The Hardy Boys #5-#8 Collector Cover Art Plus Lots More Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew News!

New collector covers coming 17th Oct, 2017 –
The Hardy Boys #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold
The Hardy Boys #6 The Shore Road Mystery
The Hardy Boys #7 The Secret of the Caves
The Hardy Boys #8 The Mystery of Cabin Island

Of the current covers, my favorite is #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold, and one of my all-time faves among all Hardy Boys books. The outdoor scenes on all four are cool-looking (not just literally like the snow on #8 The Mystery of Cabin Island. 😉 ) I like the cliffs and caves on #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold, #6 The Shore Road Mystery and #7 The Secret of the Caves – they look like fun to see and explore in the book. You can almost hear the water rolling onto the shore on The Secret of the Caves. Naturally, since I love The Hardy Boys books, it’s hard waiting – while simultaneously dreading – the collector cover art reveal. 😛 I try to always be optimistic and hope for the best. Keep it tuned here to see ’em! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Quite a few of the Hardy Boys ebooks are on sale @Amazon 4.99 (USD) reg. 7.99/8.99, including one of my favorites as mentioned earlier 😉 , #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold. 😎 Some of the Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers, including another one of my favorites, #19 Foul Play, are also on sale 4.99 (USD) reg. 5.99. 😎 Great time to get some great mysteries! Cool detective brothers, exciting action, and intriguing mysteries. 🙂

Also, the 1st chapter for Hardy Boys Adventures #14, Attack of the Bayport Beast, is available there, too! 🙂 The book will be available next week! 🙂

Tap/click for the details about ~
Update with cover art and synopsis for Hardy Boys Clue Book #6 A Skateboard Cat-Astrophe.

Hardy Boys Papercutz Graphic Novels 4 in 1 Volume 2  

Nancy Drew Clue Book #8 World Record Mystery

Have a great weekend! 🙂

UPDATE: Here are the four collector covers ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to get the collector cover edition of #7 The Secret of the Caves. 😎

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Update and Hardy Boys Clue Book #6 News

Hi! 🙂 Remember me? 😛 I’m so sorry it’s been several weeks – my previous blog post was 10/10/16. I should have set up some blog entries to post in advance, knowing things would be busy in Oct. – and it was! A lot of fun stuff, like annual family things for those weeks, except for the end of October. All of that good stuff along with regular stuff can keep a girl pretty busy, let me tell you! 😛 So, what have you guys been up to? 🙂 Even when I’m not at my blog, I think of you and pray for your safety and complete happiness. 🙂 Hope you’re all doing well. Each one of you are very, very special and I think a lot of you! 🙂

Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite NumbersI have plenty of stuff planned that I hope you enjoy ~ book reviews (Hardy Boys Graphic Novel #7 The Opposite Numbers/Nancy Drew Graphic Novels #20 and #21 High School Musical Mystery Parts I and II/Hardy Boys Adventure #13 Bound for Danger/Nancy Drew Diaries #13 The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn and more books), a Hardy Boys story to post that I’d already done before Oct, but need to go over etc., new Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew book info, more polls, and who knows what all? 😀 I’ll be back hopefully the 1st day of the week to answer replies. 🙂

 New book to mention ~ Hardy Boys Clue Book #6 A Skateboard Cat-astrophe. Release Date: Nov. 2017 Cover and synopsis coming soon! 🙂

 

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Straight from the Books – Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Facts 4 – What Digest Already?

   As Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew fans, we love mysteries! 😎 Sometimes there seems to be a mystery concerning book facts where there’s not an enigma really, just misinformation. The main Hardy Boys series, #1-#190, and the main Nancy Drew series #1-#175,  are the series to refer to about details and facts, in regards to other series or even within the main series, for established character personalities. That real information can be found in the individual volumes consistently reflecting the character’s real characteristics. A small number of books I’ve read in those two series so far have fallen victim to ghostwriters’ discrepancies and errors at times.

