The Sting of the Scorpion is the 58th book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1979 by Grosset & Dunlap. For many years this was the last title published by Grosset & Dunlap, and as such many people consider it the final story in the original series, even though the Stratemeyer Syndicate wrote volumes 59-83 (and #59 Night Of The Werewolf is mentioned in the first four printings of Sting Of The Scorpion), and Simon & Schuster added Volumes 84-190; in 2005 Grosset & Dunlap added Volumes 59-66 to the series, hence no longer making this the last Hardy Boys book by Grosset & Dunlap.

Plot summary

Private investigator Fenton Hardy is tracking a ruthless gang of terrorists, and sons, Frank and Joe soon become involved, when they witness an explosion and see an elephant fall from an airship, which was carrying animals of the newly opened Wild World Zoo.




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Related Stories

  1. 31 The Secret Of Wildcat Swamp
  2. 39 The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Foreign Editions

  • In 1980 Collins issued this book as #56 in their series. It was the second last hardcover Hardy Boys book that they would release (the last would be The Hardy Boys Survival Handbook). The original 1980 hardcover was a straight printing from the American plates, thus the Hardy's first case and last case were incorrect; the only things changed were the spine number, series order on the back, publisher's name and the copyright page. Collins later reissued this book in 1991 with the internal text changed to reflect the Collins order and with words Anglicized. [3]


  1. Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at
  2. The Sting of the Scorpion Major Edition Types at The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page
  3. [1] The Sting Of The Scorpion Collins

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