#9 - The Clue of the Screeching Owl
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Sampson Low / MacDonald / Collins / Armada Books: A, B, C, D, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Sampson Low Hardback Edition  

The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Sampson Low)

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The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Sampson Low)

Red boards and spine.

Publisher: Sampson Low

First Printed: 1963

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: None

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 26.
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail price: 5/- (5 shillings).

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MacDonald Hardback Edition

The Clue of the Screeching Owl (MacDonald)

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Publisher: MacDonald

First Printed: 1969 (October)

Cover Artist: Rudy Nappi
Internal Illustrations: Yes

SBN: 356-02921-2

Story version: N/A

First Printing Attributes:
-- Spine number: 26.
-- Frontispiece: not known if same as 1962 US edition (artist unknown)
-- Gretta orange 'tree' endpapers.
-- Blue spine
-- Retail prices: 10/- (10 shillings) and 50 NP (new pence).

Notes:
-- This is the only MacDonald reprint to use the same dust-jacket artwork that featured on the original Sampson Low release.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Collins)

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Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal illustrator: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-160509-7

Story version: N/A

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

Spine Art Description:
-- Simon holds rock over Frank's head

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Format A)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format A

First Printed: 1974 (August)

Cover Artist: Peter Archer

ISBN: 0-00-690934-5

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.25 (UK), $0.70 (NZ), $0.70 (AU), $0.95 (CAN).

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The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692236-8

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The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692236-8

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The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1988

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692236-8

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The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692236-8

Notes:
-- David Browne employed Kenny McKendry to play the part of the boy being carried from the lake, due to difficulties he had arranging photo sessions with the blond model. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1995

Featured stories:
#9 - The Clue of the Screeching Owl
#10 - While The Clock Ticked

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694508-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
3.50 (UK).

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 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

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

Collins titles:

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