Five The Hardy Boys Mystery Books by Franklin W. Dixon Various (1935–1956) Grosset & Dunlap

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Immerse yourself in thrilling adventures with this collection of five Hardy Boys Mystery Books by Franklin W. Dixon. Each book in this set offers timeless excitement and mystery that have captivated readers for generations.

These stories of suspense and camaraderie are perfect for collectors and young readers alike.


  • Title: Five Hardy Boys Mystery Books
  • Author: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Publication Dates: Various (1935–1956)
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Dimensions: 8x5x0.5 inches each
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear on the dust jackets and original price stickers on the inside dust jacket flaps (check photos for specifics)

Included Titles:

  1. The Hidden Harbor Mystery (1935, 219 pages, Book 14)
  2. The Sinister Sign Post (1936, 215 pages, Book 15)
  3. The Phantom Freighter (1947, 216 pages, Book 26)
  4. The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (1952, 212 pages, Book 31)
  5. The Secret of Pirate Hill (1956, 213 pages, Book 36)

About the Author:

Pen Name: Franklin W. Dixon is the pseudonym used by various authors who have contributed to writing the Hardy Boys series. The original stories were written by Leslie McFarlane, who is widely recognized for his significant contributions to the character and style of the early books.

A Legacy of Mystery:

The Hardy Boys series, first published by Grosset & Dunlap and later by Simon & Schuster, was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. This iconic series continues to be popular, with new adaptations, graphic novels, and television series introducing the teenage detectives to new generations of readers.

Reading Recommendation:

For fans of the Hardy Boys, dive into the rich history and thrilling adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy with "The Ultimate Guide to Hardy Boys Mystery Books." This comprehensive article explores the series' evolution, highlights key titles, and offers valuable tips for collectors. Perfect for both nostalgic readers and new fans alike!

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