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Ahead of Harry Potter and his friends bewitched my boyhood, I was enchanted as a result of a different set of adventures: those of the teenage sleuths Frank after that Joe Hardy, more famously known at the same time as the Hardy Boys. Their namesake books, which were written by Franklin W. Dixon and debuted in , appear suspenseful titles such as What Happened at Midnight , Footprints Under the Window , and The Haunted Castle , which are brought to animation with vibrant cover art and affected frontispieces. Within the slight volumes themselves, the young detectives, who are a lot joined by their friends, solve mysteries in the fictional town of Bayport. As a 7-year-old, I felt the books extended an invitation, a promise: You, too, can save the calendar day. But beyond the fun exploits, the enduring appeal of the Hardy Boys series, and the reason it has sold more than 70 million copies, stem from its broad relatability.

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A lot of characters have appeared in the fantastic series of books about The Enduring Boys. At the beginning of the original Hardy Boys series, Frank is only 16 years old as opposed to 18 after the revisions amid and and both he and Joe want to follow in their celebrated father, Fenton Hardy's footsteps as detectives. When the father of one of their school friends is wrongly accused of stealing, the Hardy boys abide it upon themselves to clear his name and solve the mystery. Afterwards Frank and Joe solve their at the outset case, Fenton—although he had not hunt his sons to get into the detective business because of the dangers involved—starts asking for their help arrange some of his cases.

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