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At Brian Ludlow's birthday party, the big attractions are master magician Lee Merlino and a preview of Jimmy Han's new karate movie. But when the movie disappears, Frank and Joe must conjure it up again.
Frank and Joe have come halfway around the world to investigate sabotage on a movie set. India's culture and customs may be foreign to them, but when it comes to battling terror, neither brother is a stranger to danger. And as soon as they set foot in this land of mystery, it's bombs away over Bombay! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
The world's most popular boy detectives make a special trip to the Bayport Fairgrounds to check out the steeplechase races. But soon after the event, the champion horse, Against All Odds, disappears. Now Frank and Joe are in hot pursuit of a ruthless criminal--one willing to kill to cover his tracks!
While Frank and Joe are visiting their friend David in Alaska, they witness many harmful "accidents". David's family's cabin is burned, a fishing boat is ruined, a building is blown up, and food is stolen and poisoned. A theme park promoter is in town to try to convince the residents to support bringing a park to the town. Many townspeople are in favor of the jobs the park will bring, and others fear the loss of their traditional living if the park brings modernity to the town. So, which side is harming people, those who want progress to quell the complaints, or those who don't to quell the support? Only Frank and Joe can solve the mystery.
Tom Swift's strange encounter with a visitor from outer space convinces top-level government authorities that Tom is involved in an espionage and smuggling ring, and they send operatives Frank and Joe Hardy to check him out.
Bill Magee, the new kid in Frank's class, gets blamed for wrecking two science fair exhibits because he's big and clumsy. When it turns out that Mike Mendez' project--a burglar detector with a camera--took a photograph of the hand and jacket sleeve of the real culprit, the Hardys spring into action.
Frank and Joe are getting ready for a party where guests dress like comic book characters when a seemingly real Apeman goes on a rampage, destroying property and scaring people in the town. The Hardys are hired by the publisher of the comic books to get to the bottom of the mystery. Meanwhile, they are also asked to locate a missing girl believed to have joined a cult that will not let her leave. It's up to Frank and Joe to find her and helpt her get back home.
While Nancy visits a friend at the University of Utah, Frank and Joe Hardy are working undercover just outside Salt Lake City at the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Together, they team up to investigate acts of sabotage by eco-terrorists, and are led into a tangled web of financial intrigue, political corruption, and explosive action.
Joe, Frank and Chet attend a national Hack Attack tournament in New York City and get involved in a deadly video game mystery!
Frank and Joe are on a case that really pops in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files Mystery.The Green Crawler is one of the coolest superheroes around, and Frank and Joe are some of his biggest fans. And thanks to a contest, the Hardy boys get to be two of the handlers for the new Green Crawler balloon in the annual Fall Festival parade in Bayport! But the day before the parade, disaster strikes: someone has ripped the Green Crawler balloon! The people in charge think Joe did it--and the Hardys need to clear his name fast. Was it Bayport bully Adam Ackerman, who was green with envy that the Hardys won the contest? Or could the culprits be loyal fans of Nutty the Squirrel, the cartoon character whom the Green Crawler replaced? And Mo Mantis, the Green Crawler's archenemy, has a few tricks of his own... Can the brothers figure out who tried to ground the Green Crawler? Or will Joe and Frank be watching the parade from the sidelines this year?
The Hardys go to bat against a major league team of counterfeiters! There's trouble in the cards when Frank, Joe and their friend Biff visit a baseball memorabilia convention in New York City. Biff buys a hard-to-find card only to learn that it's a counterfeit and that more than a few bucks are at stake. The card may be a fake, but the danger to Biff and to the Hardys is as real as it gets. Frank and Joe discover that the baseball card scam is just the beginning - a very small slice of a very criminal pie. And when that much is on the line, the Hardys know they'd better be ready to play some serious hardball!
A reenactment battle marches into Bayport in this Hardy Boys adventure--a fresh approach to a classic series.Bayport goes back in time when a Revolutionary War-era battleship is discovered, along with a treasure trove of historic artifacts. To celebrate, the town stages a reenactment of the historic Battle of Bayport, complete with antique artillery, canons, and tricorn hats. Even Frank and Joe Hardy are decked out in full Colonial costume, fighting over freedom and taxes on opposite sides of the battle line. But things get a little too real when a stray shot leaves Bayport's biggest benefactor, Don Sterling, without a pulse. Wait a minute--weren't those muskets supposed to be unloaded? And even though the Hardy Boys have technically retired from solving mysteries, they can't help but get involved, especially when a favorite teacher turns out to be a prime suspect. Is someone trying to frame Mr. Lazin? And who would want Don Sterling dead? Murder by reenactment is one the Hardys haven't seen before, but don't think they're not up for the challenge!
ATAC BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: Investigate sabotage on the set of a pirate-themed, action-packed reality television show. LOCATION: Bayport waterfront. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Show contestants and crew members. SUSPECTS: The surly mechanic on the set seems out for revenge, but there are also more than a few competitive contestants who will do anything to win.... This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds.
It's time for the annual Junior Bike Race in Bayport, and Frank and Joe are the top contenders. Midway through the race, Frank runs over a nail and blows a tire. It seems as if the day couldn't get worse--until Frank's bicycle goes missing! Bayport's leading bully, Adam Ackerman, seems to be the prime suspect. But when he proves that he wasn't the bicycle thief, everyone turns out to be a potential culprit--even Mr. Mack's dog, Lucy! Can Frank and Joe crack the case and bring Frank's bicycle home?
A local sporting goods store is sponsoring a Bike Jamboree, and the grand prize is a super cool mountain bike. But someone is playing dirty tricks, and the Hardys are in for some rough riding to keep the big bike race from becoming a big disaster.
