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Mystery of the Desert Giant
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Ghostwriter James Buechler[1]
Illustrator Rudy Nappi
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1961
Media type Hardcover
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
Followed by The Clue of the Screeching Owl


Mystery of the Desert Giant is the 40th book in the The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1961 by Grosset & Dunlap.

Plot summary

In a search for the missing Willard Grafton, Frank Hardy and younger brother Joe, encounter a gang of gang of criminals intent on defrauding the US government, and are lead across California and even into Mexico.


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