List of Hardy Boys books

This is a list of all Hardy Boys books published, by series.

The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (1927–2005)Edit

Grosset & DunlapEdit

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor Rev. New outline Revised by
1 The Tower Treasure 1927 Edward Stratemeyer[note 1] Leslie McFarlane Edward Stratemeyer 1959 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
2 The House on the Cliff 1927 1959
3 The Secret of the Old Mill 1927 1962 Alistair Hunter
4 The Missing Chums 1928 1962 James Buechler
5 Hunting for Hidden Gold 1928 1963 Alistair Hunter
6 The Shore Road Mystery 1928 1963 David Grambs David Grambs
7 The Secret of the Caves 1929 1965 Andrew E. Svenson Andrew E. Svenson
8 The Mystery of Cabin Island 1929 1966 Anne Shultes Anne Shultes, Andrew E. Svenson, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
9 The Great Airport Mystery 1930 1965 James Duncan Lawrence and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Tom Mulvey
10 What Happened at Midnight 1931 Edna Stratemeyer Squier Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1967 Tom Mulvey
11 While the Clock Ticked 1932 1962 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, Grace Grote, and Andrew E. Svenson James Buechler
12 Footprints Under the Window 1933 Leslie McFarlane[note 2] 1965 David Grambs David Grambs
13 The Mark on the Door 1934 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1967 Tom Mulvey Tom Mulvey
14 The Hidden Harbor Mystery 1935 Edna Stratemeyer Squier 1961 Grace Grote James Buechler
15 The Sinister Signpost 1936 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Leslie McFarlane 1968 Tom Mulvey Tom Mulvey
16 A Figure in Hiding 1937 Edna Stratemeyer Squier 1965 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
17 The Secret Warning 1938 Leslie McFarlane and John Button[note 3] 1966
18 The Twisted Claw 1939 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams John Button 1969 Tom Mulvey Tom Mulvey
19 The Disappearing Floor 1940 Edna Stratemeyer Squier 1964 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
20 The Mystery of the Flying Express 1941 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1970 Andrew E. Svenson Vincent Buranelli
21 The Clue of the Broken Blade 1942 Edna Stratemeyer Squier 1970 Richard Deming
22 The Flickering Torch Mystery 1943 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Leslie McFarlane 1971 Vincent Buranelli
23 The Melted Coins 1944 1970 Andrew E. Svenson
24 The Short-Wave Mystery 1945 1966 Patricia Doll, Priscilla Baker-Carr, and James Duncan Lawrence David Grambs
25 The Secret Panel 1946 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1969 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Priscilla Baker-Carr
26 The Phantom Freighter 1947 Amy McFarlane 1970
27 The Secret of Skull Mountain 1948 George Waller, Jr. and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1966 David Grambs
28 The Sign of the Crooked Arrow 1949 Andrew E. Svenson 1970 Priscilla Baker-Carr
29 The Secret of the Lost Tunnel 1950 1968 David Grambs, June Dunn, and Priscilla Baker-Carr
30 The Wailing Siren Mystery 1951 Andrew E. Svenson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1968 Priscilla Baker-Carr
31 The Secret of Wildcat Swamp 1952 William Halstead and William Dougherty 1969
32 The Crisscross Shadow 1953 Andrew E. Svenson Richard Cohen 1969 Andrew E. Svenson
33 The Yellow Feather Mystery 1954 William Dougherty 1971
34 The Hooded Hawk Mystery 1954 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Charles Strong 1971 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
35 The Clue in the Embers 1956 John Almquist 1972
36 The Secret of Pirates' Hill 1956 Andrew E. Svenson 1972 Andrew E. Svenson
37 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock 1957 James Duncan Lawrence 1966
38 The Mystery at Devil's Paw 1959 Andrew E. Svenson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams 1973 Andrew E. Svenson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
39 The Mystery of the Chinese Junk 1960 Andrew E. Svenson
40 Mystery of the Desert Giant 1961 Andrew E. Svenson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams James Buechler
41 The Clue of the Screeching Owl 1962 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams and Grace Grote
42 The Viking Symbol Mystery 1963 Andrew E. Svenson Alistair Hunter
43 The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior 1964 Harriet Stratemeyer Adams Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
44 The Haunted Fort 1965 David Grambs David Grambs Andrew E. Svenson, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and Jocelyn Starzyk
45 The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge 1966 Andrew E. Svenson Andrew E. Svenson Jocelyn Starzyk
46 The Secret Agent on Flight 101 1967 Tom Mulvey Tom Mulvey, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and Grace Grote Andrew E. Svenson and Jocelyn Starzyk
47 Mystery of the Whale Tattoo 1968 Andrew E. Svenson Jerrold Mundis Andrew E. Svenson and Lilo Wuenn
48 The Arctic Patrol Mystery 1969 Andrew E. Svenson Lilo Wuenn
49 The Bombay Boomerang 1970 Vincent Buranelli
50 Danger on Vampire Trail 1971 Andrew E. Svenson
51 The Masked Monkey 1972 Vincent Buranelli
52 The Shattered Helmet 1973 Andrew E. Svenson
53 The Clue of the Hissing Serpent 1974
54 The Mysterious Caravan 1975
55 The Witchmaster's Key 1976 Andrew E. Svenson and Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
56 The Jungle Pyramid 1977 Vincent Buranelli
57 The Firebird Rocket 1978
58 The Sting of the Scorpion 1979 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence

