Three Hardy Boys Books by Franklin W. Dixon The Crisscross Shadow The Secret of the Lost Tunnel, The Clue in the Embers Grosset and Dunlap

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Ready for some thrilling adventures with the Hardy Boys? This set of three vintage books—The Crisscross Shadow, The Secret of the Lost Tunnel, and The Clue in the Embers—offers classic mystery and excitement.

These novels, part of the beloved Hardy Boys series created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, follow the daring escapades of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries and embark on thrilling adventures. 

Written under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon, these books are a timeless addition to any collection.


  • Title 1: The Crisscross Shadow (No. 32)
    • Publication Date: 1953
    • Pages: 213
  • Title 2: The Secret of the Lost Tunnel (No. 29)
    • Publication Date: 1955
    • Pages: 210
  • Title 3: The Clue in the Embers (No. 35)
    • Publication Date: 1955
    • Pages: 214
  • Authors: Franklin W. Dixon (Stratemeyer Syndicate)
  • Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Condition: Wear on the covers, original price stickers on the books, but in good vintage condition (check photos for specifics)

Exciting Adventures Await:

Join Frank and Joe Hardy as they tackle intriguing mysteries in these classic tales.

  • In The Secret of the Lost Tunnel, they travel to a Civil War battlefield to clear the name of a disgraced Confederate general.
  • The Crisscross Shadow has them recovering a stolen key and helping an Indian village find a deed to their land.
  • In The Clue in the Embers, they investigate a forest fire and unravel a sinister plot involving arson and stolen documents.

These stories are packed with action, suspense, and the clever detective work that fans of the Hardy Boys love.

Three Reasons to Love These Books:

  1. Engaging Stories: Immerse yourself in thrilling adventures with Frank and Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries and face challenges.
  2. Historical Significance: Own a piece of literary history with these vintage Hardy Boys books, cherished by generations of readers.
  3. Perfect for Collectors: These classic editions, with their vintage charm, are a valuable addition to any book collection.

Add These Classic Hardy Boys Adventures to Your Collection:

Experience the timeless excitement of the Hardy Boys with The Crisscross Shadow, The Secret of the Lost Tunnel, and The Clue in the Embers. Add these thrilling first editions to your collection today!

Reading Recommendation:

For fans of the Hardy Boys, dive into the rich history and thrilling adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy with "The Ultimate Guide to Hardy Boys Mystery Books." This comprehensive article explores the series' evolution, highlights key titles, and offers valuable tips for collectors. Perfect for both nostalgic readers and new fans alike!

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