Volunteers outside the USA: This author writing as Franklin W. Dixon died in 1977. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Project NotesTeenage sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy have begun to make a name for themselves in their home city of Bayport, but their mother would very much like them to stay out of the detective business! In this third book of the series, the Hardy boys investigate a sudden wave of counterfeit cash and clever cons, their chums get up to some petty pranks, and the boys make a new friend from out of town. But what is the matter with their new friend, and why is he living out at the Old Mill? (Summary by redrun)
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