Simon & SchusterEdit

In 1979, the Hardy Boys books began to be published by Wanderer Books Simon & Schuster in paperback format. Though formatted differently from the original 58-volume series which continued under Grosset & Dunlap's control, these new books were published under the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories banner. These books feature increasingly contemporary cover illustrations and some books have multiple versions of the cover art.

To collectors of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books, books in the original series published at Simon & Schuster are called "Digests". This is due to the books resembling Digest-size paperbacks, differing from Grosset & Dunlap's hardcover books (one of the reasons Adams switched to Simon & Schuster was that Grosset & Dunlap did not like this move, while Simon & Schuster agreed to it).

In 2005, the first eight volumes from Wanderer (#59-66) were republished by Grosset & Dunlap, alongside the first eight Nancy Drew volumes from Wanderer. These republications went out of print in 2013.

Wanderer editionsEdit

The main plot, formula, and continuity of the books remained similar to the original Grosset & Dunlap books still being published at the time. After Harriet Adams died in 1982, the Syndicate continued with five of its partners (Adams' remaining three children, plus authors Nancy Axelrod and Lilo Wuenn), until its sale to Simon & Schuster in 1987.

Night of the Werewolf was originally listed as the next book at the end of Sting of the Scorpion. Grosset & Dunlap continued to list this until they lost a court case against the Syndicate and Simon & Schuster in May 1980. The book was later revised to eliminate the next title and instead referenced the first book in the series, The Tower Treasure. They later published Night of the Werewolf and the next seven titles in 2005, with the permission and collaboration of Simon & Schuster. These last eight titles were discontinued once the license ran out.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor
59 Night of the Werewolf 1979 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence Lilo Wuenn
60 Mystery of the Samurai Sword 1979
61 The Pentagon Spy 1980 Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
62 The Apeman's Secret 1980 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
63 The Mummy Case 1980 Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
64 Mystery of Smugglers Cove 1980
65 The Stone Idol 1981
66 The Vanishing Thieves 1981 Richard Deming Richard Deming
67 The Outlaw's Silver 1981 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
68 The Submarine Caper[note 4] 1981 Conrad Fuchs[note 5] Conrad Fuchs[note 5]
69 The Four-Headed Dragon 1981 Laurence Swinburne Laurence Swinburne
70 The Infinity Clue 1981 Karl Harr III[note 6] Karl Harr III[note 6]
71 Track of the Zombie 1982 Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
72 The Voodoo Plot 1982 Karl Harr III Karl Harr III
73 The Billion Dollar Ransom 1982 Laurence Swinburne Laurence Swinburne
74 Tic-Tac-Terror 1982 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
75 Trapped at Sea 1982 Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
76 Game Plan for Disaster 1982 Laurence Swinburne Laurence Swinburne
77 The Crimson Flame 1983 Vincent Buranelli Vincent Buranelli
78 Cave-In 1983 Karl Harr III Karl Harr III
79 Sky Sabotage 1983
80 The Roaring River Mystery 1984 Karl Harr III Karl Harr III
81 The Demon's Den 1984
82 The Blackwing Puzzle 1984
83 The Swamp Monster 1985 Neal Barrett Jr. Neal Barrett Jr.
84 Revenge of the Desert Phantom 1985
85 The Skyfire Puzzle[note 7] 1985 Neal Barrett Jr. Neal Barrett Jr.

