Fear on Wheels
Undercover in the world of monster trucks, hot rods, and motorcycle shows, Frank and Joe Hardy, with the help of pretty motorcycle stunt rider Jessica, set out to catch the extortionist who has threatened to sabotage a successful stunt show.
Reviewed on 5th August 2023
For their 108th mystery, the Hardy Boys find themselves working undercover at the local hot-rod show, as monster trucks fly around them.
As a mystery, it’s a good one with an interesting and dangerous setting, and a wide variety of characters to suspect and investigate. There’s a lot going on.
This one lacks all but one of the clichés of the series in this era, and that one that remains feels unfortunate because it just feels like picking on someone. I’m torn between whether a lack of recurring stuff makes this a better book, or is disappointing.