Cover image for The mark on the door
Title:
The mark on the door
Author:
Dixon, Franklin W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 5.0 5669.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.3 9 Quiz: 13155 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780448089133
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In their motorboat the Sleuth Frank and Joe Hardy search Barmet Bay for a dangerous stranger who has stolen a valuable boat. Suddenly, in the eerie fog, they spot the craft drifting aimlessly out to sea. What happens next starts the young detectives and their pal Chet Morton on an intriguing adventure that takes them to Mexico and into the comparatively unexplored desert and mountain regions of Baja California.


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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