[[ Read books ]] The Tower TreasureAuthor Franklin W. Dixon – Z55z.co

After a dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed in the tower the Hardy Boys make an astonishing discovery


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  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    Published in 1927, The Tower Treasure is the book that introduced the teenage heroes, Frank and Joe Hardy, and which also began the series that would introduce generations of young boys to the world of crime fiction The series ran until 2005 and consists of one hundred and ninety volumes, although some purists insist that only the first fifty eight novels constitute the real Hardy Boy Mysteries The books were written by Franklin W Dixon, the pen name used by a stable of writers who worked f Published in 1927, The Tower Treasure is the book that introduced the teenage heroes, Frank and Joe Hardy, and which also began the series that would introduce generations of young boys to the world of crime fiction The series ran until 2005 and consists of one hundred and ninety volumes, although some purists insist that only the first fifty eight novels constitute the real Hardy Boy Mysteries The books were written by Franklin W Dixon, the pen name used by a stable of writers who worked for the publisher that produced the books This first volume was written by a Canadian author, Leslie McFarlane.As the book opens, Frank and Joe, sixteen and fifteen respectively, are riding their motorcycles down a narrow road, when a speeding car nearly runs them off the road Later, the car is found wrecked and the driver has apparently stolen a yellow roadster belonging to one of the Hardy boys chums There are a lot of chums and lads in these books The first mystery to be resolved in the book then, involves finding the stolen car But soon, anotherserious crime is committed when the house of one of the town s wealthy families is robbed the caretaker, who is the father of one of Frank and Joe s sons, is the prime suspect He s fired and later arrested, with devastating consequences for his family The Hardy boys are the sons of the famous detective, Fenton Hardy, who agrees to look into the case But when he can t come up with a solution, it appears that only his sons may be able to solve the crime and save the family of their friend.This is the sort of tale, along with others like it, that prompted many a young lad to race home from the third or fourth grade on a winter afternoon, grab a couple of cookies and a glass of Kool Aid, and curl up with a book for the rest of the day, sometimes ignoring his own chums who were outside playing at one thing or another Later that lad might get to be eleven or twelve years old and discover in his father s library Erle Stanley Gardner s The Case Of The Vagabond Virgin And sadly, once a lad has moved on to books with titles like that, there s no going back to the Hardy Boys One can only move forward to Raymond Chandler, Lawrence Block, John D MacDonald, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, and a host of other writers that might well tempt a man in his thirties or forties to bag work early in the afternoon, pour himself a beer or two, and settle in with a good book But whatever his age, he ll always owe a debt of gratitude to those authors who got him started


  2. Joe Joe says:

    I know, this book is not a great book, not by any stretch of the imagination and the whole series is dated now but I give the book five stars because the Hardy Boys books was the series that made me a voracious reader when I was in elementary school How much do the Hardy Boys s books mean to me One of the best days of my life was the last day of school at the end of the fifth grade One of my friends was cleaning out his desk and he had a stack of seven or eight Hardy Boys books that he did I know, this book is not a great book, not by any stretch of the imagination and the whole series is dated now but I give the book five stars because the Hardy Boys books was the series that made me a voracious reader when I was in elementary school How much do the Hardy Boys s books mean to me One of the best days of my life was the last day of school at the end of the fifth grade One of my friends was cleaning out his desk and he had a stack of seven or eight Hardy Boys books that he didn t want to have to carry home I said I d take them and he gave them to me I had to walk a mile to my house, and the books were uncomfortable I remember I had to keep shifting them in my arms, and their hard corners hurt my wrists.but it was worth it because it meant I had a good series of books to read at the start of my summer vacation


  3. Michael Gerald Michael Gerald says:

    Ah, childhood When life, as well as the pleasures, were simpler And one of those simpler pleasures was reading these books about two brother detectives, their friends, and the adventures they had fighting criminals in their fictional hometown of Bayport and elsewhere in the world.I have to give credit to the library in my grade school for introducing me to their extensive Hardy Boys collection I used to eagerly await the end of classes to get the chance to borrow a worn book at least once a w Ah, childhood When life, as well as the pleasures, were simpler And one of those simpler pleasures was reading these books about two brother detectives, their friends, and the adventures they had fighting criminals in their fictional hometown of Bayport and elsewhere in the world.I have to give credit to the library in my grade school for introducing me to their extensive Hardy Boys collection I used to eagerly await the end of classes to get the chance to borrow a worn book at least once a week and read it at home.In an age of innocence, the Hardy Boys series provided a rich fare for the imagination and fantasize about being a detective oneself Reading their adventures takes one around Bayport, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Florida and other countries, imagined or otherwise Mexico, Canada, Morocco, and manyIn a way, the Hardy Boys series is an imagination of America In it, you will find two teen age detectives who can be said to be the author s idea of an ideal American tall, intelligent, technology adept, and living in a small, nuclear family Yet, you can also find criminals who can be said to be the complete opposite of gangsters like Al Capone or Lucky Luciano Can you imagine criminals who do not seem to kill Villains who would just knock or gas their victims or the Hardy boys, and only try to kill them near the end of the story Unbelievable But then, the series is made for kids and teen agers.In contrast to today s superheroes with superpowers like Spider Man, the Avengers, or Batman, the Hardy Boys series provided that middle ground where one can be a hero and still keep your feet on the ground.So despite its flaws, the Hardy Boys series is one great read and deserves to be in every school library s collection Heck, every grade school boy or even girl should read at least two of the books Who knows It can set the kid to a love for reading Now that s a simple pleasure with profound consequences


