The Hardy Boys Overview

Franklin W. Dixon
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The Hardy boys are active, inquisitive amateur detectives who become involved in all manner of local intrigue, involving thieves, kidnappers, counterfeiters, and thugs. They are always on a roller-coaster of danger, lurching from one precarious situation to another as they try to outwit criminals and solve mysteries.

Stratemeyer conceived of the series when he noticed how popular adult mystery stories had become in the 1920s. In a letter to Leslie McFarlane, he explained that "the growing boys of America might welcome similar fare." He was usually right in his predictions about what young customers would buy. To date, Hardy Boys books have sold over twenty-six million copies.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Hardy Boys from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.