List of Hardy Boys books

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

Original series[edit]

Grosset & Dunlap[edit]

The Mystery Series consists of the first 58 stories and the Detective Handbook which were originally published between 1927 and 1979. The first 38 books and the Detective Handbook were revised between 1959 and 1973.

1. The Tower Treasure
2. The House on the Cliff
3. The Secret of the Old Mill
4. The Missing Chums
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 Signpost
16. A Figure in Hiding
17. The Secret Warning
18. The Twisted Claw
19. The Disappearing Floor
20. The 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. The 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 Bombay Boomerang
50. Danger on Vampire Trail
51. The Masked Monkey
52. The Shattered Helmet
53. The Clue of the Hissing Serpent
54. The Mysterious Caravan
55. The Witchmaster's Key
56. The Jungle Pyramid
57. The Firebird Rocket
58. The Sting of the Scorpion

The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook

Simon & Schuster[edit]

This now-discontinued series of paperbacks started in 1979 as a continuation of the hardcover books, hence the volume numbers start as #59 and ended in 2005 with volume 190.

In 2005, Grossett & Dunlap released hardcover versions of volumes 59 through 66. These volumes were in the blue glossy flashlight cover format, similar to the original 58 covers. The artwork on these books was from the original Wanderer paperback covers, although severely cropped to fit the covers. To date, there is no news about plans for further Grossett & Dunlap hardcover versions.

In March 2013 Grossett and Dunlap discontinued publication of Volumes #59-#66 in hardcover.

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 Smugglers Cove
65. The Stone Idol
66. The Vanishing Thieves
67. The Outlaw's Silver
68. The Submarine Caper (retitled Deadly Chase)
69. The Four-Headed Dragon
70. The Infinity Clue
71. Track of the Zombie
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 (retitled Cave-In!)
79. Sky Sabotage
80. The Roaring River Mystery
81. The Demon's Den
82. The Blackwing Puzzle (last book with internal illustrations)
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 Diamond
91. Shield of Fear
92. The Shadow Killers
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. Dungeon of Doom
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. The Crisscross Crime
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
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

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 Clues Brothers[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 will be available as ebooks.

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

  • The Hardy Boys don't 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.

Undercover Brothers[edit]

Main article: Undercover Brothers

"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 Mysteries[edit]

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.

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 cancelled when Nancy Drew, Girl Detective and Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers series ceased publishing new titles.

  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 - July 2012

Undercover Brothers Graphic Novels[edit]

The 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!
17. Word Up!
18. D.A.N.G.E.R. Spells the Hangman
19. Chaos at 30,000 Feet!
20. Deadly Strategy

The New Case Files[edit]

(A new graphic novel series from Papercutz)

  1. Crawling with Zombies
  2. Break-Up!
  3. Nancy Drew The New Case Files #3 -- "Together With The Hardy Boys" (This book is listed as number 3 in the Nancy Drew series, but is also the 3rd story in the Hardy boys series, and concludes the plot that was begun in Hardy Boys #1 and #2, and Nancy Drew #1 and #2)

The Hardy Boys Secret Files[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 Adventures (2013-)[edit]

In 2011, Simon & Schuster announced it would cancel the Undercover Brothers series and launch a new series, Hardy Boys Adventures, publishing four volumes in 2013. The series is scheduled to publish new titles three times a year. This series is written in the first person with chapters alternating between Frank's and Joe's narration. This is the first series to be available in three different formats; paperbacks, hardcover books with dust jacket, and eBooks. 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 of several titles will be released starting 2015 on CD and download, read by Tim Gregory.[1] The first three titles will be 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
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)
7 Shadows at Predator Reef October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
8 Deception on the Set February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
9 The Curse of the Ancient Emerald June 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
10 Tunnel of Secrets October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
11 Showdown at Widow Creek February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)
12 The Madman of Black Bear Mountain June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)
13 Bound for Danger October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)
14 Attack of the Bayport Beast February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)


  • The original title for Mystery of the Phantom Heist was Masked Mayhem and listed for pre-order on several on-line 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 Hardy Boys Clue Book[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. 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
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 2017 (2017-11)


The Hardy Boys Casefiles were the first major spin-off of the Hardy Boys series that either took place after #190 Motocross Madness of the Mystery Stories line, or took place in a different continuity altogether, due to the death of Iola Morton occurring in book #1 Dead On Target. The Casefiles universe also had its own spin-offs, similar to the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Be-A-Detective books from the main series, but this series spin-offs were A Nancy Drew And Hardy Boys SuperMystery ('88) (with the '88 being attached by fans in 2007 to differentiate this series from a similarly named series that began in 2007) and A Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Ultra Thriller.

