Saturday, January 3, 2009

FEATURED: The Hardy Boys


Before children spent their days text messaging and becoming pregnant they used to read Franklin W. Dixon's Hardy Boys teen detective series. Two brothers and assorted chums would thwart jewel thieves, expose smugglers, and get thrown into all sorts of wholeosme capers that teens do before they start doing drugs. With titles like "The Shattered Helmet" and "The Artic Patrol Mystery" you know you're in for a thrilling ride. One particular book, however, seemed to add spookier elements. That would be "The Witchmaster's Key". Moving the boys from suburban USA to the English village of East Anglia and having them tangle with a coven of witches really added a much-needed eerie "Wicker Man"/Incredible String Band vibe. They meet someone named Chauncey and explore a castle. It's pretty great.
This title, as well as stacks of other Hardy Boys books, is available right now.

(All Hardy Boys titles are $3.95 and are late 60s/early 70s editions.)

All titles can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open every day, 11am to 7pm.

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