Minstrel editionsEdit

After volume 85, the series took a two-and-a-half-year hiatus due to the sale of the Stratemeyer Syndicate to Simon & Schuster. At this point, book packager Mega-Books took over the series, and hired different ghostwriters for the job (many of whom are still unknown). Mega-Books worked on the series until #153 Eye On Crime in 1998. Starting with #154 The Caribbean Cruise Caper, Simon & Schuster handled all books internally. The ghostwriters who are known are ones who have either been discovered through other resources, or have publicly revealed themselves as a ghostwriter for the series.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor
86 The Mystery of the Silver Star 1987 Anne Greenberg
87 Program for Destruction 1987
88 Tricky Business 1988
89 The Sky Blue Frame 1988
90 Danger on the Diamond 1988
91 Shield of Fear 1988
92 The Shadow Killers 1988
93 The Serpent's Tooth Mystery 1988
94 Breakdown in Axeblade 1989
95 Danger On The Air 1989 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
96 Wipeout 1989
97 Cast of Criminals 1989
98 Spark of Suspicion 1989
99 Dungeon of Doom 1989 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
100 The Secret of the Island Treasure 1990 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
101 The Money Hunt 1990
102 Terminal Shock 1990 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
103 The Million-Dollar Nightmare 1990
104 Tricks of the Trade 1990
105 The Smoke Screen Mystery 1990
106 Attack of the Video Villains 1991 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
107 Panic on Gull Island 1991
108 Fear on Wheels 1991
109 The Prime-Time Crime 1991 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
110 The Secret of Sigma Seven 1991 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
111 Three-Ring Terror 1991
112 The Demolition Mission 1992
113 Radical Moves 1992
114 The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals 1992
115 Sabotage at Sports City 1992
116 Rock 'n' Roll Renegades 1992 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
117 The Baseball Card Conspiracy 1992
118 Danger in the Fourth Dimension 1993
119 Trouble at Coyote Canyon 1993
120 The Case of the Cosmic Kidnapping 1993 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
121 The Mystery in the Old Mine 1993
122 Carnival of Crime 1993
123 The Robot's Revenge 1993
124 Mystery with a Dangerous Beat 1994 Frances Lantz Frances Lantz
125 Mystery on Makatunk Island 1994
126 Racing to Disaster 1994
127 Reel Thrills 1994
128 Day of the Dinosaur 1994
129 The Treasure at Dolphin Bay 1994
130 Sidetracked to Danger 1995
131 Crusade of the Flaming Sword 1995
132 Maximum Challenge 1995
133 Crime in the Kennel 1995
134 Cross-Country Crime 1995
135 The Hypersonic Secret 1995
136 The Cold Cash Caper 1996
137 High-Speed Showdown 1996
138 The Alaskan Adventure 1996
139 The Search for the Snow Leopard 1996
140 Slam Dunk Sabotage 1996
141 The Desert Thieves 1996
142 Lost in Gator Swamp 1997
143 The Giant Rat of Sumatra 1997
144 The Secret of Skeleton Reef 1997
145 Terror at High Tide 1997
146 The Mark of the Blue Tattoo 1997
147 Trial and Terror 1997
148 The Ice-Cold Case 1998
149 The Chase for the Mystery Twister 1998
150 The Crisscross Crime[note 8] 1998
151 The Rocky Road to Revenge 1998
152 Danger in the Extreme 1998
153 Eye on Crime 1998
154 The Caribbean Cruise Caper 1999
155 The Hunt for the Four Brothers 1999
156 A Will to Survive 1999
157 The Lure of the Italian Treasure 1999
158 The London Deception 1999
159 Daredevils 1999
160 A Game Called Chaos 2000 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
161 Training for Trouble 2000
162 The End of the Trail 2000 Christopher Lampton Christopher Lampton
163 The Spy that Never Lies 2000 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
164 Skin & Bones 2000
165 Crime in the Cards 2001 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
166 Past And Present Danger 2001
167 Trouble Times Two 2001
168 The Castle Conundrum 2001
169 Ghost of a Chance 2001
170 Kickoff to Danger 2001

