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The Secret of the Old Mill (Hardy Boys, Book 3)

(Part of the The Hardy Boys (#3) Series and Hardy-guttene (#3) Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. With two cases in tow, the Hardy boys look to Turner mill for clues. Determined to learn the secret of the old mill, Frank and Joe employ a clever ruse to gain entrance, only to find themselves...

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Frank and Joe have two mysteries to unravel- a counterfeiting case and a national security case that their father is working on. Will they b able to tie up all the loose ends?

Can the counterfeiters be stopped before they fleece Bayport

This review is of the 1962 Revised Version of "The Secret of the Old Mill". The first 38 titles in the series were revised over the course of 15 years (some with minor changes, others were completely re-written). "The Secret of the Old Mill" is the third Hardy Boys mystery.Counterfeit money is being passed around Bayport. Chet Morton, the best friend of the Hardys, makes change of twenty dollars for a stranger and when he tries to purchase a microscope he learns that the bill is counterfeit. When the boys bring the bill into the police station, they learn that the chief has known about the counterfeits being passed but is keeping it quiet so as to not alert the criminals. The Hardys start some investigating on their own. Threats are made to the Hardys telling them to get off the case; but are the threats about the counterfeit case or the secret mystery that their father, Fenton Hardy, is investigating?Reading the Hardy Boys as an adult is a nostalgic pleasure. I loved these books as a child and remember so much from when I read them years ago. What makes these books special is that I can enjoy them almost as much now as I did back then. "The Secret of the Old Mill" remains a good Hardy Boys mystery and a great story. It is fast paced and always interesting. I remember that after I read this book as a child, I started checking all of my money (such as it was) to see if it was counterfeit. That's the mark of a good story, that it can make a child interested in what is around him and comparing it to what was learned in the book. -Joe Sherry

Secret Of The Old Mill

This book is so great!!! It's been my 11th and I think this is second best, since reading The Mystery Of Cabin Island. I read this in half a day, and there's so much going on in the book that I don't remember a lot of it. But it is especially good in the ending. Joe falling into the wheel would make me surprised and laugh for an hour! Then next good part is the kitten in the lighted room. Imagine a kitten strong enough to knock down a lamp! Then again, it's not impossible. I like the secret door, and I'd like all that money if it were real. The rest is too much to describe, but this is a good book for ages 9-12. It would be suitable for a bedtime or school story, too.

The Best Hardy Boys Book

My favorite Hardy Boys book is the Secret of the Old Mill. I loved the part when Ken Blake fell into the river and Frank and Joe jumped into the river to save Ken Blake. I also loved the part when Frank, Joe, and Chet were in the Sleuth and Frank pulled the wires from the engine to stop the boat. I think that the Secret of the Old Mill is the best Hardy Boys book I have read.

the action story

Hi my name is Ryan.The Secret of the Old Mill is a really good book.In the story Frank and Joe descover conterfeit $20 dollar bills and a company called Eleckton is making them.The hardys drive over in the Queen and Frank and Joe descover a secret door.Will Frank and Joe solve the conterfeit mystery? Read the book to find out.I recomend this book for people who like stories with a lot of excitement.
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