Biff Brewster

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Biff Brewster
Biff Brewster v1.jpg
Volume 1
Author Andy Adams
Country United States
Language English
Genre Adventure
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Published 1960–1965
Media type Print

Biff Brewster is the central character in a series of 13 adventure and mystery novels for adolescent boys written by Andy Adams. The series was published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1960 and 1965.

Most titles were published in hardcover with full color dustjackets, but, like other Grosset & Dunlap juvenile series of the era, production costs were cut by dispensing with the dust jackets and featuring full color cover illustrations in their stead.[1] This occurred only with the last three books in the series, and later reprints of the first three.

The series follows Bruce "Biff" Brewster, a well-built, athletic sixteen-year-old who pursues adventure and mystery abroad with his father, Thomas Brewster, a former lieutenant in the United States Navy and, in the series, chief field engineer for the Ajax Mining Company. The series is distinguished for drawing on foreign cultures and exotic locations as backgrounds. The series was published in Norwegian and British editions.[2]

Some of the novels are in the public domain and available on Project Gutenberg and LibriVox (audio).

List of titles[edit]

  1. Brazilian Gold Mine Mystery (1960)
  2. Mystery of the Chinese Ring (1960)
  3. Hawaiian Sea Hunt Mystery (1960)
  4. Mystery of the Mexican Treasure (1961)
  5. African Ivory Mystery (1961)
  6. Alaska Ghost Glacier Mystery (1961)
  7. Mystery of the Ambush in India (1962)
  8. Mystery of the Caribbean Pearls (1962)
  9. Egyptian Scarab Mystery (1963)
  10. Mystery of the Tibetan Caravan (1963)
  11. British Spy Ring Mystery (1964)
  12. Mystery of the Arabian Stallion (1964)
  13. Mystery of the Alpine Pass (1965)

List of characters[edit]

  • Biff Brewster: Leading protagonist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biff Brewster at The Series Bookcase
  2. ^ Axe, John. All About Collecting Boys' Series Books. Hobby House Press, Inc., 2002.