   It’s not an unusual occurence to come across something online that is incorrect. One of those inaccurate things would be referring to any of The Hardy Boys books or Nancy Drew books as “Digests”. There’s no such thing as a “Digest” series for the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. It’s a totally made-up fallacy. No mystery about the facts because it is easily confirmed. There isn’t actually a separate series called “Digests” for the Hardys or Nancy. Calling any of the books Digests isn’t accurate – neither the books nor the publishers refer to them as such. The main/real deal/essential series is The Hardy Boys, as referred to in the books and by the publishers, and also as The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories or Hardy Boys Mysteries. Both the Hardy Boys series, started in 1927, and the Nancy Drew series, started in 1930, came from the creative genius of Edward Stratemeyer, whose characters, Frank, Joe, and Nancy, have been solving mysteries ever since then. 😎

   The Hardy Boys main series went into the 21st century, with new mysteries being written and published into 2005. The volumes of this series, not surprisingly, go from #1 through #190 and there’s also The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook. 😎

   The Nancy Drew Mysteries also went into the 21st century, having started in 1930, with newly written and published stories to November 2003. There are 175 volumes in the Nancy Drew series, numbered clearly and for a reason, beginning with #1 naturally, plus the Nancy Drew Sleuth Book. 😎

   The consecutive numbering provide huge clues that those books are the same series. So there’s really no mystery about that for the Hardys or Nancy.

   I don’t understand why anyone would make up some name like Digests that is incorrect and very easily shown not to be accurate. It’s also misleading, I think, and kinda divisive. I’m really not into any of that. I wouldn’t even refer to it on here, but that was one of the things I wanted to address on my blog since you can come across that misinformation online. Finding it on a wiki page or any site simply means someone entered that incorrect info, maybe without knowing it’s inaccurate. I’m sure everyone knows that there are correct things and false things found online, so coming across it on the internet doesn’t make something true.

   Proof of evidence is in the books themselves. If you get any of the Hardy Boys books, whether it’s #100 or #190, check inside the book. Yeah, don’t be surprised when you don’t find the books being called “Digests” anywhere in there.

   Also, I think it’s cool to note that only one series is called “The Hardy Boys” and one series called “Nancy Drew”. The alternate universe series have different series titles. 😎

   Now you know. The Hardy Boys series – Hardy Boys Mystery Stories – #1-#190 1927-2005 – one series. Nancy Drew Series – Nancy Drew Mystery Stories – #1-#175 1930-2003 – also all one series. One of several ways you can tell is from the sequential numbering of the books, as in there’s only one #1 in The Hardy Boys series and the Nancy Drew series. 😎

 

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Grand Opening of the Virtual Bayport/River Heights Library!

Announcing the grand opening of the Bayport/River Heights Library! 😀 Virtually speaking, of course. 😉 I just posted a new page on here to give everyone a place to let all know what Hardy Boys and/or Nancy Drew books you’re reading or gonna read, or just read. 🙂 Also, to find out whether or not anyone can read at the same time, you can post on there and ask. 🙂 It’ll be a page located on the menu bar so you can tap/click on it from there and go right to it from anywhere on the blog. 🙂 Here’s the link ~ Bayport/River Heights Library ~ The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew – Whatcha Reading? ~ bookmark it if you’d like! 🙂

Where ~ Bayport/River Heights Library
Hours ~ It’s always open whatever country or time zone you’re in! 😀 😎
No library card and no fees ~ bring your own Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books! 🙂 😎

 

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Straight From the Books – Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Facts 1

   If you’re interested in facts straight from the Hardy Boys books and Nancy Drew books then that means accuracy is important to you. It definitely is to me and I tend to make mental and/or typed notes of various things from the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books.

