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Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Outline Andrew E. Svenson[1]
Illustrator Rudy Nappi[2]
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1968
Media type Hardcover
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Secret Agent on Flight 101
Followed by The Arctic Patrol Mystery


Mystery of the Whale Tattoo is the 47th book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1968 by Grosset & Dunlap.

Plot summary

What starts out to be a simple job of watching for pick-pockets at a carnival, turns into mystery, for Frank and Joe Hardy, when a stuffed whale goes missing from a display of the carnivals main rival.


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Foreign Editions

  • Mystery of The Whale Tattoo was the 4th volume in the British series published by Collins in 1971. While it was originally released in Hardcover, it was subsequently reissued in paperback with a couple of different front cover images. The text of the Collins edition is Anglicized and retype-set so that it features a plug for The Disappearing Floor (revised text) instead of The Arctic Patrol Mystery. The Collins edition also contains no mention as to what the previous case was, except in the book list on the back cover.


  1. Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at
  2. Mystery of the Whale Tattoo Major Edition Types at The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page

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