The Hardy Boys Books ~ Titles, Covers, and More

THE HARDY BOYS BOOKS

The Hardy Boys books are read and loved worldwide. Ever since the first volume was published in 1927, created by Edward Stratemeyer from New Jersey, these mysteries have been bought, checked out of libraries, received as gifts, and borrowed from friends by many readers from many places. A lot of the volumes have been translated into a number of languages. Wherever you are, I hope you have access to the great volumes of the exciting mysteries of these two brothers, their family, their girlfriends, and their friends, and get to read of their mysterious cases and adventures that take place in Bayport and around the world. 🙂

Just because the various titles are listed here doesn’t mean I think everyone should read all of them or that they all have the characters written or portrayed correctly, especially considering the number of ghostwriters. I haven’t read them all, but there are many I’ve read and loved, some I didn’t care for, and ones I’m looking forward to reading. 🙂 Basically, if I can get my hands on a Hardy Boys book, I’m going to read it. 😀 I’ve been known to take stacks and stacks of books out of the library and read them all! 🙂 I read pretty fast. 😀

You never know at what time something will be added to this page, so please come back often and check it out – actually you will know because I’ll post a blog entry about it! 😛 🙂 Maybe info on an individual book, another cover, date, synopsis, people or places in the books, and interesting facts. 🙂 Each book I have reviewed so far will have a link with it and I’ll add new links to the page as I post them. 🙂

As you’re looking over the list of books and want to share which one you’re currently reading, you can post about it on Bayport/River Heights Library page. 🙂 It’s fun to share the enthusiasm of reading the cool Hardy Boys books! 😎 

THE HARDY BOYS SERIES (1927-2005) ~

Here are the books in the main, most popular and loved series, The Hardy Boys aka The Hardy Boys Mysteries or The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. The series had new mysteries written/published from 1927-2005 with 190 titles. Also, 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. 

Except where otherwise noted, reviews and info on Hardy and Drew Mysteries and The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Books refers to the revised editions of The Hardy Boys series (The Hardy Boys Mysteries/The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories), not the unrevised editions first published.

Tap or click on a cover to see it larger! 🙂

#1 The Tower Treasure ~  

…..criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed “in the tower,” the Hardy boys make an astonishing discovery.

180 pages Grosset & Dunlap Publishers/Penguin USA

#2 The House on the Cliff ~ 

Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay…..When their father goes missing, they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers.

180 pages Grosset & Dunlap Publishers/Penguin USA

#3 The Secret of the Old Mill 

With two cases in tow, the Hardy boys look to Turner mill for clues. Determined to learn the secret of the old mill, Frank and Joe employ a clever ruse to gain entrance, only to find themselves trapped. How the young detectives extricate themselves from this dangerous situation and unravel mysteries will keep readers tense with suspense!

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers/Penguin USA

#4 The Missing Chums 

Not only is the local bank robbed, but two of the Hardy boys’ pals mysteriously disappear after a masquerade party. Are the events related? How the Hardy boys use all their courage and skill to outwit the criminals provides an exciting climax to one of the most baffling mysteries the young detectives have ever encountered.