Aladdin editionsEdit

With the new millennium, the series changed publishers to the Aladdin subdivision of Simon & Schuster. With the reboot of Nancy Drew into Girl Detective, coupled with declining sales, Simon & Schuster ended the original series in April 2005.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor
171 The Test Case 2002 Anne Greenberg
172 Trouble in Warp Space 2002 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
173 Speed Times Five 2002 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
174 Hide-and-Sneak 2002
175 Trick-or-Trouble 2002 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
176 In Plane Sight 2002 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
177 The Case of the Psychic's Vision 2003 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
178 The Mystery of the Black Rhino 2003 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
179 Passport to Danger 2003
180 Typhoon Island 2003 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
181 Double Jeopardy 2003
182 The Secret of the Soldier's Gold 2003 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
183 Warehouse Rumble 2004 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
184 The Dangerous Transmission 2004
185 Wreck and Roll 2004 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
186 Hidden Mountain 2004
187 No Way Out 2004
188 Farming Fear 2004 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan
189 One False Step 2005 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
190 Motocross Madness 2005 Stephen D. Sullivan Stephen D. Sullivan

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Be a Detective Mystery Stories (1984–1985)Edit

In these books the reader controls the outcome of the story by choosing different options of advancing the plot, similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books.

  1. The Secret of the Knight’s Sword
  2. Danger on Ice
  3. The Feathered Serpent
  4. Secret Cargo
  5. The Alaskan Mystery
  6. The Missing Money Mystery

