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For the original edition of this book, see The Short-Wave Mystery (original text).

The Short-Wave Mystery
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Ghostwriter Patricia Doll[1]
Outline James D. Lawrence
Illustrator Rudy Nappi[2]
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1966
Media type Hardcover
Pages 176
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08924-6
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Melted Coins
Followed by The Secret Panel


The Short-Wave Mystery is the 24th book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1945 by Grosset & Dunlap and revised and re-published in 1966.

Plot summary

Over their ham radio, Frank and Joe Hardy pick up a coded message from an industrial spy ring. At the same time the brothers father, Fenton, is tracking down this same ring.


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Foreign Editions

  • Collins issued The Short-Wave Mystery as the 51st volume in their Hardy Boys series in 1980.[3]


  1. Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at
  2. The Short-Wave Mystery Major Edition Types at The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page
  3. A Figure in Hiding Foreign editions.

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