#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / Collins / Armada Books: A, E / 2 Omnibus Editions

Sampson Low Hardback Edition  

The Crisscross Shadow (Sampson Low) The Crisscross Shadow (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1965 (October)

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Frontispiece Artist: Roy Pellington
Internal Illustrations: None

SBN: 356-01319-7

Story version: Original text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 32.
-- Frontispiece same as 1953 US edition (caption is omitted!)
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 7/6d (7 shillings & sixpence).

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Crisscross Shadow (Collins)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Peter Archer
Internal illustrator: None

ISBN: 0-00-160524-0

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 24 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Grey staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 45p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Man hits Joe.

Notes:
-- The copy pictured here is a 1974 printing with a 50p price label.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Crisscross Shadow (Format A)

+ ZOOM COVER

+ ZOOM ARTWORK

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1976 (April / July)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-691145-5

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.40 (UK), $1.40 (NZ), $1.25 (AU), Not For Sale In Canada.
-- The first printing of this title has the wrong number on the reverse cover (23 instead of 24). This error was corrected on the 1978 impression.

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The Crisscross Shadow (Format E)

+ ZOOM COVER

Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1993

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-691145-5

Notes:
-- The background of this cover, painted in early 1992, is based on Death Valley. David Browne plays the bad guy trying to cut the rope. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 3-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1994

Featured stories:
#23 - Footprints Under The Window
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold

Cover Artist: Kenny McKendry

ISBN: 0-00-694506-6

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
4.99 (UK), $16.95 (NZ)

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Diamond Books Paperback Omnibus Edition

Diamond Books 3-in-1 Omnibus

Publisher: Diamond Books

First Printed: 1993

Featured stories:
#24 - The Crisscross Shadow
#25 - Hunting For Hidden Gold
#26 - The Mystery of Cabin Island

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: None

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 UK Collins Order

 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

Collins titles:

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