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Frank and Joe join the local ice hockey team. After practice one day, an ice skater accuses Joe of stealing her good luck charm. Without her small stuffed animal, she can't possibly skate in the upcoming competition. It's the Hardy brothers to the rescue. One illustration per chapter.
To track down an arsonist, Frank and Joe go undercover as firefighters in this sizzling new mystery. Fires have ravaged three buildings owned by Donald Pierce, and he asks the Hardy Boys to help him find the culprit.
The Hardy boys investigate an anonymous tip that someone is planning to sabotage Bayport's annual fireworks celebration.
CAN THE HARDYS PASS THIS EXTREME TEST OF ENDURANCE AND SKILL? Making it to the finish line of the high-endurance Fire Creek Mountain Race is going to be a real challenge for the Hardys. The five demanding events include downhill mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country hiking and climbing, biking through the city streets of Montreal, and a high-speed SeaZoom race on Lake Champlain. But when dangerous accidents begin to interfere with the events, the stakes get higher. The Hardys, along with their friends and crew, Chet Morton and Jamal Watkins, learn that they have a secret competitor--one who's using the race for a very unsporting purpose, and who will do whatever it takes to win!
Frank and Joe bring their detective skills to the athletic arena in this all-new Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery!It's time for Field Day at Bayport Elementary and all the kids are excited! Whatever grade wins gets a pizza party, and the person with the highest personal score also gets a special prize. But when the field equipment is sabotaged the day before the events are supposed to start, it looks like Field Day might not happen after all--unless someone can find out who is behind the mess of ruined rackets, tangled jump ropes, and flattened balloons. Can Frank and Joe crack the case and save Field Day?
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING--BUT SOMETIMES CAMERAS DON'T TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH! College student Jake Martins is in trouble, and the Hardys volunteer to help out. Securitech, the firm where Jake works, is wiring the city to catch wrongdoers. But to pass one of his courses, Jake may have to reveal some secret information, and now he's in a bind.When security cameras keep going off-line and more criminal activity gets city officials up in arms, Jake is the main suspect. Someone's cracking the codes in the system--and it's up to the Hardys to get the criminals in focus!
Can Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys stop the curtain from crashing down on a new Broadway spectacular?The producers of a huge new Broadway musical are worried about their star, a TV actress who has been receiving death threats. When the actress gets sick right before opening night, her understudy has to go on for her--and nearly dies in an "accident" on stage. So the producers call in the Hardy Boys to get to the source of the trouble. Baffled by all the backstage backstabbing, the Hardys call Nancy and ask her to come to New York and help them out. When she arrives, they realize that Nancy is a dead ringer for the lead actress, so they arrange for her to replace the injured understudy. Can the three supersleuths put an end to the accidents plaguing the show? Or is the curtain about to come down once and for all?
During Mr. Hardy's investigation of a ruthless gang of terrorists, Frank and Joe witness an explosion in the sky near an airborne dirigible owned by Quinn Air Fleet. They decide to look into the matter.
While still in New York City, Frank and Joe decide to answer a newspaper ad. South American Antiquities hires the Hardys to recover a small statue. When the boys arrive at the company's South American offices they stumble upon the idol almost instantly. But the idol is snatched away just as fast. A pursuit leaves the Hardys emptyhanded. Eventually the Hardys search leads them to Easter Island where they learn the idol had originated. But the idol shouldn't have never left Easter Island, now Frank and Joe must find it and return it to the islanders, while making sure to catch the crooks and not anyone innocent.
From the back of the book: Mind games While attending an international summer school at England's Oxford University, the Hardys learn just how much times have changed. Frank's roommate, Pyotr Zigonev, is the USSR junior chess champ, and he has become a pawn in an international power play. But just as the boys rally to Zigonev, they discover that the CIA has joined forces with the KGB! The American and Soviet spy masters are out to foil a master of terrorism, and Frank and Joe and Zigonev are caught in the middle. One false move and they'll lose the ultimate game-a danger-packed contest played out in the cold gray shadows of Stonehenge. =============== From inside the book: DARK ALLEY "May we help you?" Frank asked the two men who had stepped out of the darkened alley. The older of the two stared at Frank, then turned his gaze to Ziggy and Petra. "Yes, you can." Then, like a snake uncoiling to strike, the man pulled a small blackjack from his pocket and struck Joe on the chin. Joe staggered to the side, slamming into Frank, and both of them lost their balance and fell to the ground. The younger man grabbed Petra and pulled her into the alley. "Hey!" Ziggy yelled, and burst into the alley. Frank and Joe jumped up and followed him. A bright glint of steel drew Joe's attention to the man who held Petra. Joe saw that one hand covered her mouth and the other held a switchblade to her throat. Joe started toward the younger man. "Don't try it, mate," the older man growled from behind him, "or we'll kill the girl."
