List of Hardy Boys books
This is a list of all Hardy Boys books published, by series.
- 1 The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (1927–2005)
- 2 The Hardy Boys Casefiles Series (1987–1998)
- 3 The Clues Brothers (1997–2000)
- 4 The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers (2005–2010)
- 5 The Hardy Boys Adventures (2013–present)
- 6 The Hardy Boys Secret Files (2010–2015)
- 7 Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Dynamite Comic Books (2017)
- 8 Specials
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (1927–2005)
Grosset & Dunlap
|#||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, & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams|
|9||The Great Airport Mystery||1930||1965||James Duncan Lawrence & 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, & 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 & 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, & 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. & 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, Priscilla Baker-Carr|
|30||The Wailing Siren Mystery||1951||Andrew E. Svenson & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams||1968||Priscilla Baker-Carr|
|31||The Secret of Wildcat Swamp||1952||William Halstead & 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 & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams||1973||Andrew E. Svenson & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams|
|39||The Mystery of the Chinese Junk||1960||Andrew E. Svenson|
|40||Mystery of the Desert Giant||1961||Andrew E. Svenson & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams||James Buechler|
|41||The Clue of the Screeching Owl||1962||Harriet Stratemeyer Adams & 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, & 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, & Grace Grote||Andrew E. Svenson & Jocelyn Starzyk|
|47||Mystery of the Whale Tattoo||1968||Andrew E. Svenson||Jerrold Mundis||Andrew E. Svenson & 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 & 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 & Schuster
In 1979, the Hardy Boys books began to be published by Wanderer Books Simon & Schuster in paperback format. Though formatted differently from the original 56-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 why Adams switched to Simon & Schuster was because Grosset & Dunlap did not like this move, while Simon & Schuster agreed to it).
In 2005, the first eight volumes from the Wanderer section (#59-66) were republished by Grosset & Dunlap, alongside the first eight Nancy Drew volumes from Wanderer as well. These republications went out of print in 2013.
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.
|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|
|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.|
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). The ghost writers who are known are ones who have either been discovered through other resources, or have publicly revealed themselves as a ghostwriter for the series.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)
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.
- The Secret of the Knight’s Sword
- Danger on Ice
- The Feathered Serpent
- Secret Cargo
- The Alaskan Mystery
- The Missing Money Mystery
The Hardy Boys Casefiles Series (1987–1998)
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 a character 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 and Schuster at the end of 1997, including The Hardy Boys Casefiles.
|1||Dead on Target||April 1987||Bill McKay|
|2||Evil, Inc.||April 1987|
|3||Cult of Crime||May 1987||Steven Grant|
|4||The Lazarus Plot||June 1987|
|5||Edge of Destruction||July 1987|
|6||The Crowning Terror||August 1987||Steven Grant|
|8||See No Evil||October 1987|
|9||The Genius Thieves||November 1987||Peter Lerangis|
|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|
|14||Too Many Traitors||April 1988||Steven Grant|
|15||Blood Relations||May 1988|
|16||Line of Fire||June 1988|
|17||The Number File||July 1988||Bruce Whitehill|
|18||A Killing In The Market||August 1988||Peter Lerangis|
|19||Nightmare In Angel City||September 1988||Steven Grant|
|20||Witness To Murder||October 1988||Barbara Steiner|
|21||Street Spies||November 1988||Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert|
|22||Double Exposure||December 1988|
