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Armchair Fiction MISSING CHUMS, THE

Armchair Fiction presents the original Hardy Boys stories.  In this, Franklin W. Dixon’s “The Missing Chums,” Frank and Joe Hardy give a grand send-off to their two pals, Chet Morton and Biff Hooper, who are departing on an adventurous boat trip along the coast.  Their boat cuts through the waters of Barmet Bay and out into the ocean, even with storm clouds brewing.  But when the Hardys hear no word from their chums over the ensuing days, Frank and Joe set out to find their missing pals, who it appears were not victims of the storm, but kidnap targets of a criminal gang.  Things end up in a flurry of action when the trail leads to a forlorn, swamp-infested place known as “Blacksnake Island.”  Armchair fiction is proud to offer the first six volumes of the Hardy Boys series: “The Tower Treasure,” “The House on the Cliff,” “The Secret of the Old Mill,” “The Missing Chums,” “Hunting for Hidden Gold,” and “The Shore Road Mystery,” all written in 1927 and 1928.  All six volumes feature both the 1920s and 1940s cover illustrations, as well as the black and white interior illustrations by Walter S. Rogers and Arthur O. Scott.  These beloved original stories were abandoned by Grosset and Dunlap starting in 1959 when it was decided to rewrite and update all of their early Hardy Boys stories.  However, many Hardys scholars feel that these updated editions lacked the charm and excitement of the originals.  Gone were roadsters and touring cars and much of the cultural flavor of those early days.  The original author, Leslie McFarlane (writing as Franklin W. Dixon), filled these initial Hardy Boys tales with an irrepressible sense of mystery and excitement.  So join Frank and Joe in their original adventures as they pursue a myriad of crooks and solve nail-biting mysteries, all the while fighting for justice and the traditional American way of life.

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