I caught the flu, again, after finally getting over it. Therefore, my thinking capacities are low today. Hopefully this post will make some sense though.
The Hardy Boys Mysteries. Written by Franklin W. Dixon (A pen name.) Published 1927-1979, I believe.
I am a bit like my mom. I never liked the Nancy Drew Series, although I do plan to read a few more of hers to give her another chance.
I have always enjoyed mysteries and was always looking for a good mystery series when I was a kid. I found few I actually enjoyed. The Mandie Series was too romantic for my taste. I did read Trixie Belden and really liked those. My favorites, however, were The Boxcar Children.
My mom always recommended the Hardy Boys though. Ryan owns a lot of the books so the other day I finally pulled one off this book shelf and started it. Although it isn't the most well written book I've ever read, it is a fun story and I like the brothers a lot. I could go with more character development but these were written for kids so I guess I cannot expect much there.
Either way, I plan on reading the rest of the original series. I've even started watching the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew Mysteries from the 70's. Another suggestion from my mom.