Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: June 3, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1481400061
ISBN - 13: 9781481400060
From the Publisher
A reenactment battle marches into Bayport in this Hardy Boys
adventure-a fresh approach to a classic series.
Bayport goes back in time when a Revolutionary War-era battleship
is discovered, along with a treasure trove of historic artifacts.
To celebrate, the town stages a reenactment of the historic Battle
of Bayport, complete with antique artillery, canons, and tricorn
hats. Even Frank and Joe Hardy are decked out in full Colonial
costume, fighting over freedom and taxes on opposite sides of the
But things get a little too real when a stray shot leaves Bayport's
biggest benefactor, Don Sterling, without a pulse. Wait a
minute-weren't those muskets supposed to be unloaded? And
even though the Hardy Boys have technically retired from solving
mysteries, they can't help but get involved, especially when a
favorite teacher turns out to be a prime suspect. Is someone trying
to frame Mr. Lazin? And who would want Don Sterling dead? Murder by
reenactment is one the Hardys haven't seen before, but don't think
they're not up for the challenge!
About the Author
Franklin W. Dixon Franklin W. Dixon is actually a pseudonym for any number of ghostwriters who have had the distinction of writing stories for the Hardy Boys series. The series was originally created by Edward Stratmeyer in 1926, the same mastermind of the Nancy Drew detective series, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys and other characters. While Stratmeyer created the outlines for the original series, it was Canadian writer Leslie McFarlane who breathed life to the stories and created the persona Franklin W. Dixon. McFarlane wrote for the series for over twenty years and is credited with success of the early collection of stories. As the series became more popular, it was pared down, the format changed and new ghostwriters added their own flavor to the stories. Part of the draw of the Hardy Boys is that as the authors changed, so to did the times and the story lines. While there is no one true author of the series, each ghostwriter can be given credit for enhancing the life of this series and never unveiling that there really is no Franklin W. Dixon.