Cut to the Chase by Ann Chvq – Intro and Chapter One

Let’s Cut to the Chase and check out what case files the brothers solve in the upcoming chapters! 😉 Just click on pic below or the previous link to read. 🙂 I had the story written, but have expanded it to show even more of what happens. 😉

Cut to the Chase by Ann Chvq


While the brothers are on a case in NYC, Joe disappears and Frank starts a full-scale search for him. Frank knows he has to find Joe before the Assassins kill them. And that job is even more difficult than expected. Joe’s convinced that he has to go into hiding to keep his family and friends safe. As Joe tries to evade Frank, it’s brother vs. brother in the pursuit of freedom and security.

When fighting Assassins, the Hardys’ goal is always the same no matter what – justice.

Author’s Notes:

For fans of the Hardy Boys and fans of the Casefiles. 🙂


Always to the Creator and my family and friends. 🙂 I love you and thank you forever. 🙂 You help me with my writing, and even more – you help me with everything. 🙂


14 thoughts on “Cut to the Chase by Ann Chvq – Intro and Chapter One

  1. Yeah!!!!!! 😀 I have been looking forward to this story! I can hardly wait to read it! 😀 I love your cool opening sentence, Ann; that is a creative way to include the link! 😎 Again, I must say that that story title picture (another clever link! 🙂 ) is beautiful! 😀

    I love your choice of wording! 😎 That first paragraph makes me even more excited about reading Cut to the Chase than I already had been! And that is saying a lot! 😀 Your writing is excellent, Ann! 😀

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Ann, for your specifically correct use of the two individual words that are sometimes used next to each other in the same sentence, but are never grammatically correct when used as one word!!!!!! I am, of course, referring to these two words: case files. The fact-challenged (there were an embarrassing amount of mistakes that never should have been made) and grammatical nightmare series that I am talking about is the supposed-Hardy-Boys-connected-but-not-true-or-real-or-relevant-series erroneously named “Casefiles”. It was baaaaaad.

    Back to the good stuff! 😀 Your story synopsis is great! 😀 I can easily see that I will again be reading the real Frank and Joe Hardy from the Mystery Stories! 😀 They are so cool! 😎

    Your tagline is great! 😀

    Uh-oh! 😮 I hope I didn’t offend you with my straightforward comments on that “Casefiles” series, Ann! 😮 I will gladly apologize for that (hurting your feelings by speaking so strongly – not for what I believe) if I did. Reading your author’s notes here, I know I only qualify in one category – that of a Hardy Boys fan. 😎

    Ann, your dedication is most beautiful! 😀

    Time to go read Ann Chvq’s Cut to the Chase! 😀 I am so pleased to see it here! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Made my day! 😎 Callie

    • 😀 Thanks so very much for your enthusiasm, excitement, and comments, Callie! 😀

      Cool – thanks! 🙂 I’m really glad you enjoy my writing so much! 🙂

      😛 You seem to feel strongly about that! 😉 You’re welcome. I’ve noticed, too, that’s it’s not actually a word. You know, when you do a spell-check the series’ title, Casefiles, will be underlined as incorrect. 😛 Yep, I’ve noticed some really big mistakes, like the characters not written accurately at times in the series, without a doubt. But there are some good things I like in a number of books in the Casefiles series – some good scenes that I really like. 🙂 I just don’t like the incorrect stuff. 😉 So, I’m guessing….you’re not a Casefiles fan? 😉 😛 Or is that jumping to conclusions? 😉 I need to ask you another question though, Callie – how do you really feel about the series? 😛 I’m just kidding. I think it’s pretty clear! 😉 And yes, I could hear James and Gustavo quote with that one comment from you! 😉

      Thanks, Callie! 🙂 Yep, Frank and Joe sure are very cool! 😎

      Thank you! 🙂

      No, you didn’t offend me or hurt my feelings – thanks for asking. 🙂 You have a definite right to express your observations. No need to apologize – and I’m glad you said that you wouldn’t apologize for what you believe because you don’t ever need to do that or back down. 😎 I hope that people enjoy my story – those who don’t like the Casefiles and those who do like the Casefiles – and I hope that there’s plenty in Cut to the Chase to satisfy all true Hardy Boys fans. 😎

      Thank you so much, Callie! 🙂

      That’s awesome and super way cool! 🙂

      • 😀 You are welcome! 😀

        Yep! 😛 😀 Good points, Ann. 😎 Yes, I think it is clear. 😉 I knew you would catch that! 😀

        🙂 Welcome. 🙂 Yeah! 😎

        I am so glad! 🙂 Thank you. 😎 Unquestionably! 😀 Your stories are always satisfying and excellent, Ann! 😀

        You are welcome. 🙂

        😀 Callie

  2. Alright! 😀 Expanded edition! 😀 I loved this story the first time I read it 😀 – & every time since 😉 – & all I’ve got to say is: the more, the better when it comes to Ann Chvq mystery stories!!!! 😀 😀

    Appreciating the good things,

    • 😀 Yep, the deluxe expanded edition. 😉 I remember you telling me how much you love it. 🙂 😀 Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and comments, Lily! 🙂

      • Adding more story & other specifically cool additions & bonus surprises most definitely makes it a deluxe, expanded edition! 😉 😀 😎 Yes! 😀 It is way, way cool!!!!! 😀 😎 You’re welcome. 🙂

        Appreciatng the good things,

  3. It was hard enough for me to not start reading it right away and I just made things even more difficult for myself… I read its synopsis! 🙄 And now I want to read the whole story right now! 😛 🙂

    It sounds very very interesting, Ann! 😎 😀 I wonder how I missed it! I must not have read the ‘blurb’ before. 🙄 😛

    Can’t wait to read it but let’s see what happens. 😉 🙂

    • Hi Ritu! 🙂 That’s the desired result – draw you to read it! 😀 😀

      Thanks! 🙂

      Hope you get to read each chapter as soon as they’re posted, Ritu. 🙂 Chapter 3 posting today! 🙂

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