The Hardly Boys: Mystery of the Golden Goblet

The Hardly Boys: Mystery of the Golden Goblet

by Tom Cherones

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A COMEBACK FOR TEENS AT HEART! TOM CHERONES, Emmy Award Winning director of the Seinfeld TV series, brings his sense of humor and narrative timing to his first novel, a delightful spoof on the old Hardy Boys classics.

Tom and Billy HARDLY, along with their chum Whit Moore, have just emerged from 50 years of sleep in a "cryogeriatrically" imposed stated of suspended animation. While their bodies are now those of men in their 70s, their minds are still living in the 1950s. Their father, the famous international sleuth DeVern Hardly, is still going strong in his nineties. Together he and "the boys" set out to locate a mysterious Golden Goblet, a priceless artifact encrusted with "jewels of all sorts: diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and the occasional garnet." Once owned by the prominent Rosenfeld family, it had been captured by the Nazis in WWII, and then retrieved by US forces, only to be snatched from government security by dastardly criminals.

Using their familiar bevy of mechanical devices (motorcycles, roadster, bi-plane, mahogany speedboat) the Hardlys set out on the trail of the objet d'art and the dastardly sociopath George W. Buttman and his cohorts, including the vampish Trafalgar sisters. Their adventure takes place between studies at the local high school, where they have returned to complete their education. And what an education they receive!

Confronted with technologies never dreamed of half-a-century before, they must maneuver their way through a crash course in computers, cell phones, credit cards and other "advancements." To say nothing of the "new morality," a code of behavior casually accepted by their teen contemporaries, but which they had never imagined in "their time." One hilarious episode after another brings the Hardly crew up against the challenges of their new timeframe, as they try to keep their minds on school and the overriding task at hand: solving the Mystery of the Golden Goblet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149772339
Publisher: Port Hole Publications
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Series: Hardly Boys Adventure , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
File size: 924 KB

About the Author

Tom Cherones is an Emmy Award winning director of Seinfeld and other TV series. With the launching of his book, The Hardly Boys: The Mystery of the Golden Goblet, he has also launched a new career. After a highly successful television career, which garnered him not only an Emmy, but a Golden Globe, Peabody and a Director’s Guild of America Award, and involved directing and producing with such stars as Mary Tyler Moore, Suzanne Pleshette and many others, and on shows including “News Radio,” “The Ellen Show,” “Caroline in the City,” and “Welcome Back Kotter,” Cherones retired from the Hollywood scene a few years ago. Now in his 70s, he is excited about the new venture of tackling the writing life.

Cherones' years as a comedy director serve him well as the writer of this spoof on the old Hardy Boys series. His knack for story-telling and comic timing are evident in this fun read."

The Golden Goblet is the first of a proposed series of Hardly Boys books, and a Hollywood agent is working toward a movie version of the book, and a possible TV series.

Cherones, a member of the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame, has for the last ten years conducted a filmmaking workshop at the University of Alabama, sharing his experiences and knowledge with a new generation of artists and technicians, giving back gratefully for his good fortune, and leaving his imprint on the future of American television.

With his wife, Carol Richards, he divides his time between Florence, Oregon, Taos, New Mexico, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Los Angeles, California.

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