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Mystery of the Samurai Sword
Author Franklin W. Dixon
Country United States
Language English
Series Hardy Boys
Genre Detective, mystery
Publisher Wanderer Books, Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 179 pp (first edition paperback)
ISBN 0-671-95497-0 (first edition paperback)
OCLC 5170438
LC Class PZ7.D644 Myk 1979b
Preceded by Night of the Werewolf 
Followed by The Pentagon Spy 

Mystery of the Samurai Sword is the 60th title of the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories, written by Franklin W. Dixon. It was published by Wanderer Books in 1979 and by Grosset & Dunlap in 2005.

Plot summary

Shortly after his arrival in United States, a Japanese business tycoon mysteriously disappears. Mr. Hardy, who had been entrusted with the man's security, is baffled and shocked. He feels even worse when the FBI takes him off the case.

However, his sons, Frank & Joe, are there to investigate this case. A valuable samurai sword, said to have belonged to the missing tycoon's family for generations, is stolen from an auction gallery in New York, and the boys suspect a connection. One clue leads to another, and danger confronts them constantly on their search for the solution to the puzzle.

Who are their enemies? Did the criminals kidnap the missing businessman, or did he hide of his own volition? What is the secret of the stolen samurai sword?

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