Hardy boys mystery books

The brothers were also featured in a few standalone books, such as The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories, and some crossover titles where they teamed up with other characters such as Nancy Drew or Tom Swift.

Hardy boys mystery books

In this new series, the Hardy Boys seem "more like regular kids — who have lots of wild adventures — in these books, which also deal with issues that kids today might have thought about. That is, the books take seriously the fact that growing up often means having boundless curiosity, challenging authority, and wrestling with questions of good versus evil. This series follows the formula of the main characters and their friends typically involved in separate mysteries that end up being connected. As the Ohio University journalism professor Marilyn S. During the first season, the series alternated between episodes featuring the Hardy Boys one week and Nancy Drew the next. Most are never referred to by name in the story, since they serve as scene-setting props to help capture the dangers of the jungle. The characters were portrayed as in their early 20s, Frank working as a reporter and Joe still in college.

The Hardy Boys were thought up in by Edward Stratemeyer and his Stratemeyer Syndicate, which then advertised for ghostwriters to write the stories from outlines provided by the Syndicate.

Drew, who was absent for most of the first issue.

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Although the Franklin W. The characters were portrayed as in their early 20s, Frank working as a reporter and Joe still in college.

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The first three titles were published inand were an immediate success: by mid, more thanbooks had been sold.

One explanation for this continuing popularity is that the Hardy Boys are simple wish fulfillment. Once Distican took over the rights in Januarythe books were all published in the US and just distributed by Distican in Canada with no publishing occurring in Canada.

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In contrast, the Casefiles, begun a decade earlier inwas aimed at an older audience than the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories.

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