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The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and the Hardy Boys

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Publisher Comments:

In 1982, Benjamin Hoff published The Tao of Pooh, a plainspoken yet startling and complex take on A.A. Milne's Winnie The Pooh stories. Hoff's keen insights propelled the book, and its sequel, The Te of Piglet to total sales of over 2.5 million copies. Now Hoff has turned to another childhood classic, Franklin W. Dixon's beloved Hardy Boys mysteries, and created The House on the Point.

As a child, Hoff loved the Hardy Boys; they were the books that hooked him on his lifelong love of reading. Recently, he revisited The House on the Cliff, one of the classic early Hardy Boys mysteries, and decided to reshape it for readers of all ages. Hoff sets this recast story, now entitled The House on the Point, in 1947, when the Swing Era was giving way to the Baby Boom, and gives it a plot involving a post-war smuggling racket, a young newcomer to town who may have something to hide, and a police chief who's in no hurry to investigate. And he does so with a greater attention to detail, more fully developed characters, and a modern ear for dialogue.

Publishing in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the first Hardy Boys mystery, The House on the Point is a book for those who haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Hardy Boys and those who haven't "grown up" and left their adventures behind.

Review:

"Set in 1947, during the big band era, Hoff's book evokes the music of the period in a way the original never did, with writing more fluid than the pseudonymous Dixon's.... Unfortunately, stiff dialogue, a repetitious, minimally suspenseful plot and a tendency to first describe the action then show it probably won't satisfy even nostalgic Hardy Boys fans." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

A former investigative reporter and lifelong reader of mystery fact and fiction, Benjamin Hoff is the author of the international best sellers The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, and the American Book Award-winning biography The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312301088
Subtitle:
A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys
Author:
Hoff, Benjamin
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)
Subject:
Hardy boys
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20021017
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes line drawings throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.38 x 4.88 in

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"Review" by , "Set in 1947, during the big band era, Hoff's book evokes the music of the period in a way the original never did, with writing more fluid than the pseudonymous Dixon's.... Unfortunately, stiff dialogue, a repetitious, minimally suspenseful plot and a tendency to first describe the action then show it probably won't satisfy even nostalgic Hardy Boys fans."
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