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The Hooded Hawk Mystery
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Original edition
Author Franklin W. Dixon (Charles S. Strong )
Country United States
Language English
Series The Hardy Boys
Genre Detective, mystery
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
January 1, 1954
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 192 pp
Preceded by The Yellow Feather Mystery 
Followed by The Clue in the Embers 

The Hooded Hawk Mystery is Volume 34 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap.

This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Charles S. Strong in 's daughter. The original version of this book was shortened in 1971 by Priscilla Baker-Carr resulting in two slightly different stories sharing the same title.

Plot summary

The Hardy Boys solve a kidnapping and break up a gang smuggling illegal aliens from India who are also holding an Indian prince captive. An official of the Indian government saw to it that a trained peregrine falcon was delivered to the boys to use in their investigation. Throughout their mission the falcon intercepts many messages between the smugglers as the criminals use pigeons to fly messages from place to place.

Finally, the boys rescue the Indian prince and catch the human smugglers along with creating a strong bond between India and the Hardys.

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