The Wailing Siren Mystery

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The Wailing Siren Mystery
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Original edition
Author Franklin W. Dixon
Country United States
Language English
Series The Hardy Boys
Genre Detective, Mystery novel
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
January 1, 1951
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 192 pp
Preceded by The Secret of the Lost Tunnel
Followed by The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

The Wailing Siren Mystery is Volume 30 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap.

This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson in 1951.[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 1968 by Priscilla Baker-Carr[1] resulting in two similar stories sharing the same title.

Plot summary[edit]

Their SOS ignored by a strange yacht in a storm, the Hardy Boys find a wallet alongside their speedboat, apparently dropped from a helicopter, containing two thousand dollars, and are launched into a mystery involving diverse clues. This includes finding out who kidnapped Jack Wayne and took his plane, and where the wailing siren is coming from.


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