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Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)

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Works: 835 works in 2,172 publications in 5 languages and 198,386 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Action and adventure fiction  Spy fiction  Adventure stories  Upside-down books 
Classifications: PZ7.D644, FIC
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Publications about Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)
Most widely held works about Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)
    The house on the cliff by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    30 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,938 libraries worldwide
    Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a supposedly haunted house reported to be the hangout of criminals
    The secret of the caves by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    11 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,580 libraries worldwide
    Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then their pal Chet Morton, with his new metal detector, and buddy Biff Hooper, turn up a clue that sends the young detectives on an exciting search in another direction -- to the Honeycomb Caves, on the seacoast. A hot-tempered hermit who considers the caves his private domain complicates this seacoast mystery and challenges every sleuthing skill Frank and Joe possess. The case that their famous detective father is working on -- suspected sabotage at the new radar station near the Hardys' hometown of Bayport -- further complicates the mystery, which grows more baffling with every chapter. After many dangerous encounters, including a nearly disastrous patrol on the stormy ocean, Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight in one of the craggy caverns along the seacoast. In the brilliant white glare of the searchlight, the startling secret of the caves is dramatically revealed. - Flyleaf
    The mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    10 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,571 libraries worldwide
    When they are invited to spend Christmas vacation at the private island retreat of wealthy Elroy Jefferson, the Hardy boys become involved in two mysteries: the disappearance of Mr. Jefferson's grandson and the theft of a priceless collection of antique medals
    The great airport mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    14 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 2,523 libraries worldwide
    When valuable electronic parts are stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment Company's cargo planes, the boys go undercover as employees to track down the thief
    A figure in hiding by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    21 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,441 libraries worldwide
    While investigating the theft of a valuable idol, Frank and Joe enounter a terrified business woman, a walking mummy, and a weird glass eye
    The mark on the door by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    13 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 2,391 libraries worldwide
    The search for a stolen boat leads the Hardy brothers to Mexico where they become involved with a band of Indians and a strange smuggling operation
    While the clock ticked by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    15 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy brothers solve the mystery of the missing inventor and recover some valuable missing jade
    Footprints under the window by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    10 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 2,340 libraries worldwide
    Frank and Joe attempt to foil a ruthless espionage ring in their effort to sabotage the United States space program
    The hidden harbor mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    12 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 2,300 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys investigate a dispute over a mysterious pond and rumors of piracy in Georgia
    What happened at midnight by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    14 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and held by 2,273 libraries worldwide
    Joe Hardy is kidnapped by a gang of jewel smugglers as a warning for the Hardy Boys' father to stay away from their operation
    The disappearing floor by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    15 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 2,179 libraries worldwide
    While Frank and Joe help their father locate a notorious jewel thief, they also explore the mysterious death of a tycoon's nephew years before
    Hunting for hidden gold by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    11 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 2,121 libraries worldwide
    During their search for members of a notorious gang responsible for a payroll robbery, Joe and Frank Hardy encounter timber wolves, a Rocky Mountain blizzard and a mine cave-in
    The twisted claw by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 2,099 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys embark on another puzzling mystery when they try to discover who is stealing rare collections of ancient pirate treasure and smuggling them out of the United States
    The crisscross shadow by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 2,084 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys find the missing deed to an Indians' land, prevent a phony salesman from carrying through a reckless scheme, and help their father solve a top-secret case
    The Shore road mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    12 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,077 libraries worldwide
    When the Hardy boys eagerly agree to assist their friend Jack Dodd and his father in locating a family treasure, the two young detectives are unaware of the baffling complications that will arise. The only clue to the long-lost treasure is a cryptic message written by a Pilgrim ancestor. But when Mr. Dodd and Jack are accused of stealing cars and then mysteriously disappear, Frank and Joe are confronted with a triple mystery. Have their friends run away to avoid the law? Or are they secretly hunting for the treasure? Or have they been kidnapped? Despite mounting evidence and the bitter suspicions of the townspeople, the Hardys are convinced that the Dodds are the victims of a sinister plot. Clues that Frank and Joe uncover, with the aid of their jolly, plump friend, Chet Morton, lead to the secret hideout of a ruthless gang of criminals. Deadly road traps and aerial ambush, a spider man and a suspect who carries a menacing cane harass the young detectives as they seek the triple solution to this perplexing and exciting mystery. - Flyleaf
    The clue of the screeching owl by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    14 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 2,059 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys go to the Pocono Mountains to help a friend of their father find out what is behind the mysterious happenings at Black Hollow, and in the process help their father solve a case involving a ring of thieves
    The secret of the old clock by Carolyn Keene( Book )
    8 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy brothers interrupt their investigations of jewelry-store holdups to answer a plea from their cousin on a New Mexico cattle ranch
    The flickering torch mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    5 editions published between 1943 and 1980 in English and held by 2,042 libraries worldwide
    When two suspicious plane accidents occur near an eastern airport, the two Hardy brothers investigate the case and find themselves in greater danger than they anticipated
    The secret of the lost tunnel by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,038 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys are confronted with booby traps and flying bullets in their latest mission to vindicate a long-dead Confederate soldier
    The arctic patrol mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    7 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
    While searching in Iceland for a missing sailor sought by an insurance company, the teen-age detective brothers uncover a plot threatening the life of a United States astronaut and the secrets of NASA's moon project
 
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English (237)
Icelandic (4)
Japanese (3)
Arabic (1)
Russian (1)
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