The Hardy Boys Books ~ Titles, Covers, and More – 2

The next two titles to be added to the Hardy Boys book list are, going with the whole sequential thing here 😛 , #3 The Secret of the Old Mill and #4 The Missing Chums. 😎 Please check out the The Hardy Boys Books ~ Titles, Covers, and More page to see covers and a synopsis for each of the two books! 🙂 I’ll start up the Nancy Drew page hopefully before too long. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome enthusiastic response to the new page! 😎 Hope everyone’s doing well. 🙂 ❤

 

 

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The Hardy Boys Books ~ Titles, Covers, and More – 1

Hardy and Drew Mysteries needed to have a list of the Hardy Boys books and Nancy Drew books – been wanting to do this since forever! 😎 I’ve been working on them and today will start posting the list of the Hardy Boys books, starting with the first two #1 The Tower Treasure and #2 The House on the Cliff.  🙂

I’ll have a new post to announce whenever I add to the page, which will include the Hardy Boys main series, entitled The Hardy Boys (or The Hardy Boys Mysteries or The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories), that had new mysteries written/published from 1927-2005 with 190 titles. Also, on the page, covers and info about The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook, The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths Volumes I and 2 and Campfire Stories, and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Be A Detective Mystery Stories. Plus, the alternate universe series: Casefiles (including SuperMysteries and Tom Swift Ultra Thrillers), Undercover Brothers, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery volumes, and Hardy Boys Adventures, graphic novels/comics, and The Hardy Boys are the Clues Brothers, The Secret Files, and Hardy Boys Clue Book series. 🙂

Nancy will have her page with the Nancy Drew main series (aka Nancy Drew Mysteries or Nancy Drew Mystery Stories), the Nancy Drew Sleuth Book, Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths Volumes I and 2 and Campfire Stories, and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Be A Detective Mystery Stories, plus the alternate universe series, Nancy Drew Files including SuperMysteries, Nancy Drew Girl Detective, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery series, and Nancy Drew Diaries, graphic novels/comics, as well as the Nancy Drew Notebooks, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, and Nancy Drew Clue Book series. 🙂

I have a lot of favorites in the various series of what I’ve read so far and I’m searching for more, which I absolutely love to do! 🙂 To check out the new section on here, The Hardy Boys Books ~ Titles, Covers, and More tap or click on the link in this sentence and please enjoy! 🙂

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Nancy Drew Diaries Volume 15

Want the info on the 15th book in the Nancy Drew Diaries, The Professor and the Puzzle? Click or tap on the link for the details about it on my other HB/ND blog, The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew Books! 🙂

 

 

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Hardy Boys Adventures #13 Bound for Danger

Here are some of the details on volume 13 in the Hardy Boys Adventures series  ~

Title: Hardy Boys Adventures #13 Bound for Danger
Release Date: Oct. 11, 2016
Number of pages: 160
Available Formats: Paperback, Hardcover and eBook
Update ~ Cover: Hardy Boys Adventures #13 Bound for Danger

Sounds like from the title that the Hardy brothers are traveling somewhere – wonder where? 😎 Where do you hope they’re headed for? They can find adventure anywhere in the world. 🙂

Update Synopsis from Simon and Schuster:

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?

 

Hardy fact: Frank and Joe don’t stink at basketball!

Thoughts on cover (nice action and cool background!) and synopsis (needs work), guys? 🙂

 

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Nancy Drew Girl Detective #25 Trails of Treachery – My Review

Nancy Drew Girl Detective 25 Trails of Treachery

Trails of Treachery, #25, is one of the best in the Nancy Drew Girl Detective series! Nancy and Bess are George’s support team as she participates in an intense bike race in Costa Rica. It’s really beautiful there as the reader can imagine from the aptly described scenery. The author did such a great job with that, you can really feel like you’re there with Nancy, George, and Bess and some new friends. There are many dangerous situations they must contend with. The hazardous elements of the race trail include biking in extreme heat through the jungle and shivery cold temperature at the higher elevation of the volcano, plus a precarious rope and wood bridge, torrential rain, mud and dirt to deal with. Some very difficult obstacles to work through!

