The Shattered Helmet
|Author||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Series||The Hardy Boys|
|Genre||Detective, Mystery novel|
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.D644 Sg|
|Preceded by||The Masked Monkey|
|Followed by||The Clue of the Hissing Serpent|
Danger is the name of the game when the Hardys agree to help their pen pal from Greece, Evangelos Pandropolos, search for a priceless, ancient Greek helmet. Years ago, Evan's uncle had loaned it to a Hollywood movie company for use in a silent motion picture, The Persian Glory, for a role in the movie, but the treasured helmet was lost after the movie was done.
At Hunt College, where Evan, Frank, Joe and Chet Morton are taking a summer course in film-making, the boys are harassed by Leon Saffel whose harassments get more and more vicious. All the while a gang is trying to force Mr. Hardy to give up his investigations of a national crime syndicate and also trying to find the helmet, which after speaking to Evan's billionaire uncle, may have belonged to King Agamemnon making the helmet even more valuable.
The clues that the Hardys unearth keep them constantly on the move-from their college campus to California and finally to Greece. In a sizzling climax, the Hardys, Evan and Chet match wits with their powerful enemies on the island of Corfu.
- Keeline, James D. "Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? Secrets from the Syndicate Files Revealed".
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