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Title: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: SkyWarp on February 25, 2010, 11:58:02 PM
The cover art for the upcoming fourth novel in the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery series has been posted at Amazon.com (http://href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1442403268?ie=UTF8&tag=hardboyscasee-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1442403268).  "Gold Medal Murder" is due out July 6, 2010.

(http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/images/comingsoon/GDUB004.jpg) (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/store/index.php?isbn=1442403268)
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 26, 2010, 12:26:06 AM
Exciting! I hope my sister doesn't mind that I will be using her birthday as a frame of reference when remembering when this comes out! hehe

Will it be in stores though? It's been MONTHS since I've seen a ND/HB mystery of ANY kind in Borders.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2010, 09:16:42 AM
Try Barnes & Noble- they usually carry all of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books. (They also used to carry the graphic novels, but it seems you can hardly find those in any stores anymore.)
And the cover looks pretty cool- perfect for the summer mood. Mysteries centering at the Olympics seem to make for pretty good books too. "Sabotage at Sports City" (#115) is one of my favorite of the Hardy Boys digests- I've read it many times. :)
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: SDLagent on February 26, 2010, 03:43:58 PM
2010 is a Winter Olympics year, S&S!
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2010, 04:50:39 PM
Yeah, that's a little weird. But they are releasing the book in the summer, so maybe they wanted to keep with the summer theme- since the release won't be in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics anyway.
Though for past books that have dealt with the Olympics, they generally have corresponded to the Olympics currently going on in the world.
#115 in The Hardy Boys Digest series- "Sabotage at Sports City" was released in 1992 in time for the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
The only other one I know of set at the Olympics (sort of) is #33 in The Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermystery series (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/series/nancydrew.php?book_no=033) - but this one was released in October 1997 and has the Hardy Boys working at the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I never did exactly understand why they were there 5 years early though...
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: SkyWarp on February 26, 2010, 06:24:05 PM
http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/series/casefiles.php?book_no=111

Atlanta Olympics made it into the Casefiles.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: 4567TME on February 26, 2010, 07:15:45 PM
Maybe they're showing interest in real life events, for a change!
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 26, 2010, 08:26:42 PM
#115 in The Hardy Boys Digest series- "Sabotage at Sports City" was released in 1992 in time for the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Of course the "Olympics" in that book were set in an Eastern US state, not exactly tying into the Barcelona Olympics.

But I must say that the cover doesn't exactly put you in the "Olympic" spirit.  Why weren't the models in the pool?  (both "Frank" and "Joe" look like they want the picture taken real fast so that they can go and actually go swimming in the pool, or go play Wii Sports, and "Nancy" just looks ticked off)

And as for the Olympic theme, yeah S&S really missed the podium on this one.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2010, 10:57:43 PM
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http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/series/casefiles.php?book_no=111

Atlanta Olympics made it into the Casefiles.
Good catch- I'd forgotten that one. And that book came out in 1996 too, so at least that one was in step with the real life Olympics event.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: hardygirl847 on March 01, 2010, 05:51:23 PM
I guess I really don't care because I don't think of the stories always happening in current times or situations. This is mostly due to my love of Casefiles and some of them are kinda of dated. I love when they say things or use things that have evolved so much since the book was written. Also, with publishing and all that...maybe they were pushed back so had to go for a summer Olympics type of story. Either way, it's a NEW book and that's what matters.

I will have to check out the Sabotage at Sports City. Sounds good!

And I've tried Barnes & Noble as well. They also have a disgraceful supply of Hardy Boys books. I mean really...really...shameful. The internet is still my friend. :)
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: Hardy Man on March 14, 2010, 03:30:11 PM
Wow, this story actually sounds sort of okay.... And I'm not just saying that because the Nancy on the cover looks hooot.... Though that is enough to make me read the book... (Darn you F and J and your ability to just bump into hot girls that like you)
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: NancyDrew on April 17, 2010, 07:28:53 PM
Interesting! Thanks! I was starting to wonder about it. The cover looks interesting. I perfer it over the previous just cause it's more human.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: SDLagent on April 18, 2010, 01:25:51 AM
Interesting! Thanks! I was starting to wonder about it. The cover looks interesting. I perfer it over the previous just cause it's more human.

I can see where you're coming from, but, at the same time, out of all the "no-Hardys" covers, I liked the ones in this series the best.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: Olivia on April 26, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
Wow...Nancy is really, really blonde.

Not even in the realm of what I'd picture.

That's different.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: SDLagent on April 26, 2010, 08:54:45 PM
Maybe she bleached her hair.
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: Bigfootman on July 06, 2010, 11:06:05 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Medal-Murder-Hardy-Undercover-Brothers/dp/1442403268/ref=pd_cp_b_3#_
Click on "look inside" and then click "back cover". Appears the book is taking place in LA.  ::)
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: MacGyver on July 06, 2010, 05:19:15 PM
Maybe that's where they take place in The Hardy Boys' and Nancy Drew's universe. ;)
Or maybe it's the 1984 Summer Olympics! ;D
Title: Re: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery: Gold Medal Murder
Post by: tomswift2002 on July 07, 2010, 10:10:24 AM
Well Chapters just sent me an email yesterday that the book has shipped, so it should be at my local store today or tomorrow.  (I used to be able to pre-order a number of books that totaled over $40 dollars and have them shipped to my house for free, but now Chapters doesn't allow that so I've got to get the books sent to the book store inorder to get free shipping.)