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Author Dixon, Franklin W., author.

Title Mystery of the desert giant / by Franklin W. Dixon.

Publication Info. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1961.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J SERIES BLUE HARDY BOYS 40    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J DIXON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J FIC DIXON    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Children's Department  JM DIX c.2  Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Department  J F DIXON c.3  Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J DIXON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Fiction  JF DIXON    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Upstairs Storage  JF DIXON    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Children's Department  J DIXON c.2  Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Children  J Mystery DIXON c.2  Check Shelf
Description 182 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series The Hardy boys mystery stories ; 40
Dixon, Franklin W. Hardy boys mystery stories ; 40.
Note The Mystery Of The Desert Giant was published in the US in 1961 & was the fortieth in the series. The book first appeared in the UK in 1971 & was numbered 6 when it was published by Armada. -
Contents Missing airman -- The desert giants -- Clue hunting -- A warning -- The mob scene -- New evidence -- An exciting identification -- A treasure hunt -- The dust devil -- The river Chase -- Stranded -- The escaping stranger -- Spanish Hardys -- Exchanging names -- An important discovery -- The disguised cowboy -- The chemical fog -- Sleuthing by camera -- The attack -- Treasure!
Summary Juvenile fiction.
After the disappearance of two men who were flying over the California desert, the Hardy boys investigate the ancient Indian drawings of giants that may have played a role.
The Hardy Boys and Chet Morton search on the California desert for missing industrialist, Willard Grafton, and break up a gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government.
This book opens with Frank, Joe & Chet lurking in the front garden of the Hardy home with Chet's infrared camera. They've received a phonecall about a mysterious visitor & are determined to get a picture of him. One man turns up, but then walks away without attempting to knock on the door. A second "visitor" then arrives. He proves to be Philip Dodge, a lawyer that their father knows. He tells the Hardys that his client, a Mr. Brownlee, is searching for his nephew, Williard Grafton, who, along with a friend called Clifford Wetherby, has vanished. Fenton Hardy tells Dodge that he's occupied with another case but that Frank & Joe are more than capable of handling the case. Meanwhile, Chet has been developing the infrared photos in the Hardys' lab, but on the way back to the house he's knocked out. It soon becomes apparent that a mysterious man has eavesdropped on the conversation between the Hardys & Dodge & has presumably heard all of their discussions relating to Grafton & Wetherby. The three boys are soon on their way to California to investigate the disappearance of Grafton & Wetherby, and it soons become apparent that there's a gang determined to thwart their endeavors. Their investigation leads them to Mexico & Colorado as well as California but the final showdown comes at the titular desert giant when Frank & Joe fall into the hands of the gang. - reviewer keeperofthematri.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 6.0 5676.
Subject Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters) -- Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Mexico -- Juvenile fiction.
Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Counterfeiters -- Fiction.
Petroglyphs -- Fiction.
Colorado Desert (Calif. and Mexico) -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Detective and mystery stories. (OCoLC)fst00891461
Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters) (OCoLC)fst00951431
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 0448089408 (trade edition)
9780448089409 (trade edition)
0448189402 (library edition)
9780448189406 (library edition)
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