   You see quite a few errors online as you surf around looking for Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew information. Some errors you come across are just copied from other incorrect online sources. Plus you’ll find errors resulting from misusing words – with the person failing to grasp a definition. All are easily disproven, usually just by picking up a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book and actually reading them. Sometimes you might find a discrepancy in a book itself due to the number of ghostwriters or the writer being unfamiliar with basic, solid Hardy or Nancy facts. So if you come across something that just isn’t correct and true to their character, you can toss it out as an error by the writer – because that’s exactly what it is. What’s true is true and what isn’t true is….false. 😀

   Ok, Hardy trivia: In my story, Hardys Inn Danger, they go to the Bayport Bijou. Is there such a place in the books? Yep, sure is, called the Bijou or the Bayport Bijou. Not a whole lot on it – much of the detail about what it looks like and who owns it comes from my imagination. You can go to the Bijou/Bayport Bijou in these books respectively ~ Hardy Boys #16 A Figure in Hiding and Hardy Boys Adventures #2 Mystery of the Phantom Heist. 😎

   How about Nancy, where’s a place to go to the movies in her hometown? In #8 Nancy’s Mysterious Letter, she and Hannah check out a movie when they went to the River Heights Theater to cheer up Nancy. 🙂

   Keep checking back here for more blog entries with Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew trivia/facts straight from the books. 😎 Here’s the link to the page where I’ll add the HB/ND info to Hardy/Drew Facts Straight From the Books. 🙂

 

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Hardy Boys Book Characters – Callie Shaw and Iola Morton

Now along with info on the Hardy family – Frank, Joe, Fenton, Laura, and Gertrude (aka Trudy) – I’ve posted details about Iola Morton and Callie Shaw. They’re the Hardy Boys’ girlfriends/true loves, and cool characters who’ve helped solve some really dangerous cases. 😎 Both Iola and Callie are smart, resourceful, brave, and vivacious – one of the words often used to describe each of them in The Hardy Boys books. It means lively and spirited, so it’s definitely a good thing to be vivacious. That and their other great qualities makes them excellent soul mate matches for the Hardy brothers. 🙂 Also fun to read about. And to write. 😎 The main characters are Frank and Joe, of course, and it’s good and important that there are additional great characters. Makes it more real. 😎

In addition to the Hardy family, Iola, along with her brother Chet, and Callie are the only other Hardy Boys book characters to be in the Papercutz graphic novels. 😎 Iola and Chet also have the cool distinction and honor to be in every book series with the Hardy Boys’ name in it along with the Hardy family. 😎 That’s trivia straight from the books. And coming soon to this blog: the start of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew facts page. Be ready for interesting and intriguing facts and details from the books. 😎

Check out the Hardy Boys Book Characters to find out more. 🙂

 

 

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Geronimo Stilton Papercutz Graphic Novel #14 The First Mouse on the Moon – My Review

Geronimo Stilton #14, The First Mouse on the Moon, is a really fun graphic novel! There’s good humor in the story along with intriguing dilemmas. The drawings are great with bright colors and it’s like watching a cool, fun cartoon. I love that kind of thing. 😎

I really enjoyed reading about the main characters Geronimo Stilton, his sister Thea, Geronimo Stilton #14: The First Mouse on the Mooncousin Trap, nephew Benjamin, and Benjamin’s friend Bugsy Wugsy and their adventure. The plays on words in the story were fun. When I read New Mouse City, I thought New York City, of course, with Mouse Island being Long Island. 😎

There’s humor, mystery, adventure, courage, and time travel, too! Time machines are, of course, fascinating and they’ve got one. Pretty awesome, if you ask me. 😀

Finding out the Pirate Cats’ plans was very entertaining. So were Geronimo and the others’ efforts to foil those plans. The story and graphics were continuously well-done and enjoyable. I’m very glad I got to ride along on the adventure as I read this graphic novel.

Geronimo Stilton #14: The First Mouse on the MoonI learned some stuff, too. This was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than any stuffy lesson in class ever about moon travel, etc.

