The Crisscross Shadow

The Crisscross Shadow is Volume 32 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap.

The Crisscross Shadow
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Original edition
AuthorFranklin W. Dixon
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Hardy Boys
GenreDetective, mystery
PublisherGrosset & Dunlap
Publication date
January 1, 1953
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages192 pp
Preceded byThe Secret of Wildcat Swamp 
Followed byThe Yellow Feather Mystery 

This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Richard Cohen in 1953.[1] 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.[2] The original version of this book was shortened in 1969 by Priscilla Baker-Carr[1] resulting in two slightly different stories sharing the same title.

Plot summaryEdit

The Hardy boys find the missing deed to an Indian's land, prevent a phony salesman from carrying through a reckless scheme, and help their father solve a top-secret sabotage case.


  1. ^ a b Keeline, James D. "Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? Secrets from the Syndicate Files Revealed" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Hardy Boys Online".