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Publication Order of The Hardy Boys Books

By: Franklin W. Dixon, Neal Barrett Jr.
The Tower Treasure (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House on the Cliff (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Old Mill (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Chums (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting for Hidden Gold (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shore Road Mystery (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Cabin Island (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Caves (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Airport Mystery (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Happened at Midnight (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
While the Clock Ticked (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Footprints Under the Window (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark on the Door (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Harbor Mystery (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Sign Post (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Figure in Hiding (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Warning (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twisted Claw (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearing Floor (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Flying Express (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue of the Broken Blade (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flickering Torch Mystery (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Melted Coins (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short-Wave Mystery (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Panel (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Freighter (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Skull Mountain (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Lost Tunnel (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wailing Siren Mystery (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crisscross Shadow (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Feather Mystery (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hooded Hawk Mystery (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue in the Embers (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Pirates' Hill (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost at Skeleton Rock (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery at Devil's Paw (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Desert Giant (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue of the Screeching Owl (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viking Symbol Mystery (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Fort (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Agent on Flight 101 (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Whale Tattoo (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arctic Patrol Mystery (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bombay Boomerang (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on Vampire Trail (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masked Monkey (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Helmet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clue of the Hissing Serpent (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Caravan (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witchmaster's Key (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jungle Pyramid (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firebird Rocket (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sting of the Scorpion (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Werewolf (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Samurai Sword (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pentagon Spy (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apeman's Secret (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy Case (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of Smugglers Cove (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Idol (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanishing Thieves (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw's Silver (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Submarine Caper / Deadly Chase (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four-Headed Dragon (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Infinity Clue (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Track of the Zombie (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voodoo Plot (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billion Dollar Ransom (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tic-Tac-Terror (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped at Sea (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Game Plan for Disaster (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Flame (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cave-In (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Sabotage (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Roaring River Mystery (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon's Den (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blackwing Puzzle (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Swamp Monster (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Desert Phantom (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skyfire Puzzle (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Silver Star (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Program for Destruction (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricky Business (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Blue Frame (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on the Diamond (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shield of Fear (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Killers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent's Tooth Mystery (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakdown in Axeblade (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on the Air (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wipeout (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast of Criminals (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spark of Suspicion (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeon of Doom (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Island Treasure (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Money Hunt (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terminal Shock (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Million Dollar Nightmare (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricks of the Trade (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke Screen Mystery (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Video Villains (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panic on Gull Island (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear on Wheels (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prime-Time Crime (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Sigma Seven (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three-Ring Terror (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demolition Mission (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radical Moves (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabotage at Sports City (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock 'N' Roll Renegades (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baseball Card Conspiracy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in the Fourth Dimension (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble at Coyote Canyon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Cosmic Kidnapping (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery in the Old Mine (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of Crime (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robot's Revenge (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery with a Dangerous Beat (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery on Makatunk Island (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing to Disaster (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reel Thrills (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Dinosaur (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure at Dolphin Bay (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hypersonic Secret (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cross-Country Crime (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sidetracked to Danger (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crusade of the Flaming Sword (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maximum Challenge (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime in the Kennel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Cash Caper (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Speed Showdown (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alaskan Adventure (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search for the Snow Leopard (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slam Dunk Sabotage (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desert Thieves (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in Gator Swamp (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Skeleton Reef (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror at High Tide (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark of the Blue Tattoo (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial and Terror (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rocky Road to Revenge (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase for the Mystery Twister (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice Cold Case (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crisscross Crime (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in the Extreme (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye on Crime (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caribbean Cruise Caper (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunt for the Four Brothers (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Will to Survive (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lure of the Italian Treasure (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The London Deception (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daredevils (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game Called Chaos (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Training for Trouble (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Trail (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy That Never Lies (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin & Bones (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime in the Cards (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past and Present Danger (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Times Two (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle Conundrum (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts of a Chance (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kickoff to Danger (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Test Case (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble In Warp Space (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speed Times Five (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide-and-Sneak (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick-or-Trouble (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Plane Sight (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Psychic's Vision (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Black Rhino (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passport to Danger (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Typhoon Island (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Jeopardy (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Soldier's Gold (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warehouse Rumble (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dangerous Transmission (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wreck and Roll (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Mountain (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Way Out (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farming Fear (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
One False Step (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motocross Madness (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Hardy Boys: Secret Files Books

Trouble at the Arcade (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Mitt (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Map (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopping Mad (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Monster of a Mystery (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bicycle Thief (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearing Dog (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sports Sabotage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Coaster Caper (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rockin' Mystery (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Rumble (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lights, Camera . . . Zombies! (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Balloon Blow-Up (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fossil Frenzy (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ship of Secrets (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camping Chaos (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Escape (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Medieval Upheaval (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Race Is On (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Hardy Boys Casefiles Books