Definite thumbs up from me! 😀 I’m interested in reading more Geronimo Stilton graphic novels. 🙂 This 14th title in the series is available in hardcover from Papercutz as well as other booksellers and the digital edition at ebooksellers. Plus you can see if your local libraries carries it. If you’d like to read a fun, cool, entertaining graphic novel then you’ll definitely want to check out Geronimo Stilton #14 The First Mouse on the Moon. 🙂

I received an advanced review copy (arc) of this title from Papercutz. Thanks! 🙂 Check out the cool pics with this review! 🙂 Want to see more? Click or tap on this link here for additional previews! 🙂

 

 

Hardy Boys Secret Files #17 The Great Escape Info

Hardy Boys Secret Files #17 The Great Escape available 21st April, 2015, 96 pages. Check it out at the various booksellers like iBooks and Amazon. The cover has a snake and a kangaroo on it along with Frank and Joe and a new friend from Australia. 😎

 

 

Hardy Boys Secret Files #16 Camping Chaos

The mysterious, previously untitled for a long time, Hardy Boys Secret Files #16 has been announced – Camping Chaos. Also the cover art’s been released as well. It’s 96 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook starting the 2nd of Dec. From the title and cover, looks like it should be fun. 🙂 Had this info but just now getting it posted. Finally. 😛 Check out the cover for the 16th book of The Hardy Boys Secret Files at Amazon.

UPDATE: Hardy Boys Secret Files #17 The Great Escape available 21st April, 2015, 96 pages. Check it out at the various booksellers. The cover has a snake and a kangaroo on it. 😎

Hardy Boys eBooks!

If you have a phone, ereader, tablet, or you could read on your computer laptop – you have many titles from the excellent Hardy Boys mysteries to choose from! 😀 So far with the Hardy Boys series the first 66 titles are now available in paper and ebook from Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap and #136-#190 from Simon and Schuster. 🙂

I’m so happy that the cool Hardy Boys stories are/will be available as eBooks and I look forward to more titles that will hopefully be announced soon! Awesome! 😀 Exciting mysteries to solve and dangerous adventures to go on with Frank and Joe! 😎

In addition to cool Hardy Boys mysteries already available digitally, including these are the ones that will be available this summer. 😎

160 A Game Called Chaos by Franklin W Dixon

~Check out these upcoming titles and dates~

30th July
#157 The Lure of the Italian Treasure
#158 The London Deception

13th Aug.
#159 Daredevils
#160 A Game Called Chaos

 

 

 

Aug. Update: Hardy Boys #59-#66 (and in the Nancy Drew series #57-#62) aren’t still listed on the Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap site and the eBooks are also currently unavailable from online booksellers. I’m looking into it. I think maybe Simon and Schuster (who owns the rights to them) wants to have #59-#190 available from them. If that’s the case, then they’ll eventually be releasing them as eBooks. Remember, those eight Hardy Boys hardcover books (and eight Nancy Drew books) can still be found new in stores or online while supplies last and after that, you can still find them used. Plus, checking them out of libraries. 

More Nancy Drew eBooks!

Whispers in the Fog by Carolyn Keene

Exciting upcoming Nancy Drew eBooks! 😎 Just like there are great Hardy Boys mysteries available digitally with more on the way, that’s also true for Nancy Drew mysteries! 😀 Whatever device you have, whether you read on a Kindle, tablet, phone, or any other ereader or your computer/laptop, there are great mysteries to solve and places to travel to with Nancy, Ned, George, and Bess! 😀 Along with the Nancy Drew mysteries already available as eBooks, the titles listed below will be released this summer and fall! 😎 

~Here are upcoming titles and dates~

Jun. 2013 ~
25th
#171 Intrigue at the Grand Opera
#172 The Riding Club Crime

Jul. 2013 ~
2nd
#80 The Case of the Disappearing Diamond

16th
#78 The Phantom of Venice
#174 A Taste of Danger
#175 Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland

30th
#81 The Mardi Gras Mystery
#82 The Clue in the Camera
#84 The Joker’s Revenge

Aug. 2013 ~
6th
#86 The Mystery of Misty Canyon
#87 The Case of the Rising Stars
#88 The Search for Cindy Austin

13th
#89 The Case of the Disappearing Deejay
#90 The Puzzle at Pineview School
#91 The Girl Who Couldn’t Remember

20th
#92 The Ghost of Craven Cove
#93 The Case of the Safecracker’s Secret
#94 The Picture-Perfect Mystery

