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Title:
The wailing siren mystery
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.
Physical Description:
177 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Their SOS ignored in a storm, the Hardy boys find a wallet containing two thousand dollars alongside their boat and are launched into a mystery involving diverse clues.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 5.0 5697.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 7 Quiz: 13138 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089300
Format :
Book

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Summary

Caught in their motorboat the Sleuth by a sudden storm at sea, Frank and Joe Hardy are relieved to see the lights of a yacht. But their SOS ignored. The shrill sound of a siren fills the night air and moments later a helicopter drops an object alongside the Sleuth: a wallet containing two thousand dollars! The next day, a truck carrying a shipment of high-powered rifles has been stolen. These two apparently unconnected events are clues in a tangle of mystery which turns out to be one of the detective brothers' most exciting adventures.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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