I created this blog because I couldn’t find many sources of Hardy Boys book review information online. However, there are some good sites out there. Here are some I enjoyed as I created this blog:
And the individual articles in Wikipedia are not bad for being reminded of the plot of each book. But to be honest, I’ve corrected about half of the articles in Wikipedia to be accurate to the books 🙂
11 thoughts on “Hardy Boys Resources”
Someone should take the Lord Of The Rings approach to this series and do an interactive map of Bayport and the surrounding areas.
Agreed, that would be fun to see.
I called chamber of commerce of Sayesville (next to Bayport, L.I.) and got a street map of bayport. They said I was the only one to request it. Odd. Movie “Sweet Liberty” filmed in Sayesville. with many houses of 20s and 30s. Thought to be site selected for Hardy home chosen by author of first 20 books. In issue of “Remniscence” magazine, found photo of teenage boys at a filling station in 1930. Many looked like Joe and Frank and friends. If I find it, I’ll post it Gene Pfaff
One thing that I recall reading in the Hardy Boy books that I thought was a little odd and perpendicular with their honest nature was one time when they had to deliver a cake or something of that nature and along the way they cut some out of the bottom of it and at it where it couldn’t be detected. Does anyone recall which book I am thinking of?
It was in The Shore Road Mystery when Chet had to deliver a chocolate cake and shenanigans ensued.
Yes, I remember! Chet was experimenting with some sort of natural diet (seaweed?) in the Shore Road Mystery, and Aunt Gertrude asked him to deliver a chocolate cake to a friend of hers. Of course, being Chet, he couldn’t resist sampling the cake. Eventually tasting a bit of frosting led to eating a good portion of it.
In a copy of reminiscenc magazine, I found a photo of about 20 boys in Sayesville, Long Island,the town right beside the real Bayport, dated 1930. Any two of them could be the Hardy Boys. Try to find it,or I can send my copy to you, and print it.
Thanks for all of this. I am a lifelong fan of the series (both versions) as they were some of the first books I ever read and were my go-to throughout my youth. They were a childhood favorite of my grandfather’s, who would read his originals to me when I was very little, and I still have his first edition red cover Tower Treasure that he was given for Christmas in the 1920s. I was fortunate enough to grow up in the 70’s when new books were still being added to the series and it was always a treat to get a new one, and because of buying it new, I have the edition of Sting of the Scorpion that mentions the upcoming mystery Night of the Werewolf at the end. It took me many years to do, but I have since managed to complete a full set of both originals (brown cover 25 chapter apart from Desert Giant) and rewrites (blue cover 20 chapters), and to this day I will occasionally dive back into them for an epic bout of re-reads. I also have a few of the hybrids, the 20 chapter browns and 25 chapter blues, and of course the Detective’s Handbook. A classic part of childhood that truly deserved the affectionate treatment you have given it. Bravo!
Thank you for the kind words. I did this for all of us fans.
I have the same collection as you do, but sadly I will have to sell mine. Do you know of an interested buyer who will look after them? Also, years ago I had an email address of hardy boys fan club, but lost them. Do you know of any? firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not part of this club, but this is a large one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hardyboysfanclub/