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Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: Casefiles 4 The Lazarus Plot
« Last post by MacGyver on Today at 03:35:26 PM »
It's just as he said- they were hired by the Assassins to do some dirty work, but they didn't actually belong to them. It's just like how some businesses contract cleaning companies to clean their buildings. They work for the business in a sense, but they aren't really employees of the business but rather the cleaning company.
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: Casefiles 4 The Lazarus Plot
« Last post by Katie on Today at 12:13:01 PM »
Not true Assassins? How's that work? ???
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: Casefiles 4 The Lazarus Plot
« Last post by tomswift2002 on November 20, 2017, 10:12:59 PM »
The two French Canadians were mercenaries hired by the Assassins; they were not true Assassins.

As for Joe’s car thing, he does work on the van, but the old cars are never mentioned after “The Lazarus Plot”.
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Casefiles 4 The Lazarus Plot
« Last post by CalvinKnox on November 20, 2017, 04:26:51 PM »
I just started re-reading the Casefiles series (the ones I have).  I read book 4 and noticed that there is a fair bit of talk about Joe buying old cars and working on them.  He had a 1950s station wagon that they took to Maine, and they bought a Buick to get back to Bayport after Frank II and Joe II stole the station wagon.  Does this character trait of Joe ever get mentioned in later stories? I don't remember the station wagon ever appearing in later Casefiles (but I have only read about 50% of them in my life).  I also found that there was something wrong with the two French Canadian Assassins, they didn't seem nearly as fanatical as the Assassins in book 1, and they were taken alive.
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: #7 Deathgame
« Last post by tomswift2002 on November 20, 2017, 04:18:22 PM »
With the paint balling, it wasn’t even revealed until page 8, which was in Chapter 2!  So for all of Chapter 1, you’re thinking Frank and Joe are running around with real guns, shooting people!  Plus later on Joe walks onto an outdoor shooting range, where he nearly gets killed!

And then later on, the Biff Hooper duplicate throws a grenade at the boys, which Joe bunts (they were in a sporting goods store) back at the guy who runs into the shelving containing ammunition, which goes up when the grenade explodes and causes the buildings roof to fall and kills the guy!

I would hate to see how Deathgame would be written now.  It wouldn’t even have ‘death’ in the title!
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: #7 Deathgame
« Last post by VLoneWolf on November 20, 2017, 03:33:19 PM »
I liked this book.  I don't see what would be wrong with writing a book today with boys using  guns in a survival paintball soft air type game.
Hardy Boys Casefiles / Re: #7 Deathgame
« Last post by MacGyver on November 19, 2017, 02:38:59 PM »
I always liked the survival aspect of this book- and way cool title. Also, it's nice to have Buff Hooper featured in this one. He's a character that didn't seem to show up nearly as often in the Casefiles as he may have in the Original series. (Not that he was necessarily in a ton of those either, but I daresay he had more appearances there anyway.)  :) 8)
Cool! Welcome to the forum, CalvinKnox! Enjoy your time here. :) 8)
Hardy Boys Casefiles / #7 Deathgame
« Last post by tomswift2002 on November 18, 2017, 11:49:51 PM »
#7 Deathgame
Published September 1987 (Greycastle Edition, September 1988)

Plot: Biff Hooper heads off to a Survival Camp in Georgia for 3 days and disappears, with only Joe knowing that he was at the camp!

Review:  This is probably one of the better Casefiles, and I can definitely say one book that would not get written today, especially where you have the boys running around with guns, and Frank being shot in the heart!
I just got The Missing Chums in the original text.
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