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Hardy Boys: Nancy Drew Rivals … and Helpers

Frank and Joe Hardy are two of the main characters in the Hardy Boys series of mystery novels, written by Leslie McFarlane under the pseudonym “Franklin W. Dixon.” Nancy Drew is a character in a separate series of mystery novels, written by various authors under the pseudonym “Carolyn Keene.” Despite being from different series, Frank, Joe, and Nancy have interacted with each other in various spin-off novels and adaptations.

In the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries television series, which aired in the 1970s, Frank and Joe team up with Nancy to solve various crimes and mysteries. The three characters have a close friendship and work well together, with Frank and Joe offering their expertise in detective work and Nancy providing her keen observation skills and attention to detail.

In the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Super Mysteries series of novels, Frank and Joe also team up with Nancy to solve cases. In these stories, the three characters are depicted as being even closer friends, with Nancy often staying at the Hardy household while working on cases.

Overall, Frank and Joe Hardy and Nancy Drew are a dynamic trio that work well together to solve mysteries and crimes. Whether in television or in print, their interactions are always filled with excitement, teamwork, and friendship.

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Add in all their various friends and foes, and you have a cast of hundreds that have provided countless hours of sleuthing fun and promise to deliver even more adventures in the future.

Among the most famous portrayals of Frank and Joe Hardy are the performances turned in by Shaun Cassidy (Joe) and Parker Stevenson (Frank) in that very same 1970s series where they teamed up with Nancy Drew, played by Pamela Sue Martin.

Next up on our list of Nancy Drew characters: George Fayne

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