The Hardy Boys Casefiles Series (1987–1998)Edit

The Hardy Boys Casefiles are aimed at early-to-mid teen readers and have more mature themes, including espionage, murder, and slight romance. The new direction the series would take was set in the first volume, Dead On Target, as a bomb planted in the Hardy Boys' car blows up Joe's longtime girlfriend, Iola Morton, in the first chapter. Book packager Mega-Books and Simon & Schuster released the first two Casefiles under the Archway imprint in April 1987 and continued to release a new title monthly until November 1997. In January 1998 the last Casefile, #127 Dead in the Water, was released. This series was published in mass-market, or rack-sized, paperbacks to widen the distribution of the books to supermarkets and other outlets. In September 1987 the Hardy Boys Digest series was revived and continued with #86 The Mystery of the Silver Star. Events from the Casefiles are not referenced in the Digest series, and Iola Morton is alive and connected with Joe Hardy as in the previous 85 titles. The Casefiles universe also merges with the Nancy Drew Files and Tom Swift worlds in titles published as A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery and A Hardy Boys and Tom Swift UltraThriller. Several spin-off series were cancelled by Simon & Schuster at the end of 1997, including The Hardy Boys Casefiles.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Manuscript
1 Dead on Target April 1987 Bill McKay[1]
2 Evil, Inc. April 1987
3 Cult of Crime May 1987 Steven Grant[1]
4 The Lazarus Plot June 1987
5 Edge of Destruction July 1987
6 The Crowning Terror August 1987 Steven Grant[1]
7 Deathgame September 1987
8 See No Evil October 1987
9 The Genius Thieves November 1987 Peter Lerangis[1]
10 Hostages of Hate December 1987
11 Brother Against Brother January 1988
12 Perfect Getaway February 1988
13 The Borgia Dagger March 1988 Peter Lerangis[1]
14 Too Many Traitors April 1988 Steven Grant[1]
15 Blood Relations May 1988
16 Line of Fire June 1988
17 The Number File July 1988 Bruce Whitehill[1]
18 A Killing in the Market August 1988 Peter Lerangis[1]
19 Nightmare in Angel City September 1988 Steven Grant[1]
20 Witness to Murder October 1988 Barbara Steiner[1]
21 Street Spies November 1988 Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert[1]
22 Double Exposure December 1988 Dave Stern (D.A. Stern)
23 Disaster for Hire January 1989 Ron Goulart[1]
24 Scene of the Crime February 1989
25 The Borderline Case March 1989
26 Trouble in the Pipeline April 1989
27 Nowhere to Run May 1989 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
28 Countdown to Terror June 1989
29 Thick as Thieves July 1989 Steven Grant[1]
30 The Deadliest Dare August 1989 Ron Goulart[1]
31 Without a Trace September 1989 Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert[1]
32 Blood Money October 1989 Dave Stern (D.A. Stern)
33 Collision Course November 1989 Rick Oliver[1]
34 Final Cut December 1989
35 The Dead Season January 1990
36 Running on Empty February 1990 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
37 Danger Zone March 1990 Peter Lerganis[1]
38 Diplomatic Deceit April 1990
39 Flesh and Blood May 1990 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
40 Fright Wave June 1990 Rick Oliver[1]
41 Highway Robbery July 1990
42 The Last Laugh August 1990
43 Strategic Moves September 1990 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
44 Castle Fear October 1990 Ron Goulart[1]
45 In Self-Defense November 1990 Rick Oliver[1]
46 Foul Play December 1990 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
47 Flight Into Danger January 1991 Gary Cohn[1]
48 Rock ‘N’ Revenge February 1991
49 Dirty Deeds March 1991
50 Power Play April 1991 Rick Oliver[1]
51 Choke Hold May 1991
52 Uncivil War June 1991
53 Web of Horror July 1991
54 Deep Trouble August 1991
55 Beyond the Law September 1991
56 Height of Danger October 1991
57 Terror on Track November 1991 David Robbins[1]
58 Spiked! December 1991
59 Open Season January 1992 Rick Oliver[1]
60 Deadfall February 1992
61 Grave Danger March 1992
62 Final Gambit April 1992 Steven Grant[1]
63 Cold Sweat May 1992
64 Endangered Species[note 9] June 1992
65 No Mercy[note 9] July 1992 Chris Lampton[1]
66 The Phoenix Equation[note 9] August 1992
67 Lethal Cargo September 1992
68 Rough Riding October 1992
69 Mayhem in Motion November 1992 Rick Oliver[1]
70 Rigged for Revenge December 1992
71 Real Horror January 1993
72 Screamers February 1993
73 Bad Rap March 1993
74 Road Pirates April 1993
75 No Way Out May 1993
76 Tagged for Terror[note 10] June 1993 Rick Oliver[1]
77 Survival Run[note 10] July 1993
78 The Pacific Conspiracy[note 10] August 1993
79 Danger Unlimited September 1993 Frances Lantz[1]
80 Dead of Night October 1993
81 Sheer Terror November 1993
82 Poisoned Paradise December 1993
83 Toxic Revenge January 1994
84 False Alarm February 1994
85 Winner Take All March 1994 Rick Oliver[1]
86 Virtual Villainy April 1994
87 Dead Man in Deadwood May 1994
88 Inferno Of Fear June 1994 Rick Oliver[1]
89 Darkness Falls July 1994
90 Deadly Engagement August 1994
91 Hot Wheels September 1994
92 Sabotage at Sea October 1994 Gary Cohn[1]
93 Mission: Mayhem November 1994 Rick Oliver[1]
94 A Taste for Terror December 1994
95 Illegal Procedure January 1995 Joe Holley[2]
96 Against All Odds February 1995
97 Pure Evil March 1995
98 Murder By Magic April 1995 Rick Oliver[1]
99 Frame-Up May 1995
100 True Thriller June 1995 Rick Oliver[1]
101 Peak of Danger July 1995
102 Wrong Side of the Law August 1995
103 Campaign of Crime September 1995
104 Wild Wheels October 1995 Gary Cohn[1]
105 Law of the Jungle November 1995
106 Shock Jock December 1995
107 Fast Break January 1996
108 Blown Away February 1996
109 Moment of Truth March 1996 Joe Holley[2]
110 Bad Chemistry April 1996
111 Competitive Edge May 1996
112 Cliff-Hanger June 1996
113 Sky High July 1996
114 Clean Sweep August 1996
115 Cave Trap September 1996
116 Acting Up October 1996
117 Blood Sport November 1996
118 The Last Leap December 1996
119 The Emperor’s Shield January 1997
120 Survival of the Fittest February 1997
121 Absolute Zero March 1997
122 River Rats April 1997
123 High Wire Act May 1997
124 The Viking’s Revenge July 1997 Stephen D. Sullivan[1]
125 Stress Point September 1997
126 Fire in the Sky November 1997 Larry Mike Garmon[1]
127 Dead in the Water January 1998

In addition, there were three unpublished titles, only two of them known: Book #128, titled Explosive Force, was written by Jerry Novick, and a complete manuscript exists; Book #130, titled The Crisscross Crime, was rewritten for the original series, and released as #150.

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery Series (1988–1998)Edit

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew teamed up in this 36-volume series of paperbacks. This series follows the formula of the main characters and their friends typically involved in separate mysteries that end up being connected. The sleuths join forces to solve the overall mystery. This series is based in the Nancy Drew Files and Hardy Boys Casefiles continuity, so murder, romance, and flirtation between the series regulars are common. Nancy Drew and Frank Hardy share an attraction in this series, though after a brief kiss in The Last Resort this attraction is not acted on. Subsequent books focus on the respect and friendship that developed between the two and their continued feelings for Ned Nickerson and Callie Shaw. Several spin-off series were cancelled by Simon & Schuster at the end of 1997, including the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery series. Starting in 2007, in order to differentiate between the new Super Mystery series, many fans started referring to this series as SuperMystery'88.

Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Ultra Thriller Series (1992–1993)Edit

The two-volume Ultra-Thriller series is a short-lived Hardy Boys spin-off that joined boy inventor Tom Swift with the crime-solving Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe. Although the Franklin W. Dixon pseudonym was used, the series was more akin to the then-current Tom Swift IV series and listed in the Tom Swift books as part of that series. Published as mass-market paperback books under the Archway imprint of Simon & Schuster. Both books were written by Bill McKay.

  1. Time Bomb
  2. The Alien Factor

Collector's editions and foreign publicationsEdit

From 1998 to 1999, Simon & Schuster published three Hardy Boys Casefiles Collector's Editions that contained three previously published Casefiles stories (Vol. 1 #'s 38, 39 and 40; Vol. 2 #'s 48, 51 and 52; Vol. 3 #'s 55, 58 and 59). In 2005, Simon & Schuster reprinted Vol. 3 in hardcover with a different cover that used the current Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (Digest) cover of a file folder with modified art from Hardy Boys #152, exclusively for Borders Bookstores.

The Canadian rights to the Casefiles and its spin-offs have been held by Paperjacks (April 1987-December 1989) and Distican, Inc./Simon & Schuster Canada (January 1990 – present; Simon & Schuster US bought out Distican in 2002 and just changed the company name). Aside from inserting an ad for their 'Books By Mail' program, their address on the copyright page, and a small Maple Leaf with "Printed In Canada" being put on the front covers, and distributing the books, Paperjacks was allowed no other editorial/layout changes to the books. Once Distican took over the rights in January 1990, the books were all published in the US and just distributed by Distican in Canada with no publishing occurring in Canada.

Simon & Schuster UK have published many 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 books of the Casefiles since the early 1990s in the UK and other British Commonwealth Nations (except Canada). In 2005/06 Simon & Schuster UK reissued four Casefiles under the Undercover Brothers label, with two other books being planned but cancelled before publication.

Armada/Collins held the UK/British Commonwealth (except Canada) rights to the Casefiles from about 1988 till 1991, with reprint rights continuing throughout the 1990s, allowing Armada to publish different 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 books of the first 10 Casefiles.

The Clues Brothers (1997–2000)Edit

The Clues Brothers books were aimed at younger readers, particularly in third and fourth grades. The series was introduced in 1997 and was cancelled in 2000 for lack of popularity. Starting in 2013 the series is available as ebooks.

This series had some big differences from the other Hardy Boys books, such as:

  • The Hardy Boys do not solve major crimes as they do in the others.
  • In these books, Joe and Frank are only 8 and 9, unlike the other books where they are 17 and 18.
  • They go to Bayport Elementary School; in the others, they go to Bayport High School.

The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers (2005–2012)Edit

The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers is a series of paperback books which replaced the Digest paperbacks in early 2005.

The Hardy Boys are now agents of A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime) and are solving more realistic and/or violent crimes.

This series is written in first-person narrative style with Frank and Joe alternating chapters.

Spy Set - box set of volumes 1–4 (2005)

Super MysteriesEdit

  1. Wanted - 2006[4]
  2. Kidnapped at the Casino - 2007
  3. Haunted (Special Ghost Story edition) - 2008

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery Series (2007–2012)Edit

The Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery books are a new series first published in June 2007 and are not to be confused with the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery series that was published between 1988 and 1998. Many fans, in order to avoid confusion with the earlier series, refer to this series as the Super Mystery'07 series.

This is a spin-off series of the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective series and The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers series. Books are narrated in the first person with chapters alternating between Nancy's, Frank's, and Joe's view. Series was cancelled with Nancy Drew: Girl Detective and The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers in 2012.

  1. Terror on Tour - 2007
  2. Danger Overseas - 2008
  3. Club Dread - 2009
  4. Gold Medal Murder - 2010
  5. Bonfire Masquerade - 2011
  6. Stage Fright - 2012

The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers Graphic Novels (2005–2010)Edit

The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers also appear in a series of graphic novels by Papercutz.

