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Dixon, Franklin W.

Overview
Works: 1,600 works in 5,587 publications in 12 languages and 294,892 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories  Spy stories  Young adult works  Adventure stories, American  Braille books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.D644, [FIC]
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The tower treasure by Franklin W Dixon( Book )

68 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,886 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 )

53 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,413 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 )

53 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,340 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 6 languages and held by 3,107 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 )

44 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,991 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 )

45 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,926 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 )

48 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,761 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 )

36 editions published between 1931 and 2006 in English and Finnish and held by 2,732 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 )

42 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,658 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 )

40 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,656 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, 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
While the clock ticked by Franklin W Dixon( Book )

44 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 2,599 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 )

48 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,538 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 2,449 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 2,447 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 )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 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 )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,374 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 )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and held by 2,359 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 secret warning by Franklin W Dixon( Book )

33 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and Norwegian and held by 2,295 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 )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 2,229 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
The clue of the broken blade by Franklin W Dixon( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While searching for the guard end of a broken saber that will solve one mystery, the Hardy brothers become involved with a gang of bank robbers
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGrant, Steven, 1953-

controlled identityMcFarlane, Leslie, 1902-1977

controlled identityRobbins, David, 1950-

controlled identityStratemeyer, 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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The house on the cliffThe secret of the old millHunting for hidden goldThe missing chumsThe Shore road mysteryThe mystery of Cabin IslandWhat happened at midnightThe great airport mystery