are some reference books relating to the Hardy Boys:
of the Hardy Boys by Leslie McFarlane (Methuen, 1976) - autobiography
of the first Ghostwriter.
and Hardy Investigations by Tony Carpentieri and Paul Mular (Synsine
Press, Fourth Edition June 2001) - This is "the" Hardy Boys reference;
indexes all printings from 1927 till sometime in the '70s and includes
huge amounts of information on paperbacks, TV memorabilia, first printing
info, rare editions, etc.
Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate
(Ohio University Press, 2004) - excellent biography of McFarlane by Marilyn
Lost Hardys: A Concordance by Robert Crawford (Synsine
Press, Third Printing November 1998) - Robert has compiled a nice reference
of people and places (every last one of them!) for 1-38 OT (see "What's
Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, by Carole Kismarick
and Marvin Heiferman (Simon
& Schuster, 1998) - A fun, campy romp through American culture,
and the HB & ND tag along.
Wrote That? Edward Stratemeyer: Creator of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew
(Chelsea House, 2004) - simple biography of Stratemeyer, good for beginners.
Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Carol Billman (1986; Publisher
Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Deidre Johnson (Date Unknown;
Pseudonyms and Series Books by Deidre Johnson (Date Unknown; Greenwood
locate reference books out of print, you may wish to post a want ad in
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