Straight From the Books – Hardys Boys/Nancy Drew Facts 2

We like to read about the Hardy family, Frank, Joe, Fenton, Laura and Gertrude (Trudy), Frank’s girlfriend, Callie Shaw, Joe’s girlfriend, Iola Morton, Iola’s brother, Chet, their friend, as well as their friends Phil Cohen, Biff Hooper, and Tony Prito, and find out fun facts. Time for more! They know where they live  and we know, too. Namely Bayport – and where is that exactly? Glad you asked!:) Don’t worry it’s not missing. It’s in the books and on the map!

In my story, Bid for Intrigue, I included trivia from The Hardy Boys #139 The Search for the Snow Leopard, where we find out the exact house number and street address! :cool: 

Now, what state is Bayport located in? Another great question that I’m glad you asked!😉 In the volumes of the main Hardy Boys series, The Hardy Boys (aka The Hardy Boys Mysteries/The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #1-#190 1927-2005) it’s the state of New York. In The Hardy Boys #7 The Secret of the Caves, we find out ~

“There are only three Rockaways—one in Oregon, one in New Jersey, and the other on the coast down from Bayport.”

“It’s a cinch we won’t go to Oregon or New Jersey first,” Chet said.

There really are three places named Rockaway in the US. As noted in the book, located in the state of Oregon and New Jersey….. and on Long Island, New York. They mentioned the other states, so the clues in that sentence indicates that it’s in the same state as Bayport – New York, “on the coast down from Bayport.” That fits a number of clues in other volumes of The Hardy Boys series. 

In The Hardy Boys #37 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock it’s noted that they moved to Bayport, where Fenton became an internationally famous private investigator after having served as a detective in the New York City Police Department. It doesn’t say they moved to a different state, but to “the coastal town of Bayport”.

In The Hardy Boys #189 One False Step Frank says ~ 

“If we need something that only a big city has, then we drive to New York,” Frank added.

He’s referring to New York City (NYC) specifically, which is often done in the books. They’re in the state of New York.

These are just a few of the things indicating Bayport is in New York. 

And, just another little (BIG) clue to add ~ there is truly a Bayport, on Long Island, in New York.😎

Bonus: Fun stats that show it to be in the state of New York, referencing the earlier mentioned quote about Rockaway in The Secret of the Caves, rather than Massachusetts ~ There’s a Bay Port Road in West Harwich, MA, so from there to Rockaway, NJ via 1-95 S (constructed 1957) it’s 295.6 miles which takes about 4 hours and 49 minutes. From West Harwich, MA to Rockaway, NY via  I-95 S it’s 269.2 miles that will take about 4 hours and 51 minutes. Bayport, NY to Rockaway via Southern State Pkwy (constructed 1927) it’s only 53.6 miles and only takes about 1 hour and 9 minutes. I can easily see why they’d choose to check out the one in their home state of New York first. ;) 

If a book, series, or show says somewhere other than New York that means the ghostwriter(s) didn’t look up that fact and just missed it.

Here are some of the books in The Hardy Boys series that states that Bayport is in New York.😎
#138 The Alaskan Adventure
#149 The Chase for the Mystery Twister
#155 The Hunt for Four Brothers
#158 The London Deception

Now you know. :) 

 

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 9

The conclusion of The Hardys in Night of Danger, Chapter 9, is coming your way….right now!:) Hope you enjoy it! I want to thank each of you who’ve commented and all of the readers for reading!:)❤ More stories to come!:) Also, more Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew facts as well as reviews!:) One of the facts will be the not-really-a-mystery-but-some-ghostwriters-and-TV-shows-try-to-change-it-but-can’t – the location of Bayport, as in where do the Hardys live?😎

Also, another poll is up on The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew Books – feel free to check it out and vote if you’d like to!:)

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 8

I have so much catching up to do!:) Thank you so much for all of the awesome comments and reads! I hope to reply soon! Can’t right now because I need to stop and help with finishing dinner before this evening! Wanted to get this posted for you – The Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 8! Just tap/click on the link in the previous sentence or on the pic below!:) Have an absolutely-awesome-fantastic-super-great-wonderful-blessed weekend everyone!:)

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 7

Ready to see what happens next in Night of Danger Chapter 7?:) If so, just tap/click on the link in the previous sentence or on the pic below!:) Hope everyone is enjoying the mystery!:)

 

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 6

Here’s Night of Danger Chapter 6 that I scheduled to post! Tap/click on the link in the first sentence or on the pic below!:) Hope you enjoy!:)

 

