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Fictional teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy are the sons of the celebrated private detective Fenton Hardy, ex-NYPD ace detective, and his wife, Laura. Visiting or living with them (depending on the book) is Fenton's elder sister, "Aunt" Gertrude Hardy.

They reside in an unspecified Northeastern state's seaboard city of Bayport, located near the Atlantic Ocean on Barmet Bay.

The Boys are highly mobile and have a car, motorcycles and a motorboat, The Sleuth, and seemingly unlimited funds to take plane trips and the like.

Frank and Joe are accompanied on all their adventures by their particular chum, the chubby farmboy Chet Morton. Their other chums are Biff Hooper, Tony Prito, Phil Cohen, and Jerry Gilroy.

Frank and Joe date, respectively (and respectfully), Callie Shaw and Iola Morton, the sister of Chet Morton.

The Bayport Police Department is represented by Chief Ezra Collig, Patrolman Con Riley and, in the early unrevised stories, Detective Oscar Smuff.

The Hardy Boys were thought up in 1926 by Edward Stratemeyer and his Stratemeyer Syndicate, which then advertised for ghostwriters to write the stories from outlines provided by the Syndicate. Leslie McFarlane answered the advertisement and would wind up writing the first sixteen volumes of the series and volumes 22-24. The Syndicate also created Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys and dozens of other memorable characters.

Since the release of the first three "breeder" volumes of the original Hardy Boys books in May 1927 (copyrighted May 16) by New York publisher Grosset & Dunlap, the Hardy Boys have never gone out of print and they remain popular today with close to 500 titles published across several different series.

Starting in 1959 the first 38 stories were revised and abridged, much to the dismay of long-time Hardy Boys fans. The books were shortened from 25 chapters to 20 and had a more uniform length to reduce publishing costs, obsolete prose, which dated the stories, was updated, and racial stereotypes, the subject of many letters of complaint, were eliminated.

Revised titles from The Secret Panel to The Mystery At Devil's Paw were merely edited down to size from the original titles. Although the stories were given the same titles and some of the plots remained basically the same, many books were given new plots and are unrecogizable from the originals. Unfortunately, the quality of the writing was nowhere near as high as in the unrevised versions and the resulting stories lost much of their original charm.

After the 1979 court battle in which Grosset & Dunlap lost the rights to publish any new Hardy Boys tales, Simon & Schuster started publishing new stories in paperback format (the Digests), although Grosset & Dunlap retained the right to print the original 58 stories (the "canon") and the Detective Handbook.

The Digest series continued until 2005 when it was replaced by the Undercover Brothers series, which ran to 39 volumes and ended in 2012 when it was replaced by The Hardy Boys Adventures in 2013.

In addition to their solo adventures in the original stories and the Digests, they have joined forces with Nancy Drew in two Supermystery series, the two volume Super Sleuths series and the Be A Detective series and with Tom Swift in the short-lived Ultra Thriller series.

They also spawned several spin-off series (Casefiles, Clue Books, The Clues Brothers, Secret Files, Undercover Brothers Graphic Novels), in addition to many other books such as The Detective Handbook, Ghost Stories, activity books, a coloring book, etc.

Their adventures continue in two series of paperback books (The Hardy Boys Adventures and Clue Books) as well as the hardcover books published by Grosset & Dunlap.

The Hardy Boys have become pop culture icons and have spawned 4 TV series (including an animated cartoon series) in addition to many other media appearances including comic, coloring, activity & puzzle books; stage plays; games; toys; records and many other collectible items.

The Hardy Boys mysteries is the best selling & longest running series of books for boys and has been published in many languages world-wide.

The pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon was also used on the 20 volume Ted Scott Flying Stories series, 1927 to 1943, and the short-lived (1992-1993) Tom Swift crossover Ultra Thriller series.

Leslie McFarlane's Autobiography
Ghost of the Hardy Boys

The Writer Behind the World's Most Famous Boy Detectives
As millions of boys and girls devoured the early adventures of the Hardy Boys, little did the young readers and aspiring sleuths know: the series' author was not Franklin W. Dixon, as the cover trumpeted. It was Leslie McFarlane, a nearly penniless scribbler, who hammered out the first adventures while living in a remote cabin without electricity or running water in Northern Ontario. McFarlane was among the first bestselling ghostwriters and this, at last, is his story - as much fun as the stories he wrote.

Long out of print, highly desirable & rare, it is now being reprinted.
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First Edition Reproductions

The original text stories, beautifully reproduced with the original dustjacket and internal artwork.

Grosset & Dunlap Editions


Box Set of the First 6 Volumes
01: The Tower Treasure
The Boys solve the theft of Hurd Applegate's treasure by Red Jackley.
02: The House on the Cliff
The Boys break up a drug smuggling ring in the spooky old Polluca Place high on the cliffs overlooking Barmet Bay.
03: The Secret of the Old Mill
The Boys break up a counterfeiting ring centered at an old mill on the outskirts of Bayport.
04: The Missing Chums
Bank robbers pursued by Mr. Hardy mistakenly kidnap Chet and Biff, leaving it up to the Boys to solve the case.
05: Hunting for Hidden Gold
The Boys head west to reclaim old miner Jadbury Wilson's lost treasure of gold and defeat Black Pepper and his gang.
06: The Shore Road Mystery
The Boys execute a Trojan Horse statagem to solve a car theft ring centered on the Shore Road.
07: The Secret Of The Caves
The Boys locate the missing Todham Todd, an amnesiac living a bizarre existence in the caves by Barmet Bay.
08: The Mystery Of Cabin Island
The Boys solve the mystery of Elroy Jefferson's missing stamp collection while camping on Jefferson's Cabin Island retreat on their Christmas vacation.
09: The Great Airport Mystery
The Boys thwart a mail robbery attempt by their enemy, drunken mail pilot Giles Ducroy.
10: What Happened At Midnight
The Boys break up the Taffy Marr jewel smuggling ring.
11: While The Clock Ticked
Crazed Amos Wandy is threatening Raymond Dalrymple. The Boys solve the mystery of the secret locked room in Dalrymple's spooky mansion.
12: Footprints Under The Window
The Boys break up a ring smuggling and extorting illegal Chinese aliens.

