Item description for While the Clock Ticked (Hardy Boys, Book 11) by Franklin W. Dixon...
Frank and Joe solve the mystery of the secret locked room in the spooky Dalrymple Mansion.
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Format: Facsimile, Illustrated
Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2000
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 1557092699 ISBN13 9781557092694
Availability 0 units.
More About Franklin W. Dixon
Franklin W. Dixon was the pseudonym devised by Edward Stratemeyer for the author of a series of mystery books he was developing which became the Hardy Boys series. The first book, The Tower Treasure, originally published in 1927, was written by Leslie MacFarlane who went on to write 19 more, including #2 through #16. In all, there are 58 titles in the original Hardy Boys Mysteries series published between 1927 and 1979 written by 17 different men and women. Many of the books were later revised, adding another four "Franklin W. Dixons" to the total.
Franklin W. Dixon has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about While the Clock Ticked (Hardy Boys, Book 11)?
An eccentric inventor, a house with secret rooms and the boys on their own make this one of the best of the early Hardy boys Jan 13, 2008
When I was a young boy, I devoured all the Hardy Boys books I could find. I read every one they had in the local library and my mother was under strict orders to buy any she could find at a garage sale. Now that I have many decades behind me, I read them because the changes over the years fascinate me. The series started in the 1930's at the height of the depression and has continued to the present time. This episode was one of the earlier ones, number eleven, although this is an updated version written in 1962. The plot uses elements of the elderly inventor whose devices are being misused by evil forces, a house with secret rooms, clever criminals and the boys on their own. Fenton Hardy and his wife are on vacation, so Aunt Gertrude is running the house. Therefore, the boys must meet with the client, pursue leads and deal with the police without the backup of their detective father. The original stories can be very hard for the modern young reader to understand, as the historical context is nearly three-quarters of a century ago and the writing style is somewhat archaic. While there are a few aspects of this story that modern children will find difficult to understand, none is a major hurdle blocking their enjoyment. One of the best aspects of this story is that while the boys fight, there is none of the absurdity of them being knocked unconscious or single-handedly defeating a hardened criminal. When they fight it takes the Hardys and Chet Morton together to physically defeat the criminal mastermind.
Awesome!! Sep 8, 2007
This is arguably the best Hardy Boys book I have ever read, and I've read at least 40. Trust me, if you like suspense fiction, you'll love "While the Clock Ticked".
It has a twisty plot filled with loads of exciting adventures and a confusing story line that will keep you guessing who's the bad guy until the end.
Author of Everyday Miracles Jun 14, 2007
A wonderful and excitng read for all who love adaventure and intrigue.Teens will espescially benefeit drom this book. Full of healthy , honest role models.
My Review Oct 25, 2006
Another great mystery full of excitement and mystery. Another old mansion and more stupid criminals that just don't learn.
The Depression-Era Version was Awesome Aug 17, 2006
Edward Stratemeyer had just died when one of his "stringers" wrote this great episode.
All the Stratemeyer "factory" books would be written under a pseudonym. So Edward Stratemeyer might die, but "Arthur M. Winfield" didn't have to -- and "Carolyn Keene" and "Franklin W. Dixon" were then still alive, too.
All the books would look as much like contemporary adult books as possible -- same bindings, same type-faces.
The books would be of predictable length - all just over 200 pages in hardcover.
Chapters should end mid-situation, and pages too as far as possible, to increase the reader's desire to turn pages -- and thus his reading speed. Of course, one volume finished, one would want to turn to the next, assured it would be the same kind of thing. It was great reading training.
Each book would begin with a quick recap of all previous books in that series. Cross-selling is not new.
This is a fun story told well...but the original was the best.