|Author||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Series||The Hardy Boys|
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
|January 1, 1953|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Secret of Wildcat Swamp|
|Followed by||The Yellow Feather Mystery|
This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Richard Cohen in 1953. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically revised as part of a project directed by Harriet Adams, Edward Stratemeyer's daughter. The original version of this book was shortened in 1969 by Priscilla Baker-Carr resulting in two slightly different stories sharing the same title.
- Keeline, James D. "Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? Secrets from the Syndicate Files Revealed" (PDF).
- "Hardy Boys Online".