|23||Disaster For Hire||January 1989||Ron Goulart|
|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|
|28||Countdown To Terror||June 1989|
|29||Thick As Thieves||July 1989||Steven Grant|
|30||The Deadliest Dare||August 1989||Ron Goulart|
|31||Without A Trace||September 1989||Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert|
|32||Blood Money||October 1989|
|33||Collision Course||November 1989||Rick Oliver|
|34||Final Cut||December 1989|
|35||The Dead Season||January 1990|
|36||Running on Empty||February 1990||Larry Mike Garmon|
|37||Danger Zone||March 1990||Peter Lerganis|
|38||Diplomatic Deceit||April 1990|
|39||Flesh And Blood’’||May 1990||Larry Mike Garmon|
|40||Fright Wave||June 1990||Rick Oliver|
|41||Highway Robbery||July 1990|
|42||The Last Laugh||August 1990|
|43||Strategic Moves||September 1990||Larry Mike Garmon|
|44||Castle Fear||October 1990||Ron Goulart|
|45||In Self-Defense||November 1990||Rick Oliver|
|46||Foul Play||December 1990||Larry Mike Garmon|
|47||Flight Into Danger||January 1991||Gary Cohn|
|48||Rock ‘N’ Revenge||February 1991|
|49||Dirty Deeds||March 1991|
|50||Power Play||April 1991||Rick Oliver|
|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|
|59||Open Season||January 1992||Rick Oliver|
|61||Grave Danger||March 1992|
|62||Final Gambit||April 1992||Steven Grant|
|63||Cold Sweat||May 1992|
|64||Endangered Species[note 9]||June 1992|
|65||No Mercy[note 9]||July 1992||Chris Lampton|
|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|
|70||Rigged For Revenge||December 1992|
|71||Real Horror||January 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|
|77||Survival Run[note 10]||July 1993|
|78||The Pacific Conspiracy[note 10]||August 1993|
|79||Danger Unlimited||September 1993||Frances Lantz|
|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|
|86||Virtual Reality||April 1994|
|87||Dead Man in Deadwood||May 1994|
|88||Inferno Of Fear||June 1994||Rick Oliver|
|89||Darkness Falls||July 1994|
|90||Deadly Engagement||August 1994|
|91||Hot Wheels||September 1994|
|92||Sabotage at Sea||October 1994||Gary Cohn|
|93||Mission: Mayhem||November 1994||Rick Oliver|
|94||A Taste For Terror||December 1994|
|95||Illegal Procedure||January 1995||Joe Holley|
|96||Against All Odds||February 1995|
|97||Pure Evil||March 1995|
|98||Murder By Magic||April 1995||Rick Oliver|
|100||True Thriller||June 1995||Rick Oliver|
|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|
|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|
|110||Bad Chemistry||April 1996|
|111||Competitive Edge||May 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 Emporor’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|
|125||Stress Point||September 1997|
|126||Fire In the Sky||November 1997||Larry Mike Garmon|
|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)
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 and Schuster at the end of 1997, including the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery series.
Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Ultra Thriller Series (1992–1993)
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.
- Time Bomb
- The Alien Factor
Collector's editions and foreign publications
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.
The Clues Brothers (1997–2000)
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 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.
- The Gross Ghost Mystery
- The Karate Clue
- First Day, Worst Day
- Jump-Shot Detectives
- The Dinosaur Disaster
- Who Took the Book?
- The Abracadabra Case
- The Dog-Gone Detectives
- The Pumped-Up Pizza Problem
- The Walking Snowman
- The Monster in the Lake
- King for a Day
- Pirates Ahoy!
- All Eyes on First Prize
- Slip, Slide, and Slap Shot
- The Fish-Faced Mask Of Mystery
- The Bike Race Ruckus
The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers (2005–2010)
This series is written in first-person narrative style with Frank and Joe alternating chapters.
Spy Set - Box set of volumes 1–4 (2005)
- 1. Wanted - 2006
- 2. Kidnapped at the Casino - 2007
- 3. Haunted (Special Ghost Story edition) - 2008
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery Series (2007–2012)
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 was cancelled with Nancy Drew: Girl Detective and The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers in 2012.
