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For the original edition of this book, see The Twisted Claw (original text).

The Twisted Claw
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Outline Tom Mulvey[1]
Illustrator Rudy Nappi[2]
Cover artist Rudy Nappi
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Media type Hardcover
Pages 177
ISBN ISBN 0-448-08918-1
Series The Hardy Boys
Preceded by The Secret Warning
Followed by The Disappearing Floor


The Twisted Claw is the 18th book in The Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1939 by Grosset & Dunlap and revised and re-published in 1969.

Plot summary

Rare collections of ancient pirate treasure are being stolen from museums, and it's up to Frank Hardy and his brother Joe to stop the thefts and discover how these priceless treasures are being smuggled out of the United States. Their investigation leads South of the border, into Canada, and before it is over the boys are face to face self-styled pirate king in his Caribbean island strong hold.


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  2. The Twisted Claw Major Edition Types at The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page

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