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The Hardy Boys Casefiles Collector's Edition #1 is the first of three Casefiles Collector's Editions, three-in-one books. It was first published in May 1998 by Archway Paperbacks (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Publisher's summary

A tremendous bargain, this special edition contains three premier mysteries. In "Diplomatic Deceit (#38)", a gang of con artists are running wild in Washington, D.C., and the Hardys are onto their game. In "Flesh and Blood (#39)", an old enemy targets Frank and Joe's father for deadly revenge. The boys don't know who's behind the threat, but they have one suspect--their best friend. And in "Fright Wave (#40)", crime hits the beach in Waikiki--someone's trying to deep-six a champion surfer and sink the Hardys for good. Note new cover design.[2]

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