13: The Mark On The Door
The Boys and Mr. Hardy travel to Mexico to locate a missing witness in an oil rights trial.
14: The Hidden Harbor Mystery
The Hardy Boys travel south to end the long-standing Rand-Blackstone fued.
15: The Sinister Sign Post
The Boys locate a missing race horse and thwart the destructive plans of the insane Vilnoff.
16: A Figure In Hiding
The Hardy Boys foil the fake eye surgery "Eye Syndicate" of quack Dr. Grafton.

The Original Series

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Since 1927, the Hardy Boys have thrilled millions of young people with their exciting, mysterious adventures. Relive them with your children with the current hardcover books published by Grosset & Dunlap.

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01: The Tower Treasure
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the theft of Hurd Applegate's treasure.
02: The House On The Cliff
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a drug smuggling ring in the spooky old Pollit mansion high on the cliffs overlooking Barmet Bay.
03: The Secret Of The Old Mill
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a counterfeiting ring centered at an old mill on the outskirts of Bayport.
04: The Missing Chums
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
Criminals pursued by Mr. Hardy mistakenly kidnap Chet and Biff, leaving it up to the Boys to solve the crime and capture the bad guys.
05: Hunting For Hidden Gold
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head west to reclaim old miner Jadbury Wilson's lost treasure of gold and defeat Black Pepper and his gang.
06: The Shore Road Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys hunt for a long lost treasure.
07: The Secret Of The Caves
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Hardy Boys locate a missing college professor and solve the sabotage of a local radar station.
08: The Mystery Of Cabin Island
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the mystery of Elroy Jefferson's missing stamp collection while camping on Jefferson's Cabin Island retreat on their Christmas vacation.hello
09: The Great Airport Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the theft of valuable electronics parts containing platinum.
10: What Happened At Midnight
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a jewel smuggling ring.
11: While The Clock Ticked
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the mystery of the secret locked room in a spooky mansion.
12: Footprints Under The Window
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Hardy Boys foil a plot to steal a top-secret instrument vital to the space program.
13: The Mark On The Door
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys and Mr. Hardy travel to Mexico to locate a missing witness in an oil rights trial.
14: The Hidden Harbor Mystery
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The Boys travel south to end the long-standing Rand-Blackstone fued.
15: The Sinister Signpost
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The Boys investigate mysterious auto racing accidents and the kidnapping of a race horse.
16: A Figure In Hiding
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys smash the "Evil Eye" (aka "The Goggler Gang") theft ring.
17: The Secret Warning
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The Boys go deep sea diving to recover sunken treasure.
18: The Twisted Claw
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys defeat "The Order of The Twisted Claw" smuggling gang.
19: The Disappearing Floor
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Hardy Boys track down a gang of jewel thieves in a mysterious old mansion.
20: The Mystery Of The Flying Express
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The Boys investigate the disapearance of the speedy hydrofoil ferry, the Flying Express.
21: The Clue Of The Broken Blade
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a truck hijacking ring and solve the mystery of the theft of Arthur Barker's swords.
22: The Flickering Torch Mystery
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The Boys investigate mysterious plane crashes and contraband uranium isotopes.
23: The Melted Coins
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the swindling of their pal, Chet Morton, and the theft of a golden Seneca Indian relic.
24: The Short-Wave Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys go to Canada to solve the theft of stuffed animals and break up an industrial spy ring.
25: The Secret Panel
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve a kidnapping mystery at the weird Mead House, which lacks both door knobs and hinges.
26: The Phantom Freighter
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a smuggling ring which uses the mysterious, disappearing "Phantom Freighter".
27: The Secret Of Skull Mountain
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the mysterious disappearance of water from the Tarnack Reservoir.
28: The Sign Of The Crooked Arrow
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to New Mexico to break up the 'Crooked Arrow' robbery gang.
29: The Secret Of The Lost Tunnel
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys find a missing Civil War treasure and clear the family name of General Smith.
30: The Wailing Siren Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up the smuggling gang of a South American revolutionary.
31: The Secret Of Wildcat Swamp
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The Boys head out west to defeat Gerald Flint's train robbing gang and restore Mrs. Sanderson's deed to a valuable oil property.
32: The Crisscross Shadow
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys go to an Indian reservation to break up a gang of saboteurs.
33: The Yellow Feather Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys go to the Woodson Academy to solve the mystery of a missing will.
34: The Hooded Hawk Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve a kidnapping and break up a gang smuggling illegal Indian aliens.

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35: The Clue In The Embers
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to Guatemala to foil Albert Torres' plot to steal the national treasure.
36: The Secret Of Pirate's Hill
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys go skin-diving to find a missing treasure in gold near Bayport.
37: The Ghost At Skeleton Rock
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to the Caribbean to thwart Durling Hamilton's plot to fund a Cuban revolution and build an atomic weapon.
38: The Mystery At Devil's Paw
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head up to Alaska to solve some mysterious disappearances and break up a plot to steal a lost US moon rocket.
39: The Mystery Of The Chinese Junk
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys and Chet become owners of the Chinese junk Hai Hau which contains a hidden treasure.
40: Mystery Of The Desert Giant
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys and Chet search on the California desert for missing industrialist, Willard Grafton, and break up a gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government.
41: The Clue Of The Screeching Owl
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys and Chet are in the Pocono Mountains to locate Mr. Hardy's missing friend, a retired police captain, and solve the mystery of spooky Black Hollow.

