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Another exciting mystery begins for Frank and Joe Hardy when they help a stranger who has had an accident with his car.
The owner of a gold pharaoh's head claims it was aboard a freighter Hardpans but suspicions arise that he is trying to defraud the shipping line's insurance company.
From the back of the book: SPECIAL DELIVERY MURDER Frank Hardy's girlfriend, Callie Shaw, is determined to join him and Joe in solving crimes. So when she bumps into a mailman and mistakenly recovers a top-secret codebook, Callie thinks she's found the perfect case. She challenges the brother detectives to help her break the code. Trouble is, the real owner is deadly serious about getting it back. Joe is knocked cold during a daring burglary, and when he comes to, the black book is missing. But not before Frank has uncovered a link to a secret network of fraud, corruption, and murder. It seems Callie has stumbled on to a major scandal-will Frank and Joe end up taking the fall? ========== From inside the book: DEATH TRAP The truck driver flicked on his headlights. Lisa and Joe were caught in their glare. "Duck," Joe said. "He's got a gun!" His warning came too late. There was a sharp cracking noise. Lisa gave a cry, stiffened, and fell. Joe's gut twisted. No, he thought. The man with the gun raised his hand again. Run-fast, a voice inside Joe's head cried, but he couldn't make himself move. Another crack-and Joe felt the pain. This time I've bought it. He swayed on his feet. Then the darkness closed in.
All the clues point to Phil Cohen, a friend of the Hardys, when a rare, deadly snake is discovered missing from the Bayport Zoo.
The Hardy Boys find themselves the targets of ninja terror when they investigate the Japanese underworld.
The Hardy brothers' visiting Greek pen pal enlists their help in searching for a priceless ancient Greek helmet loaned to and lost by a Hollywood movie company years before.
Frank and Joe travel to Philadelphia with their father to assist the police commissioner with two difficult cases. When Fenton Hardy is kidnapped, Frank and Joe must go all out against a sinister underworld gangster to rescue their father.
Frank and Joe chase after local car thieves. Vehicles along the Shore Road keep disappearing and the Bayport police have had no luck on the job. Where could the cars be going? This is the original 1928 unrevised version of The Shore Road Mystery.
From the inside of the book: THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY When the Hardy boys eagerly agree to assist their friend Jack Dodd and his father in locating a family treasure, the two young detectives are unaware of the baffling complications that will arise. The only clue to the longlost treasure is a cryptic message written by a Pilgrim ancestor. But when Mr. Dodd and Jack are accused of stealing cars and then mysteriously disappear, Frank and Joe are confronted with a triple mystery. Have their friends run away to avoid the law? Or are they secretly hunting for the treasure? Or have they been kidnapped? Despite mounting evidence and the bitter suspicions of the townspeople, the Hardys are convinced that the Dodds are the victims of a sinister plot. Clues that Frank and Joe uncover, with the aid of their jolly, plump friend, Chet Morton, lead to the secret hideout of a ruthless gang of criminals. Deadly road traps and aerial ambush, a spider man and a suspect who carries a menacing cane harass the young detectives as they seek the triple solution to this perplexing and exciting mystery. ======== This is the revised 1964 text of The Shore Road Mystery.
When thieves hijack a collection of stuffed animals from a country auction, Frank and Joe Hardy pursue the getaway car and are drawn into a thrilling mystery.
Frank and Joe are accompanying their friend Jackson to Indianapolis to view the train collection of one of the most well-known collectors in the U.S. While visiting, they assist the train collector in keeping his building from being demolished, and rescue him when he is kidnapped, as well as solving the theft of his entire train collection.
With only the slender clue of an arrow-shaped tie clasp, Frank and Joe Hardy pick up the trail of a cunning gang of thieves responsible for a wave of jewelry-store holdups.
From inside the book: THE SINISTER SIGNPOST Racing cars! Mystery! Adventure! These elements combine to give Frank and Joe Hardy one of the most dangerous and intriguing cases of their careers. It all starts when their father, Fenton Hardy, is engaged by an experimental race car and motor designer to investigate a series of mysterious accidents. Three of his drivers have crashed because the windshields of their cars were suddenly crazed, thus cutting off forward vision. Frank and Joe uncover one slim clue. Each of the drivers had seen a signpost marked danger shortly before his accident. The young detectives investigate, only to discover that the signposts have vanished. What happened to them? And what sinister purpose did they serve. The attempted theft of a secret experimental motor and the kidnapping of a famous race horse are part of this thrilling case, which proves to be as sinister as the signposts themselves. ================= This is the revised 1968 version.
The HARDY BOYS® SKIN & BONES SELLS EVERYTHING FROM ANACONDA SKINS TO OSTRICH SKELETONS -- BUT SOMEONE' S TRYING TO TRASH THE BUSINESS! Cody Chang's San Francisco store could be considered creepy -- Skin & Bones sells animal skulls, fish skeletons, reptile skins, and more. Business is booming, but when Frank and Joe visit the shop, Cody tells them he's been the victim of a string of burglaries, computer thefts, and threatening messages. The Hardys immediately pinpoint a suspect -- a criminal who was once caught in a sting by Cody's father, a policeman. Now there's danger everywhere for Frank and Joe -- from a cable car accident to the dense redwood forests of Muir Woods to the foggy, ice-cold waters off Alcatraz. The brothers are running hard and thinking fast -- up against a smart, desperate enemy ready to skin them alive! SKIN & BONES
The Hardys concoct a clever caper just for kicks and get caught in a crooked con game!
Frank and Joe go to Florida to investigate the sabotage of a satellite launch and uncover a theft ring involving sea animals.
When an important space mission is sabotaged at Cape Canaveral, the Hardy boys are called in to investigate.
From the back of the book: FRANK AND JOE TAKE A SHOT AT #1...WHILE SOMEONE ELSE TAKES A SHOT AT THEM. THE HARDYS AND THEIR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM, THE DAYPORT BOMBERS, ARE GETTING READY TO PLAY FOR THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP. ONE MORE VICTORY WILL PUT THEM ON TOP. BUT SOMEBODY'S GOT A DIFFERENT GAME PLAN! BLAST THE BOMBERS OUT OF CONTENTION BY KNOCKING FRANK AND JOE OUT OF THE WAY...FOR GOOD. BUT MORE THAN A BASKETBALL GAME IS AT STAKE. THE BOYS ARE CONVINCED THEY'RE FACING A BIG-LEAGUE SABOTEUR, A MYSTERIOUS CRIMINAL KINGPIN WILLING TO GO ALL OUT TO BLOW THEM AWAY. THE CLOCK IS RUNNING DOWN, AND IF FRANK AND JOE DON'T MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES, THEY COULD RUN OUT OF TIME...AND OUT OF LUCK! ======== From inside the book: Slam Dunk Sabotage Frank leaned over to Biff, who was sucking in deep breaths and gulping down his power drink. "It's up to you and me, big guy," he said. "If we can just hold on to the lead-" "Aaaaaghh!" Biff suddenly cried out. He clutched at his stomach, his face white as death. The plastic bottle he held slipped from his fingers, spilling the power drink on the gym floor. Lurching off the bench, Biff managed to stagger a couple of feet, his body crouched over. "Biff!" Frank yelled, jumping up to help. But before he could reach his friend, Biff folded in a spasm of pain. His legs went out from under him, and he crashed to the floor with a sickening thud!
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?
In this new Hardy Boys adventure, the Hardys find out that a security company has set up cameras all around town to catch teenage hooligans. They come to the aid of a college student who's in trouble for revealing secret information about the camera project.
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?
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