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For the original edition of this book, see The House on the Cliff (original text).

The House on the Cliff
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Ghostwriter Harriet S. Adams
Leslie McFarlane[1]
Illustrator Rudy Nappi[2]
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1959
Media type Hardcover
Pages 180
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08902-5
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Tower Treasure
Followed by The Secret of the Old Mill


The House on the Cliff is the second book in The Hardy Boys original series. It was first published in 1927 by Grosset & Dunlap, and then revised and re-released in 1959.

Plot summary

Frank and Joe Hardy search for their father, Fenton, when he disappears during his latest investigation. The brothers soon uncover a smuggling ring, operating off on Barmet Bay, and it becomes evident that the mysterious, seemingly haunted, house on the cliff is connected to the case.


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