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The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure by  Franklin W DIXON - First Edition - 1927 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.com

The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure

by DIXON, Franklin W

Condition: Very Good


New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Incomplete "t" in "talking" on page 31, thus not a first issue. Red cloth with tan and black lettering on front board and spine. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. Spine a bit faded and cocked, spine ends are frayed, corners worn, very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Book advertisements located on copyright page with this title first and ending with *The Secret of the Old Mill* for *Mystery Stories For Boys*. Advertisements in rear are: *Western Stories for Boys*, *The Ted Scott Flying Stories*, The Famous Rover Boys Series*, and *The Tom Swift Series*. This is volume one, being one of the "Original Ten", which is considered to be the best examples of *The Hardy Boys* series. This ranks fifty-fifth on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States.

Caught in their motorboat the 'Sleuth', by a sudden storm at sea, Frank and Joe Hardy are helpless when the engine conks out. Drifting farther from shore amid the tumultuous waves, the boys are relieved to see the lights of a yacht. But their SOS is ignored.The shrill sound of a siren fills the night air. Moments later, a helicopter drops an object alongside the 'Sleuth'. To the young detective's astonishment it proves to be a wallet containing two thousand dollars. The next day their close pal Chet Morton rushes to the Hardys' home to report that the Morton farm truck carrying a shipment of high-powered rifles belonging to his uncle, a big-game hunter, 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.




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