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The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers is a detective fiction series of books published by Aladdin Paperbacks (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), which replaced The Hardy Boys Digest paperbacks in early 2005. [1] All the books in the series have been written under the pen name of Franklin W. Dixon.


Series background

The Undercover Brothers is about two teenage brother detectives, Frank and Joe Hardy, who are the sons of world-famous PI Fenton Hardy. Although there are many similarities in this series to the previous Hardy Boys series, there are also many changes, for example:

Regular series

Titles and publication dates
1Extreme DangerApril 1, 2005
2Running on Fumes
3Boardwalk Bust
4Thrill Ride
5Rocky RoadJuly 1, 2005
6BurnedOctober 1, 2005
7Operation: SurvivalDecember 1, 2005
8Top Ten Ways to DieFebruary 1, 2006
9Martial LawApril 1, 2006
10Blown AwayJune 1, 2006
11Hurricane JoeAugust 1, 2006
12Trouble in ParadiseOctober 1, 2006
13The Mummy's CurseNovember 28, 2006
14HazedFebruary 6, 2007
15Death and DiamondsApril 10, 2007
16Bayport BuccaneersJune 5, 2007
17Murder at the MallJuly 24, 2007
18PushedSeptember 25, 2007
19Foul PlayNovember 27, 2007
20Feeding FrenzyJanuary 8, 2008
21Comic Con ArtistMarch 25, 2008

Pocha series

Titles and publication dates
22Deprivation HouseMay 20, 2008 The Murder House Trilogy
23House ArrestJuly 8, 2008
24Murder HouseSeptember 30, 2008
25 Double Trouble November 25, 2008Double Danger Trilogy
26Double DownDecember 23, 2008
27Double DeceptionMarch 10, 2009
28Galaxy XMay 19, 2009Galaxy X Trilogy
29X-plosionJuly 21, 2009
30The X-FactorSeptember 8, 2009
31Killer MissionNovember 10, 2009Killer Mystery Trilogy
32Private KillerJanuary 5, 2010
33Killer ConnectionsMarch 9, 2010
34The Children of the LostMay 4, 2010Identity Mystery Trilogy
35Lost BrotherOctober 12, 2010
36Forever LostJanuary 4, 2011
37Movie MenaceMay 10, 2011The Deathstalker Trilogy
38Movie MissionSeptember 13, 2011
39Movie MayhemJanuary 3, 2012

Undercover Brothers Super Mysteries

Titles and publication dates
1WantedJune 1, 2006
2Kidnapped at the CasinoMay 8, 2007
3The HauntedAugust 5, 2008

The Hardy Boys Secret Files

The Hardy Boys Secret Files is a series begun in 2010 by the publisher Simon & Schuster under their Aladdin imprint. It features the Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe, as grade-school detectives. Three new titles are published yearly as paperback books and eBooks. This series ended in 2015 and was replaced by the Hardy Boys Clue Book series.

  1. Trouble at the Arcade
  2. The Missing Mitt
  3. Mystery Map
  4. Hopping Mad
  5. A Monster of a Mystery
  6. The Bicycle Thief
  7. The Disappearing Dog
  8. Sports Sabotage
  9. The Great Coaster Caper
  10. A Rockin' Mystery (October 2012)
  11. Robot Rumble (April 2013)
  12. Lights, Camera...Zombies! (August 2013)
  13. Balloon Blow-Up (December 2013)
  14. Fossil Frenzy (April 2014)
  15. Ship of Secrets (August 2014)
  16. Camping Chaos (December 2014)
  17. The Great Escape (April 2015)
  18. Medieval Upheaval (August 2015)
  19. The Race Is On (December 2015)
Titles, authorship, and publication dates
1Trouble at the ArcadeApril 27, 2010
2The Missing Mitt
3Mystery MapAugust 17, 2010
4Hopping MadSeptember 14, 2010
5A Monster of a MysteryApril 5, 2011
6The Bicycle ThiefAugust 9, 2011
7The Disappearing DogOctober 18, 2011
8Sports SabotageApril 3, 2012
9The Great Coaster CaperAugust 7, 2012
10A Rockin' MysteryOctober 16, 2012
11Robot RumbleApril 2, 2013
12Lights, Camera ... Zombies!August 6, 2013
13Balloon Blow-UpDecember 3, 2013
14Fossil FrenzyApril 29, 2014
15Ship of SecretsAugust 5, 2014
16Camping ChaosDecember 2, 2014
17The Great EscapeApril 21, 2015
18Medieval UpheavalAugust 4, 2015
19The Race Is OnDecember 1, 2015

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery

A crossover spin-off series with the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective series. The stories are told in the first person, alternating chapters, between Frank's or Joe's, and Nancy's perspective. The first title in the series acts as an introduction between the characters. This series published one title per year until the end of the Girl Detective and Undercover Brothers series in 2012.

Titles and publication dates
1Terror on TourJune 5, 2007
2Danger OverseasMay 6, 2008
3Club DreadMay 5, 2009
4Gold Medal MurderJuly 6, 2010
5Bonfire MasqueradeJuly 12, 2011
6Stage FrightJuly 10, 2012

Graphic novels

In the spring of 2005, NBM launched its new imprint, Papercutz, with the publication of two three-part comic book series; Nancy Drew The Demon of River Heights and The Hardy Boys The Ocean of Osyria. [3] After the completion of both series, The Demon of River Heights series and The Ocean of Osyria series were both collected into 92 pages graphic novels, becoming the first titles in the Nancy Drew Graphic Novel series and the Hardy Boys Graphic Novel series respectively.

All other titles in both series have been made in graphic novel format only and are published every three months.

List of graphic novels series titles

1. The Ocean of Osyria

When Chet Morton’s Internet account is hacked into and used to bid on a stolen artifact, the Ocean of Osyria, best friends Frank and Joe Hardy, with girlfriends Callie Shaw and Iola Morton, head to Osyria, the location of the auction, to clear Chet's name.

2. Identity Theft

The brothers investigate a very strange mystery about a popular, wealthy teenage girl's stolen identity.

3. Mad House
4. Malled

The brothers and a few foreign shoppers are locked up in Bayport's new shopping mall deliberately by a mysterious man who sabotaged the mall with many traps. The 'prisoners' must struggle to survive together, find a way to escape (fast!), and find and stop the man with a few ATAC gadgets the brothers have before it is too late.

4. Malled
5. Sea You, Sea Me
6. Hyde and Shriek
7. The Opposite Numbers
8. Board to Death

The brothers must figure out who is trying to kill the competition at a skateboard tournament.

9. To Die or Not to Die [4]

The boys head to a drama competition for high school students to snoop out a sabotager wanting to win the tournament.

10. A Hardy Day's Night [5]

The Hardy Boys have to rescue an agent's son or they will be dead!

11. Abracadeath
12. Dude Ranch O' Death!
13. The Deadliest Stunt

The brothers head to a stunt competition to work with Lindsay Rider... as backup!

14. Haley Danelle's Top Eight!

When Haley's Internet friends start disappearing in real life, the boys decide to help out.

15. Live Free, Die Hardy!
16. Shhhhhh!
17. Word Up!
18. D.A.N.G.E.R. Spells the Hangman
19. Chaos at 50,000 feet!
20. Deadly Strategy

See also

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