42: The Viking Symbol Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys and Chet travel to Canada's Northwest Territories to recover a stolen Viking artifact.
43: The Mystery Of The Aztec Warrior
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to Mexico to rescue Chet and solve the mystery of a cryptic will.
44: The Haunted Fort
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys solve the theft of two valuable oil paintings and find a lost treasure of gold.
45: The Mystery Of The Spiral Bridge
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to New York City and Kentucky to bring the kidnappers of Mr. Hardy to justice.
46: The Secret Agent On Flight 101
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
Working with a US spy agency, "SKOOL", the Boys travel to Scotland to battle the agents of "UGLI" and break up an international spy ring.
47: Mystery Of The Whale Tattoo
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys break up a gang of mysteriously tattooed thieves.
48: The Arctic Patrol Mystery
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys thwart a plot aimed against the NASA moon project.
49: The Bombay Boomerang
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head foil a terrorist plan to create havoc in the USA.
50: Danger On Vampire Trail
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
Chet, Biff and the Boys head to the Colorado Rockies to smash a credit card forgery syndicate.
51: The Masked Monkey
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys go to Brazil to locate the son of a wealthy industrialist and destroy a passport theft/phony identity ring.
52: The Shattered Helmet
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys travel to Greece to locate a long-lost ancient Greek helmet and help Mr. Hardy break up an international crime syndicate.
53: The Clue Of The Hissing Serpent
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys are in Hong Kong to solve the riddle of the serpent balloon and locate a missing chess trophy and wind up crushing an international crime ring.
54: The Mysterious Caravan
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys travel from Jamaica to Morocco to solve the mystery of an ancient bronze death mask and help Mr. Hardy break up an airline ticket theft ring.
55: The Witchmaster's Key
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys travel to England, Ireland and the Isle of Man and battle black magic to solve the robbery of Professor Rowbotham's fortune.
56: The Jungle Pyramid
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys travel to Switzerland and the Yucatan jungle to locate stolen gold bullion.
57: The Firebird Rocket
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys head to Australia to locate a missing rocket scientist.
58: The Sting Of The Scorpion
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
The Boys hunt a gang of terrorists and run into mystery at a new animal park on the Bayport outskirts.
59: Night of the Werewolf
Current Edition
The Boys head to the Adirondacks to track a wolf-like creature and solve industrial sabotage.
60: Mystery Of The Samurai Sword
Current Edition
The Boys investigate the disappearance of a Japanese business tycoon.
61: The Pentagon Spy
Current Edition
The Boys investigate the theft of antique weathervanes and the disappearance of a Navy employee and a top-secret document.
62: The Apeman's Secret
Current Edition
The Boys investigate a mysterious Apeman and the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl.
63: The Mummy Case
Current Edition
The Boys head to Egypt to investigate the theft of 5 priceless Egyptian statuettes.
64: Mystery Of Smugglers Cove
Current Edition
The Boys travel to Florida to recover a valuable stolen painting.
65: The Stone Idol
Current Edition
A missing stone idol and thefts from Navy bases lead the Hardy Boys from the Andes to Easter Island.
66: The Vanishing Thieves
Current Edition
The Boys head to the West Coast to locate a stolen rare coin.
xx: The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook
Current Edition - Collectible Editions
Several short stories illustrating various crime fighting methods, featuring the Hardy Boys & their chums.

THE HARDY BOYS ADVENTURES


A new series of books replacing the Undercover Brothers Series starting in 2013.
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Hardy Boys Adventures #1    Hardy Boys Adventures #2    Hardy Boys Adventures #3

1: Secret of the Red Arrow - 2/13
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Cover Art: Ben Sowards
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book of a fresh approach to a classic series.
Teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy are supposedly “retired” from their detective work. But there is a new mystery in Bayport that needs their investigative expertise—and fast!
Starting with a bank heist, a series of alarming pranks have popped up around Bayport. Ultimately harmless, the pranks turn out to be the work of Seth Diller, an amateur filmmaker who plans to make “zillions” from his reality-horror flick, which he'll use to help out his brother, a wounded Marine.
But after the Hardy brothers put a stop to the Panic Project, there is a new outbreak of Seth-like pranks—only these have definite victims. All signs point to evidence of a crime gang in Bayport, and Frank and Joe undertake the most dangerous investigation they've ever encountered. It's up to them to save their town—and themselves—before the Red Arrow gets to them first.

2: Mystery of the Phantom Heist - 2/13
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Cover Art: Robert Carter
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
Originally titled "Masked Mayhem"
In this second book of a fresh approach to a classic series, Frank and Joe track down violent pranksters.
Rich girl Lindsay Peyton is throwing the biggest and best Sweet Sixteen bash that Bayport has ever seen. But her party planning is off to a bad start when Frank and Joe discover that someone has keyed her very expensive car—an early birthday present—and has put the mean prank up on YouView.
Soon after the prank goes viral, a group calling themselves the Scaredevils begin to film themselves committing acts of violent vandalism around town. Broken windows, Dumpster fires, and more threaten the security of Lindsay's party—and of Lindsay herself.
Frank and Joe are determined to figure out who is the mastermind behind the videos before Lindsay's Sweet Sixteen turns into a party she will never forget…for all the wrong reasons

3: The Vanishing Game - 6/13
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
A thrilling amusement park ride turns diabolically deadly in this Hardy Brothers adventure.
Joe and Frank Hardy are attending the season's opening night at Funspot, a local amusement park that's been declining for years, but that recently got new owners and a facelift. Their friend Daisy's family has everything riding on Funspot's success: If the revamped park is a failure, her family will be broke! At first, an exhilarating new attraction is a huge hit—but when one of the riders disappears into thin air, fun and games turns into spine-tingling danger. Will the Hardy Brothers find the missing rider and restore Funspot's reputation, or is the amusement park doomed for disaster?

Hardy Boys Adventures #4    Hardy Boys Adventures #5    Hardy Boys Adventures #6

4: Into Thin Air - 10/13
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
When the daughter of an amusement-park owner goes missing, it's anything but fun and games in this Hardy Boys adventure.
Daisy Rodriguez is missing. Just like that, gone without a trace. Her father, Hector Rodriguez—owner of Funspot, Bayport's local amusement park—is frantic. He feels he's to blame, since Funspot was recently the location of another disappearance. Could Daisy's vanishing be somehow connected? Joe and Frank Hardy figured out the first Funspot mystery and are up to their necks in this one, too. Daisy doesn't seem to have an enemy in the world; no one has a bad word to say about her. So who in Bayport wants this girl gone?

