As a child, Hoff loved the Hardy Boys mystery series. Recently, he revisited The House on the Cliff
, one of the classic early Hardy Boy mysteries, and decided to reshape it for readers of all ages, from those who haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Hardy Boys to those who haven't "grown up" and left the adventures of Frank and Joe behind. Hoff sets the story in 1947, when the Swing Era was giving way to the Baby Boom, and gives it a plot involving a post-war smuggling racket, a young newcomer to town who may have something to hide, and a police chief who's in no hurry to investigate.
Original title: The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Footnote Fiction