On a visit to Germany, the Hardy brothers investigate the theft of plans for a newly invented submarine and the mysterious disappearance of valuable coins and paintings.
From the back of the book: The killer conspiracy Working undercover for an Atlanta airline, the Hardys have uncovered an international terrorist ring-the Assassins-bent on high-stakes smuggling and cold-blooded murder. But who is in control? What is their ultimate aim? Who will be the next to die? The dangerous truth lies in the rough and rugged wilderness of faraway Alaska.... The perilous passage north takes Frank and Joe into the heart of a titanic struggle. The Assassins are preparing to square off against the ultrasecret government agency, the Network, and it is a battle in which no one is safe-and no one can be trusted. Caught in a treacherous cross fire, the boys have only one ally, the beautiful Gina Abend, and even she may be leading them into a fatal trap! ============ From inside the book: ROAD TO NOWHERE Joe slammed his foot down on the kick starter, and the dirt bike roared. He motioned to Gina, and she hopped on behind him. The engine screamed as Joe raced toward the oncoming Jeep. At the last second, he swerved to veer past the Jeep, turning onto a rutted trail that disappeared in the trees. "Are they still following us?" he yelled. "Yes!" Gina told him. "And they're gaining!" Now Joe knew he was going to have to push the bike to the limit. He crouched low over the handlebars and leaned hard into a sharp turn. "Look out!" Gina screamed as they came out of the curve. Joe's head reared back, and he slammed on the brakes when he saw a second Jeep blocking the trail. Two men wearing camouflage jumpsuits stood in front of the Jeep. The submachine guns in their hands told Joe this was the end of the line.
The Hardy brothers go to Big Thicket, Texas, to investigate attempts on the life of a naturalist trying to preserve the area wildlife in the face of threats from timber and oil interests.
From the back of the book: Ticketed for disaster! A sophisticated ring of luggage thieves has put a choke hold on Eddings Air, threatening to ground the young airline for good. Working undercover as baggage handlers, the Hardys agree to scope out the airline's center of operations in Atlanta. But their welcome is less than cordial-Frank and Joe discover that they too may be headed for a crash landing! From the complex of tunnels beneath the airport to the enigmatic pasts of the airline's employees, the boys are drawn into a labyrinth of sabotage and deceit. Picking up clues to a conspiracy extending far beyond a few missing suitcases, they begin to suspect that much more than the future of Eddings Air is at stake. A scheme is in place, a plot about to unfold, in which murder is only the beginning. ============ From inside the book: CAROUSEL OF CRIME Where was Frank? Joe had checked the luggage area and the security office, but there was no sign of his brother. He headed back to the baggage claim area to check once more for Frank. Joe worked his way through the crowd, searching each face for Frank's. A startled shout made Joe stop and turn. There was some kind of commotion close to the carousel. He pushed his way through the gaping onlookers to the edge of the conveyor belt. Joe expected to see a suitcase sprung open, spewing somebody's underwear on the floor. He wasn't prepared to see a limp figure in blue coveralls sprawled on the moving carousel. His eyes widened and his heart started to pound as the conveyor belt carried the body closer to him. Joe instantly recognized the lanky form even though it was facedown on the carousel. It was Frank!
When a young computer expert and friend of Frank Hardy is poisoned, Frank and Joe access his computer to find the answers.
The Hardys came to Nantucket to visit Callie, who's interning at a local newspaper. But Callie's friend Alicia Geovanis and Alicia's father, the curator of the Nantucket Shipping Museum, are grabbing all the headlines. First, the museum is vandalized. Then Mr. Geovanis is kidnapped! But the disappearance is only the tip of a titanic mystery. The ghost of the Ebony Pearl, shipwrecked some forty years ago, has risen from the bottom of the sea to haunt Nantucket once again. For the Hardys, it's full speed ahead as they search for the dark secret of the Ebony Pearl...before it claims one final victim: Alicia's Father
The Hardys are warned that something is going to happen at the Rockapazooma concert, but Nancy seems to be the only one to trigger their suspicions. Has she found the trouble?
