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What Happened at Midnight

78.6% complete
1931
Unknown
Never (or unknown...)
Mystery and detective stories
See 23
1 - The Automat
2 - More Trouble
3 - The Stroke of Twelve
4 - The Cold Trail
5 - Discouragement
6 - Breaking the News
7 - Aunt Gertrude
8 - The Fair-Haired Man
9 - Toward the Caves
10 - The Voice From the Rocks
11 - The Escape
12 - Joe's Story
13 - On the Trail of Chris
14 - In the City
15 - Robbed
16 - Midnight Again
17 - Good Samaritans
18 - The New Clerk
19 - Pursuit By Plane
20 - Jump!
21 - On the Shore Road
22 - Diamonds!
23 - Another Midnight
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 Hardy Boys (Original)*
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Hardy Boys (Original)*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series of middle grade novels written to appeal to young boys starring two brothers of a famous detective solving their own mysteries.  They were written by serveral people using the pen name Franklin W Dixon.

This series includes the original 38 books starting with The Tower Treasure (1927) and ending with The Mystery at Devil's Paw (1959) and only includes the original versions before they were revised starting in 1959.

For the books in this series I've added the true author to the list (even if this is questionable) along with the psuedonym Franklin W Dixon that is credited on each book.  I have also decided to duplicate the titles for this series and the revised series since the works in this series are sometimes completely different.

1) The Tower Treasure
2) The House on the Cliff
3) The Secret of the Old Mill
4) The Missing Chums
5) Hunting for Hidden Gold
6) The Shore Road Mystery
7) The Secret of the Caves
8) The Mystery of Cabin Island
9) The Great Airport Mystery
10) What Happened at Midnight
11) While the Clock Ticked
12) Footprints Under the Window
13) The Mark on the Door
14) The Hidden Harbor Mystery
15) The Sinister Signpost
16) A Figure in Hiding
17) The Secret Warning
18) The Twisted Claw
19) The Disappearing Floor
20) Mystery of the Flying Express
21) The Clue of the Broken Blade
22) The Flickering Torch Mystery
23) The Melted Coins
24) The Short-Wave Mystery
25) The Secret Panel
26) The Phantom Freighter
27) The Secret of Skull Mountain
28) The Sign of the Crooked Arrow
29) The Secret of the Lost Tunnel
30) The Wailing Siren Mystery
31) The Secret of Wildcat Swamp
32) The Crisscross Shadow
33) The Yellow Feather Mystery
34) The Hooded Hawk Mystery
35) The Clue in the Embers
36) The Secret of Pirates' Hill
37) The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
38) The Mystery at Devil's Paw
Copyright, 1931, by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
No dedication.
"The invention of the age!" proclaimed Chet Morton, his chubby face beaming as he led his chums through the freshly-painted protals of Bayport's newest building.
May contain spoilers
"And I remember what happened at midnight twenty-four hours ago during the storm when we laid Taffy Marr and his gang by the heels!"
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Synopsis not on file
Extract (may contain spoilers)
"WELL, I guess we're ready to go," Chet announced as he gave his hands a final wipe in an effort to rid them of some of the grime and grease that stuck after the repair job.

"Will she run?" questioned Frank.

"Like a sewing machine!  Step on the starter and see."

Frank did so.

"All to the Worcestershire sauce," he announced.  "Let's go!"

"Gresham?" questioned Chet.

"Where else?"

"I didn't know but what you had changed tour mind."

"Why should I?"

"Well, you've been thinking pretty hard and I notice that when you do that, something happens."

"Something will happen if I can get hold of the birds who have Joe!" exclaimed Frank, and there was a grim look about his mouth that boded no good for his enemies.

"That's what we're going to do," declared Chet.  "We're going to get a line on those birds in Gresham."

"Maybe." Frank was not very sanguine.  "Anyhow, let's see how the old bus runs."

The car bore out Chet's prediction and not only started with a touch of the electric foot-button, but continued to run over the road that led to Gresham.  The boys rolled into the town, coasting along, somewhat at a loss as to what their first move should be.

"So this is Gresham!" remarked Frank, just as if he didn't know it.

"What there is of it," countered Chet. "Is there any particular part you'd like to see more than another?" he inquired with the manner of a guide to a stranger.

"I guess we'd better go straight to the police," suggested Frank.  "The more I think over what happened, the more I believe we should have some official help and action on this game.  The memory of that big, burly, light-haired man sticks in my mind."

"He was something of a strong-arm man," agreed Chet.  "Yes, I think the police are indicated in a case of this sort."

They stopped the car in front of Headquarters which was typical of the town.

"Well?" half growled the officer behind the desk, which had a brass railing in front.

 

Added: 30-Jul-2022
Last Updated: 27-Feb-2024

Publications

 01-Nov-1964
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
Hardback
In my libraryHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Nov-1964
Format:
Hardback
Internal ID:
43473
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Paul Laune  - Cover Artist
This Emblem Leads You
to Adventure!
LOOK FOR IT ON
THE COVERS OF THE EXCITING
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES
by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
   

   

        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

THE HAUNTED FORT


GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers NEW YORK 10, N.Y.
Cover:
Book CoverBook Back CoverBook Spine
Notes and Comments:
Spine number: 8910

Cover Artist Paul Laune is not certain.  This is from the hardy boys unofficial home page.

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Author(s)

Franklin W Dixon  
Birth: 04 Oct 1862 Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Death: 10 May 1930 Newark, New Jersey, USA

Notes:
Edward L Stratemeyer (1862-1930), owner of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, created Joe and Frank Hardy, as well as many other series characters in children's literature.  He hired authors to write stories from his outlines and to agree never to reveal that they, and not the non-existant Mr Dixon, wrote the books.

Leslie McFarlane  
Birth: 25 Oct 1902 Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
Death: 06 Sep 1977 Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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