Dimensions: 546 pages, 7.46 × 5.07 × 1.61 in
Published: May 11, 2004
Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0448436280
ISBN - 13: 9780448436289
From the Publisher
#2 The House on the Cliff: When Mr. Hardy disappears while investigating a mystery surrounding a vacant house rumored to be either haunted or a hideout for criminals, the Hardy Boys search for the truth.
#37 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock: The Hardy Boys travel to Puerto Rico to investigate the mystery behind a secret coded letter that they received from their father.
#58 The Sting of the Scorpion: Frank and Joe witness an explosion in the sky near an airborne dirigible owned by Quinn Air Fleet. Facing danger from all sides, the boys decide to investigate the mysterious explosion.
About the Author
Franklin W. Dixon Franklin W. Dixon is actually a pseudonym for any number of ghostwriters who have had the distinction of writing stories for the Hardy Boys series. The series was originally created by Edward Stratmeyer in 1926, the same mastermind of the Nancy Drew detective series, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys and other characters. While Stratmeyer created the outlines for the original series, it was Canadian writer Leslie McFarlane who breathed life to the stories and created the persona Franklin W. Dixon. McFarlane wrote for the series for over twenty years and is credited with success of the early collection of stories. As the series became more popular, it was pared down, the format changed and new ghostwriters added their own flavor to the stories. Part of the draw of the Hardy Boys is that as the authors changed, so to did the times and the story lines. While there is no one true author of the series, each ghostwriter can be given credit for enhancing the life of this series and never unveiling that there really is no Franklin W. Dixon.