The first ghostwriter of the Hardy Boys series was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian writer who had worked with Stratemeyer before on the Dave Fearless series and other stories. He worked on volumes 1-16, 22-24, and either he or his first wife, Amy, contributed to volume 26.
After the Syndicate was sold to Simon & Schuster in the early 1980's, Mega Books was hired to take over contracting ghostwriters. Nowadays, Simon & Schuster contracts ghostwriters for the Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew stories themselves. Because contractual obligations have always required that ghostwriters not disclose their identities, a complete list of authors post-Syndicate are not available. Records for the Syndicate ghostwriters came from the New York Public Library's Stratemeyer Syndicate Archives.
A list of ghostwriters, taken (with permission) from http://www.hardy-boys.com including original text (unrevised old stories) and revised text (new, updated stories) for volumes 1-38:Original Texts
Note 1: Correspondence between Stratemeyer and Amy McFarlane shows that Leslie was supposedly fishing when the outline for Freighter came in, so Amy took the job of writing it. This information has been disputed by the McFarlane family, and the answer is currently unknown.
Note 2: Conrad Fuchs wrote this book in German and Syndicate editor Lilo Wuenn translated the manuscript into English.
Note 3: Karl Harr III is Harriet Adams's grandson.
Note 4: Larry Mike Garmon fell ill during the writing of this book and an unknown Ghostwriter finished it.
Note 5: In the words of Mr. Oliver: "Well, if you had seen the original manuscripts, you?d know why the editors wanted someone to rewrite them. I think Mega-Books had a pretty tight budget. They couldn?t exactly throw big money at established writers; so sometimes they took a chance on a new writer -- and sometimes that didn?t work out."
Note 6: Larry-Mike Garmon created the plot and outlined the Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys Supermystery Buried in Time. The book was then written by Peter Lerangis.
Note 7: Casefile 128, Explosive Force, was written but not released.
Note 8: According to the author, this volume (172) was originally planned as the end of the series.
Note 9: Thanks to Hardy & Hardy Investigations (www.synsine.com) for Chris Lampton and Ron Goulart.
No one except Franklin W. Dixon wrote the series of the Hardy Boys.
the hardy boys are two brothers that solve mysteries. it is a book series. lalasluv
It depends on which book in the series.
Henry Kurt is in book #33 (The Yellow Feather Mystery) in the Hardy Boys series
mysteries The Hardy Boys is actually a series of books - all about teen detectives, brothers Frank and Joe Hardy.
Franklin W Dixon
The Tower Treasure, the first book in the original Hardy Boys series, was originally published on June 1, 1927.
The first Hardy Boys book, the Tower Treasure, was originally published in 1927. New Hardy Boys books in various sub-series (older sub-series include originals, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mysteries, Casefiles, etc.) are still published today.
The Secret of the Caves
Yes. It is called The Mystery of Cabin Island.
The last book is : The Hardy Boys - Typhoon Island
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