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers/Penguin USA

#5 Hunting for Hidden Gold
#6 The Shore Road Mystery
#7 The Secret of the Caves
#8 The Mystery of Cabin Island
#9 The Great Airport Mystery
#10 What Happened at Midnight
#11 While the Clock Ticked
#12 Footprints Under the Window
#13 The Mark on the Door
#14 The Hidden Harbor Mystery
#15 The Sinister Sign Post
#16 A Figure in Hiding
#17 The Secret Warning
#18 The Twisted Claw
#19 The Disappearing Floor
#20 Mystery of the Flying Express
#21 The Clue of the Broken Blade
#22 The Flickering Torch Mystery
#23 The Melted Coins
#24 The Short-Wave Mystery
#25 The Secret Panel
#26 The Phantom Freighter
#27 The Secret of Skull Mountain
#28 The Sign of the Crooked Arrow
#29 The Secret of the Lost Tunnel
#30 The Wailing Siren Mystery
#31 The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
#32 The Crisscross Shadow
#33 The Yellow Feather Mystery
#34 The Hooded Hawk Mystery
#35 The Clue in the Embers
#36 The Secret of Pirates’ Hill
#37 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
#38 Mystery at Devil’s Paw
#39 The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
#40 Mystery of the Desert Giant
#41 The Clue of the Screeching Owl
#42 The Viking Symbol Mystery
#43 The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior
#44 The Haunted Fort
#45 The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge
#46 The Secret Agent on Flight 101
#47 Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
#48 The Arctic Patrol Mystery
#49 The Bombary Boomerang
#50 Danger on Vampire Trail
#51 The Masked Monkey
#52 The Shattered Helmet
#53 The Clue of the Hissing Serpent
#54 The Mystery Caravan
#55 The *****masters’s Key (don’t recommend)
#56 The Jungle Pyramid
#57 The Firebird Rocket
#58 The Sting of the Scorpion
#59 Night of the Werewolf
#60 Mystery of the Samurai Sword
#61 The Pentagon Spy
#62 The Apeman’s Secret
#63 The Mummy Case
#64 Mystery of Smuggler’s Cove
#65 The Stone Idol
#66 The Vanishing Thieves
#67 The Outlaw’s Silver
#68 The Submarine Caper
#69 The Four-Headed Dragon
#70 The Infinity Clue
#71 Track of the Zombie (not actually)
#72 The Voodoo Plot
#73 The Billion Dollar Ransom
#74 Tic-Tac-Terror
#75 Trapped at Sea
#76 Game Plan for Disaster
#77 The Crimson Flame
#78 Cave-In(!)
#79 Sky Sabotage
#80 The Roaring River Mystery
#81 The //// Den 
#82 The Blackwing Puzzle
#83 The Swamp Monster
#84 Revenge of the Desert Phantom
#85 The Skyfire Puzzle
#86 The Mystery of the Silver Star
#87 Program for Destruction
#88 Tricky Business
#89 The Sky Blue Frame
#90 Danger on the Diamon
#91 Shield of Fear
#92 The Shadow Kllers
#93 The Serpent’s Tooth Mystery
#94 Breakdown in Axeblade
#95 Danger on the Air
#96 Wipeout
#97 Cast of Criminals
#98 Spark of Suspicion
#99 <not worth reading>
#100 The Secret of the Island Treasure
#101 The Money Hunt
#102 Terminal Shock
#103 The Million-Dollar Nightmare
#104 Tricks of the Trade
#105 The Smoke Screen Mystery
#106 Attack of the Video Villains
#107 Panic on Gull Island
#108 Fear on Wheels
#109 The Prime-Time Crime
#110 The Secret of Sigma Seven
#111 Three-Ring Terror
#112 The Demolition Mission
#113 Radical Moves
#114 The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals
#115 Sabotage at Sports City
#116 Rock ‘n’ Roll Renegades
#117 The Baseball Card Conspiracy
#118 Danger in the Fourth Dimension
#119 Trouble at Coyote Canyon
#120 The Case of the Cosmic Kidnapping
#121 The Mystery in the Old Mine
#122 Carnival of Crime
#123 The Robot’s Revenge
#124 Mystery with a Dangerous Beat
#125 Mystery on Makatunk Island
#126 Racing to Disaster
#127 Reel Thrills
#128 Day of the Dinosaur
#129 The Treasure at Dolphin Bay
#130 Sidetracked to Danger
#131 Crusade of the Flaming Sword
#132 Maximum Challenge
#133 Crime in the Kennel
#134 Cross-Country Crime
#135 The Hypersonic Secret
#136 The Cold Cash Caper
#137 High-Speed Showdown
#138 The Alaskan Adventure
#139 The Search for the Snow Leopard
#140 Slam Dunk Sabotage
#141 The Desert Thieves
#142 Lost in Gator Swamp
#143 The Giant Rat of Sumatra
#144 The Secret of Skeleton Reef
#145 Terror at High Tide
#146 The Mark of the Blue Tattoo
#147 Trial and Terror
#148 The Ice-Cold Case
#149 The Chase for the Mystery Twister
#150 Danger in the Extreme
#151 The Rocky Road to Revenge
#152 Danger in the Extreme
#153 Eye on Crime
#154 The Caribbean Cruise Caper
#155 The Hunt for the Four Brothers
#156 A Will to Survive
#157 The Lure of the Italian Treasure
#158 The London Deception
#159 Daredevils
#160 A Game Called Chaos
#161 Training for Trouble
#162 The End of the Trail
#163 The Spy that Never Lies
#164 Skin & Bones
#165 Crime in the Cards
#166 Past and Present Danger
#167 Trouble Times Two
#168 The Castle Conundrum
#169 Ghost of a Chance
#170 Kickoff to Danger
#171 The Test Case
#172 Trouble in Warp Space
#173 Speed Times Five
#174 Hide-and-Sneak
#175 Trick-or-Trouble
#176 In Plane Sight
#177 The Case of the Psychic’s Vision (haha)
#178 The Mystery of the Black Rhino
#179 Passport to Danger
#180 Typhoon Island
#181 Double Jeopardy
#182 The Secret of the Soldier’s Gold
#183 Warehouse Rumble
#184 The Dangerous Transmission
#185 Wreck and Roll
#186 Hidden Mountain
#187 No Way Out
#188 Farming Fear
#189 One False Step
#190 Motocross Madness
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