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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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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Hardy Boys #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold – My Review

The Hardy Boys #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin W Dixon
    Want to travel to the Rocky Mountains, solve several mysteries, including a missing persons case, search for lost gold, chase and fight fugitives from justice, experience a blizzard along with a lot of other dangerous situations and try to survive numerous murder attempts? If so, you’ll want to read or re-read Hardy Boys #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold! 😎 It’s a multi-layered mystery with a lot of action and suspense requiring resilient investigating. Perfect to read while it’s snowing outside (like it’s doing out there as I type this on here! 😉 ). And it doesn’t fail in excitement reading it again, either. That’s what you want a book to be like.

   Callie and Hardy Sleuth decided to read it together recently and I thought I’d put up a page so reviews can be posted if anyone would like to. 🙂 A lot of thrills and chills in the book (and when I say chills, I did mention the blizzard! 😉 ). Definitely some scary parts, but I won’t give anything away for those who haven’t yet read it.

   Frank and Joe face many dangers bravely – before and after they take off for the Rockies to work with their dad on a case. The action actually begins right away as soon as you start the book. Talk about close calls! If you’ve read it, you know what I’m talking about – and if you haven’t, you need to!!! This mystery has a lot of danger that doesn’t let up through the whole book. The Hardy brothers have several enemies to confront and to bring to justice. They have to dodge bullets, keep from drowning, etc. .! Plus, naturally, they keep their sense of humor with them at all times. 🙂 That’s essential. 😎

   Along with all of the excitement and danger in the book are the great examples of the Hardy family’s being there for each other and teamwork that I always really love to read about. Awesome. 😎 I like seeing the realism of caring and fearing for one another’s safety. And there are numerous situations where that is necessary – such as a gang trying to kill them and their dad. Definitely tense times in the book where you’re anxiously reading sentence after sentence wondering what is going to happen next.

   The cover’s very cool, also. You just know it’s going to be an intriguing book. 😎 I like the coloring – looks great. 🙂 The illustrations inside are awesome, too.

   You can read an excerpt from Hardy Boys #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin W. Dixon @Amazon and buy it there or from Penguin or BAM or many other booksellers and ebooksellers. Or you can check it out of your local library in hardback or ebook. 🙂 Then enjoy a thrilling adventure and mystery with Frank and Joe Hardy! 😎 It’s definitely a Hardy Boys must-read! 😎

   Anyone who’s read it or reading it, feel free to post what you enjoyed most about Hunting for Hidden Gold – maybe there’s a particular scene you liked best, thought was the most exciting, or just all of the danger and excitement together, etc.. 🙂 

 

 

Hardy Boys eBooks – More Announced!

So happy that there are more Hardy Boys eBooks being released! 😀 I found these titles listed below from the essential Hardy Boys series (Hardy Boys Mysteries #1-#190, 1927-2005) on the Simon and Schuster main site. 😎 And the details of when they’ll be available at wherever your favorite place to purchase eBooks happens to be – such as Books-A-Million, Amazon, Simon and Schuster, Barnes and Noble, and many more. 🙂 You can read them on an ereader/tablet/phone, or, from some places, on your computer. Here’s what you want to know:

Mar. 2014Hardy Boys 111 Three Ring Terror by Franklin W. Dixon
4th
#109 The Prime-Time Crime
#110 The Secret of Sigma Seven
11th
#111 Three-Ring Terror (Great action cover art – waaayyyy up there’s a very scary place to have a fight!!!! :o)

Apr. 2014
8th
#112 The Demolition Mission

Don’t forget about these Hardy Boys books along with these plus the titles listed here that are available. 🙂 And when more are announced (hopefully soon :D), I’ll let you guys know. 🙂

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. 

Book Sites and Book News!

Have you seen the two nice-looking sites from Simon and Schuster – one for The Hardy Boys and one for Nancy Drew! 😎 You can find links to many (but not all) available titles, along with some excerpts, from the essential Hardy Boys Mystery series, Hardy Boys Adventures series, the essential Nancy Drew Mystery series, the Nancy Drew Diaries series and more. There are some errors from Simon and Schuster’s main site that have shown up on these two sites in regards to titles, series, etc., but it is still a nice site that can improve. 🙂 I’ve bookmarked them. 🙂

Whispers in the Fog by Carolyn KeeneThe Crisscross Crime by Franklin W Dixon

Both sites also have links to the Papercutz Hardy Boys page and the Papercutz Nancy Drew page, too! 🙂 And of course these are favorite pages to visit! 😎 You didn’t think I would miss an opportunity to mention the cool Papercutz graphic novels, did you? 🙂 Ah, spring, cute guys, and skateboarding….cute guys skateboarding!! 😀 Frank and Joe Hardy!! 😎

 Board to Death

Nor will I miss an opportunity to talk about two more favorite links for the Grosset & Dunlap Hardy Boys and Grosset & Dunlap Nancy Drew books. Published by the Penguin Group USA, the hardcover Hardy Boys Mysteries and Nancy Drew Mysteries are in print and many available in eBook. 😎 So many popular, much-loved, great books!! 😎

The Mystery at Lilac InnSecret of the Old Mill by Franklin W Dixon

Check out the great books on these sites! 😀 A lot of good reading available for you! If you happen to love excitement, adventure, mystery, intrigue, and fighting evil ones then you will find many titles you will want to read and re-read! 😎

And bonus info of the day – Nancy Drew Diaries #5 Sabotage at Willow Woods is scheduled to be released the 7th of Jan, 2014 in hardcover, paper, and eBook. Also, Nancy Drew Diaries #7 on the 23rd of Sept, 2014. No cover or synopsis for either one yet (or #6 for that matter ;)). Plus, I’ve been checking for the title and cover for Secret Files #16 that is to be released also in 2014, namely on the 2nd of Dec., and the titles, release dates, and covers for Secret Files volumes 14 and 15. 🙂 Sweet – mysteries to be solved! 😉

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. 🙂