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Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« on: July 18, 2007, 02:33:40 AM »
I found three Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys that were published in 1984. #1 The Secret of The Nights's Sword, #2 Danger on Ice, and #3 The Feathered Serpent.  Would these be considered super mysteries?  I hadn't seen them before that's why.  Also how many more of these are there?
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 03:24:25 AM »
I found three Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys that were published in 1984. #1 The Secret of The Nights's Sword, #2 Danger on Ice, and #3 The Feathered Serpent.  Would these be considered super mysteries?  I hadn't seen them before that's why.  Also how many more of these are there?

No, they are not part of the super mystery series of 1988. And by the way, there are at least four of them. I have #4 and it is called Secret Cargo.
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 08:50:55 AM »
The Be A Detective series was published from 1984-1985, ending three years before the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery series debutted in 1988.

In total, there were six volumes published, with 2 more being scheduled but then cancelled (#7 would've been called Jungle of Evil, with #8 being Ticket To Intrigue)

I'm guessing that Simon & Schuster wanted to test the waters to see if there was enough popularity in the "You Choose The Adventure" genre of books to see if it was worth branching the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in that direction.  Obviously, it was not a success. 

One other thing to note about this series, the last two volume (#5 The Alaskan Myster & #6The Missing Money Mystery)
were printed on very acidic paper, compared to the other 4 volumes, since the paper tended to brown very quickly.  All the volumes in the series are quite tough to find, with the first 4 being the hardest to locate.

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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 12:46:08 PM »
While the Super Mysteries were a spin-off of the Casefiles and Files these books are a spin-off of the Digests.     

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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 01:34:03 AM »
Thanks for the info!  :D  The website is very helpful.
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 05:05:27 PM »
The Be A Detective books were a spinoff of the originals and and the early (#59-85) Digests.
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 05:48:20 PM »
Some of you may already know this but if you ever need to track down a book you can try:

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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 07:29:11 PM »
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008, 07:54:11 PM »
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Re: Be A Detective: Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 10:02:20 PM »
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