Along with all of that, there’s a mystery that also needs their attention. One of the top racers has been targeted for sabotage – and murder. Nancy, Bess, and, George do their best to investigate the threats and sabotage quickly, sensing that danger is racing to overtake them. It’s an intriguing, exciting mystery with several suspects. Definitely fast-paced with the action, plus the added pressure for our friends from River Heights having to determine, before it’s too late, whom they can trust. There are clues to find in the mystery and good sleuthing, making it fun to read.  

Easily one of the best in the Girl Detective series. There are several volumes in the series that I think are good Nancy Drew books, including this one and #2 A Race Against Time. Both actually revolve around bike races, but they’re different mysteries. And I don’t like all bike race mysteries, such as the Nancy Drew Files one that my-Nancy-Hardy-book-reading-buddy sibling and I checked out last year together. I’d say that of the three alternate universe series, Files, Girl Detective, and Diaries so far, the one with the best books of the ones we’ve tried would be the Girl Detective series. My sib feels the same as me about the various series and made a great point that this book would make an awesome game. 😎 It sure would! 😎

Here’s the synopsis for Nancy Drew Girl Detective #25 Trails of Treachery from Simon and Schuster:

Leave it to Nancy Drew to be on the case no matter where she is….

Nancy and Bess travel to Costa Rica with George as she prepares to participate in La Ruta de los Conquistadores, a 3-day mountain bike race. It soon becomes clear that someone will go to great lengths to make sure top cyclist Derek Woodhall doesn’t win.

Actually, the top U.S. cyclist’s name is Derek McDaniel, not Woodhall. 🙄

So, if you enjoy reading Nancy Drew books with a good action-packed mystery in a well-described tropical setting, you’re gonna love this one! It’s available in ebook from Simon and Schuster and other ebooksellers, but the paperback is not available at this time. You can check a digital version out from libraries where they loan ebooks. And of course, a used copy of the paperback can be found online or perhaps at a library sale. 🙂 I have the ebook, but I’d like the paperback as well. 😎

 

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New Hardy Boys Series: Clue Book #1 and #2 and Poll

Move over Secret Files, there’s a new series coming in 2016 entitled Hardy Boys Clue Hardy Boys Clue Book 1 The Video Game BanditBook! Hope it’ll be good. 🙂 Here are some of the details:

Title: #1 The Video Game Bandit
Illustrated by: Matt David
Release Date: 19th of April 2016
Number of Pages: 96
Available Formats: Paperback/eBook/hardcover
Update: Synopsis from Simon and Schuster:

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?

Hardy Boys Clue Book 2 The Missing Playbook

 Title: #2 The Missing Playbook
Illustrated by: Matt David
Release Date: 19th of April 2016
Available Formats: Paperback/eBook/hardcover
Number of Pages: 96
Update: Synopsis from Simon and Schuster: 

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.

The Nancy Drew Clue Book series coming in July replaces the Nancy Drew Clue Crew series. The first two titles, Pool Party Puzzler and Last Lemonade Standing, will be available on the 7th of July. Four titles have been announced so far in the new series. I really liked the Clue Crew series title because it gives cred to George and Bess and it rhymes. 😎

Like the Secret Files and Clue Crew, the price (US) will be 5.99 paperback/ebook. Unlike the Secret Files and Clue Crew, it says at the Simon and Schuster site that they’ll be available in hardcover, too.

So, whatcha think? Interested in the Hardy Boys Clue Book series or Nancy Drew Clue Book series? Vote on the poll! 🙂


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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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Hardy Boys Adventures #11 Showdown at Widow Creek

A few details to share about #11 of the Hardy Boys Adventures:
Title: Showdown at Widow Creek
Release Date: Feb. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 160
Available formats: paperback, hardcover and ebook
Cover: (Also, check out the cover for Hardy Boys Adventure #10
Tunnel of Secrets)

Hardy Boys Adventures 11 Showdown at Widow Creek Cover
Synopsis:

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?

:/ “long-dormant horse-riding skills” doesn’t make sense/apply to the Hardys. 🙄 Hopefully, though, that aside, there will be some good action scenes. 😎

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Hardy Boys Adventures #10 Tunnel of Secrets

Some details so far for #10 of the Hardy Boys Adventures:
Title: Tunnel of Secrets
Release Date: 20th of Oct.
Number of pages: 160
Available Formats: paperback, hardcover and ebook
Cover:

Hardy Boys Adventure #10 Tunnel of Secrets by Franklin W Dixon

Now you know. 🙂 Check back here to see when the synopsis is released. 🙂 I usually add the cover and synopsis to the original blog entry for each book title. 🙂

UPDATE: Synopsis from publisher Simon and Schuster ~

When Frank and Joe set out to explore caves and tunnels, they dig themselves into some dark and dangerous trouble in this Hardy Boys adventure.

