Latest Site Updates:
20th April 2021 – We interview a British ghostwriter for the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew TV tie-in annuals: the immensely talented Colin Edmonds!
23rd April 2019 – Additions to the TV Listings History page include more details on Australian broadcast dates and TV schedules.
3rd December 2018 – The identity of the artist responsible for the British editions of the Survival Handbook has come to light!
27th February 2015 – Another paperback boxed set has surfaced: the 1989 Armada Gift Set.
29th December 2011 – The cover of the exceedingly rare Swift edition of Super Sleuths! 2 has finally come to light ...
1st November 2011 – Via Paul Mular comes the revelation that the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Diamond Books editions were also sold in the USA!
2010 – June
5th July 2010 – The comic strips and short stories from the two Mystery Annuals are now available in PDF format.
12th June – Added Roger Hall's year of birth (1914) to the Artists page.
2009 – December
29th December – Added Peter Archer's year of birth (1933) to the Artists page.
7th December – LAUNCH DAY: Welcome aboard everyone!
6th December – Added yet another Appendix: a Timeline summarising the key events and book releases from 1950 through to 2006.
2009 – November
30th November – Vastly improved the method of switching between the Collins and US numbering systems on the Original Series Gallery pages.
25th November – Added photos of three London addresses which were formerly the headquarters of Armada Books at different times in the history of that imprint.
23rd November – Started optimising the CSS file, which will hopefully result in faster load times for the website and its constituent pages.
5th November – More changes (improvements) to the Armada Books Overview page.
2009 – October
19th October – Moved site from temporary folder in preparation for launch. Took about an hour to re-upload all of the cover scans again.
2009 – September
25th September – Made many minor (and a few not-so-minor) changes and corrections to the History and Gallery pages. Now aiming to launch the website by the end of the month.
6th September – Reached a crucial stage in the development of the website: proof-reading and error-checking the many pages of content contained within. Here goes...
4th September – Made minor improvements to the main index page; also wrote piece for the Gallery index page.
1st September – Overhauled the index page and fiddled with the logo. Also made changes that should improve site compatibility with IE 5.5.
2009 – August
31st August – Created a new logo for the website.
27th August – Improved the index pages in the Gallery section of the website. Also added some fresh scans (still plenty more to come).
24th August – Edited the book templates for the Gallery pages; took ages, but looks a lot better now.
22nd August – Made various minor, yet important updates and alterations to the Gallery pages.
20th August – The most recent entry from the What's New page now also appears at the top of the sidebar on the index page.
17th August – Got the Contact Us page operational, after a few initial hiccups.
13th August – Implemented the What's New page. Hope to have site ready to launch soon.