5: Peril At Granite Peak - 02/14
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
Joe and Frank's winter break skiing holiday turns to horror in this Hardy Boys adventure.
Frank and Joe are thrilled to spend winter break hitting the slopes at the Granite Peak Lodge ski resort. What could be better than an action-packed week of skiing and snowboarding set against a scenic mountain landscape?
But their plans hit an unexpected bump when a blizzard blows in, closing the roads and leaving the boys stranded in the lodge with several others. Meanwhile, a series of deadly mishaps threatens to sabotage the resort—and the lives of its trapped guests.
First, a fellow vacationer nearly freezes solid when he's locked out during the raging storm. Then, the lodge's electricity is cut off, broken glass turns up in the breakfast waffles, and a resort employee is buried in a snowdrift. Who's behind these sinister acts? Is the culprit trapped in the lodge with them? The Hardys are determined to find out—before they're caught in an avalanche of danger.

6: The Battle of Bayport - 06/14
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
A reenactment battle marches into Bayport in this Hardy Boys adventure.
Bayport goes back in time when a Revolutionary War-era battleship is discovered, along with a treasure trove of historic artifacts. To celebrate, the town stages a reenactment of the historic Battle of Bayport, complete with antique artillery, canons, and tricorn hats. Even Frank and Joe Hardy are decked out in full Colonial costume, fighting over freedom and taxes on opposite sides of the battle line.
But things get a little too real when a stray shot leaves Bayport's biggest benefactor, Don Sterling, without a pulse. Wait a minute—weren't those muskets supposed to be unloaded? And even though the Hardy Boys have technically retired from solving mysteries, they can't help but get involved, especially when a favorite teacher turns out to be a prime suspect. Is someone trying to frame Mr. Lazin? And who would want Don Sterling dead? Murder by reenactment is one the Hardys haven't seen before, but don't think they're not up for the challenge!

Hardy Boys Adventures #7    Hardy Boys Adventures #8    Hardy Boys Adventures #9

7: Shadows at Predator Reef - 10/14
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Frank and Joe might be in over their heads when they discover an aquatic smuggling operation in this chilling Hardy Boys adventure.
When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he's stoked at the chance to not only earn school credit, but to also geek out about one of his favorite subjects-aquatic life. And his brother Joe is equally jazzed about taking scuba diving lessons from the super-cute instructor, Aly. But both boys' excitement comes screeching to a halt when the aquarium's most valuable asset goes missing: a rare two-hundred-pound sea turtle named Captain Hook.
Frank and Joe stumble upon a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport.and realize the aquarium is a secret entry point. Could the aquarium be the newest target of a sinister aquatic smuggling ring? And can the boys snag the gang's mastermind before they end up in treacherous waters?

8: Deception on the Set - 2/15
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
It's lights, camera, disaster for a film crew unless Frank and Joe can track down a saboteur in this cinematic Hardy Boys adventure.
Joe and Frank Hardy are excited to be cast as extras in the zombie movie that's filming in their hometown. Not only is film production way more exciting than what usually goes on in Bayport, it also doesn't hurt that the lead actress is pretty cute.
At first it seems like for once Frank and Joe might not have a mystery to solve. But when a stunt goes horribly wrong, the Hardy boys know someone is trying to sabotage the film-and putting lives in jeopardy. Can the brothers find the culprit before it's too late?

9: The Curse of the Ancient Emerald - 6/15
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Frank and Joe must take the shine off a jewel thief who sends ominous riddles in this Hardy Boys adventure.
First a priceless painting disappears from the museum; then two ancient samurai swords vanish from a private collection. A string of robberies has hit Bayport, and all signs point to "the Phantom," a recently released ex-con who last struck more than twenty years ago. There's only one problem: the Phantom has vanished into thin air, and not even Frank and Joe Hardy can track him down.
Then the boys begin receiving threatening notes in the mail, each one containing a strange riddle. And it looks like the Phantom's next target could be the valuable Emerald of Astara, the 2,500-year-old crown jewel of the Bayport Historical Museum. Can the Hardys crack the Phantom's code before he strikes again?

Hardy Boys Adventures #10    Hardy Boys Adventures #11    Hardy Boys Adventures #12

10: Tunnel of Secrets - 10/15
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
When a sinkhole opens up and swallows one of Bayport's historic statues, Frank and Joe suspect something-or someone-shady at play. They jump at the chance to investigate; Joe as a member of an urban exploration club, and Frank as photographer for the school paper.
But in the thick of their search, the boys stumble upon an entire underground city that's been abandoned for years. Now the city is home to a cultish band of criminals who plan to take over Bayport. Frank and Joe are determined to shut down the crooks, but after being barreled down by a boulder and nearly squashed by a runaway train, they have to wonder: are they in over their heads?

11: Showdown At Widow Creek - 02/16
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Cover Art: Kevin Keele
Audio CD Narration: Tim Gregory
The Wild West hits the East Coast when Rutherford's Annual Rodeo and Wild West Show arrives in Bayport. Frank and Joe are enjoying the show's historic reenactments, rodeo events, and even an exhibition of the Rutherford family's prize-winning horse, Hondo.
When the brothers catch several ranch hands trying to steal Hondo, they manage to stop it. Though very grateful for their intervention, the Rutherford family is now shorthanded for the cattle drive back to their dude ranch! So Chief Olaf "volunteers" the Hardys to help out.
The brothers' long-dormant horse-riding skills slowly come back to them as they make their way down the quiet rural roads toward the ranch. But as they're finally getting the hang of it, a group of dirt bike-riding cattle rustlers surround the herd-and take Hondo!
Will the Hardy Boys lasso the horse thieves-or will this be their final showdown?