1. The Ocean of Osyria - 2005
2. Identity Theft
3. Mad House
4. Malled - 2006
5. Sea You, Sea Me
6. Hyde & Shriek
7. The Opposite Numbers
8. Board To Death - 2007
9. To Die Or Not To Die
10. A Hardy Day's Night
11. Abracadeath - 2008
12. Dude Ranch O' Death!
13. The Deadliest Stunt
14. Haley Danelle's Top Eight
15. Live Free, Die Hardy!
16. Shhhhhh! - 2009
17. Word Up!
18. D.A.N.G.E.R. Spells the Hangman
19. Chaos at 30,000 Feet!
20. Deadly Strategy - 2010

The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers – The New Case Files Graphic Novels (2010–2011)Edit

(A new graphic novel series from Papercutz)

  1. Crawling with Zombies - October 26, 2010
  2. Break-Up! - March 15, 2011
  3. Nancy Drew: Girl Detective - The New Case Files #3 / Together With The Hardy Boys - August 2, 2011 (this book is listed as number 3 in the second Nancy Drew graphic novel series, but it is also the 3rd story in the second Hardy Boys graphic novel series and concludes the plot that was begun in The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers - The New Case Files #1 and #2, and Nancy Drew: Girl Detective - The New Case Files #1 and #2)

The Hardy Boys Adventures (2013–present)Edit

In 2011, Simon & Schuster cancelled the Undercover Brothers series and launched a new series, Hardy Boys Adventures, publishing four volumes in 2013. The reboot series publishes two to three new titles a year in paperback, hardcover book with dust jacket, and as eBooks. This series is written in the first person with chapters alternating between Frank's and Joe's narration. The first four titles had an initial printing of 25,000 copies in paperback and 2,500 copies in hardcover. Books 5 through 8 had an initial print run of 25,000 in paperback and 5,000 in hardcover. Books 9 and 10 had an initial print run of 10,000 in paperback and 5,000 in hardcover. Audio books were released starting in 2015 on CD and download, read by Tim Gregory.[5] The first three titles were published as a single volume in June 2016 using the cover art from the first book in the series.


Titles and publication dates
# Title Released Manuscript
1 Secret of the Red Arrow February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
2 Mystery of the Phantom Heist
3 The Vanishing Game June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
4 Into Thin Air October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
5 Peril at Granite Peak February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
6 The Battle of Bayport June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03) Reuben Sack
7 Shadows at Predator Reef October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) Reuben Sack
8 Deception on the Set February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03) Michael Anthony Steele[6]
9 The Curse of the Ancient Emerald June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09) Paul Crilley
10 Tunnel of Secrets October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20) Reuben Sack
11 Showdown at Widow Creek February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02) Michael Anthony Steele[6]
12 The Madman of Black Bear Mountain June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07) Reuben Sack
13 Bound for Danger October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)
14 Attack of the Bayport Beast February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21) Michael Anthony Steele[6]
15 A Con Artist in Paris September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) Reuben Sack
16 Stolen Identity February 20, 2018 (2018-02-20) Michael Anthony Steele[6]
17 The Gray Hunter's Revenge October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)
18 The Disappearance February 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)
19 Dungeons & Detectives October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)[7] Reuben Sack
20 Return to Black Bear Mountain February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18) Reuben Sack
21 A Treacherous Tide July 14, 2020 (2020-07-14) Reuben Sack
22 Trouble Island February 16, 2021
23 Mystery on the Mayhem Express June 22, 2021
24 As the Falcon Flies January 4, 2022 (2022-01-04)
25 The Smuggler's Legacy February 14, 2023 (2023-02-14)


  • The original title for Mystery of the Phantom Heist was Masked Mayhem, and listed as such for pre-order on several online sites before the name change.
  • The working title for Bound for Danger was Foul Play. This would have been the third use of this title in a Hardy Boys series.
  • The original book scheduled for February 2019 was The Vanishing Room, and listed for pre-order as such on several online sites. It was later retitled The Disappearance, which had a different plot. The cover art was retained, with only the book title being changed.
  • The Hardy Boys appear in the Nancy Drew Diaries title A Nancy Drew Christmas, which was released in September 2018.

The Hardy Boys Secret Files (2010–2015)Edit

The Hardy Boys Secret Files is a series begun in 2010 by the publisher Simon & Schuster under their Aladdin imprint. It features the Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe, as grade-school detectives. Three new titles are published yearly as paperback books and eBooks. This series rebooted in 2016 as the Hardy Boys Clue Book series.