A. JOE STOLE THE TEST. B. TONY STOLE THE TEST. C. NONE OF THE ABOVE. A new statewide test has all the students at Bayport High on edge. Then Joe and his friend Tony find one of the tests in Tony's books bag. Joe knows Tony didn't steal it, but the assistant principal isn't so understanding -- he suspends them both! Joe talks to the truck driver who delivered the tests, as well as the owner of a tutoring service who promises amazing improvements in test scores. Frank checks out who could have put the test in Tony's bag -- a bag just like the one belonging to a star of the hockey team. Joe and Tony are still in the penalty box, but the Hardys are determined to ace this case!
Frank and Joe get mixed up with a gang of thieves, including their old nemesis Charity.
Frank and Joe intercept a coded message that leads them to a carnival of crime at a college for clowns.
ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman's death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie's Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie's Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds.
Frank and Joe are baffled at first by the mysterious code name Bob. They soon figure out that Bob is a top secret government agency fighting crime globally. Their father Fenton Hardy has gone on a mission for Bob and the Hardy boys are worried when they do not hear from their famous father. Soon the Hardys must help a member of the gang Bob is fighting defect to the American side before the gang elimates him forever!
From the back of the book: TIME BOMB A TWIST IN TIME...A TWISTED MIND... A TERRIFYING TWIST OF FATE FOR FRANK AND JOE AND TOM! A dream that has long fired the human imagination has become a reality: time travel. But as Tom Swift and the Hardy boys are about to discover, the dream can become a nightmare in the blink of an eye. An attack force of techno-thugs, under the command of the evil genius the Black Dragon, have seized control of a top-secret time-warp trigger! Frank and Joe and Tom leap into battle-shock troops in a war that stretches across the aeons to the edge of time. But whether chasing asteroids or dodging dinosaurs, they know they haven't a moment to lose. They must stop the Dragon before he carries out his final threat: turning the time machine into the ultimate doomsday device! =============== From inside the book: PURPLE HAZE The battle between Swift security forces and the Black Dragon's robots raged, with Tom Swift and the Hardys caught in the middle. "Don't think you've won!" the Black Dragon snarled at them. At the same instant a column of blinding purple light erupted. Frank saw one of the robot attackers hit and incinerated. The pulsing column of light was expanding. Security people and the intruders they'd been fighting moments before now all raced away from the underground complex. As Tom pulled Frank, Joe, and Sandra to shelter, the ground seemed to ripple under their feet. A deafening roar flung them face-first onto the grassy lawn. The air around them seemed to glow purple, then went black. Sandra gasped. "What's going on back there?" "Laws of nature were broken, and anyone too close is being punished for it," Tom said. "Punished with certain death."
From the back of the book: Triple treat When Frank wins an all-expense-paid vacation to Spain's Costa del Sol, the brother detectives are set for some good times in the sunny paradise. But instead of flamenco music and bullfights, Frank and Joe find themselves running from the law. It seems their official tour guide has been murdered, and the evidence points directly at them. To make things worse, the Hardys are also being hunted as spies by the KGB-and as traitors by the Network. Trapped in very tight spots, Frank and Joe need every ounce of daring and skill...to keep from being shipped home in matching boxes. ================ From inside the book: DIRECT HIT An explosion in front of the Audi brought it to a halt and spattered it with dirt. The car half vanished in the gathering smoke. As Frank watched helplessly from the roadside, a third missile screamed down. Shock waves hurled him back as the car went up in a ball of fire. "Joe!" Frank called as he picked himself up off the ground. "Joe!" No sound came from the Audi except a steady crackling, and no movement but the dancing of the flames.
Follow Frank and Joe as they save the life of a rock star!Madison Vee is the biggest thing to hit pop music since Britney --and someone is trying to kill her. To protect the young star, Frank and Joe join the tech crew of Madison's latest music video shoot. But a bunch of threatening notes and technical accidents make them realize that the wannabe pop star killer is right there, waiting in the wings--and ready to make Madison's next hit her last.
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