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  1.  Terror Castle
  2.  Stuttering Parrot
  3.  Whispering Mummy
  4.  Green Ghost
  5.  Vanishing Treasure
  6.  Skeleton Island
  7.  Fiery Eye
  8.  Silver Spider
  9.  Screaming Clock
10.  Moaning Cave
11.  Talking Skull
12.  Laughing Shadow
13.  Crooked Cat
14.  Coughing Dragon
15.  Flaming Footprints
16.  Nervous Lion
17.  Singing Serpent
18.  Shrinking House
19.  Phantom Lake
20.  Monster Mountain
21.  Haunted Mirror
22.  Dead Man's Riddle
23.  Invisible Dog
24.  Death Trap Mine
25.  Dancing Devil
26.  Headless Horse
27.  Magic Circle
28.  Deadly Double
29.  Sinister Scarecrow
30.  Shark Reef
31.  Scar-Faced Beggar
32.  Blazing Cliffs
33.  Purple Pirate
34.  Wandering Cave Man
35.  Kidnapped Whale
36.  Missing Mermaid
37.  Two-Toed Pigeon
38.  Smashing Glass
39.  Trail of Terror
40.  Rogues' Reunion
41.  Creep-Show Crooks
42.  Wreckers' Rock
43.  Cranky Collector

Book of Mystery Puzzles

Find Your Fate
  1.  Weeping Coffin
  2.  Dancing Dinosaur
  7.  House of Horrors
  8.  Savage Statue

Crimebusters
  1.  Hot Wheels
  2.  Murder To Go
  3.  Rough Stuff
  4.  Funny Business
  5.  An Ear For Danger
  6.  Thriller Diller
  7.  Reel Trouble
  8.  Shoot the Works
  9.  Foul Play
10.  Long Shot
11.  Fatal Error

The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure

Text by Robert Arthur
© 1966, Renewed 1994

Random House Trade and GLB Hardcover Editions

Publisher: Random House
First Printed: 1966
Cover Art by Harry Kane
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

Trade Edition First Printing Identification:
-- Back cover list to The Secret of Skeleton Island

Additional Trade Edition First Printing Characteristics:
-- Matte cover finish
-- Blue graveyard/spiderweb endpapers
-- Rear inner list to The Secret of Skeleton Island
-- No ISBN on the back cover
-- Copyright Page details: click here
-- The back cover of the First Printing of Vanishing Treasure listed the first book in the series as The Mystery of Terror Castle.

Notes:
-- The last printing of the Trade Edition sported the new glossy cover finish. This printing had plain white endpapers and listed to The Mystery of the Headless Horse on the back cover.
-- The GLB Edition of Vanishing Treasure was part of the Random House Reading Program. Copies can be found dating from the 1970s and 1980s. The copies from the 80s have Adragna cover art (below).
-- Late printings of the GLB Edition used Robert Adragna's cover art as shown below.


First Printed: circa 1980
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations by Harry Kane

First Printing Identification: unknown

Random House First Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Hitchcock Cover
First Printed: 1980
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Random House Revised Paperback Edition

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Keyhole Cover
First Printed: 1985
Cover Art by Robert Adragna
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 1234567890 numberline on the copyright page.

Random House Current Paperback Issue

Publisher: Random House
Common Name: Dodge Issue
First Printed: 1998
Cover Art by Bill Dodge
Internal Illustrations: None

First Printing Identification: 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 numberline on the copyright page.

Notes:
-- This version is not a new edition, but a reissue (with a new set of printings) of the Revised Edition with different cover art. Both share the same ISBN and printing plates (typeface). Technically, this issue should be included with the Revised Edition, but was given a separate section because it was part of a recent Random House release of the first eleven books in the series with renewed copyrights.

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