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For the original edition of this book, see The Wailing Siren Mystery (original text).

The Wailing Siren Mystery

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 Priscilla Baker-Carr
Andrew E. Svenson[1]
Outline Harriet S. Adams (original)
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1968
Media type Hardcover
Pages 177
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08930-0
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Secret of the Lost Tunnel
Followed by The Secret of Wildcat Swamp


The Wailing Siren Mystery is the 30th book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1951 by Grosset & Dunlap and revised and re-published in 1968.

Plot summary

Caught in their motorboat the Sleuth, by a sudden storm at sea, Frank and Joe Hardy are helpless when the engine conks out. Drifting farther from shore amid the tumultuous waves, the boys are relieved to see the lights of a yacht. But their SOS is ignored.

The shrill sound of a siren fills the night air. Moments later, a helicopter drops an object alongside the Sleuth. To the young detectives' astonishment it proves to be a wallet containing two thousand dollars.

The next day their close pal Chet Morton rushes to the Hardys' home to report that the Morton farm truck carrying a shipment of high-powered rifles belonging to his uncle, a big-game hunter, has been stolen.

The two apparently unconnected events are clues in a tangle of mystery which turns out to be one of the detective brothers' most exciting adventures.


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  • The Bayport Bears
  • The Oakmont Blues
  • The Pines


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  1. Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at

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