  1. Trouble at the Arcade
  2. The Missing Mitt
  3. Mystery Map
  4. Hopping Mad
  5. A Monster of a Mystery
  6. The Bicycle Thief
  7. The Disappearing Dog
  8. Sports Sabotage
  9. The Great Coaster Caper
  10. A Rockin' Mystery (October 2012)
  11. Robot Rumble (April 2013)
  12. Lights, Camera...Zombies! (August 2013)
  13. Balloon Blow-Up (December 2013)
  14. Fossil Frenzy (April 2014)
  15. Ship of Secrets (August 2014)
  16. Camping Chaos (December 2014)
  17. The Great Escape (April 2015)
  18. Medieval Upheaval (August 2015)
  19. The Race Is On (December 2015)

The Hardy Boys Clue Book (2016–present)Edit

This is a re-boot of the Hardy Boys Secret Files series published by Aladdin Paperbacks in paperback, hardcover, and eBook editions written by Franklin W. Dixon with covers and internal illustrations by Matt David. Illustrations and cover art for book #7 by Santy Gutierrez. This is an interactive series, as readers will get to write down their clues and predictions. A page before the final chapter has questions the reader can answer regarding suspects, clues, and solutions. The first book in the series references events in the last book of the Hardy Boys Secret Files series, making this a continuation of that series.


Titles and publication dates
# Title Released Manuscript
1 The Video Game Bandit April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)
2 The Missing Playbook
3 Water-Ski Wipeout August 9, 2016 (2016-08-09)
4 Talent Show Tricks December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
5 Scavenger Hunt Heist April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
6 A Skateboard Cat-astrophe November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
7 The Pirate Ghost April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
8 The Time Warp Wonder November 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)
9 Who Let the Frogs Out? April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)
10 The Great Pumpkin Smash September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)
11 Bug-napped April 14, 2020 (2020-04-14)
12 Sea Life Secrets August 18, 2020 (2020-08-18) Reuben Sack
13 Robot Rescue! April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
14 The Bad Luck Skate August 17, 2021 (2021-08-17)
15 The Garden Plot April 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
16 Undercover Bookworms June 27, 2023 (2023-06-27)

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Dynamite Comic Books (2017)Edit

  1. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie (March–August 2017, 6 issues): In this modern take, teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father - a detective in the small resort town of Bayport - and must team up with the femme fatale Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting, hardboiled tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames.


  • The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook (1959)
  • The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival (1980)
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths (1981)
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths #2 (1984)
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Campfire Stories (1984)
  • The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories (1984)


  1. ^ Although it cannot be confirmed, Stratemeyer is the most accepted choice.
  2. ^ McFarlane's credit is disputed, due to a number of differences between writing style from his other books, and more frequent and obvious racism that the series was criticized for in later years.
  3. ^ McFarlane's credit is disputed, due to a number of differences between writing style from his other books, even though he claims authorship of The Secret Warning in his autobiography Ghost of the Hardy Boys. However, John Button's sole authorship of the entire manuscript is also in dispute, despite signed author records showing that he apparently wrote a manuscript for the book, due to a number of differences in writing style from his other books. There has been some speculation that the book, as it was released, was edited together by an editor at the Stratemeyer Syndicate from two different manuscripts that both McFarlane and Button wrote separately.
  4. ^ Retitled Deadly Chase in 1987.
  5. ^ a b Fuchs wrote his manuscript in German; Lilo Wuenn translated.
  6. ^ a b Harr was the grandson of Harriett Stratemeyer Adams, and great-grandson of Edward Stratemeyer.
  7. ^ Oiriginally titled and advertised as Mystery of the Space Shuttle.
  8. ^ Originally written for the Casefiles series.
  9. ^ a b c Part of the "Operation Phoenix" Trilogy.
  10. ^ a b c Part of the "Ring of Evil" Trilogy.


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  2. ^ a b "The identity of Franklin W. 'Tex' Dixon unveiled at last". 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ W., Dixon, Franklin (2009). Killer mission (1st Aladdin paperbacks ed.). New York: Aladdin. ISBN 9781416986959. OCLC 310397771.
  4. ^ W., Dixon, Franklin (2006). Wanted (1st Aladdin paperbacks ed.). New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN 9781416912583. OCLC 68464677.
  5. ^ "Digital Catalog". Simon and Schuster. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d "Michael Anthony Steele - Hardy Boys". Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. ^ Dixon, Franklin W. (2019-10-22). Dungeons & Detectives (Hardy Boys Adventures): Franklin W. Dixon: Books. ISBN 978-1534421059.