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Online Great Books Podcast

Jun 24, 2021

Scott and Karl finish their discussion of The Tower Treasure, the first volume in the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. 

The Hardy Boys books have never been out of print since first coming onto the scene in 1927, have been translated into 25 different languages, and continue to sell over a million copies annually.

Is there a formula for creating a page-turner? The founders of the Hardy Boys clearly saw a way to minimize cost, maximize output, and standardize creativity. Scott says, "The Stratemeyer Syndicate that created these books had principles, and while they had commercial concerns, there's no hippy stuff. Just good characters, doing good things." 

Tune in to learn more about one of the most popular and enduring teen mystery series of all time. Brought to you by