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 5

Chapter 5 in Night of Danger is coming at you – right now!:) Just tap/click on the link in the previous sentence or on the pic below!:) Hope you enjoy!:) Today I’m also scheduling Night of Danger Chapter 6 and the blog entry for it to post soon. I have the post and page good to go. You are all in my prayers and I hope you’re doing well.:) Love you guys.:)

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 4

Hi everyone!:) Up next: The Hardys and more in Night of Danger Chapter 4!:) Just tap or click to get to the story to read!:) Hope you enjoy!:)

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 3

Hi everyone!:) Here comes Night of Danger Chapter 3!:) Just tap/click on the link in the previous sentence or on the pic below!:) Internet is working right again! *happy dance* Hope you’re having a great week and that you enjoy the chapter!:)

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Hardys in Night of Danger Chapter 2

I didn’t intend for it to be over a week and a half later to get Night of Danger Chapter 2 posted! I’m very sorry!😮 Internet woes, etc..🙄 Anyway, so here tis.:) All you have to do is click or tap on the link in the first sentence or on the pic below! Hope you enjoy!:)

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Updates: Cover Art, Synopsis, HB Clue Book #4, Nancy Drew Diaries #13

New posts on The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew Books:
Hardy Boys Clue Book #4 Talent Show Tricks – details, cover art, synopsis
Nancy Drew Diaries #13 The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn – details, cover art, synopsis
Updates:
Hardy Boys Adventures #13 Bound for Danger – cover art and synopsis
Hardy Boys Clue Book #3 Water-Ski Wipeout – synopsis
Hardy Boys Adventures #12 The Madman of Black Bear Mountain – synopsis

 

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Hardys in Night of Danger Intro and Chapter 1

Ready for another Hardy Boys story?:) A Night of Danger is coming your way starting with the intro and 1st chapter! Just click/tap on the link in the previous sentence or on the pic below! Hope you enjoy!:) I apologize for not posting an entry on here for a couple of weeks – please forgive me and know that I have Night of Danger, reviews, more Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew facts, and perhaps a surprise, all to share with you. Thank you to each of you guys for your friendship and enthusiasm. I pray you are all well and happy.:)😎

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Nancy Drew Notebook #5 The Soccer Shoe Clue – My Review

I read The Soccer Shoe Clue last year during the summer and I think it’s great. I hadn’t read a Nancy Drew Notebook before that and this was a perfect one for me to read right off the bat. (Wrong sports metaphor there, I know.😛 ) With the soccer/football mystery element, I had to read it first! Right away it was a hole in one…..(Still wrong sports metaphor🙄 ).

Back to the mystery. I loved it! ♥ Definitely an enjoyable read that is good and realistic with Nancy, George, Bess, Hannah, and Carson Drew. The well-written mystery is intriguing, allowing the reader to find clues Nancy Drew Notebook #5 The Soccer Shoe Clueand try to figure out, from the various suspects, who might be the saboteur with motives and opportunities. The soccer/football is well-done. Not every sports-related mystery is a shot on goal. (There that’s the right sports metaphor!😀 ).Yet, it also is interesting enough for someone who’s not a sports fan. The dialogue is good and flows well with believable, unique characters. This is an interesting mystery with a plot that isn’t too easy or too difficult. The sleuthing makes sense and the clues are fun to find.

As it shows on the cover, this is a “Ready-for-Chapters” mystery with shorter chapters and younger reading than the Nancy Drew series. Nancy, George and Bess are eight years old in this series, being friends, helping people, having adventures, and solving mysteries. It’s cool seeing them doing that whatever age they are.:)

Here’s the synopsis:

Kick! Splat! Yuck!
Who let the air out of the soccer ball? Who added salt to the water on the sidelines? Who put the red glop in the goalie’s soccer shoes?
It’s gooey. It’s gross. It’s not fair. Soccer is supposed to be a kick. But somebody’s being a drag. Nancy Drew wants to know who’s playing the silly games with her third grade soccer team!

I really enjoyed the whole book and how it worked out. I’ll definitely want to re-read it. And I’m trying others in the series, also. I think all Nancy Drew fans would enjoy this book. It has humor, mystery, a good pace, and the author wrote the characters right. That is very, very important to me! They all acted like themselves, being real, not lying, and being kind. As a mystery interwoven with a sport, this book helps point out that you can be competitive and not be a jerk.😎

Nancy Drew Notebook #5 The Soccer Shoe Clue is available brand new in paperback and ebook from many booksellers. Hopefully it also can be checked out of your local library – it should be!:) This one is a GOAL!😀 And now you’ve read my review for The Soccer Shoe Clue!:)

 

 

 

 

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