  4. Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨ Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨ says:

    7 10 Frank Hardy is eighteen, OK He could definitely do well to handle a case which doesn t have the culprits leaving bread crumb trails, particularly keeping in mind to make sleuthing easy for the young detectives The older detective could do well to remember that his sons are capable of doing this dirty job all on their own and get off their case Famous Five adventures havenail biting moments than this one and Famous Five is only a bunch of kids


  5. Jessaka Jessaka says:

    When I was a teenager I loved reading the Dana Sisters by Carolyn Keene I own all of the old ones that were written before they were edited in 1959, and years later I began reading and buying the older Nancy Drew series Here I am in my older years, and I am still reading them, but now I have added The Hardy Boys to the list of books I am in the process of collecting, but only if they, too, were written before 1959 I tried reading a Hardy Boys book several years ago, but I didn t care for it When I was a teenager I loved reading the Dana Sisters by Carolyn Keene I own all of the old ones that were written before they were edited in 1959, and years later I began reading and buying the older Nancy Drew series Here I am in my older years, and I am still reading them, but now I have added The Hardy Boys to the list of books I am in the process of collecting, but only if they, too, were written before 1959 I tried reading a Hardy Boys book several years ago, but I didn t care for it Too much action too unrealistic Then I bought one at our library book sale and finally I liked them This book, the first in the series, is a 1st edition written in 1927, and I got it cheap at a used book sale because the endband is missing and is taped with paper tape, which I had to replace Then some pages near the end of the book looked like the factory cut them a little bit or maybe some kid had Then there is a hole in one page, but it didn t destroy the words on the page, just gave the bookcharacter.I wonder who owned this book Why did they keep it for all these years Books that are this old and are well read must have been really loved.So now the story Frank and Joe Hardy are driving their motorcycles along Shore Road when a speeding car almost drives them over the cliff They got a good look at the guy, a guy who will play an important part in this mystery They drive on and come to a culvert and see and overturned car, but it was empty Maybe the car that passed them had also run this car off the road, they wonder, or maybe the wreck was days old They continue on and come to the Morton farm, their destination Their friend Chet Morton was waiting for them and informed them that his roadster had just been stolen And the mystery begins


  6. Erica Henry Erica Henry says:

    I wish I would have started reading these sooner I am really enjoying it and plan to continue with the series


  7. Faith M ✨ Faith M ✨ says:

    Lol my brother read this to me and it was very fun and cute


  8. Briar& Briar& says:

    The Hardy Boys was another series that was super popular in my youth As the outcast, loser ish nerd of the class I striked against these books and would not read them I was too cool and only wanted to read the books the popular kids didn t like Bunnicula, Goosebumps, a Series of Unfortunate Events and Twilight to name a few In my adulthood, I found this book at a local charity book store and decided to pick up the first book in this series And I was kind of disappointed Why I m an a The Hardy Boys was another series that was super popular in my youth As the outcast, loser ish nerd of the class I striked against these books and would not read them I was too cool and only wanted to read the books the popular kids didn t like Bunnicula, Goosebumps, a Series of Unfortunate Events and Twilight to name a few In my adulthood, I found this book at a local charity book store and decided to pick up the first book in this series And I was kind of disappointed Why I m an adult.This book is clearly an older novel The references are absolutely amazing This book did not age well at all As someone who loves anything vintage or old this book was right in my wheelhouse It had my chuckling and feeling nostalgic as it reminded me of my youth and all the things my parents used to say The book was first published in 1927, so it is a REAL gem I didn t know it was that old so I was super shocked Clearly, my grandparents sayings were passed along to my parents.Like Nancy Drew, this series is written by a large majority of ghost writers Out of curiousity, I want to continue this series to see how the books change there is almost 200 books so good luck to me It s going to be a life long goal The original YA novel is full of mysteries that aren t easy to follow Things just happen suddenly and appear, and isn t as smart as I thought it would be It s still beautifully written and truly marvelous this book is almost one hundred years old and the youth back then read it and now I m reading it my mind is blown Mystery after mystery occurs and of course it is solved in the end Our two leads are also nearly adults, and somehow are just as good at solving mysteries as their Detective Father This book definitely has it s flaws, but it s a total nostalgia trip It s a cool book that I d highly recommend readers pick up whether they want to get into young reader books or if you want to travel back in time.Two out of five stars


