Smugglers' Reef is the seventh book in the Rick Brant book, a boy's series book, written by John Blaine (pseudonym for Harold Leeland Goodwin), but the first in the Public Domain as an ebook. Rick Blaine and his best friend Don "Scotty" Scott are junior technicians in the Spindrift Foundation which is a society of scientists that live and work on Spindrift Island. This book starts out when there friend Jerry Webster, a reporter for the local newspaper, gets a phone call from his local editor about a fishing trawler crashing on Smugglers' Reef. Rick and Scotty ride along with Jerry and notice that the capatin of the ship and his wife both seem to be scared. Rick decides that he wants to solve this mystery, so along with Scotty, Jerry and Cap'n Mike, a new acquaintance, work on solving it. There are many twists and turns in this book with a lot of adventure.
I found out about this series from my friend Marty who knows I like to read Bo;s series books and he informed me that some of the books are now in the Public Domain as ebooks. I am introducing a new feature in this book where I will include download links that you can download or read the books online. I will also include links for purchasing the books from Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook). Both of these sites have free apps available for your computer, tablets and smartphones where you can read these books.
If you know of any boy's series and girl's series books from the early 1900's that you like, please let me know in the comments below.
Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28849
Many Books: http://manybooks.net/titles/blainejo2884928849-8.html
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rick-brant-science-adventure-series-john-blaine/1028374760?ean=2940011865343
Tim's Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)