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Ghost of a Chance
Author Franklin W. Dixon
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Publication information
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date September 2001
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 151
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-0684-2
Series Digest
Preceded by The Castle Conundrum
Followed by Kickoff to Danger


"From a Bigfoot to missing loot, the Hardys are on a wild adventure!"
— Tag-line, from front cover

Ghost of a Chance is the 169th book in The Hardy Boys Digest series.

Plot summary

"In the Tennessee woods, a movie about a daring thief lands the Hardys in danger!"
— Tag-line, from back cover[1]

Years ago, Jake "Jumper" Herman bailed out of a lane in the Great Smoky Mountains and disappeared-with a fortune in treasure. Now Frank and Joe are helping out on a movie about the escape, working with the animal wranglers, who handle trained mountain lions and bears for the film.

But the set seems jinxed. A pretty young star's stunt leads to a hair-raising accident, a Bigfoot menaces the crew and cast, and the ghost of Jumper Herman seems to haunt the woods. From a strange abandoned shack, to a wild mountain lion, the boys are busy trying to bail out of big trouble!


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  • Ghost Of A Chance was originally issued in September 2001 by Minstrel Books. However, starting with the 2nd printing of the book in January 2002, Ghost Of A Chance was reissued by Aladdin Paperbacks, making the Minstrel edition a rare edition.


  1. The Hardy Boys #169 Ghost Of A Chance, 2001 Simon & Schuster

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