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Summer 2020 Update

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Welcome to the Summer 2020 edition of The Hardy Boys News with a look at upcoming releases and the book of the month, “The Crisscross Shadow”

What’s New

Hardy Boys Adventures #21
21: A Treacherous Tide – 06/20
For Sale: PaperbackHardcover
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?


Clue Book #12

12: Sea Life Secrets – 08/20
For Sale: Paperback – Hardcover
Illustrated by Santy Gutierrez
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 Adventures #20

Hardy Boys Adventures Special Collection – 09/20
For Sale: Paperback
The Hardy brothers solve Bayport’s toughest mysteries in this beautifully redesigned, collectible set of the first ten Hardy Boys Adventures.
Smart, resourceful, and perceptive, Frank and Joe Hardy can be counted on to crack the case. They’re familiar with encountering danger along the way, but from tracking a jewel thief to surviving a blizzard, the brothers are faced with some of the most perilous adventures yet. In these ten page-turning mysteries, they’ll have to stay on their toes to catch the culprits.and survive the search.

With all-new covers only available in this collection, this thrilling paperback boxed set includes:
Secret of the Red Arrow
Mystery of the Phantom Heist
The Vanishing Game
Into Thin Air
Peril at Granite Peak
The Battle of Bayport
Shadows at Predator Reef
Deception on the Set
The Curse of the Ancient Emerald
Tunnel of Secrets



Clue Book Box Set

Hardy Boys Clue Book Case-Cracking Collection – 10/20
For Sale: Paperback
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!

This paperback edition boxed set includes:
The Video Game Bandit
The Missing Playbook
Water-Ski Wipeout
Talent Show Tricks
Scavenger Hunt Heist
A Skateboard Cat-astrophe
The Pirate Ghost
The Time Warp Wonder
Who Let the Frogs Out?
The Great Pumpkin Smash



Hardy Boys Adventures #22

22: Trouble Island – 02/21

For Sale: PaperbackHardcoverKindle

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?



Clue Book #13
13: Robot Rescue! – 04/21

For Sale: PaperbackHardcover

Illustrated by Santy Gutierrez

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?
 


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Book of the Month: The Crisscross Shadow

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32: The Crisscross Shadow – Collectible Editions For Sale
Original: 1953 Richard Cohen (213 pages)
Outline: Andrew Svenson
Revised: 1969 Priscilla Baker-Carr (177 pages) – For Sale
Outline: None – Baker-Carr edited the original manuscript.
Revision: Altered
Art: 1953 Rudy Nappi (frontispiece: Roy Pellington)
Art: 1969 Rudy Nappi
The Hardy Boys go to an Indian reservation to break up a gang of saboteurs.
Description of current edition: When a man selling leather goods door-to-door steals the key to their detective father’s file cabinet, Frank and Joe Hardy set out to track him down. An odd mark on a key case which the man sold to their mother leads the teenage sleuths to an Indian village, whose chiefs begs them to help him find valuable tribal possessions and the deed for his land. How Frank and Joe find the missing deed and Ramapan treasures, how they prevent the phony leather-goods salesman from carrying out a ruthless scheme and how they help their father solve the top-secret case he is working on for the U.S. government makes exciting reading for all fans of the Hardy boys.


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