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Dixon, Franklin W.

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Works: 2,647 works in 7,529 publications in 10 languages and 289,816 library holdings
Genres: Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Action and adventure fiction  Young adult works  Spy fiction  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.D644, FIC
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The house on the cliff by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
68 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,259 libraries worldwide
Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a supposedly haunted house reported to be the hangout of criminals
The tower treasure by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
70 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,789 libraries worldwide
The story begins with Frank and Joe Hardy barely avoiding being hit by a speeding driver whom they notice has bright red hair. Later, this same red-haired driver attempts a ferryboat ticket office robbery and successfully steals a yellow jalopy called Queen from the Hardys' friend, Chet Morton. Due to one witness reporting that the villain had dark hair, the Hardys assume he is using a red wig. It is learned that the thief returned to Chet's home to steal a tire, helping Frank and Joe to find Queen abandoned in a public wooded area. The excitement of finding Queen is quickly gone when it is reported that there has been a robbery of forty thousand dollars in securities and jewels from the Tower Mansion owned by siblings Hurd and Adelia Applegate. Hurd Applegate is convinced that the Tower's caretaker, Henry Robinson, is the guilty party. The Hardys are especially concerned by this accusation because Henry's son, Perry, is a friend of theirs who will have to quit school to work since his father can no longer get a job as a result of Applegate's accusation. The only 'proof' of Henry Robinson's guilt is that he was suddenly able to pay off a debt, and refused to reveal where he got the money to pay off the debt. The Hardys suspect that the red-haired man may be involved with the Tower robbery and search the place where The Queen was found, finding the red wig. The Hardys' dad, detective Fenton Hardy, learns that the wig was manufactured in New York City. The three Hardys go to New York and learn of a criminal named John "Red" Jackley who is fond of using disguises. Soon, Jackley is injured in a railroad handcar accident causing him to be hospitalized. About to die, Jackley confesses that he committed the Tower Mansion robbery and put the loot "in the old tower" Jackley dies before he is able to explain further. After searches inside and outside of the Tower Mansion the stolen loot is still not found. Frank and Joe decide to go to the railroad where Jackley used to work to find out more information. While investigating, they see two water towers nearby. The Hardys realize that Jackley was referring to the old water tower and not the Tower Mansion. Inside the water tower they find the stolen items but are locked in the tower by a man calling himself Hobo Johnny. Johnny feels that anything in the tower belongs to him. Frank and Joe break out of the water tower and return the securities and jewelry. Then they are rewarded a thousand dollars for returning the missing jewels. Adelia reveals that she loaned Henry Robinson the money to pay off his debt. Following the revelations and with the stolen loot returned, Hurd re-hires Henry with an increase in salary and Hurd builds the greenhouse that Henry has been wanting. - Wikipedia
The secret of the old mill by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
65 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,417 libraries worldwide
Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a case of counterfeiting
What happened at midnight by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
48 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 3,214 libraries worldwide
Looking forward to seeing their favorite band at Bayport's Battle of the Bands, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case when a bass guitar belonging to one of the band members goes missing, a situation that compromises the group's standing in the competition
Hunting for hidden gold by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
51 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and Portuguese and held by 3,192 libraries worldwide
During their search for members of a notorious gang responsible for a payroll robbery, Joe and Frank Hardy encounter timber wolves, a Rocky Mountain blizzard and a mine cave-in
The Shore road mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
52 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and Icelandic and held by 3,057 libraries worldwide
When the Hardy boys eagerly agree to assist their friend Jack Dodd and his father in locating a family treasure, the two young detectives are unaware of the baffling complications that will arise. The only clue to the long-lost treasure is a cryptic message written by a Pilgrim ancestor
The missing chums by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
48 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,056 libraries worldwide
A series of bizarre events in their home town lead the Hardy Boys on a trail of robbers and kidnappers
The secret of the caves by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
33 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,692 libraries worldwide
Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then their pal Chet Morton, with his new metal detector, and buddy Biff Hooper, turn up a clue that sends the young detectives on an exciting search in another direction -- to the Honeycomb Caves, on the seacoast. A hot-tempered hermit who considers the caves his private domain complicates this seacoast mystery and challenges every sleuthing skill Frank and Joe possess. The case that their famous detective father is working on -- suspected sabotage at the new radar station near the Hardys' hometown of Bayport -- further complicates the mystery, which grows more baffling with every chapter. After many dangerous encounters, including a nearly disastrous patrol on the stormy ocean, Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight in one of the craggy caverns along the seacoast. In the brilliant white glare of the searchlight, the startling secret of the caves is dramatically revealed. - Flyleaf
The great airport mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
44 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,677 libraries worldwide
Valuable electronic parts containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment Company's cargo planes, and Frank and Joe Hardy are called upon to assist their world-renowned detective father in solving the case
While the clock ticked by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
54 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,637 libraries worldwide
The Hardy brothers solve the mystery of the missing inventor and recover some valuable missing jade
Footprints under the window by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
47 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,540 libraries worldwide
Frank and Joe attempt to foil a ruthless espionage ring in their effort to sabotage the United States space program
A figure in hiding by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
36 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Icelandic and held by 2,476 libraries worldwide
While investigating the theft of a valuable idol, Frank and Joe enounter a terrified business woman, a walking mummy, and a weird glass eye
The hidden harbor mystery by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
32 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 2,460 libraries worldwide
The Hardy boys investigate a dispute over a mysterious pond and rumors of piracy in Georgia
The mark on the door by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
32 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
The search for a stolen boat leads the Hardy brothers to Mexico where they become involved with a band of Indians and a strange smuggling operation
The mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
28 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 2,412 libraries worldwide
When they are invited to spend Christmas vacation at the private island retreat of wealthy Elroy Jefferson, the Hardy boys become involved in two mysteries: the disappearance of Mr. Jefferson's grandson and the theft of a priceless collection of antique medals
The sinister signpost by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
45 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,407 libraries worldwide
The Hardy boys and their father solve a mystery involving inexplicable crashes of highspeed race cars being used to test an experimental turbine motor
The secret warning by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
39 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,365 libraries worldwide
Frank and Joe investigate the legend of Whalebone Island when they receive a warning concerning a sunken freighter
The disappearing floor by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
36 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,247 libraries worldwide
While Frank and Joe help their father locate a notorious jewel thief, they also explore the mysterious death of a tycoon's nephew years before
The Pentagon spy by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,227 libraries worldwide
When a ferocious, wolf-life creature appears in a small town, the Hardy boys are engaged to clear the name of a young man who has a history of werewolves in his family
The sign of the crooked arrow by Franklin W Dixon( Book )
30 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,216 libraries worldwide
The Hardy brothers interrupt their investigations of jewelry-store holdups to answer a plea from their cousin on a New Mexico cattle ranch
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Grant, Steven, 1953-

controlled identity McFarlane, Leslie, 1902-1977

controlled identity Robbins, David, 1950-

controlled identity Stratemeyer, Edward, 1862-1930

Dixon, F. W.
Dixon, Franklin W.
דיקסון, פרנקלין ו.
ディクソン, フランクリン・W
デクソン, フランクリン・W
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