12: The Madman of Black Bear Mountain - 06/16
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe face perils in the wilderness as they try to track down their missing teacher in this thrilling Hardy Boys adventure.
As part of a research unit, Bayport High's Green Environment Conservation Club (GECO) is taking a field trip-camping on nearby Black Bear Mountain, where the students will help field biologist Dr. Max Kroopnik investigate local flora. Frank's there to geek out about nature while Joe's along for the thrills. Not only does Black Bear Mountain live up to its name-the fierce furry animals are everywhere-but rumor has it that a madman lurks in the forest, and the crazy dude has a penchant for feasting on human flesh. The Hardys scoff at the urban legend, but the rest of their class isn't so convinced.
When the campers wake up, however, not only do they find a bear roaming the campsite, but their teacher is missing.and blood is streaked across the front of his tent. The GECOs are stranded alone in the wilderness with no technology, no way to call for help, and, quite possibly, a madman on the loose.
Luckily, Frank and Joe have a good amount of survival skills under their belt. But when they venture in search of their teacher, they find themselves hunted by a mysterious axe-wielding man in face paint and bearskins, falling into dangerous rapids, and perched on the edge of a precarious waterfall. Will the Hardys be able to find their teacher and make it back to the campsite alive?

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13: Bound for Danger - 10/16
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe find themselves on the basketball court and in the midst of a dangerous team initiation scheme in this thrilling Hardy Boys adventure.
Joe and Frank are taken aback when Principal Gerther announces that they need more extracurriculars on their school transcript, and he's signed them up for the basketball team. They think it's odd because they both stink at basketball!
But the Hardys soon find out that their principal isn't acting out of concern for their college applications; he wants them to solve a dangerous mystery on the team. It turns out that a band of masked players are kidnapping new team members and then beating them up, blackmailing them, and threatening them-all in an effort to boost performance.
Can the boys step up to the line and stop the shadiness?

14: Attack of the Bayport Beast - 02/17
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe come face to face with a sasquatch.in the fourteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
The legend of the Bayport Beast has haunted the town for almost a century. Each summer brings rumors of a gigantic sasquatch creature roaming the nearby woods.
However, this summer brings more sightings than usual, causing all kinds of people to flock to town, including a few UFO enthusiasts who are convinced the beast could be some kind of stranded alien. More than that, the sightings cause a media blitz!
Frank and Joe have never believed in the Bayport Beast, but when Frank catches a glimpse of a furry creature running through the woods, he changes his mind fast. And when reports surface of the beast attacking people-including a few friends-the Hardy brothers are on the case!
After Frank and Joe are cornered by not one but three fearsome creatures, they have to wonder: is the Bayport Beast real after all? And is it multiplying?

15: A Con Artist in Paris - 09/17
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe follow a crooked trail of artistic deception in the fifteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
The Hardy Boys are visiting Paris! Joe is excited to check out all the street art he's heard about. And Frank can't wait to go to all the museums he's researched.
On their very first day in the city, the brothers are woken up early in the morning by fireworks. But these are no ordinary fireworks. They are a part of elaborate cover for the heist of a priceless artifact. What's worse, the theft seems to have been orchestrated by Joe's favorite street artist, an unidentified outlaw and activist that goes only by the name Le Stylo. Everyone seems sure that it's him, but the Hardys are suspicious. From everything they know about Le Stylo, the crime is out of character. Sure, he makes a habit of provoking the authorities, but he's an activist; not a thief. Could the artist known for his mystique have been framed? Frank and Joe are determined to find out.
A race to find the real thief has Frank and Joe following clues that lead them all over Paris, where they hobnob with rich art patrons, travel in a car that can only be described as a small Batmobile, and explore the extensive Catacombs under the city. Deep in the world of artistic deception, the boys have to wonder, are they in over their heads?

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16: Stolen Identity - 02/18
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A criminal that seems to be straight out of a Sherlock Holmes novel is out to get brother detectives Frank and Joe in the sixteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
An original Sherlock Holmes manuscript was stolen from the Bayport Museum and now pages keep showing up in Frank and Joe's things: their lockers, menus, even the backseat of their car. It's clear someone is out to frame them. But who could it be?
The boys try their usual means of deduction, but everything leads to a dead end. They just keep finding unsuspecting people who were paid to hide the pages by a mysterious third party. Frank recognizes this tactic-it's exactly what Moriarty would do to throw off Sherlock Holmes. So the brothers decide to use one of Sherlock's signature ideas: The Baker Street Irregulars. Though instead of street kids, Frank and Joe use a group of skateboarding tweens to keep their eyes and ears open around town.
It's a battle of wits as the brother detectives try to clear their name. But this Moriarty wannabe always seems to be one step ahead. Can the Hardy boys find the real culprit before it's too late?

17: The Gray Hunter's Revenge - 10/18
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Frank and Joe investigate a supernatural crime in the seventeenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
One of the Hardys' favorite writers, Nathan Foxwood, has recently died in a tragic car accident. Now, the press is swarming his house in Bayort to get the scoop on the novel he completed just before his untimely death.
When Joe hears that Nathan's wife is having a giant estate sale, he drags Frank with him. Who could pass up the opportunity to see inside their favorite author's home? Nathan's wife says she wants to get away as quickly as possible; strange things have been happening since their first night there and now her husband is gone and she's sure the house is haunted. But Nathan's assistant, Adam, is not so willing to blame it all on the supernatural. Valuable things keep disappearing from the house-why would a ghost need money? Adam recognizes the Hardys' from an article he read and asks for their help.
Of course Frank and Joe Hardy don't believe in ghosts and are positive they can get to the bottom of all this. But when Adam is mysteriously hurt after spending the night alone in the house, the brothers start to wonder; what is the motive for these crimes if not ghostly revenge? Could these brother detectives be in over their heads?

18: The Disappearance - 02/19 {The working title "The Vanishing Room" was changed in August 2018 and the tale was given a new plot}
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The Hardy brothers and Frank's new girlfriend, Jones, are attending a local comic book convention on the shore. They meet up with Jones's friend Harper, a fellow comics super fan, on the boardwalk outside the convention. The four of them spend hours running from booth to booth and end the perfect day with pizza at Harper's short-term rental apartment.
Things don't stay so perfect, though. On the way home, Jones realizes she switched phones with Harper by accident and she is getting some really scary texts. When they show up at the apartment the next day, they find it totally destroyed and Harper is missing.
Frank and Joe start digging into their new friend's life, hoping to find out where she might have gone, but the more they find out about her, the more mysterious she becomes. Can Frank and Joe find this secretive character? Or has she disappeared forever?

