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The Swamp Monster

Franklin W Dixon

The Swamp Monster
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ISBN: ‎9780207152

Reviewed on 4th June 2022

The Hardys and co head to Texas for this mystery with a giant crocodile.

It’s a complex plot that wasn’t very clear, and felt again like a cheap repeated idea or two but in a different state.

There’s a touch of approaching a more modern take, with female guest characters showing a little bit of feminism, but mostly being there still for decoration and to provide food.

The brothers take part in a civil war reenactment, which certainly feels like a misstep now, looking back in retrospect, and something that I’m certain would have been avoided had the authors had a bit more awareness.

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