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THE HARDY BOYS ONLINE: An unofficial online resource for fans of the Hardy Boys books

Reference books and articles

  • Billman, Carol. 1986. The secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and the million dollar fiction factory. New York: Ungar.
  • Carpentieri, Tony, and Paul Mular. 2016. Hardy and Hardy investigations. 7th edition. Rheem Valley, CA/Old Tappan, NJ: SynSine Press. [First edition 1996.]
  • Carpentieri, Tony. 1993. Frank and Joe turn blue. Rheem Valley, CA: SynSine Press. [Superseded by Hardy and Hardy investigations.]
  • Connelly, Mark. 2012. The Hardy Boys Mysteries, 1927-1979: A cultural and literary history. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Cornelius, Michael G. (ed.) 2010. The boy detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and others. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. Includes the following essays on the Hardy Boys: Shillock, Larry T. "A Hardy Boys' Identity Narrative and The Tower Treasure"; Gill, C. M. "Hardy Camaraderie: Boy Sleuthing and Male Community in the Hardy Boys Mysteries"; Schaberg, Christopher. "Terminal Immaterial: The Uncertain Subject of the Hardy Boys Airport Mysteries"; Taves, Brian. "Strategies of Adaptation: The Hardy Boys on Television".
  • Cott, Jonathan. 1986. Hale and Hardy. Esquire 106.6 (June 1): 225-226.
  • Crawford, Robert L. 1993. Rewriting the past in children's literature: The Hardy Boys and other series. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 18.1: 10-12.
  • Crawford, Robert L. 1996. The lost Hardys: A concordance. Revised edition. Rheem Valley, CA/Old Tappan, NJ: SynSine Press. [First edition 1993.]
  • Dixon, Franklin W. 2002. The Hardy Boys' guide to life. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Dixon, Tex W. 1995. Ghost story. Texas Monthly 23.9 (September): 60.
  • Donelson, Ken. 1978. Nancy, Tom and assorted friends in the Stratemeyer Syndicate then and now. Children's Literature 7: 17-44.
  • Greenwald, Marilyn S. 2004. The secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
  • Heffelfinger, Charles. 1996. The Bayport companion. Third edition. Tampa, FL: Midnight Press. [First edition 1992.]
  • Herz, Peggy. 1977. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. New York: Scholastic.
  • Hoff, Benjamin. 2002. The house on the point: A tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and the Hardy Boys. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur.
  • Johnson, Deidre. 1982. Stratemeyer pseudonyms and series books: An annotated checklist of Stratemeyer Syndicate publications. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  • Johnson, Deidre. 1993. Edward Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. New York: Twayne.
  • Kismaric, Carole, and Marvin Heiferman. 1998. The mysterious case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. New York: Fireside (Simon & Schuster).
  • Lange, Brenda. 2004. Edward Stratemeyer: Creator of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Series: Who Wrote that? Philadelphia: Chelsea House.
  • Mattson, E. Christian, and Thomas B. Davis. 1996. A collector's guide to hardcover boys' series books, 1872-1993. Newark, DE: MAD Book Publishers.
  • McFarlane, Leslie. 1976. Ghost of the Hardy Boys: An autobiography. Toronto/New York: Methuen.
  • Mitchell, Claudia, and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. 1996. Reading on the edge: Serious series readers of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. Changing English 3.1: 45-55.
  • Morris, Tim. 1997. Returning to the Hardy Boys. Raritan 16.3: 123-142.
  • O'Conner, Gerald. 1970. The Hardy Boys revisited: A study in prejudice. In Challenges in American culture, ed. by Ray B. Browne, 234-241. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Press.
  • O'Gara, Gil (ed.). Yellowback Library.
  • Pollock, Phillip M. 2013. The Hardy Boys: Lucky fellows. [self-published, 54pp]
  • Prager, Arthur. 1971. Rascals at large: Or, The clue in the old nostalgia. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
  • Westfahl, Gary. 2000. Science fiction, children's literature, and popular culture: Coming of age in fantasyland. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
  • Wood, Meredith. 2002. Footprints from the past: Passing racial stereotypes in the Hardy Boys. In Re/collecting early Asian America: Essays in cultural history, ed. by Josephine Lee, Imogene L. Lim, and Yuko Matsukawa. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Zuckerman, Phil. 1995. Publishing the Applewood reprints. In Rediscovering Nancy Drew, ed. by Carolyn Stewart Dyer and Nancy Tillman Romalov, 41-46. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

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