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19: Dungeons & Detectives - 10/19
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe search a hidden castle for clues to help them find a missing comic book in the nineteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
Frank and Joe have been hanging out at Sir Robert's Comic Kingdom, the local comic and gaming shop, and got the exclusive invite to this year's Halloween costume ball at Bayport's one and only castle. Sir Robert plans to use the big event to unveil his most prized possession, a super rare comic that is rumored to contain a map to buried treasure.
Sir Robert agrees to show his store regulars-who now include Frank and Joe-a sneak preview of the comic before the party. But when he goes to unlock the fireproof casing, he finds the book is gone.
It will take all of Frank and Joe's recently acquired LARPing skills to solve this case. Anything can happen in a castle full of dungeons and deception. Can the Hardy boys keep up?

20: Return to Black Bear Mountain - 02/20
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe face the dangers of Black Bear Mountain once again in the twentieth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
Frank and Joe are back on Black Bear Mountain, the scene of a previous wilderness adventure and mind-bending mystery. This time, the brothers are checking in on Dr. K, a friend they made during their first trip. Dr. K is a fan of living off the grid, but he’s been MIA long enough to cause worry in the small mountain town. And so the teenage detectives Black Bear Mountain relied on before have been called in to help once again.
It’s not a good start to the investigation when Frank and Joe’s ATV is put out of commission by a falling tree. Then their camp, including their radio—their only way to contact the outside world—is destroyed by wildlife searching for food. And when they finally reach Dr. K’s research station, they find his cabin has been cleaned out and abandoned—the only current resident is an angry skunk.
Frank and Joe may have been better prepared for their second Black Bear Mountain adventure, but they’re not having any more luck this time around. In fact, they’ve been downright unlucky. Is someone trying to sabotage their mission? And if they are, how can the brothers stop this invisible foe?

21: A Treacherous Tide - 06/20
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe dive deep into the Florida Keys to find a missing person in the twenty-first book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
Frank and Joe Hardy have been invited to take part in a conservation mission by a marine biologist at the Bayport Aquarium. The boys get to go on an all-expenses paid trip to the lush and beautiful Florida Keys to help save sharks!
But the trip's purpose is suddenly sidelined when a paddle boarder goes missing and rumors start that the disappearance is the result of a shark attack. After spending so much time learning about the local shark population, the Hardy Boys aren't buying the story.
It will take all of Frank and Joe's recently acquired knowledge about sharks and their habitat to solve this case. Will they be able to discover what's really going on before it's too late?

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22: Trouble Island - 02/21
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe cook up a new case as a series of accidents threatens a remote island in the twenty-second book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
When Aunt Trudy wins a competition to intern with celebrity chef Colton Spark, she invites Frank and Joe to join her on her trip to the remote Rubble Island off the coast of Maine, where she'll be helping Colton cook for the prestigious Golden Claw Awards. They'll be staying at the island's beautiful Seaspray Inn where the event is being hosted, and though it's the off-season, the boys will be free to check out the rocky beaches, learn about lobstering, and take in all the close-knit community has to offer.
Still, even before the Hardys reach the island, it becomes clear that the locals are not big fans of Colton. As the big day approaches, the Seaspray Inn encounters a series of mishaps. Is it bad luck, or is someone trying to scare Colton off? And then, the night before the awards, the Golden Claw goes missing!
But before the police can make it over from the mainland to investigate, a huge storm blows in. Cut off from the world, tensions on the island are higher than ever. Will Frank and Joe be able to figure out who's behind the crimes before someone gets hurt? Or is this troubled island more than they can handle?

23: Mystery on the Mayhem Express - 06/21
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Brother detectives Frank and Joe go full-steam ahead to find the truth in the twenty-third book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
For Chet's birthday, the Hardys and some of their friends hop aboard an old train that's been restored and turned into a murder mystery experience. A cast of actors will perform an immersive theatrical production while passengers dine in style, assume roles in the game, and ultimately try their hand at solving the case. This should be a cakewalk for Joe and Frank!
The production is a mess. The actors are lousy, fumbling their lines and spelling out obvious clues. At least the food is pretty good. But just as the Hardy Boys are trying to make the most of a disappointing situation, one of the cast members goes missing. At first, the audience thinks that the show is taking a turn for the better, but it quickly becomes clear that this is not part of the act. For the Hardys, the mystery has gone from good fun to deadly serious. And trapped on a train full of people who aren't who they say they are, everyone is a suspect.
Will Frank and Joe be able to figure out how someone can vanish into thin air on a moving train before this case goes completely off the rails?

24: As the Falcon Flies - 01/22
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Frank and Joe circle a new case in the wilds of Alaska in the twenty-fourth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.
Frank and Joe Hardy are excited when their parents' friends, the Adenshaws, invite them to come visit their home in Alaska. The brothers will have the perfect guide to explore the beautiful landscape the area is known for-their hosts' daughter, Kate. During the visit, Kate introduces the Hardys to her beloved peregrine falcon.
There's a major falconry competition coming up in the United Arab Emirates, and even though Kate can't compete, she-like so many others in the falconry world-is eagerly looking forward to the event, which has millions riding on it. One California falconer even offered to buy Kate's falcon so he could enter it in the contest. When Kate's peregrine goes missing, it looks like the Californian or someone else may have turned criminal in their ruthless desire to win. Kate is devastated, and the Hardy boys have to figure out if her falcon could have flown off.or if it was stolen.
Frank and Joe may not know much about birds of prey, but they do know how to solve a mystery. But can they soar to success?

THE HARDY BOYS CLUE BOOK SERIES


Starting in 2016
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1: The Video Game Bandit - 4/16
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Frank and Joe are on a mission to track down a thief in the first book in an all-new, interactive Hardy Boys chapter book mystery series. Includes space for readers to jot down their own ideas and solutions to the case!
Bayport Elementary is throwing a fundraiser so they can go on an end-of-the-year trip. Ellie Freeman's parents have volunteered their house for the event, and neighbors have donated all sorts of prizes to be raffled off including movie tickets and gift certificates to Fun World. But the best prize of all is a brand-new ZCross50000, a video game system that every kid has been drooling over.
But sometime during the event, the ZCross goes missing. Can Frank and Joe figure out who took the prize before it's too late to save the big school trip?