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?

 

 

 

Hardy Boys Secret Files #19 The Race is On

Some details so far on volume 19 in The Hardy Boys Secret Files:
Title: The Race is On
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 96
Available formats: paperback and ebook
Cover:

Hardy Boys Secret Files 19 The Race Is On by Franklin W Dixon

Looks like Chet is running for president! 😀

UPDATE: Synopsis from publisher Simon and Schuster ~

Frank and Joe vote to solve the mystery of who sabotaged their friend’s election speech in this Hardy Boys Secret Files adventure.

The Bayport Elementary elections are coming up, and Chet Morton is running for class president against Cissy Cimero. Frank and Joe have done everything they can to help their friend. They’ve made posters, handed out buttons, and helped him write one of the best campaign speeches in Bayport history. When the day of the election finally comes, they know every vote will count.

But when Chet gets a rude surprise during his speech, everyone is shocked. Who would want to ruin Chet’s speech? And how did he or she manage to pull off the prank? Can Frank and Joe figure out what happened before the election is called in Cissy’s favor?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardy and Drew Mysteries Blog – 2nd Anniversary!

Israel Hardy Bos 1 The Tower Treasure by Franklin W Dixon HebrewWow, 2 years of blogging – pretty awesome fun! 🙂 There continues to be so many readers from all around the world. We have a lot of fun here and enjoy talking about how much we love the Hardys and Nancy. I have plenty of ideas and plans for lotsa things, so check back often to see what’s happening. 🙂 Speaking of anniversaries – it will be The Hardy Boys’ 88th and Nancy Drew’s 85th in 2015. Impressive. Here’s a little trivia about them: since in the original 1927 first volume of the Hardys Boys series, The Tower Treasure, Frank is 16 and Joe is 15, that clues us in that Frank will be 104 and Joe 103 in 2015. 😎 In The Secret of the Old Clock from 1930, her first book, Nancy’s 16, so in 2015 she’ll be 101. 😎 You might find someone trying to say she’s 85, but that’s not correct math or word usage; they’re just adding to some of the fallacies you can come across online. If she was born in the first book, well, that’s a little ridiculous. 😛 I like details and accuracy as well as giving credit to people. Frank, Joe, and Nancy, have been giving readers a lot of cool mysteries and adventures for quite a while and continue to do so. 😎

Nancy Drew Game The Secret of the Old ClockBack to the blog anniversary, first, as always, thanks to the faithful Creator, who is forever wonderful. My awesome family/friends, always much thanks. Thanks to Word Warrior, who constantly moderates the blog for me, even when super busy. 🙂 Thank you to all who come and read the blog. 🙂 Thanks to each of you who post such wonderful comments and contribute to making this a fun, happy place. 🙂 I appreciate it so very much. Readers/commenters/friends from all over the world, are in my prayers for many blessings, peace and happiness. Even though I don’t know the details of what all you each deal with, I know that the One I pray to does. He cares for and loves us all forever unfailingly. 🙂 ❤

 

 

Great News for Nancy Drew Fans!

The Return of the Missing Ebooks! More Nancy Drew mysteries will be re-released in digital form in 2015! One of my favorite Nancy Drew books is Captive Witness (such a cool cover!), which, along with the others listed below, had been available in hardcover and ebook. When the Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap ebooks became unavailable last year, I thought that Simon and Schuster had decided to release them digitally themselves. Looks like case solved. And hopefully this means more will become available as ebooks finally. 🙂 Naturally, I hope that for the Hardy Boys books as well. 😎

3/10/15Nancy Drew 64 Captive Witness by Carolyn Keene
#57 The Triple Hoax
#58 The Flying Saucer Mystery
#59 The Secret in the Old Lace

3/17/15
#60-#62

3/24/15
#63 The Twin Dilemma
#64 Captive Witness

Available from your favorite ebooksellers in 2015! 🙂