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General Hardy Boys Discussion => General Hardy Boys Discussions => Topic started by: 003Robin457 on December 14, 2008, 11:07:37 AM

Title: Hurd Applegate
Post by: 003Robin457 on December 14, 2008, 11:07:37 AM
Heay, I was wondering if Hurd Applegate appeared in any other books besides 1, 10 (It was 10 right?), and 100.
Title: Re: Hurd Applegate
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 14, 2008, 11:22:39 AM
Hurd Applegate appeared in a number of early Hardy Boys books.  Of course, come the time of the revisions in the 1950's, 60's and 70's, Hurd Applegate really became the "Guest Star" in the revised Tower Treasure and While The Clock Ticked, and then made a reappearance in Digest #100 The Secret Of The Island Treasure.  Hurd Applegate was also mentioned in the Casefiles story #63 Cold Sweat along with Tower Mansion. 

But in the 1920's and 1930's Hurd Applegate appeared in the Original Text stories of The Tower Treasure, The Shore Road Mystery, The Great Airport Mystery & While The Clock Ticked.  Hurd's sister, Adelia, also appeared in The Tower Treasure (1927) & The Shore Road Mystery (1928).  After that, Adelia would not make a reappearance in the series (aside from the 1959 rewrite of The Tower Treasure)  until February 1990 when #100 The Secret Of The Island Treasure appeared on bookstore shelves after an absence of 62 years.

To date, as I mentioned above, the last mention of Hurd Applegate in any of the stories was in May 1992 with Cold Sweat, while Adelia has not been seen since February 1990.