2: The Missing Playbook - 4/16
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Frank and Joe try to hit a home run by figuring out what happened to the Bayport Bandits' playbook before the first big baseball game in the second book in an all-new, interactive Hardy Boys chapter book mystery series. Includes space for readers to jot down their own ideas and solutions to the case!
Frank and Joe and the rest of their Bayport Bandits teammates can't wait for Little League to start! Everyone is celebrating the beginning of the season at Speedy Zermino's house. While they're all together, Coach Quinn shows off the Bandit's new playbook that contains all of the new strategies and plays that will help them to a winning season.
The next day at practice, Coach Quinn realizes the all-important playbook has gone missing! With their teammates counting on them to get the book back, Frank and Joe must take a swing at cracking this case.or their season will be over before it even begins.

3: Water-Ski Wipeout - 8/16
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe try to figure out who's spoiling the fun on a class trip in the third book in an all-new, interactive Hardy Boys chapter book mystery series.
Frank and Joe Hardy are super-psyched for their school trip to Lake Poketoe. Along with their friends, they can't wait to go tubing, make s'mores, and take nature walks. And Joe is particularly excited to try out his brand-new water skis during the trip!
But when the group tries to head out for their first day of boating, Joe discovers his skis are missing! Who could have taken them? And how could they have disappeared without anyone noticing? With time running out on their trip, can Frank and Joe figure out who the sneaky ski thief could be?

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4: Talent Show Tricks - 12/16
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe must figure out who is sabotaging their school talent show in the fourth book in an all-new, interactive Hardy Boys chapter book mystery series.
Frank and Joe Hardy are excited to compete in the annual Bayport Elementary Talent Show. Frank is going to work behind the scenes, and Joe wants to show off his sweet juggling skills.
But during the first rehearsal, strange things start to happen-their friend's trumpet is filled with bubbles, someone's backing track is switched to croaking frogs, and a strategically placed batch of hair dye gives one of their classmates a bad hair day to remember. Can Frank and Joe figure out how to stop the pranks before the curtain falls early on the show?

Box Set #1 - 12/16
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Join detective brothers Frank and Joe as they solve exciting mysteries with the first four books in the brand-new interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series, now available in a collectible boxed set!
Get to the bottom of Bayport's biggest mysteries with expert kid detectives, Frank and Joe Hardy! Follow the clues to find the totally awesome-and mysteriously missing-video game system, figure out what happened to their baseball team's top secret playbook, track down Joe's water-skis, and uncover the talent show prankster with the first four books in the fun and engaging Hardy Boys Clue Book mystery series!

5: Scavenger Hunt Heist - 04/17
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe must solve another intriguing mystery in the fifth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe are excited for the class trip to Bayport Bear Park. When they arrive, the entire class is greeted with a beautiful sight: a pile of prizes and goodies in the middle of the room! Their guide, Marnie, explains that they will be split into teams to complete a scavenger hunt through the park. Whoever solves the clues the fastest will win all of the prizes.
But after they come back from solving the first few clues, the entire pile of prizes has been destroyed, with half of the loot completely missing! Can Frank and Joe figure out who the Treat Thief is and save the trip?

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6: A Skateboard Cat-astrophe - 11/17
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe must figure out who sabotaged Skeeter the Skateboarding Cat in the sixth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Everyone in Bayport is talking about the first annual skateboard contest. The winner gets free mac and cheese balls from The Easy Cheesy food truck for the whole year! Frank and Joe just wish there was someone to beat the school's biggest bully, and best skateboarder, Diesel Diffendorfer. Then their best friend Chet shows them a video of Skeeter the skateboarding cat.a cat that happens to belong to the new kid in town, Carlos Martinez. Suddenly, a plan is hatched.
Carlos agrees to enter Skeeter, in the contest. Who wouldn't want free mac and cheese for a year? But just when Skeeter hits his final trick, a mouse runs across his path! Distracted, Skeeter hops off his skateboard and chases after his furry foe. When Frank and Joe run to catch him, they discover the mouse was a toy. Could someone have sabotaged Skeeter's big day? It's up to the Hardy Boys-and you-to find out!

7: The Pirate Ghost - 04/18
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe work to uncover a pirate ghost hoax in the seventh book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
The Hardy Boys are super excited when their friend Jason Wang wins the "Talk Like a Pirate Contest" at Bayport's annual Pirate Palooza. Jason's prize is a map to the legendary pirate, Captain Scurvydog's buried treasure. Expert detectives Frank and Joe offer to help him find it.
But the next day, Jason tells the brothers that he won't be doing any treasure hunting. He says the ghost of Captain Scurvydog has been haunting him; his parrot is singing pirate songs he's never been taught, pirate coins appeared on his windowsill, and there's a mysterious note in a bottle warning Jason to stay away from buried treasure. To Jason, the message is clear: stay away from Captain Scurvydog's booty! Frank and Joe don't believe in ghosts. They're sure someone is tricking Jason so they can dig up the buried treasure themselves. The only question is, who?

8: The Time Warp Wonder - 11/18
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe work to debunk a time travel machine in the eighth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Bayport Elementary is almost ready for the annual science fair-it's all down to the final touches. Frank and Joe have collaborated on a detective helmet. It's the perfect lie detector-just place it on a suspect's head and the bells and whistles will tell you when they're lying.
But not everyone is as prepared for the big fair. Their good friend Phil has designed a time machine he calls the Time Warp Wonder. He just needs to figure out how it works first.
Phil uses Chet's hamster as a test subject. And the machine really does make the hamster disappear from the cafeteria! It's just that Phil isn't sure where the hamster went or how to get him back. Frank and Joe are not so sure the hamster went back in time. They have a feeling their Clue Book will be more help to Chet's hamster than Phil's calculations.
But the brothers start questioning their instincts when they receive pictures of the hamster in different time periods; dressed as caveman with the dinosaurs, suited up in armor in the middle ages, in a top hat watching Abe Lincoln give a speech. Could Chet's hamster really be traveling though time? It's up to the Hardy Boys-and you-to find out!

