Hunting for hidden gold is volume 5 in the original the hardy boys mystery stories published they defeat big al who was known as black pepper when the guy they saved lived in lucky lode (frank and joe find this out later. Hunting for hidden gold is the fifth book in the hardy boys original series big al martin jake slim burke mike onslow bart dawson/bob dodge hank.
Joe and frank hardy's father,fenton hardy the famous detective,is on a case in lucky lode looking for a man called big al who he suspected was in the area.
A nancy drew and hardy boys mystery unlike any other you've ever read when the teenage brothers frank and joe hardy are accused of the murder of their. What del col, dell'edera et al have done with both nancy drew and joe and frank hardy is take this gentle teen crime setting and throw us.
They get caught up in the mist of big al and his gang who want the hardy boys and their father out of the way of their plans joe and frank's case about finding.