The Clue of the Screeching Owl


The Clue of the Screeching Owl

Infobox Book |
name = The Clue of the Screeching Owl
orig title =
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image_caption =
author = Franklin W. Dixon
cover_artist =
country = United States
language = English
series = The Hardy Boys
genre = Detective, Mystery novel
publisher = Grosset & Dunlap
release_date = 1962
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 177 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-448-08941-6
preceded_by = Mystery of the Desert Giant
followed_by = The Viking Symbol Mystery

The Clue of the Screeching Owl is Volume 41 in the original The Hardy Boys book series published by Grosset & Dunlap.

Plot summary

Frank and Joe go to the Pocono Mountains to investigate the mystery of a legendary witch who stalks Black Hollow seeking vengeance. It has allegedly returned after a hundred years of absence. The boys, along with Chet Morton, embark on the mission after an invitation from a long time friend Captain Maguire. They discover upon their arrival that the captain is missing. They immediately attempt to locate him, to no avail. After some investigation, they discover a mysterious man living in a well camouflaged cabin in the woods named Walter Donner. Walter Donner's family owns Black Hollow.

Other information

Many Hardy Boys enthusiasts regard this as one of the best of the later novels from the Original Series.

This book was also adapted in 1977 as the episode "The Mystery of Witches Hollow" for the 1977 Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV series.


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