The Hardy Boys is a series of children’s mystery novels written under the house name of Franklin W. Dixon. The series was created by Edward Stratemeyer of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe, are teenage brothers who spend their time solving mysteries. Their often-inept father, Fenton, is also a detective.
Franklin W. Dixon is the house name created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Hardy Boys children’s adventure/mystery novels. He also wrote the Ted Scott Flying Stories series. The first author who used the pen name was the Canadian author Leslie McFarlane (pictured above). Other authors who went on to use the house name included […]
Honey Bunch is a series of children’s novels written under the house name of Helen Louise Thorndyke. The series is a creation of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the group behind such series as The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and other series. Honey Bunch goes on various trips to places like cities, farms, the seashore, camp, the […]
The Kay Tracey series is a series of children’s mystery novels written under the house name of Frances K. Judd. The series was created by Harried Stratemeyer Adams and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Kay Tracey is a 16 year-old amateur detective. She lives with her mother and cousin Bill in a town called Carmont, where she […]
The Dana Girls is a series of YA mystery novels written under the house name of Carolyn Keene and created by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Jean and Louise Dana are teenage amateur sleuths who are attending a boarding school called the Starhurst School for Girls, where they solve mysteries.
Nancy Drew is the protagonist of several series of children’s mystery novels, written under the house name of Carolyn Keene. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, head of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, which produced not only Nancy Drew, but also The Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys and more series. Nancy […]
Carolyn Keene is the house name of authors who wrote children’s novels, including all of the various the Nancy Drew series as well as the Dana Girls and River Heights series. The house name was created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate (the same group responsible for the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys, the Bobbsey […]