  9. Brad Brad says:

    For a few years now, I ve been interviewing my twins after they finish reading their books, posting those interviews on their own goodreads profile My boy, Milo , finished reading The Tower Treasure a couple of weeks ago, and I reread it just this week I always reread the books they ve read You can see my interview with him at this link And you can see his interview with me right here Milo Why was the book just okay Pa Well, I enjoyed it for what it was The mystery was fun, and I really For a few years now, I ve been interviewing my twins after they finish reading their books, posting those interviews on their own goodreads profile My boy, Milo , finished reading The Tower Treasure a couple of weeks ago, and I reread it just this week I always reread the books they ve read You can see my interview with him at this link And you can see his interview with me right here Milo Why was the book just okay Pa Well, I enjoyed it for what it was The mystery was fun, and I really liked that most of the mystery was about finding the actual treasure rather than finding the thief, but the fifties world that they lived can t have really existed, except in books and on early TV, and I didn t like the attitudes that Dixon, he s the author, had about society and good bad That kind of stuff Milo Okay which character did you like better, Frank or Joe Pa Are they different characters Milo Yes.Pa I don t know They seemed kind of hard to tell apart I liked Oscar Smuff best actually But I guess if I had to pick one of the brothers it would be Joe because he fell over the railing in the old Tower and caught himself I think hints at aphysical role than Frank s, maybe he ll beimpetuous in other books.Milo Do you want to know why they re different Pa I d rather how they re different, but you can tell me whatever you think.Milo This really has nothing to do with it, but Joe is lighter haired than Frank, and Frank is older than Joe.Pa But those are purely physical things It s not like they re behaviour is different at all, is it Milo I don t know Pa Why not Milo It is different in a way Pa What makes Joe Joe Cause I know you like him best.Milo The fact that at the very end he suddenly popped out good ideas, and he was the one that actually really made them find the treasure because he figured out where it was the old water tower.Pa He was the one who said it was there, but Frank was thinking the same thing, remember Milo Yeah.Pa Is it that Joe wasn t afraid to think out loud, to maybe make a mistake, and Frank was keeping things to himself, and maybe wasself conscious Milo Yeah.Pa Okay.Milo But at the same time, Frank is sort of the hero of the tale.Pa So you like the underdog, the supporting character.Milo Yeah, sometimes I do the same thing with villains I like the villains better sometimes like the Evil Emperor Zurg, or something like that.Pa I do too Which is why I like Smuff.Milo Because he s an underdog Yeah Smuff was a really cool character, and it was very rude to make him miss his flight.Pa I wasn t impressed with the Hardy s treatment of Smuff Like you, that bothered me it also bothered me that they always assumed Smuff was being greedy and wanted the reward, when they wanted exactly the same thing So how can be better than Smuff when they have same motivation Milo True And at the end there, you can see he sort of says something about, or he arrives last on purpose because he doesn t really like the Hardys, does he Pa Or is it because he expects that they re going to humiliate him, so he isn t keen on showing up Milo Exactly He doesn t want get mocked for not finding the treasure, and at the end he sort of tells us that since he s been a detective he never is the one to figure it out it is always someone else, which makes him feel evenstupid because he hasn t found anything So he tells them that.Pa Yeah, poor Smuff So do you have any other questions for me Milo Not other than, Was it a good book Pa It was okay I m not sorry I read it again, and I am looking forward to reading the second one Milo The House on the Cliff Besides sometimes the third or the second can be better than the first.Pa Looking forward to you getting through it, after James and the Giant Peach of course.Milo Okay


  10. Miloš & Brontë Miloš & Brontë says:

    Pa So you finished The Tower Treasure last week after a long, long read How re you feeling about it now Milo Good.Pa Just good Milo Not exactly I really did like the book I like how they were private detectives I like how it is set on the grounds of a tower, and I don t know, I just liked it and how it was set in the 50s, but I read it in the hundreds, whatever it s called Pa I suppose it s the teens now It s not the noughties any.Milo Yeah Pa So who did you like better Milo Pa So you finished The Tower Treasure last week after a long, long read How re you feeling about it now Milo Good.Pa Just good Milo Not exactly I really did like the book I like how they were private detectives I like how it is set on the grounds of a tower, and I don t know, I just liked it and how it was set in the 50s, but I read it in the hundreds, whatever it s called Pa I suppose it s the teens now It s not the noughties any.Milo Yeah Pa So who did you like better Milo Umm Joe Pa How come Milo Well, I like this moment in it somewhere at the end where Joe just starts thinking of stuff right off the bat Pa Like Sherlock Holmes Milo Yeah I guess I like both of them, though Frank is the star of it he s older by a year They re both reall cool Pa Are you going to readHardy Boys Milo Yeah But first I am going to finish Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace, then read James and the Giant Peach, then read book two Pa Wow That s ambitious Where s James and the Giant Peach Milo I dunno But I ll try and find it Pa I couldn t find it the other night Milo You couldn t Not in the house.Pa None of the places I looked We can both look again Maybe it should be a Hardy Boys mystery You could clues and hunt it down Milo I think I know where it is Pa So I lookked for a half an hour and after two seconds of thinking you know wehre it is Milo Where Pa Didn t you just say you know where it is Milo Oh In the car Pa I see I ll check when I go to work.Milo I can check now Pa Anything else to say about the Hardy Boys Milo No.Pa You re effusive.Milo Although it was cool Pa I m going to read it again soon So we can chat about it Maybe we should do this interview thing for my review You can ask me questions.Milo Sure.Pa Groovy Go look for your book