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When their peregrine falcon brings down a homing pigeon carrying rubies, the Hardy brothers find themselves involved with kidnappers.


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When their peregrine falcon brings down a homing pigeon carrying rubies, the Hardy brothers find themselves involved with kidnappers.

30 review for The Hooded Hawk Mystery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Good...but I've read better in this series. Good...but I've read better in this series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    David Hines

    A great classic Hardy Boys story that has aged well and remains plausible even today. The Hardys receive a hunting falcon from an Indian businessman which brings down a passenger pigeon carrying rubies in a capsule. Turns out the rubies are part of a ransom and the adventure begins. Reading this action-packed story that includes a bombing of the Hardy house, you will also learn about the art of falconing. This is a very interesting, very exciting classic adventure that has aged well, is plausibl A great classic Hardy Boys story that has aged well and remains plausible even today. The Hardys receive a hunting falcon from an Indian businessman which brings down a passenger pigeon carrying rubies in a capsule. Turns out the rubies are part of a ransom and the adventure begins. Reading this action-packed story that includes a bombing of the Hardy house, you will also learn about the art of falconing. This is a very interesting, very exciting classic adventure that has aged well, is plausible, and has a quick sense of action. Even the cover art and interior illustrations are excellent. Anyone who enjoys classic Hardy Boys tales will love The Hooded Hawk Mystery!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Angelo Jamerlan

    I used to be a fan of the Hardy Boys, though I've only read a couple of books from the series. This might be my third or fourth one. Though the plot points seem logical, I can't help but think outside a PG-13 setting were criminals are more ruthless and cold-blooded than normally depicted in the series. The boys occasionally get kidnapped and LIVE because all these men can do is tie them up and gag them. Why can't they plant a bullet in their heads and get it over with? I also cringe at the fact I used to be a fan of the Hardy Boys, though I've only read a couple of books from the series. This might be my third or fourth one. Though the plot points seem logical, I can't help but think outside a PG-13 setting were criminals are more ruthless and cold-blooded than normally depicted in the series. The boys occasionally get kidnapped and LIVE because all these men can do is tie them up and gag them. Why can't they plant a bullet in their heads and get it over with? I also cringe at the fact that these criminals easily let these boys shove them around, beat them up, and give in easily to questioning. For top international smugglers, that really doesn't sit well with me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Ballesteros

    The Hardy boys enter a mystery which involves there friend a Hawk that is named Miss. Peregrine, I think.They randomly received the hawk as a gift. And while the boys Frank and Joe send the bird outside. The hawk flies up and comes back to them with a pigeon that was holding rubies. Apparently the rubies were sent to other criminals to pay a ransom of the governer's missing son. After close encounters with death and losing thier hawk. The boys once again save a hostage and capture the criminals. The Hardy boys enter a mystery which involves there friend a Hawk that is named Miss. Peregrine, I think.They randomly received the hawk as a gift. And while the boys Frank and Joe send the bird outside. The hawk flies up and comes back to them with a pigeon that was holding rubies. Apparently the rubies were sent to other criminals to pay a ransom of the governer's missing son. After close encounters with death and losing thier hawk. The boys once again save a hostage and capture the criminals.

  5. 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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Meshach Hardy

    This book was a great continuation of the Hardy Boys books! It still let readers pick it up and have a basic knowledge of what is happening. This book had action, mystery, and hawks to intercept the messenger pigeons. The genera of this book was mystery. With not having much character development compared with the other books it still was a great book. I would recommend this book for any readers between the ages 8-12.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jack

    Ate these up as a kid and usually got them as gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other events. This edition would be quite dated now and I believe they have updated the books. The author was a pseudonym for a plethora of writers who contributed to this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chris Hayes

    Charlie and I continue our way through the Hardy Boys series. We really liked the unusualness of the story being based around falconry. Taught Charlie about something he never knew existed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ethan Hulbert

    Yeah this one was kinda weird... whenever they smuggle illegal aliens, it gets a bit strange. Eh.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nate

    One of our favorite Hardy Boys books to date!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    How would you feel if you had to fight and run from kidnappers? Well when your the Hardy's there's no other way.The Hooded Hawk mystery is a story of two boys who get a hawk as you can tell from the name. The Hardy Boys sires is written by Franklin W Dixion and most of them have a good plot. Like how in most of them they are usually in mortal danger. Most falcon hunt different things, the peregrine falcon (which happens to be the kind the Hardy's have) hunts pigeons and boy were they surprised How would you feel if you had to fight and run from kidnappers? Well when your the Hardy's there's no other way.The Hooded Hawk mystery is a story of two boys who get a hawk as you can tell from the name. The Hardy Boys sires is written by Franklin W Dixion and most of them have a good plot. Like how in most of them they are usually in mortal danger. Most falcon hunt different things, the peregrine falcon (which happens to be the kind the Hardy's have) hunts pigeons and boy were they surprised when they saw it take down a carrier pigeon that had rubies in its container. Most of the book has to do with India and Indians which leads to awesome plot twists. Man, they were even more surprised to hear that an Indian prince was kidnapped and the kidnappers asked for a ransom of rubies . Did they ruin the ransom well you'll just have to read it and find out.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws

