The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
The Hardys purchase a Chinese junk named the Hai Hau to ferry passengers to Rocky Isle and make some extra money, bour mysterious men also are interested in the boat.
Reviewed on 11th October 2020
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk, thirty-ninth in the series, has an interesting setting for a fairly standard story.
The usual ingredients are present, Chet has a new hobby, people break into places, some racism, tons of coincidence, but with the unusual addition of gainful employ for the brothers and a lack of actual detection.
The story follows the usual format that I’m now immune to after so much exposure as I’ve re-read the series up to this point, and while the setting adds something unique and special, nothing else here seems to be.