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The Clue of the Hissing Serpent
Author Franklin W. Dixon
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 1974
Media type Hardcover
Pages 181
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08953-x
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Shattered Helmet
Followed by The Mysterious Caravan


"The author wishes to thank Malcolm S. Forbes for his expert advice on ballooning in this story"
— First printing, copyright page

The Clue of the Hissing Serpent is the 53rd book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1974 by Grosset & Dunlap.

Plot summary

A wealthy sportsman hires Frank and Joe Hardy to protect him. Meanwhile, the trophy given to the winner of the world chess championship, is stolen, and investigating a mystery once again, the Hardys find themselves far from home in Hong Kong.


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  2. The Clue of the Hissing Serpent Major Edition Types at The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page

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