1. Dead on Target
2. Evil, Inc.
3. Cult of Crime
4. The Lazarus Plot
5. Edge of Destruction
6. The Crowning Terror
7. Deathgame
8. See No Evil
9. The Genius Thieves
10. Hostages of Hate
11. Brother against Brother
12. Perfect Getaway
13. The Borgia Dagger
14. Too Many Traitors
15. Blood Relations
16. Line of Fire
17. The Number File
18. A Killing in the Market
19. Nightmare in Angel City
20. Witness to Murder
21. Street Spies
22. Double Exposure
23. Disaster for Hire
24. Scene of the Crime
25. The Borderline Case
26. Trouble in the Pipeline
27. Nowhere to Run
28. Countdown to Terror
29. Thick as Thieves
30. The Deadliest Dare
31. Without a Trace
32. Blood Money
33. Collision Course
34. Final Cut
35. The Dead Season
36. Running on Empty
37. Danger Zone
38. Diplomatic Deceit
39. Flesh and Blood
40. Fright Wave
41. Highway Robbery
42. The Last Laugh
43. Strategic Moves
44. Castle Fear
45. In Self-Defense
46. Foul Play
47. Flight Into Danger
48. Rock 'n' Revenge
49. Dirty Deeds
50. Power Play
51. Choke Hold
52. Uncivil War
53. Web of Horror
54. Deep Trouble
55. Beyond the Law
56. Height of Danger
57. Terror on Track
58. Spiked!
59. Open Season
60. Deadfall
61. Grave Danger
62. Final Gambit
63. Cold Sweat
64. Endangered Species
65. No Mercy
66. The Phoenix Equation
67. Lethal Cargo
68. Rough Riding
69. Mayhem in Motion
70. Rigged for Revenge
71. Real Horror
72. Screamers
73. Bad Rap
74. Road Pirates
75. No Way Out
76. Tagged for Terror
77. Survival Run
78. The Pacific Conspiracy
79. Danger Unlimited
80. Dead of Night
81. Sheer Terror
82. Poisoned Paradise
83. Toxic Revenge
84. False Alarm
85. Winner Take All
86. Virtual Villainy
87. Dead Man in Deadwood
88. Inferno of Fear
89. Darkness Falls
90. Deadly Engagement
91. Hot Wheels
92. Sabotage at Sea
93. Mission: Mayhem
94. A Taste for Terror
95. Illegal Procedure
96. Against All Odds
97. Pure Evil
98. Murder by Magic
99. Frame-up
100. True Thriller
101. Peak Of Danger
102. Wrong Side of the Law
103. Campaign of Crime
104. Wild Wheels
105. Law of the Jungle
106. Shock Jock
107. Fast Break
108. Blown Away
109. Moment of Truth
110. Bad Chemistry
111. Competitive Edge
112. Cliff-Hanger
113. Sky High
114. Clean Sweep
115. Cave Trap
116. Acting Up
117. Blood Sport
118. The Last Leap
119. The Emperor's Shield
120. Survival of the Fittest
121. Absolute Zero
122. River Rats
123. High Wire Act
124. The Viking's Revenge
125. Stress Point
126. Fire in the Sky
127. Dead in the Water
128. Explosive Force (Unpublished. Exists in manuscript form)
129. title unknown
130. The Crisscross Crime (published as Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #150)

Collector's editions and foreign publications[edit]

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 on throughout the 1990s, allowing Armada to publish different 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 books of the first 10 Casefiles.

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery Series (1988–1998)[edit]

The Hardy Boys teamed up with Nancy Drew in this 36 volume series of paperbacks.

The Carolyn Keene house name was used for this series and the stories are more geared toward Nancy Drew fans.

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 & 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 and Schuster.

  1. Time Bomb
  2. The Alien Factor

Other Books[edit]

There have been many Hardy Boys spin-off books and minor series over the years.

The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival (1980)[edit]

Not to be confused with The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook, The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival was first published in 1980 by Wanderer Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) and contains seven short stories with instructions for wilderness survival, 134 pages long. Written and illustrated by outdoor journalist and survival instructor Sheila Link under the Hardy Boys imprint, published in hardcover in different format than the rest of the series.

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths (1981-1984)[edit]

The first Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths book was published in 1981 with the sequel published in 1984. Both volumes contain seven short stories with Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys working together and are written under the pen-name of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon. Both books were published under Simon & Schuster’s Wanderer Books imprint.

  • 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)[edit]

This book was first published by Wanderer Books in 1984 and like the Super Sleuth books, Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon listed as co-authors. National Director of Program Services, Camp Fire, Inc, Karen W. Bartz wrote a foreword for this book. Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon also wrote a foreword.

The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories (1984)[edit]

This was first published in 1984 by Simon & Schuster under their Wanderer Books, and then in 1987 by their Minstrel Books imprint. In 2002 it was published yet again by another Simon & Schuster imprint; Aladdin paperbacks. Because there were so many re-prints, several (four) different editions with different cover art exist.


  1. ^ "Digital Catalog". Simon and Schuster.