- Terror on Tour - 2007
- Danger Overseas - 2008
- Club Dread - 2009
- Gold Medal Murder - 2010
- Bonfire Masquerade - 2011
- Stage Fright - 2012
The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers Graphic Novels (2005–2010)
- 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)
(A new graphic novel series from Papercutz)
- Crawling with Zombies - October 26, 2010
- Break-Up! - March 15, 2011
- 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)
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 released starting in 2015 on CD and download, read by Tim Gregory. 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.
|1||Secret of the Red Arrow||February 5, 2013|
|2||Mystery of the Phantom Heist|
|3||The Vanishing Game||June 4, 2013|
|4||Into Thin Air||October 22, 2013|
|5||Peril at Granite Peak||February 4, 2014|
|6||The Battle of Bayport||June 3, 2014|
|7||Shadows at Predator Reef||October 21, 2014|
|8||Deception on the Set||February 3, 2015||Michael Anthony Steele|
|9||The Curse of the Ancient Emerald||June 9, 2015|
|10||Tunnel of Secrets||October 20, 2015|
|11||Showdown at Widow Creek||February 2, 2016||Michael Anthony Steele|
|12||The Madman of Black Bear Mountain||June 7, 2016|
|13||Bound for Danger||October 11, 2016|
|14||Attack of the Bayport Beast||February 21, 2017||Michael Anthony Steele|
|15||A Con Artist in Paris||September 5, 2017|
|16||Stolen Identity||February 20, 2018||Michael Anthony Steele|
|17||The Gray Hunter's Revenge||October 9, 2018|
|18||The Disappearance||February 19, 2019|
|19||Dungeons & Detectives||October 22, 2019|
|20||Return to Black Bear Mountain||February 18, 2020|
- 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)
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.
- Trouble at the Arcade
- The Missing Mitt
- Mystery Map
- Hopping Mad
- A Monster of a Mystery
- The Bicycle Thief
- The Disappearing Dog
- Sports Sabotage
- The Great Coaster Caper
- A Rockin' Mystery (October 2012)
- Robot Rumble (April 2013)
- Lights, Camera...Zombies! (August 2013)
- Balloon Blow-Up (December 2013)
- Fossil Frenzy (April 2014)
- Ship of Secrets (August 2014)
- Camping Chaos (December 2014)
- The Great Escape (April 2015)
- Medieval Upheaval (August 2015)
- The Race Is On (December 2015)
The Hardy Boys Clue Book (2016–present)
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.
|1||The Video Game Bandit||April 19, 2016|
|2||The Missing Playbook|
|3||Water-Ski Wipeout||August 9, 2016|
|4||Talent Show Tricks||December 6, 2016|
|5||Scavenger Hunt Heist||April 4, 2017|
|6||A Skateboard Cat-astrophe||November 14, 2017|
|7||The Pirate Ghost||April 3, 2018|
|8||The Time Warp Wonder||November 13, 2018|
|9||Who Let the Frogs Out?||April 2, 2019|
|10||The Great Pumpkin Smash||September 3, 2019|
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Dynamite Comic Books (2017)
- 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: Campfire Stories (1984)
- The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories (1984)
- Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths #2 (1984)
- Although it cannot be confirmed, Stratemeyer is the most accepted choice.
- McFarlane's credit is disputed, due to a number of differences between writing style from his other books, and more frequent and obvious racism the series was criticized for in later years.
- 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 2 different manuscripts that both Leslie McFarlane and John Button wrote separately.
- Retitled Deadly Chase in 1987.
- Fuchs wrote his manuscript in German; Lilo Wuenn translated.
- Harr was the grandson of Harriett Stratemeyer Adams, and great-grandson of Edward Stratemeyer.
- Oiriginally titled and advertised as Mystery of the Space Shuttle.
- Originally written for the Casefiles series.
- Part of the "Operation Phoenix" Trilogy.
- Part of the "Ring Of Evil" Trilogy.
- W., Dixon, Franklin (2009). Killer mission (1st Aladdin paperbacks ed.). New York: Aladdin. ISBN 9781416986959. OCLC 310397771.
- W., Dixon, Franklin (2006). Wanted (1st Aladdin paperbacks ed.). New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN 9781416912583. OCLC 68464677.
- "Digital Catalog". Simon and Schuster. Missing or empty
- "Michael Anthony Steele - Hardy Boys". michaelanthonysteele.com. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Dungeons & Detectives (Hardy Boys Adventures): Franklin W. Dixon: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon. Retrieved February 3, 2019.