixth book, the Hardy Boys are surrounded by disappearing cars that are being stolen at a phenomenal rate. All I could think is that there had to be a secret parking lot somewhere. In this book, they are held captive, but once again escape. One of their female friends is almost drowned by a mysterious net and Joe takes a tumble off of his motorcycle that could hurt. As usual, everything ends well in that they solve both mysteries and look forward to their next adventure. Formulaic writing at its best. Recommended for a young reader.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Witikko Devlin

    The name of my book is The Shore Road Mystery it is made by Franklin W. Dixon.The lexile level is 770.The main character are joe and frank hardy. The setting shape the plot by making the stole cars on a road that they haven't been by before and an area they don't know.So they don't know where the stole cars whent. This is a good book i'd give it a 8 out of 10 i liked the ending they got the cars back it was a kind of easy book it wasn't confusing. The name of my book is The Shore Road Mystery it is made by Franklin W. Dixon.The lexile level is 770.The main character are joe and frank hardy. The setting shape the plot by making the stole cars on a road that they haven't been by before and an area they don't know.So they don't know where the stole cars whent. This is a good book i'd give it a 8 out of 10 i liked the ending they got the cars back it was a kind of easy book it wasn't confusing.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brianna

    I read all the Hardy Boys my grammy had, and some of her Nancy Drew books while my mom and I were staying at her house in New Hampshire. It was over the summer between 3rd and 4th grade (so each of these will be marked as read in July 1989). As an adult, I don't remember much about them other than I was unable to put each book down until I finished it. Even in 1989, this was still a fantastic series. As an frequent reader of YA, I'm tempted to pick one of these up again to see if it holds up. I read all the Hardy Boys my grammy had, and some of her Nancy Drew books while my mom and I were staying at her house in New Hampshire. It was over the summer between 3rd and 4th grade (so each of these will be marked as read in July 1989). As an adult, I don't remember much about them other than I was unable to put each book down until I finished it. Even in 1989, this was still a fantastic series. As an frequent reader of YA, I'm tempted to pick one of these up again to see if it holds up.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nile

    It was a bit of a dog's breakfast but it was also a very quick read and if you're into this kind of thing you could do a lot worse. If you're a parent looking for something for their kid to read might be worth noting that the boys' mom literally doesn't speak until p.70 and when she does it might be about making them dinner so it hasn't aged fantastically. It was a bit of a dog's breakfast but it was also a very quick read and if you're into this kind of thing you could do a lot worse. If you're a parent looking for something for their kid to read might be worth noting that the boys' mom literally doesn't speak until p.70 and when she does it might be about making them dinner so it hasn't aged fantastically.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Greatest mystery series ever! I loved this book because of the action! I would recommend this to someone who likes mystery books, maybe a Sherlock Holmes fan. I chose this rating because of the cleverness!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    What a great Hardy Boys mystery! Things really move in this one with a cliff hanger at almost every ending chapter! Wonderfully written with great plot development, I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good spooky mystery!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    This book is much like the previous Hardy Boys books in that it’s a fun, suspenseful adventure that is entertaining and morally wholesome. I also like the glimpse into a former (and in some ways better) time period in American history.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ronald

    Seems like more involved Hardy mystery than usual as their investigation of stolen local cars(and the search for a friend's family treasure) links up with Mr. Hardy's investigation of foreign gun imports in New York. Chet goes on a vegetarian diet. Seems like more involved Hardy mystery than usual as their investigation of stolen local cars(and the search for a friend's family treasure) links up with Mr. Hardy's investigation of foreign gun imports in New York. Chet goes on a vegetarian diet.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    A complex story with three intertwined mysteries. Similar writing with fast-paced action; multiple mysteries and deadly danger for Frank and Joe. As is often the case, their father is out of town working on a separate mystery which in the end is intertwined with the Hardy boys' mysteries. A complex story with three intertwined mysteries. Similar writing with fast-paced action; multiple mysteries and deadly danger for Frank and Joe. As is often the case, their father is out of town working on a separate mystery which in the end is intertwined with the Hardy boys' mysteries.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Muhammad Ali

    Most intriguing mystery so far in the series. a definite contender for top 3 Hardy Mysteries and no.1 in the first 6 mysteries

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