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Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters)

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Works: 830 works in 2,180 publications in 5 languages and 197,910 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Action and adventure fiction  Spy fiction 
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 )
    29 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,958 libraries worldwide
    Fenton Hardy, the famous private detective and father of the Hardy Boys, asks his sons to help him with his latest case involving a criminal named Snattman and the smuggling of stolen drugs
    The secret of the caves by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    10 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 great airport mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    15 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 2,518 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 )
    19 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,443 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 2,387 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 )
    13 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,375 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 )
    8 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 2,336 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 2,263 libraries worldwide
    Looking forward to seeing their favorite band at Bayport's Battle of the Bands, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case when a bass guitar belonging to one of the band members goes missing, a situation that compromises the group's standing in the competition
    The mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    7 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,212 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 disappearing floor by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    13 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 2,173 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 )
    10 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 2,113 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 )
    5 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 2,097 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 2,060 libraries worldwide
    Frank and Joe Hardy look for clues in this perplexing mystery
    The phantom freighter by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in English and held by 2,054 libraries worldwide
    The Hardy brothers embark on a freighter trip under mysterious circumstances and find themselves involved with a smuggling ring
    The sign of the crooked arrow by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    8 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 2,051 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 clue of the screeching owl by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    14 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 2,046 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 flickering torch mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
    5 editions published between 1943 and 1980 in English and held by 2,038 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 2,029 libraries worldwide
    Difficult assignments are nothing new to the Hardy boys, and this one that takes them to the deep South is particularly challenging. Their mission: to vindicate a long-dead Confederate general, disgraced during the Civil War because he was accused of stealing hidden gold belonging to a bank. In a museum exhibiting relics of the Civil War, the brother sleuths find a puzzling clue that may help to clear the general's name and pinpoint the location of the hidden gold. But a dangerous criminal and his cohorts are out to steal the treasure and constantly harass Frank and Joe and their pal Chet Morton. Skillfully avoiding booby-traps and flying bullets, the boys persevere in their perilous quest. The arduous search is full of surprises that will thrill all fans of the Hardy boys. - Flyleaf
 
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English (222)
Icelandic (4)
Japanese (3)
Arabic (1)
Russian (1)
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