The Secret of the Old Mill


Read by James R. Hedrick

(4.7 stars; 39 reviews)

The Secret of the Old Mill is the third volume of the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon in 1927.

After becoming victims of a counterfeiting ring, the boys become suspicious of the activities surrounding a previously disused mill on a deserted road by the river. When they give a boat ride to a stranger with a somewhat suspect story, and the stranger steals the boat and tries to make his way up the same river, they become more interested in the matter and set about to discover what secrets might be hidden at the old mill. Using their inherited sleuthing skills, Frank and Joe succeed in solving the case and bring the perpetrators to justice with the assistance of their famous detective father, the state police, and the Secret Service.

There are plenty of interesting characters to meet along the way along with the usual youthful hijinks. (Summary by James R. Hedrick) (3 hr 47 min)

Chapters

A Five Dollar Bill 8:25 Read by James R. Hedrick
Counterfeit Money 9:43 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Hardy Boys at School 7:55 Read by James R. Hedrick
Another Victim 9:02 Read by James R. Hedrick
Curing the Joker 9:55 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Old Mill 7:13 Read by James R. Hedrick
In the Mill Race 6:43 Read by James R. Hedrick
Joe's Courage 9:06 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Rescue 8:20 Read by James R. Hedrick
The New Boat 9:32 Read by James R. Hedrick
A Man in a Hurry 9:49 Read by James R. Hedrick
Seasick 8:14 Read by James R. Hedrick
Paul Blum 7:55 Read by James R. Hedrick
Con Riley Guards a Package 13:01 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Chase 10:08 Read by James R. Hedrick
A Plan of Action 10:10 Read by James R. Hedrick
What Lester Said 9:13 Read by James R. Hedrick
Suspicions 8:29 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Rug Buyer 10:32 Read by James R. Hedrick
A Note of Warning 10:06 Read by James R. Hedrick
At the Mill 9:44 Read by James R. Hedrick
Through the Roof 9:03 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Alarm 8:41 Read by James R. Hedrick
Trapped 10:06 Read by James R. Hedrick
The Reckoning 6:07 Read by James R. Hedrick

Reviews

Awesome Read


(5 stars)

This book brings back my teen memories when I borrowed the actual book from my local library. Franklin Dixon knows how to hook the reader and keep interest on what would happen next!

Excellent


(5 stars)

brings back my childhood reading this story