Dead on Target (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil, Inc. (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cult of Crime (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lazarus Plot (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Destruction (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crowning Terror (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathgame (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
See No Evil (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Genius Thieves (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hostages of Hate (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother Against Brother (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Getaway (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Borgia Dagger (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Many Traitors (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Relations (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Line of Fire (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Number File (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing in the Market (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare in Angel City (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witness to Murder (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Street Spies (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Exposure (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disaster for Hire (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scene of the Crime (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Borderline Case (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in the Pipeline (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nowhere to Run (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Countdown to Terror (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thick as Thieves (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadliest Dare (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Without a Trace (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Money (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collision Course (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Cut (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Season (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running on Empty (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Zone (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diplomatic Deceit (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flesh and Blood (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fright Wave (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highway Robbery (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Laugh (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strategic Moves (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foul Play (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Self-Defense (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Fear (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight into Danger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock 'n' Revenge (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Deeds (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power Play (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choke Hold (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncivil War (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of Horror (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Trouble (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Law (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Height of Danger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror on Track (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spiked! (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Season (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadfall (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Danger (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Gambit (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Sweat (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endangered Species (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Mercy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenix Equation (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Cargo (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Riding (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayhem in Motion (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rigged for Revenge (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Horror (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Screamers (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Rap (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road Pirates (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Way Out (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tagged for Terror (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival Run (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pacific Conspiracy (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Unlimited (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead of Night (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sheer Terror (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisoned Paradise (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toxic Revenge (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Alarm (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winner Take All (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtual Villainy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man in Deadwood (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inferno of Fear (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Falls (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Engagement (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Wheels (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabotage at Sea (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission: Mayhem (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste for Terror (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illegal Procedure (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against All Odds (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pure Evil (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frame-Up (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Thriller (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peak of Danger (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrong Side of the Law (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Campaign of Crime (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Wheels (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law of the Jungle (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shock Jock (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Break (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blown Away (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moment of Truth (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Chemistry (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Competitive Edge (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cliff-Hanger (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky High (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clean Sweep (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cave Trap (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acting Up (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sport (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Leap (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Shield (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival of the Fittest (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Absolute Zero (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
River Rats (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
High-Wire Act (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viking's Revenge (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stress Point (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Sky (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead in the Water (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys: Killer Mystery Books

Killer Mission (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Killer (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Connections (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys Clue Books

By: Franklin W. Dixon
The Video Game Bandit (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Playbook (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water-Ski Wipeout (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talent Show Tricks (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scavenger Hunt Heist (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Skateboard Cat-astrophe (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate Ghost (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Warp Wonder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Let the Frogs Out? (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Pumpkin Smash (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bug-Napped (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Life Secrets (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Rescue! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Luck Skate (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden Plot (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Bookworms (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys: Clues Brothers Books

The Gross Ghost Mystery (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Karate Clue (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Day, Worst Day (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jump Shot Detectives (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dinosaur Disaster (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Took the Book? (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abracadabra Case (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doggone Detectives (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pumped-Up Pizza Problem (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Walking Snowman (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster in the Lake (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
King for a Day (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates Ahoy! (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Eyes on First Prize (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slip, Slide, and Slap Shot (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fish-Faced Mask of Mystery (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bike Race Ruckus (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys Adventures Books

Secret of the Red Arrow (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery of the Phantom Heist (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanishing Game (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into Thin Air (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peril at Granite Peak (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Bayport (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows at Predator Reef (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deception on the Set (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Ancient Emerald (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel of Secrets (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown at Widow Creek (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Madman of Black Bear Mountain (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound for Danger (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Bayport Beast (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Con Artist in Paris (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Identity (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gray Hunter's Revenge (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearance (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dungeons and Detectives (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Black Bear Mountain (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treacherous Tide (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Island (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery on the Mayhem Express (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
As the Falcon Flies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Ultra Thriller Books

Publication Order of Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers Books

Extreme Danger (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running on Fumes (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boardwalk Bust (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrill Ride (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Road (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burned (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Ten Ways to Die (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martial Law (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blown Away (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Joe (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in Paradise (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mummy's Curse (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death and Diamonds (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bayport Buccaneers (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Mall (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pushed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foul Play (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feeding Frenzy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comic Con Artist (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deprivation House (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
House Arrest (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder House (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Trouble (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Down (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Deception (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy X (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
X-plosion (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The X-Factor (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Movie Menace (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Movie Mission (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Movie Mayhem (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers Super Mystery Books

Publication Order of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery Books

By: Franklin W. Dixon, Carolyn Keene
Terror on Tour (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Overseas (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Club Dread (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Medal Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bonfire Masquerade (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stage Fright (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery (II) Books

By: Carolyn Keene, Franklin W. Dixon
Terror on Tour (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Overseas (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Club Dread (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Medal Murder (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bonfire Masquerade (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stage Fright (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Hardy Boys is a series that has spanned generations of readers. Started as a way to idle away time, Edward Stratemeyer came up with a magnificent group of children’s mystery stories. Over the years, hosts of unnamed writers have contributed to this yarn of tales to the delight of millions of mystery lovers. Interestingly, the name Franklin W. Dixon was adopted as the author of these interesting episodes as a large number of writers put pen to the stories. “Leslie McFarlane” wrote many of the beginning “Hardy Boys” mysteries using the Franklin W. Dixon pseudonym. Stratemeyer searched out ghostwriters and found a jewel in “Leslie McFarlane”. The story was distributed, making it widely read. The publishers Simon and Schuster now hold claim on “The Hardy Boys”.