Fenton Hardy is asked by an old friend to do security for a magician's show, but Frank and Joe are given the job.
The Hardy boys set out to investigate strange happenings at the Blackwing Mansion, which appears to be haunted, and in the process help their father uncover a ring of thieves.
From the back of the book: Will to Kill Frank and Joe are investigating a series of gangland killings. Crime kingpin Josh Moran is dead and buried, but his murderous legacy lives on. In his will, he left $10 million to be divided among his enemies. The catch is that the money will be paid in three months-to those who survive! The Hardys find themselves in a deadly race against time, for one of the beneficiaries of Moran's blood money is a former detective for the NYPD-their own father, Fenton Hardy. Frank and Joe must unmask the triggerman before the dead man's hit list reaches into their own family! =============== From inside the book: TIGHT SQUEEZE Frank's eyes snapped open. I must have drifted off, he realized. The clock on the wall said 1:30. Frank was thirsty. He got out of bed and walked down the hall to the bathroom and got a drink of water. Then he stepped back out into the hall. An arm snaked around his neck. "Don't move," a voice whispered in his ear. "Don't speak. Don't even breathe." The man's grip tightened, the crook of his arm pressing into Frank's neck. Two or three seconds of pressure, Frank knew, and he would pass out. Any more than that-and he'd die.
From the back of the book: Family ties are deadly Frank and Joe Hardy are enjoying some time off when the two new boys in town, Greg and Mike Rawley, convince them to investigate their stepfather, Walter. Greg and Mike suspect him of plotting to kill their mother, Linda. But there's a hitch: Walter Rawley is one of Fenton Hardy's oldest friends and an upstanding citizen of Bayport. With the Rawley boys' help, the Hardy brothers check out the contents of Linda Rawley's safe, looking for the diary of Walter's first wife, which contains the murderous evidence. Then Linda is kidnapped. Using themselves as bait, the Hardy boys flush out the kidnappers -only to find that they are mere pawns in an elaborate scheme against their father's old friend. ================= From inside the book: DARK ALLEY DECEPTION Mr. Rawley and his stepsons turned toward the black car expectantly. But nobody expected what came next. Two men jumped out of the black car. They tore the briefcase out of Walter Rawley's hand and hustled Greg and Mike at gunpoint into the back seat of the car. Walter Rawley stood empty-handed and openmouthed as the car roared off. In the alley, Frank and Joe and the others stood openmouthed too. Linda Rawley found her voice first. "You were all wrong," she whispered. "Dead wrong!"
Blades of doom! Frank Hardy has joined a Bayport fencing class, and although just a beginner, he's been selected to participate in a major tournament. But the competition is cutthroat-in more ways than one. He and his brother, Joe, who's coming along for the ride, will have to keep their wits and their swords sharp if they want to stay alive. One of Frank's top rivals vanishes, and the boys suspect kidnapping. Their search leads them to the castle estate of a wealthy industrialist, sponsor of an elite-and deadly-fencing team. Doing battle with saber and samurai sword, the Hardys make a sinister discovery that could turn a single grudge match into a fight to the death!
Frank and Joe are working on a new case...and it just might blow them away!The exclusive Billington Resort in Phoenix, Arizona has two high-profile events on Saturday: a vintage car auction and a celebrity wedding. They also have something they didn't sign up for: a bomb threat. Frank and Joe have just eight hours to find the bad guys and the bomb. If they fail to do so by 3:00 PM, the entire resort will be blown to bits.
ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: Investigate and put a halt to the recent rash of jewelry store robberies. Potential danger on the ground and in the air. LOCATION: Ocean Grove, NJ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All jewelry store owners in and around Ocean Grove. SUSPECTS: Undetermined. Ocean Grove is full of tourists who are just passing through. This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds.
Nancy Drew and her friends are going to New Orleans for a vacation--she even promised her father not to solve any mysteries while she's there! But when she runs into Frank and Joe Hardy, a mystery can't be too far away. Nancy and the Hardys begin to investigate a crooked real estate scheme amid the glitz and splendor of New Orleans during festival season. Throw in a dead body, arson, and robbery, and there's no time for a vacation.
A student exchange program brings Frank and Joe to sun-kissed Greece. But the moment they hit the scenic port of Piraeus, they land in deep trouble. What starts as a street fight soon escalates to a hornet's nest of espionage, kidnapping, and diplomatic double cross. Near Yugoslavia, the Hardys find themselves on a mission to rescue someone they don't know, for a cause they barely understand. Only one thing is certain--if the brother team fails this border run, they'll be ancient history.
From the back of the book: Deadly arts Beautiful, rich, and very spoiled, Tessa Carpenter is all trouble from the moment she sideswipes Callie Shaw's car-and meets Frank Hardy. She invites Frank and Joe to a party for a close-up look at her priceless treasure, the Borgia dagger. But in the middle of the party the lights go out and Tessa is almost killed. Fearing the ancient curse on the jeweled dagger, Tessa asks the brother detectives to protect her. The question is-will two bodyguards be enough for someone with enemies on both sides of the grave? ============= From inside the book: LEGEND OF THE LOST Dr. Lansdale's voice became lower as she recounted the story of the Borgia dagger. All of Tessa's guests leaned closer to hear. "With the life flowing out of her, Marisol flung open the bedroom shutters, letting in the light of the full moon. And as she raised the dagger over Armando's bed, she screamed his name so loud they say it shattered the windows in the room." By then Tessa's parlor had become so quiet, Frank could hear the beating of his own heart. "From that day on, the legend goes, whoever takes possession of the dagger dies mysteriously within four months of having touched it."
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