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Dixon, Franklin W.

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Works: 1,646 works in 5,751 publications in 12 languages and 297,404 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories  Spy stories  Young adult works  Adventure stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.D644, [FIC]
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The tower treasure by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
70 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 4,014 WorldCat member 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 house on the cliff by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
51 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a supposedly haunted house reported to be the hangout of criminals
The secret of the old mill by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
46 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 3,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hardy boys determined to learn the secret to the old mill employ a clever ruse to gain entrance only to find themselves trapped in a subterranean passageway
Hunting for hidden gold by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
54 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,193 WorldCat member 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 missing chums by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
45 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of bizarre events in their home town lead the Hardy Boys on a trail of robbers and kidnappers
The Shore road mystery by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
46 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank and Joe Hardy look for clues in this perplexing mystery
The mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
45 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,811 WorldCat member 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
What happened at midnight by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
37 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Finnish and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe Hardy is kidnapped by a gang of jewel smugglers as a warning for the Hardy Boys' father to stay away from their operation
The great airport mystery by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
54 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,737 WorldCat member 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 to solve the baffling case. At Stanwide the boys pose as employees, and become suspicious of their boss's hostility toward them. Is he involved in the racket? And what is the truth behind the plane crash at sea in which Clint Hill, chief pilot for Stanwide, was killed? Frank and Joe launch an aerial search for clues to the platinum thieves' hideout, believing that they will also uncover the mystery behind Hill's accident. The puzzling trail of clues leads the young sleuths to an uninhabited Caribbean island, near the scene of the plane crash -- then to a mountaintop in Montana and a danger-filled showdown with the band of thieves. But the final discovery -- and most startling and exciting revelation of all -- is made in the boys' home town of Bayport. Franklin W. Dixon fans will find suspense, action, and many breath-taking flying episodes in this thrilling story. - Flyleaf
The secret of the caves by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
41 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,695 WorldCat member 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 and buddy Biff Hooper turn up a clue that sends the young detectives in another direction--to the Honeycomb Caves. After many dangerous encounters, Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight on one of the craggy caverns along the seacoast. In the white glare of the searchlight, the startling secret of the cave is dramatically revealed
While the clock ticked by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
47 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member 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 )
49 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,612 WorldCat member 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 )
38 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member 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 mark on the door by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
40 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member 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 hidden harbor mystery by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hardy boys investigate a dispute over a mysterious pond and rumors of piracy in Georgia
The sinister signpost by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
37 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,440 WorldCat member 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 twisted claw by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hardy boys embark on another puzzling mystery when they try to discover who is stealing rare collections of ancient pirate treasure and smuggling them out of the United States
The disappearing floor by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
37 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member 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 secret warning by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
31 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank and Joe investigate the legend of Whalebone Island when they receive a warning concerning a sunken freighter
Mystery of the flying express by Franklin W Dixon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the new hydrofoil they are guarding is stolen, the Hardy boys face frequent danger in solving a mystery involving criminals who operate by signs of the zodiac
 
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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
Languages
English (787)
Swedish (19)
Finnish (15)
Japanese (10)
Spanish (9)
Portuguese (8)
Indonesian (8)
Dutch (6)
Icelandic (5)
Russian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Sinhalese (1)
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