The mystery series holds 58 stories. This includes the “Detective Handbook”. The original writing years were 1927-1979. The characters in the stories could easily be the kids next door or the local villain in any neighborhood. A stranger passing through or an old cavern half the neighborhood was afraid to enter because of an old legend. This story represented the imagination of a nation. Any nation, the stories were about kids and their adventures. This made it universal.

The stories no matter how much they change, still remain family entertainment. They are told, retold, and enjoyed by generations. Many grandfathers and mothers can sit and relate with younger folks when watching the Hardy Boys (series by Franklin W. Dixon). Crooks are still committing crimes and detectives are still after bad guys. Kids have fun trying to outsmart the story and the lesson in history is underlying.

Each writer taking part, has added a touch of his or her own personality. Bringing a little of his or her world to the story. This adds to its reach around the globe. Places traveled and stories told from one generation to the next. Stratemeyer found a way for his idea to move into the future.

Stores are about average everyday kids doing special things. No strange super sonic strength was needed and a person was not required to be overly brainy. No one arrived from a far away planet or leaped a thousand feet into the air. Using plain old-fashioned methods of deduction sufficed in this series. Packed into the “Hardy Boys” series from 1927 to 1972 was a long list of exciting adventures. A few derivatives were mustered, while the original stopped in 2005.

Like all things, the “Hardy Boys” have undergone renovation. Updating the players to fit into a new era seemed the only way to keep readers happy. Some complained but the series survived. Moving from the Hardy Boys in 1959 to become less stereotyped to fit the views of a changing society. The series and its well to do image toned to bring it into range with more of the population. However, not many kids cared about the house or the family income. The story was about, kid adventures.

Many series in an effort to continue to be relevant, have updated. A female version Nancy Drew, a less wealthy version and a less violent version have all showed up along the Franklin W. Dixon trail of the Hardy Boys. The Hardy Boys Case Files changed the perspective of the storyline from harmless to a more violent era. Then, the story line changed with society as violence became more acceptable in stories.

Brothers, “Frank and Joe Hardy” are the “Hardy Boys.” The lived in an “All American” town and went to school like all other teenagers. Bayport on Barnet Bay was a neat place for solving mysteries. The father in the story; Fenton Hardy was a respected detective. A happily married man, Laura Hardy was mother to these vivacious boy detectives. The story could not be interesting without a full entourage of relatives and friends, Gertrude hardy aunt and the evolution of helpful characters, Tony Prito, Chet Morton, Jerry Gilroy, Phil Cohen and Biff Hooper. Whether they solved crimes in relation to their father’s Frank Hardy’s cases or found interesting subjects of their own, their fictional fame grew.

Episodes aired by “Walt Disney” in the 1950s brought the “Hardy Boys” into the homes of millions. Shows were shown in a series as viewers waited to see the continuing episodes each week. A favorite introduced in 1956 was “The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure.” These amateur detectives were never real but to watch them solve mysteries, highly entertaining.

Stories like the “Vampire Trail”, the Tower Treasure and Hunting for Hidden Gold” represent a fraction of the wonderful adventure tales of the Hardy Boys (Series Franklin W. Dixon). In Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977-1979) was televised. Part of this series was Witches Hollow, African Safari and King Tut’s Tomb. Episodes continued to be creative. In this series, Callie was the girlfriend, and the boys traveled around the globe, making the story even more intriguing.

These novels provide a great way to stir young people to read. These novels have intrigue, honesty, and believability. A person reading these novels can see opportunity to accomplish any goal. These are regular kids and they are out there. No dangerous stunts just wit. How many young readers after seeing these stories might have a good idea and put it to work. The demand for the stories has proven the genius of the authors and inspired readers for almost 100 years.

Over the years, hundreds of stories have been written and rewritten about the Hardy Boys (series by Franklin W. Dixon). These adventures are able to keep a reader entertained for hours. The Hardy Boys series has spanned generations and most are still in print. Some hardback versions are no longer available but the stories are still out there in film and book form.

Many writers have been given the opportunity to use their imagination in writing for this great story line. The story, Hardy Boys (Series by Franklin W. Dixon) has evolved with the curiosity of people of the time. Enlisting ghostwriters was a brilliant idea. The premise has kept the story going for decades and more than likely it will continue. Video games swashbucklers and modern mystery movies may well have drawn inspiration from the storylines of this story idea started in a small tobacco shop.

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2 Responses to “The Hardy Boys”

  1. Lisa Troyer: 2 years ago

    I grew up with the Hardy Boys. I loved them. I still do and I’m always waiting for the next book to come out!!

  2. Gail B: 5 years ago

    How many total different writers contributed to “The Hardy Boy Series ?


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