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For the original version of this book, see The Tower Treasure (original text)
The Tower Treasure

The cover art used for all (US) printings of the revised edition, this format with the flash light at the top was first used in 1987.

House name Franklin W. Dixon
Ghostwriter Harriet S. Adams[1]
Illustrator Rudy Nappi
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date 1959
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 180
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08901-7 (trade edition)
Series Original
Followed by The House on the Cliff


The Tower Treasure is the first book in The Hardy Boys original series. It was first published in 1927 by Grosset & Dunlap, and updated and revised in 1959.

Plot summary

Tower Mansion has been robbed of forty thousand dollars in securities and jewels and Hurd Applegate, the crotchety old owner of the mansion, is certain that Henry Robinson, his caretaker, is responsible. Henry, however, is the father of one of Frank and Joe Hardy's closest school chums and they are convinced of his innocence. Their father Fenton has taken on the case and they follow him all the way to New York to uncover the real crook, John Jackley. Finding him, however, is only half the problem as he dies in custody and the Hardys must still find the stolen valuables to clear Robinson's name and solve their first case, and follow in their dad's footsteps.




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The Tower Treasure Great Britain: Collins #31, 1982, Softcover

  • While the original text of The Tower Treasure had been published in 1951 by Harold Hill as the 5th book released that year, the revised text of The Tower Treasure would not be published until 1974, as the first book released that year by Collins, but as the 31st book released in the Collins series. In 1982 Collins reissued The Tower Treasure under its paperback children's imprint, Armada with the same cover art that was used on the 1974 hardcover edition. Sometime between 1987 and 1991 The Tower Treasure was reissued with new artwork by Armada in paperback.


  1. Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at

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