Welcome to The Hardy Boys Online.
For 22 years, this website has been a resource for fans of the Hardy Boys books. The site is divided into two major sections:
- Series info, where you can find booklists for each series, as well as technical information about cover art, revisions, endsheets, ghostwriters, etc.
- Literary info, where you can delve into the world of the Hardy Boys and read about characters, settings, cases, sleuthing techniques, themes, continuity, style, and other related topics.
Mystery of the Desert Giant (Volume #40 in the Canon, published 1961)
The boys head to the California desert to rescue a missing industrialist and foil a clever plot to defraud the US government.
|3/July/2019||If Simon & Schuster had won the rights to publish volumes 1-58 back in 1979, what would the books have looked like? Here's a gallery of hypothetical covers for Canon volumes 1-58 using the arch layout that appeared on the early Digests.|
|1/July/2019||Just for fun, check out a gallery of modified Tower Treasure covers illustrating all of the different cover formats that were used between 1946 and 1979.|
|2016||Check out Vince Hase's fantastic Hardy Boys/Star Trek mashup: trekmysteries.net|
|22/Feb/2011||Added plot summaries for the original and revised editions of the Canon and added cover images for the Digests, Casefiles, Clues Brothers, Undercover Brothers, Graphic novels, and Secret Files.|
|10/Jan/2011||The Front cover design (Canon) page has been updated, with new information about the typefaces used on the covers, as well as more examples.|
|9/Jan/2011||The Spine design (Canon) page now describes the evolution of the formatting of PC spines in excruciating detail, with many images.|