The tutor talks briefly about a book he recently finished.
I still read Hardy Boys mysteries to my kids, now 12 and 14, especially before bed. It’s a special time; I’ve always enjoyed reading to the family.
Danger on Vampire Trail is number 50 of the Hardy Boys series. It’s different from most Hardy Boys mysteries in a few ways:
- The story is set outdoors; the boys are camping.
- The boys face trouble from characters who aren’t the criminals they’re after, but apparently cause them nuisance time and again.
- There is an eccentric character whose participation is potentially distracting.
- Fenton Hardy appears only at the beginning.
The boys struggle throughout the mystery, perhaps with fewer clues than in most of their cases. The pace of Danger on Vampire Trail seems a little slower than a typical Hardy Boys novel, possibly because they are meant to be (somewhat) on vacation even as they track the credit card counterfeiters.
Dixon, Franklin W. Danger on Vampire Trail. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971.
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