    When I first read Hardy Boys, I think I was in class 5, I had such a crush on Frank Hardy. I liked the brainy one over the brawny one and that sums up my first impression of Hardy Boys. In their late teens, Frank and Joe Hardy take after their detective father Fenton Hardy. Frank is the older of the two and has more breakthroughs in the cases because he is the brainy one. Joe is the younger brother who more often than not is useful when things get hot and they need to fight their way out. Like Na When I first read Hardy Boys, I think I was in class 5, I had such a crush on Frank Hardy. I liked the brainy one over the brawny one and that sums up my first impression of Hardy Boys. In their late teens, Frank and Joe Hardy take after their detective father Fenton Hardy. Frank is the older of the two and has more breakthroughs in the cases because he is the brainy one. Joe is the younger brother who more often than not is useful when things get hot and they need to fight their way out. Like Nancy Drew, the books in the The Hardy Boys series re written by ghostwriters under the collective pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon. And yes, the earlier books were better than the latter ones.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Woodman

    The classic boy detectives by Frank Dixon--I read ALL of them in my younger years, one I ran out of Nancy Drew books. The Hardy Boys are brother amateur detectives, aspiring to follow in their famous father's footsteps. The two boys live in the fictional city of Bayport (on Barmet Bay) with their famous father, Fenton Hardy, a private detective formerly with the New York Police Department, their mother Laura Hardy (erroneously called Mildred in The Flying Express), and their Aunt Gertrude, a char The classic boy detectives by Frank Dixon--I read ALL of them in my younger years, one I ran out of Nancy Drew books. The Hardy Boys are brother amateur detectives, aspiring to follow in their famous father's footsteps. The two boys live in the fictional city of Bayport (on Barmet Bay) with their famous father, Fenton Hardy, a private detective formerly with the New York Police Department, their mother Laura Hardy (erroneously called Mildred in The Flying Express), and their Aunt Gertrude, a character often used for comic relief.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    These pole-vaulting, jujitsu-loving Hardy Boys will whip a brown man's ass, and don't you forget it! This one is so far-fetched it's really laughable. I mean, these international human traffickers get their asses KICKED by these two boys. The funniest part was when they told their mother that they were going to the smugglers' hideout, and Moms was like, "OK, but you two be careful now, hear?" They really jumped the shark with this one. These pole-vaulting, jujitsu-loving Hardy Boys will whip a brown man's ass, and don't you forget it! This one is so far-fetched it's really laughable. I mean, these international human traffickers get their asses KICKED by these two boys. The funniest part was when they told their mother that they were going to the smugglers' hideout, and Moms was like, "OK, but you two be careful now, hear?" They really jumped the shark with this one.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Edward Davies

    So, any book that has a chapter titled 'A Big Boner' probably isn't usually suitable for kids, but these were different times. So different, in fact, that Fenton Hardy's tow sons are not taken into care when he does nothing to stop the two teens from investigating the crimes of people who have tried to blow up their house. One of the least realistic books of the series, though filled with facts about hawks that some kids might enjoy. So, any book that has a chapter titled 'A Big Boner' probably isn't usually suitable for kids, but these were different times. So different, in fact, that Fenton Hardy's tow sons are not taken into care when he does nothing to stop the two teens from investigating the crimes of people who have tried to blow up their house. One of the least realistic books of the series, though filled with facts about hawks that some kids might enjoy.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Belyea

    When Frank and Joe receive a peregrine falcon, they never could have expected it to bring back a homing pigeon carrying a bag of rubies, or the perils witnessing the jewels carries! Dixon will have young readers caught up in a grand mystery with this entry! Can this intelligent falcon help the boys get the answers they need?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Samir

    I wish I had a pet like in the issue Frank and Joe get a pet Hawk from their dad's friend. I bet it's great having a pet but their also a huge responsibility. I bet it's worth it since Hawks can be used to catch birds carrying secret messages and other objects. What do you think about having a pet? I wish I had a pet like in the issue Frank and Joe get a pet Hawk from their dad's friend. I bet it's great having a pet but their also a huge responsibility. I bet it's worth it since Hawks can be used to catch birds carrying secret messages and other objects. What do you think about having a pet?

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christine Severt

    i really enjoyed this particular one. i thought it was really fascinating that they actually told you about having a "hooded hawk". i thought it was a great new way to help solve the mystery, cause they had never really used any animals to solve a case before. i really enjoyed this particular one. i thought it was really fascinating that they actually told you about having a "hooded hawk". i thought it was a great new way to help solve the mystery, cause they had never really used any animals to solve a case before.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marts (Thinker)

    The Hardys get mixed up with kidnappers after finding a homing pigeon with rubies

  20. 4 out of 5

    Naomi Valkyrie

    My book has the same cover as shown in this listing but was published in 1971.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Myeyessee

    I read the entire Hardy Boys series, but this was one of my favorites.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Just read another book in the series with my eleven year-old son. The series are great for a young man.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emma Mccarthey

    Frank and Joe have a new hawk!!! and the BOOK? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so much ACTION and MYSTERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gale

    Read in 2005.

  25. 4 out of 5

    BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme

    I think the Hardy Boy books helped me with learning deductive and inductive skills. I had to work through logic. Who knew? I enjoyed all these books.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Franke

    This book was my favorite in the Hardy Boys series. If you still enjoy a quick and enjoyable read, I highly recommend it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Grachy Iraheta

    This one is one of my favorite ones. The plot is really interesting and action-packed.

  28. 4 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

    SM

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gillie

    The best Hardy Boys book yet!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ty Bedell

    Having never read a Hardy Boys book, I thought I'd try one. I expected it to be somewhat juvenile, but it turned out to be an enjoyable read after all. I intend to read some more titles. Having never read a Hardy Boys book, I thought I'd try one. I expected it to be somewhat juvenile, but it turned out to be an enjoyable read after all. I intend to read some more titles.

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