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Clue Book 4 in 1 - 02/19
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Join detective brothers Frank and Joe as they solve exciting mysteries with four books in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series, now available in a special bind-up edition!
Get to the bottom of Bayport's biggest mysteries with expert kid detectives, Frank and Joe Hardy! Follow the clues to find the totally awesome-and mysteriously missing-video game system, figure out what happened to their baseball team's top-secret playbook, track down Joe's water-skis, and uncover the talent show prankster with four books in the fun and engaging Hardy Boys Clue Book mystery series!
This bind-up edition includes The Video Game Bandit, The Missing Playbook, Water-Ski Wipeout, and Talent Show Tricks.

9: Who Let The Frogs Out? - 04/19
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe must solve a muddy mystery in the ninth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Bayport Elementary is hosting a Mud Run to celebrate spring! A particularly muddy part of the town's park will be set aside for the race and Coach Lambert has even managed to make more mud by using the park's hoses and shovels. Frank and Joe can't wait to splash through the muck.
But on the day of the race, the runners are stopped in their tracks by croaking, blurping bullfrogs! Lots of people in the town had been annoyed that the park was being taken over by a bunch of muddy kids. Could someone have sabotaged the race with buckets of frogs?

10: The Great Pumpkin Smash - 09/19
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe investigate a crime of smashin' in the tenth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank, Joe, and their best friend Chet are attending Bayport Zoo's annual Halloween carnival. Frank and Joe have a routine planned for Scaryoke, and Chet has entered the pumpkin pie-eating contest-he even brought his own whipped cream!
After their performance, Frank and Joe go to check out the painted pumpkins on display. But when the brothers enter the tent, they see their Scaryoke song wasn't the only smash hit at the carnival. The floor is littered with bits of pulverized pumpkins! What's worse, the organizer says that unless the culprits are caught by the end of the day, this will be the last Boo at the Zoo.forever!
Can Frank and Joe find out what happened before it's too late? Or is this pumpkin crime unpatchable?

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11: Bug-Napped - 04/20
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe search for a very special beetle in the eleventh book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe are taking care of their friend's super cool pet stag beetle named Izumi for the weekend. Not only is this bug fun to watch, but he is also supposed to bring you luck!
The first night with Izumi, Joe learns that stag beetles like to hiss and chirp.a lot. So, Joe decides to leave Izumi on the front stoop so he can get some sleep. But when Joe goes to get Izumi the next morning, he discovers that his lucky friend isn't so lucky after all. Because Izumi has gone missing! Izumi's cage is gone so the boys know he didn't escape on his own. Did Aki's pet get bug-napped?
Can the brothers find this special bug before the weekend is over? It's up to Frank and Joe-and you-to solve the mystery of the missing beetle!

12: Sea Life Secrets - 08/20
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe fish for clues at the Bayport Aquarium in the twelfth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe can't wait for their trip to the Bayport Aquarium. A new tide pool exhibit has just opened where visitors can learn all about horseshoe crabs, rays, jellyfish, and other sea life as they touch and hold the flora and fauna that make up the aquatic ecosystem!
But in the middle of the presentation, an aquarium worker realizes that one of the creatures has gone missing from the tank. It can't survive for long outside the water, and the clock is ticking.
Can the Hardy Boys follow the clues and find the culprit before the new exhibit sinks?

Hardy Boys Clue Book Case-Cracking Collection - 10/20
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Illustrated by Santy Gutierrez, Matt David
Help detective brothers Frank and Joe solve mysteries in the first ten interactive Hardy Boys Clue Books, now available in a collectible boxed set.
Get to the bottom of Bayport's biggest cases as these expert kid detectives follow the clues to find the culprits! Frank and Joe track down thieves, thwart talent show sabotage, hunt for buried treasure, and more!

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13: Robot Rescue! - 04/21
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe investigate a stolen robot in the thirteenth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe are excited to join Chet as he gets a preview of Robo Freeze, Bayport's newest sweet treat phenomenon. But Robo Freeze isn't just any ice cream shop-Sherbot the robot scoops and tops your cone to your exact specifications.
But just before his big debut, Sherbot is bot-napped! Who'd want to sabotage Robo Freeze before their grand opening? Can the Hardy Boys track down the culprit and get back the robot, or will they be left with a melty mess?

14: The Bad Luck Skate - 08/21
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe search for a saboteur in the fourteenth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe are excited to be supporting their friends on the Bayport Checkers hockey team. Ever since Frank's new friend Pete moved to town, the team's season has turned around. Winning the championship would be the perfect reward for all their hard work.
But when someone dumps paint all over the team's lucky skate just before the game, their star player worries their luck has run out. Then Pete's stick breaks before he has to take the ice! Has the team really lost their luck or is someone trying to psych them out so they lose the game? Without a clear suspect, Frank and Joe are on thin ice.

15: The Garden Plot - 04/22
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Detective brothers Frank and Joe weed out a vandal in the fifteenth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series.
Frank and Joe Hardy have been hard at work turning their front yard into an eco-friendly edible landscape garden thanks to a contest sponsored by the Bayport Science Center. Frank's really been enjoying learning about how to make the garden thrive, while Joe likes all of the cool critters and, of course, getting to munch on all of the yummy food.
When the prize vegetables being grown in some of the top competitors' gardens are attacked, at first it looks like hungry pests have been having a feast. But as Frank and Joe unearth more evidence, it appears those cucumbers aren't being crunched by creatures with a craving. No, the veggies are the target of a clever saboteur. The Hardys will have to figure out who's been destroying the gardens fast, before their friends' chances of winning the contest are shredded like lettuce.

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Since 1996, The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page has been the premier spot on the internet for adult collectors and fans of the Hardy Boys mystery books by Franklin W. Dixon. There is detailed information such as authors, illustrators, artists, plot synopses and more on every Hardy Boys book, including all paperback series, with full color images of the cover art for all series. A News Blog is updated from time to time. Social media groups on Facebook and Twitter make it easy for fans to get together and swap information, look for books, etc.

This site was a labor of love for me.
As a youngster I was entranced by the Hardy Boys and read them voraciously.
They started me on a life-long love of mystery and reading,
for which I will be eternally grateful.