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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2009, 07:07:54 PM »

Some cases are like that though. In real life, lots of investigations run that way. Not everything is action-packed.



Well, considering that Casefiles are SUPPOSED to have action, Street Spies should at least have some fistfights. But it does not until the end, and there is very little action before that. However, it barly makes it on to my worst casefile list, and if it wasn't for the the fact that the only other book that had MUX was awsome, it would not be on my list.


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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2009, 08:12:45 PM »

Deadman In Deadwood: This book was suppose to be the immediate follow-up to Virtual Villainy, but it didn't live up to the action in the previous book (infact the Hardys are heading home from San Francisco and are passing through Deadwood in this book).  What exactly was the mystery?  I remember the Hardys ending up at an old Indian burial place, but otherwise the story was pretty forgettable.

Basicly, a guy gets murdered and the Hardy's just talk and talk, and talk some ore.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2009, 09:03:44 PM »
Well, considering that Casefiles are SUPPOSED to have action, Street Spies should at least have some fistfights. But it does not until the end, and there is very little action before that. However, it barly makes it on to my worst casefile list, and if it wasn't for the the fact that the only other book that had MUX was awsome, it would not be on my list.

Very good point. At least with the ND Files, less action/violence is (for lack of a better term) more acceptable compared to the Casefiles.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2009, 07:38:10 AM »
No, I have found the worst one ever:

Survival Of The Fittest

Not only is the cover messed up, so is the story. Basicly, they are after a kid, but magicly, all their suspects appear out of nowhere and join them, leaving the most obvous one.

Not only that, but the frayed rope that started the case turned out to be an accident!  :o

Unlike Cave Trap, the only action this has is a gunfight between people with no idea how to aim weapons.

If that wasn't enough, half of the book is them in the hospital, and the other half is them being bored to death in the desert.

This is defently the worst Hardy Boys book ever.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 12:29:37 PM »
I consider both Cave Trap & Survival Of The Fittest to be the worst Casfiles of all-time. 

As for worst Hardy Boys book of All-Time, that would have to go to the Undercover Brothers book Pushed.
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2009, 08:04:58 PM »
I think I'm going to have to reread ''Street Spies''.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2009, 05:19:49 PM »
The majority of Hardy Boys fans consider Cave Trap to be one of the two all-time worst books in the Casefiles series and the Hardy Boys series in general.
Oh realy? Because this thread gives me a diffrent picture:
http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6137
It seems quite a few Hardy Boys fans consider COLD SWEAT, to be one of the all-time worst books in the Casefiles series, not Cave Trap. Not that I'm acusing you of lieing, but could you please direct me to the website where this majority has decided that Cave Trap is one of the worst, because:
a) "We did our own POLL Here (not just one person's opinion) and Cold Sweat was voted the worst of the worst."
"I haven't read Cold Sweat, but I liked Cave Trap"
"Hmm... I loved Cave Trap, so, neener, neener! (said in best twelve-year-old fashion... I vaguely remember being twelve once upon a time)
And I actually do remember the plot of it - and the 'spelunking for no reason' isn't true - they were searching for something in their spelunking!"
b) http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8025
http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7985
http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7922
http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7787 http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7623
Seems to me, that a lot of Hardy boys fans think Cold Sweat is the worst, along with Choke Hold.
c) Many HB fans probaly never read Cave Trap, as much HB fans only know that the Bluespines exist, others consider all casefiles to be awfull.
d) The majority of Hardy Boys fans that would even KNOW that Cave Trap existed think that most of the UBs are the worst HB books of all time, not Cave Trap.

You are making me a little puzzled, as it would seem that the majority of HB fans have not read Cave Trap, as the sad truth is that most HB fans that I have meet don't even know the Casefiles existed, as the Bluespines are the most well known.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 03:56:59 PM »
Ok...so now I have to go read Cave Trap again because all of this talk about it intrigues me. It's been at least ten years since I read that one.  I also noticed that it has the cover from the 1995 series...which wasn't the greatest in my opinion. Maybe that has something to do with it? Probably not...lol

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2010, 07:55:58 PM »
Shock Jock, because it's kinda corny.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010, 09:13:11 PM »
What's corny about "Shock Jock"? (other than maybe the title- lol) ;D

It's one of the few Christmas-time stories in The Hardy Boys world. (besides "The Mystery of Cabin Island", "Perfect Getaway", "Foul Play" and the obvious "A Crime for Christmas" and the short story from "Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths- "The Secret of Mountaintop Inn")
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2010, 07:12:25 PM »
I totally agree with whoever said Cold Sweat sweat was one of the worst

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2010, 10:07:36 PM »
What's so bad about "Cold Sweat"? I don't recall a whole lot about it, but I remember Frank and Joe solving a crime revolving around a new gym in Bayport and Chet Morton makes an appearance. I enjoyed it well enough, but I guess I just don't get that passionate about likes and dislikes on these books.
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2010, 10:41:05 PM »
What's so bad about "Cold Sweat"? I don't recall a whole lot about it, but I remember Frank and Joe solving a crime revolving around a new gym in Bayport and Chet Morton makes an appearance. I enjoyed it well enough, but I guess I just don't get that passionate about likes and dislikes on these books.
  well it didnt have alot of action

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2010, 09:51:26 AM »
This seems to be a common complaint for some Casefiles. That's interesting to note since from what I've read, the writers were instructed to make near every chapter end on some kind of cliff-hanger type moment. I guess some did it better than others.
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2010, 10:59:56 AM »
Yeah but the're not exciting