From My Shelves: The Hardy Boys’ Detective Handbook

The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook

Look what I found on my bookshelves this morning!

Actually, it’s not mine. It’s one of my husband’s books, from when he was a boy. He’s a saver, and has a lot of his old books from when he was little. (You should see when we unpack Christmas ornaments – he’s got ornaments he made back when he was Dylan’s age!)

Funnily enough, The Hardy Boys series was one of my favorite series growing up (my husband wasn’t much for reading fiction even back then – he was one of those kids who smuggled the dictionary to bed.).

I also loved Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators – anyone remember them?

12 thoughts on “From My Shelves: The Hardy Boys’ Detective Handbook

  1. Jemi Fraser

    That is AWESOME! I devoured the whole series when I was a kid as well – loved the stories (and Nancy’s too!)

    My folks let a friend borrow our whole set for their grandkids and we never saw them again. So sad!

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  2. Robyn Campbell

    Heyya Belle! Why don’t you just try to win those books over at my place. You never know! :)

    I loved the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Though horse books were my favorite, I still loved to read the mysteries. I have one started myself.

    I do remember Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators. Great trip down memory lane. Good to see you. :)

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  3. rhapsodyinbooks

    I do remember the Hardy Boys (and Trixie Belden, and of course Nancy Drew) but I don’t think I watched them on television except to see if I could get a glimpse of Annette Funicello, who I think did a cameo on there every once in a while!

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  4. Emy Shin

    Oh gosh, I absolutely ADORED Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigator series. The Mystery of the Dead Man’s Riddle is the first novel-length book I ever read in English.

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  5. Helen Ginger

    This is the first I’ve heard of Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators. That sounds interesting! As a young reader, I liked the Bobbsey Twins books handed down from older sisters.

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  6. Dawn Simon

    I didn’t read the Hardy Boys’ books as a kid, but I read them with my daughter when she was little. I was into animal stories. Oh, and books by Frances Hodgson Burnett. THE SECRET GARDEN and A LITTLE PRINCESS were two of my favorite books. I still love them!

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  7. Dorte H

    What a great cover! The Hardy Boys didn´t make it to Denmark so I read Enid Blyton´s Five series, Nancy Drew and Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators (the first ones in that series were brilliant stories, the later ones not quite as outstanding).

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  8. Arlee Bird

    I have never seen this book. I had nearly the complete colletion of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift books when I was a kid. I may still have a few of them at my mother’s house though I think I got rid of most of them. They were wonderful books–I loved reading them.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  9. joe

    I loved The Three Investigators. Actually, I coveted their hide-out. A mobile home buried in a junk yard? Too cool.

    Ever read Danny Dunn? It was a mystery adventure series for science geeks, and one of my favorites. I’ve been afraid to revisit them, for fear they wouldn’t hold up.

    See you around the A to Z!

    Joe

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