27th
#95 The Silent Suspect
#96 The Case of the Photo Finish
#97 Mystery at Magnolia Mansion

Sept. 2013 ~
10th
#98 The Haunting of Horse Island
#99 The Secret at Seven Rocks
#100 A Secret in Time

17th
#101 The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess
#102 The Secret in the Dark
#103 Stranger in the Shadows

24th
#104 The Mystery of the Jade Tiger
#106 The Case of the Artful Crime
#107 The Legend of Miner’s Creek

Oct. 2013 ~
8th
#108 The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure
#109 The Mystery of the Masked Rider
#110 The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery
#111 The Secret at Solaire
#113 The Secret Lost at Sea

15th
#114 The Search for the Silver Persian
#115 The Suspect in the Smoke
#116 The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears
#117 Mystery on the Menu

22nd
#118 Trouble at Lake Tahoe
#119 The Mystery of the Missing Mascot

The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Available or Soon-To-Be-Available as eBooks

Mysterious Caravan54 Mysterious Caravan

As requested and encouraged by Callie :), I’ve gathered the info about the Hardy Boys Mystery books available (or soon to be released) as eBooks (Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, etc.). And there’s great and exciting news! Several more digital editions of the in print hardback Hardy Boys Mysteries are going to be released! Sweet! 😀 Most of them are already available as eBooks, and have been for a while, except for a few such as these that are coming up:

UPDATE: These four had been listed in the Kindle store when I first posted this, but now they aren’t. 😦 Hopefully they still will be available soon, but for now, it is a mystery. More investigating is required. 😀

UPDATED UPDATE! 😀 ~ The titles below are now available! 😎

#38 Mystery at Devil’s Paw 
#51 The Masked Monkey 
#52 The Shattered Helmet
#54 The Mysterious Caravan

The date will be announced (hopefully soon!) by Penguin. 🙂 I’ll let you guys know when I come across that info. 🙂 I wonder if there might be an updated version of The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook sometime – that would be really awesome! The first 66 Hardy Boys Mysteries are also available in hardcover edition as well as at your local bookstore. 🙂 And they should be at your local libraries, too! 🙂

Aug. Update: Hardy Boys #59-#66 (and in the Nancy Drew series #57-#62) aren’t still listed on the Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap site and the eBooks are also currently unavailable from online booksellers. 😥 I’m looking into it. 😕 I think maybe Simon and Schuster (who owns the rights to them) wants to have #59-#190 available from them. If that’s the case, then they’ll eventually be releasing them as eBooks. 🙂 Remember, those eight Hardy Boys hardcover books (and eight Nancy Drew books) can still be found new in stores or online while supplies last and after that, you can still find them used. 🙂 Plus, checking them out of libraries. 😎

Hardy Boys books recently released in Dec. 2012:

138 The Alaskan Adventure140 Slam Dunk Sabotage

#137 High-Speed Showdown
#138 The Alaskan Adventure
#139 The Search for the Snow Leopard
#140 Slam Dunk Sabotage

To be released this month:
22nd
#145 Terror at High Tide
#146 The Mark of the Blue Tattoo

29th
#141 The Desert Thieves
#142 Lost in Gator Swamp
#143 The Giant Rat of Sumatra

February 2013:
19th:
#147 Trial and Terror
#148 The Ice-Cold Case

26th
#149 The Chase for the Mystery Twister
#150 The Crisscross Crime

Already available:
#161 Training For Trouble through #190 Motocross Madness

Btw, there are some sale prices at the Amazon Kindle store that you might want to check out on various titles. 🙂 Great deal: $4.74 for #171 The Test Case instead of $5.99. 😎 It is so great that these title are available as eBooks!!!! 😀 I love paper editions, of course, but hey, the main thing about the books is reading them and I don’t mind reading eBooks! 😀 I’m really excited and looking forward to reading the books I haven’t yet gotten to read and ones I’ve read and want to re-read! 😀

UPDATE ~ Here are additional titles for more Hardy Boys eBooks. 🙂 These are available or will be available from wherever you buy eBooks and your local libraries that lend eBooks. 🙂