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Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)

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Works: 828 works in 2,072 publications in 5 languages and 199,206 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 Shore road mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    19 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and Icelandic and held by 3,904 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 wailing siren mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    11 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 3,249 libraries worldwide
    Caught in their motorboat the Sleuth by a sudden storm at sea, Frank and Joe Hardy are helpless when the engine conks out. Drifting farther from shore amid the tumultuous waves, the boys are relieved to see the lights of a yacht. But their SOS is ignored. The shrill sound of a siren fills the night air. Moments later, a helicopter drops an object alongside the Sleuth. To the young detectives' astonishment it proves to be a wallet containing two thousand dollars. The next day their close pal Chet Morton rushes to the Hardys' home to report that the Morton farm truck carrying a shipment of high-powered rifles belonging to his uncle, a big-game hunter, has been stolen. These two apparently unconnected events are clues in a tangle of mystery which turns out to be one of the detective brothers' most exciting adventures. - Flyleaf
    The house on the cliff by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    22 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,205 libraries worldwide
    Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a supposedly haunted house reported to be the hangout of criminals
    The Bombay boomerang by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    15 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and Icelandic and held by 3,000 libraries worldwide
    Frank and Joe Hardy become involved in a case affecting national security when Joe dials a wrong telephone number and gets the Pentagon. Two words -- "Bombay boomerang"--That the boys hear before the line goes dead plunge them into a whirlpool of danger and intrigue. At the same time, their father is investigating the baffling thefts of mercury shipments occurring along the Atlantic seaboard. The celebrated detective finds himself up against a murderous gang who nearly dispose of him in a cask at the bottom of Baltimore harbor. Frank and Joe's astute sleuthing ability not only saves Mr. Hardy's life, but also links the mercury thefts to the top-secret Super S missile mysteriously stolen from a government arsenal. In a race against time the three Hardys foil a diabolical scheme to create widespread havoc in the United States. Pulse-pounding excitement fills every page of this suspense thriller. - Flyleaf
    The secret of the caves by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    12 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,530 libraries worldwide
    Frank and Joe solve a double mystery by locating a college professor who has been kidnapped by foreigners involved in sabotaging a government radar installation
    The mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    10 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,521 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 )
    13 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 2,454 libraries worldwide
    Valuable electronic parts containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment Company's cargo planes, and Frank and Joe Hardy are called upon to assist their world-renowned detective father in solving the case
    A figure in hiding by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    18 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,391 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
    While the clock ticked by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    13 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,335 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 )
    6 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 2,290 libraries worldwide
    Frank and Joe attempt to foil a ruthless espionage ring in their effort to sabotage the United States space program
    The mark on the door by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    10 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 2,282 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
    What happened at midnight by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    13 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and held by 2,251 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 twisted claw by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    5 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 2,057 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
    Hunting for hidden gold by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    9 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 2,051 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 hidden harbor mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 2,024 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy boys investigate a dispute over a mysterious pond and rumors of piracy in Georgia
    The secret of the old clock by Carolyn Keene( Book )
    8 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 2,019 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 secret of the lost tunnel by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,010 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 clue of the screeching owl by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    12 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 1,985 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 arctic patrol mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    7 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 1,955 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
    The disappearing floor by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    9 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 1,931 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
 
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English (218)
Icelandic (5)
Japanese (3)
Arabic (1)
Russian (1)
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