Another exciting mystery begins for Frank and Joe Hardy when they help a stranger who has had an accident with his car. The man introduces himself as John Mead, owner of a nearby estate. After he continues on his way, Frank finds an odd-looking housekey which belongs to Mead. But when they try to return it, they learn that Joe Mead died five years ago! They are even more amazed when they find the intricately carved doors in the dead man's deserted mansion have no visible knobs or keylocks.
While working on the mystery, the boys assist their detective father in tracking down a highly organize ring of thieves who are robbing warehouses of television and stereo equipment.
What happens when Frank and Joe discover that there is a link between Mr. Hardy's case and the mysterious Mead mansion will keep the reader on edge with thrills and suspense.
Original title: The Secret Panel
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery