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Mystery of the Desert Giant
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Original edition
Author Franklin W. Dixon
Country United States
Language English
Series The Hardy Boys
Genre Detective, mystery
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
December 1, 1960
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 192 pp
Preceded by The Mystery of the Chinese Junk 
Followed by The Clue of the Screeching Owl 

Mystery of the Desert Giant is Volume 40 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap.

This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Buechler in 1961.

Plot summary

The Hardy Boys and Chet Morton search on the California desert for missing industrialist, Willard Grafton, and break up a gang of criminals whose motive is on defrauding the US government.

Much of this book takes place in Blythe, California and it cites real, current locales, such as Hobson Way and the giant intaglios north of Blythe on U.S. Highway 95. [1] In the end, the boys discover that Grafton's fellow explorer had a part in the gang of criminal's racket. With this, Grafton is rescued, and the thugs who apparently were smuggling illegal checks across the country are caught.

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